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The powerful secret of your breath -- Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Romila Mushtaq | TEDxFargo

Dr. Romie focuses on healing individuals with her unique “Mindset Matters” program.


A personal health and wellness life coach, Dr. Romie heals clients from around the country at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. She also provides a wealth of insight via her website: www.BrainBodyBeauty.com and travels around the country teaching about the scientific and medical evidence behind mindful living.

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How to leave career burnout in the ashes and find a your way working from the heart. 

 

This is an amazing testimonial on what it takes to change your life and your work.  It speaks directly to my own life story. ~ Breathe

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3D view of diaphragm

3D Yoga - View of diaphragm during respiration. Demo for "Mechanics of Respiration" CD ROM. Visit www.3d-yoga.com
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The mechanics of breathing... illustrated!   Helps me understand what Karen Sothers has been teacing me in her Yoga classes.

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meditation

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This is a guest post by Nicole Newman who blogs at Yoga for the Arts.]


“The complex has its root in the simple.” ~Lao-Tzu



The most effective and accessible antidote to anxiety is to establish a grounded, centered breath with sound, referred to as ujjayi, “one who is victorious,” or ujjayi breath, “victorious breath.” Ujjayi is produced by gently narrowing the base of the throat by partially closing the epiglottis (the piece of cartilage at the top of the voicebox) and breathing exclusively through the nose. In spite of its simplicity, ujjayi requires both relaxation of effort and presence of mind, which naturally deepens the breath and calms and strengthens the nervous system.

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THE  SECRET OF BREATHING FOR HEALTH, ENERGY, AND RELAXATION

THE  SECRET OF BREATHING FOR HEALTH, ENERGY, AND RELAXATION | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

By Michael Issacs,MSW, NCPsyA, JD


One of the best kept secrets is the value of deep rhythmic breathing techniques for physical and mental heath.

Breathing awareness and techniques can markedly reduce stress, vitalize body systems, balance mind and emotions, increase energy, and foster longevity.


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Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil

Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

"Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders."
Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Breathe.  Be in the now.  You're not lost if you're in the now.

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John Burik's comment, February 17, 2013 11:30 AM
It can also be quite anxiety increasing in those who tend toward panic disorder. A gentle word of caution is in order.
Tom Wojick's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:15 PM

Stress doesn't have to control you. By practicing these breathing excercises you can restore your balance, renew your energy and reduce the negative physical effects stress can have on your body and mind.

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Breath: The Mindful Means of Reducing Stress | Shift Your Life

Breath: The Mindful Means of Reducing Stress | Shift Your Life | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Rhythmic (or Box) Breathing is a helpful technique for rapidly decreasing stress, anxiety, heart rate or blood pressure. It also is centering and prepares you for a meditation or a peaceful night’s sleep.
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