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We can use the Following the Breath exercise to cleanse our mind. Take deep belly breaths and follow the breath in and out of the body with your awareness.

“When we focus our attention on the passage of breath, we break the usually continuous flow of thoughts of attachment, hostility and so forth, whatever they might [...]

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Good Standing Posture

Published on 05 February 2010 by in Supercharge Your Life!

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The better our posture the more relaxed we will be and the better we will feel and look.
When we stand, the crown of the head, heart center, and navel center should all be in a straight line.  Our feet are shoulder width apart, knees are slightly bent (never locked),  hips loose so the pelvis/tailbone can [...]

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Better posture helps the low back

Published on 04 February 2010 by in Supercharge Your Life!

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Using good posture is a great way to relax.
Yesterday I talked about how the body is designed to have the bones of the spine all sit on top of each other so gravity holds us up. When we are not in alignment, the muscles have to work harder and we get tired and sore.  I [...]

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Sometimes the body is not used to having so much oxygen and you may feel a bit lightheaded. The body quickly gets used to having more oxygen (fuel) available and they feel like they have more energy.

Some research has found that taking as few as 10 belly breaths a day, can increase energy levels 10-30%.

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Deep breathing into the belly is a great way to relax. Deep breaths into the belly or abdomen is more a efficient and effective  way to breathe, and helps us relax.
Sometimes our diaphragm (or the big muscle used for breathing at the base of the lungs) is stuck.  Or our belly muscles are tight with [...]

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Deep abdominal breathing stimulates the relaxation response in the body. This counteracts the stress mechanism (flight or flight) and our whole body relaxes – heart rate, blood pressure, capillaries dilate, eyes relax and sense of paranoia decreases.

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How Do You Breathe?

Published on 18 December 2009 by in Supercharge Your Life!

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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.

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Laughter opens the heart, relaxes the shoulders and boosts the immune system. Laugh everyday!

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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
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calm, relaxed, focused and productive
Families can use simple breathing and movement relaxation techniques to help [...]

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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 [...]

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