Just Breathe

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When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. -Unknown
I recently attended a conference for health coaches at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition in New York City. One of the speakers was Dr. Andrew Weil whom I have a great deal of respect for. One topic he spoke on was relieving stress through breath. He had us all participate in a simple breathing exercise to reduce stress in our daily lives. He said this exercise would change our lives. I’ve been doing this for several months and it does work. I’d love to share it with you.
-Sit in a comfortable position.
-Take a deep breath for 4 seconds.
-Hold the breath for 7 seconds.
-Release the breath for 8 seconds.
-Repeat this exercise 4 times.
That’s it!
I like to do this exercise when I first wake up in the morning and also right before bed. You can also incorporate it during the day when a stressful situation arises. Dr. Weil suggests that you don’t do this more than 5 times a day.
If you’re battling stress in your life, why not contact me for a free health consultation? It could be as simple as taking a deep breath. Let’s find out.
Thank you to Dr. Weil for your magnificent wisdom.
In Good Health,
Bruce
– See more at: http://bruce-anderson.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2013/12/just-breathe#sthash.kcR2GjWO.dpuf

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