I hope to see you all on Thursday! I can emphasize enough how much I value I think you'll get out of learning how to harness the power of your breathing. It is by far one of the most powerful tools for wellbeing. It's been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, immune system and even gene expression.
Breathing was featured in this morning's NPR edition on health: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/06/131734718/just-breathe-body-has-a-built-in-stress-reliever?sc=17&f=1001
Mladen Golubic, a physician in the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine, says that breathing can have a profound impact on our physiology and our health.
"You can influence asthma; you can influence chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; you can influence heart failure," Golubic says. "There are studies that show that people who practice breathing exercises and have those conditions — they benefit."
You won't find commercials advertising or reinforcing to people that they should harness the power of their breath, because, as Gretchin Cuda points out, "All the ingredients are free and literally under your nose." It's, in my opinion, one of the best kept secrets.
But not all breathing is created equally, and most people to breathe inefficiently or in a way that has a negative impact on our health.
Join us on Thursday and learn how breathing works, specific breathe patterns for optimal health and specific scenarios, practice, laugh and more. If you're unable to join us, you can purchase the recording via CD or .mp3 download by going to www.emiliya.com/resources and click on the Science and Power of Breathing.
If you haven't rsvp'ed yet, go to http://www.meetup.com/personalgrowth-137/calendar/15539283/
(We are running promoting & running this meetup with 3 other groups so please reserve your spot and if you won't be able to make it but have rsvp'ed yes, please cancel so we can ensure enough space for everyone.) Hope to see you there!
Warm wishes and happy holidays!