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    Does Breathing Help Pain Management?

    We’ve come back to this topic a number of times as new information arises, but this one clearly takes the cake. Countless people have shared personal stories of how the breath can be used to manage pain, and many women point to their experiences with childbirth as a prime example, but I’m voting for this […]

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    Breathing and Energy Management

    It is not unusual to hear people talking about “time management.” Most of us try to jam far too much into the hours available to us, thinking that if we could more effectively manage every single second of our day, we could finally catch up and relax. Late breaking news flash: It’s not going to […]

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    Laugh, and Breathe Better!

    The combination of laughter exercises with breathing and stretching exercises derived from yoga comprises Laughter Yoga. Yoga teachings say, according to the article, that “we are alive because of the life-sustaining energy force known in yoga as prana. It enters our body through breathing and flows through the energy channels called nadis, very much like the Chinese chi, which flows through meridians.”

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    Breathing a Huge Sigh

    Interesting new research has emerged about the importance of the lowly sigh. We all do it, and for a variety of reasons. In a story on the website MedIndia – Network for Health, sighing actually increases the flexibility of the human breathing system.

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    Breathe Easy!

    I have found, thanks to a sympathetic massage therapist a while back, that a tiny bit of eucalyptus oil, available at many health food stores, or other essential aromatic oils such as peppermint can help dramatically when face down on the massage table.

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    How to Improve Your Memory (hint: Breathe!)

    I have to say that for as much of a flag-waving proponent of the amazing effects of conscious breathing techniques (CBTs) as I am, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of some of the techniques and claims. Alternate nostril breathing techniques fall into that category. I’ve never seen the kind of convincing studies that have […]