The healing power of breathing.

The healing power of breathing.

“Breathing is something we do on a daily basis. The body, in a living state, breathes involuntarily whether we are awake, sleeping, or actively exercising. Breathing is living. It is a vital function of life. In yoga, we refer to this as pranayamaPrana is a Sanskrit word that means life force and ayama means extending or stretching. Thus, the word “pranayama” translates to the control of life force. It is also known as the extension of breath. Every cell in our bodies needs oxygen to function properly. So it’s no surprise that research shows that a regular practice of controlled breathing can decrease the effects of stress on the body and increase overall physical and mental health.”

Ever notice how a simple sigh can be soothing at the end of a long day or hard task? Mindful breathing PRYANAMA is known to reduce stress, aid in digestion, and even improve sleep. Much like a nightly ritual can support good sleep when training an infant to go down at night, you too can benefit from creating a nightly ritual to unplug.

Turn off your electronics light a candle, might we suggest our Pacific Madrone with it’s relaxing blend of oils featuring vetiver oil thought to reduce anxiety – abilities similar to the drug diazepam. Partner with a small amount of self massage or massage from our loved ones. We recommend our Pranayama of course ;). We recommend to repeat this practice nightly!

If you are sad, you live in the past
If you are worried, you are dealing with the future
If you are at peace, you are living in the present
Be at the moment, be at peace

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