When we are born we are belly breathers. Watch a baby breathe and you will see that his whole body moves, but especially his belly. In kindergarten we are still belly breathers. By fifth grade we have converted almost 100% to upper chest breathers. This learned breathing pattern is an unconsciously modeled for us by our parents and community. We change to match our high stress society.
Laughter opens the heart, relaxes the shoulders and boosts the immune system. Laugh everyday!
A Relaxed Family is a Healthy Family.
Parents, you are the primary teacher for your children. They will model their behavior and patterns of living after you. What kind of life are you role modeling for them?
stressed, tense, yelling, blaming and complaining
calm, relaxed, focused and productive
Families can use simple breathing and movement relaxation techniques to help [...]
A Simple Way to Improve Concentration
Concept #1: It is not possible to be anxious when taking abdominal breaths.
Concept #2: The body relaxes slightly when you tell the truth, and tenses when you tell a lie. This is the concept that the lie detector is based on.
These two concepts are combined into this technique for coming [...]
Bending side to side is a “use it or lose it” movement for seniors.
I have seen many seniors who have lost this simple movement…but you can get most of it back by practicing it. Gently stretch and bend to regain your flexibility.