Breathing

Breathing and Depression - the relaxation connection for stress reductionBreathing

How you breathe has a powerful impact on your energy, emotions and health. If you are like most people, you don’t think much about your breathing unless you are having a problem with it. Most of the time, breathing happens all by itself, outside of conscious awareness. The moment you pay attention to your breathing, as you may be right now, it comes under your conscious control.

When you consciously engage in natural, healthy breathing, it relaxes and energizes you. This is simple to do, but if you are not used to natural, healthy breathing, it will take some practice for it to become easy and familiar. In The Mind Body Mood Solution, I explain the dynamics of breathing and teach you several simple, powerful breathing techniques that can reduce your anxiety, increase your energy, enhance your health and boost your mood.

For more info, please read my article on breathing at Rodale.com:

http://www.rodale.com/diaphragmatic-breathing-and-health