breath

How to properly use breath when healing trauma and the nervous system

2024-04-21T04:04:26-07:00Spirituality & Somatic Bypass, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

I have a short video for you on an important nervous system health basic—the breath (and how to use it properly when healing trauma at the nervous system level). There is SO much misinformation out there right now surrounding this topic in the mind-body healing world, so I [...]

Did you know that taking a deep breath to relax is actually counter-productive?

2024-04-26T21:31:25-07:00Healthy Nervous System Lifestyle, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

When we are more active; during exercise, when we go up a flight of stairs or run for the bus, our breathing should increase. When we are relaxed; reading a book, watching TV or sleeping, our breathing goes down because our metabolism is slower. Why do we find [...]

“The Descending Line” and its importance for reducing our stress levels and improving our well-being (and the importance of spontaneous breath and restoring order to our internal milieu)

2024-04-26T22:37:12-07:00Movement. Awareness., Nervous System Resiliency, Trauma & Survival Physiology, Unabriged Musings: Anecdotes from personal life|

"Habitual repression of emotion leaves a person in a situation of chronic stress, and chronic stress creates an unnatural biochemical milieu in the body, [ ], Disease , in other words, is not a simple result of some external attack but develops in a vulnerable host [...]

An Exercise in Attention to Safety, Senses & Breath (aka: Re-Setting Your Nervous System to the Here and Now)

2024-04-26T23:05:13-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Nervous System Resiliency|

It’s likely that sometime soon you’ll encounter some stress that will rev up your body’s physiology. It’s also possible that you’ve got some stress that’s still sitting in your system from yesterday, last week, last year, or a decade ago. Here’s the thing, our body getting hit with stress [...]