The Value of Deep Breathing, Newsletter, October 2020.


Deep breathing calms us – body, mind, and spirit – in the present moment, and in times of stress. It also creates a connection to that part of our self when calm resides. And each time we breathe deeply, or do a practice that engages our breath, the connection becomes stronger. Together, our breath and our heart-space are the most powerful sparks of the divine within us. Deep breathing, or breathwork as it is often called, has been a part of calming, centering, and spiritual practices for eons. It connects us to our True Self – to our heart-space, which is where we tap into universal flow, and can connect to the love, wisdom, and peaceful feelings found there. --------------------------------- At the end of this message is a small Breathwork Practice. I will be holding a Live Video webinar in a month or so based on my upcoming Book, “Overcoming Our Unconscious Influences, like Anger, Hurt Feelings, Neediness, Control, Blaming Others for Our Unhappiness,” - book 2 of my new series. About my Books HERE. Details on follow in next Newsletter, so stay tuned ?    Sign-up for Newsletter HERE ------------------------------------- In the physical, it is our continued breath and the beating of our heart that keep us alive. But we also have an energetic body – our chi, the Eastern term for our life-force, and deep breathing positively affects our life-force. Together, our breath and our heart-space are the most powerful sparks of the divine within us. It is the quality of our focus/use/connection to our breath and the strength of our connection to our heart space that dictate how calm we are, how peaceful we feel, and how much joy we can tap into. These is turn affect our attitudes, decisions, behaviors, how we view and navigate life, which all affect how our life plays out. Stress Drains Our Life-Force In this time of change, uncertainty, and restrictions, most of us have been experiencing extra stress – at least from time to time. And since it is likely we will be facing this for the next little while, it is vital that we deal effectively with our stress. We now know that stress not only affects our mind and emotions, it also affects our physical body – including our breathing. We do nt to come out of all this as unscathed as possible. We still have control in some areas of our life, like our attitudes about all that is going on and how we deal with the stress. Deep breathing is one of the most uncomplicated habits we can engage in for general health, and to relieve stress.  Breathing and stress and interrelated. Good, full, deep breathing helps to relieve stress, which strengthens our life-force. But when we are stressed, our breathing automatically quickens, and our life-force is weakened. This is why stress can cause us to get stuck in a downward cycle. To ensure we maintain a strong life-force, we must ensure we effectively deal with our [...]