Easy Breathing:
10-minute Guided Practice (Video)

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This 10-minute guided breathing exercise was recorded on my 2011 Crete retreat. It’s an easy breathing practice, particularly good for beginners, that covers some of the primary points you want to focus on when you come to sit.

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Deep Breathing Techniques:
Engaging + Balancing the Sphere

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Breathing Techniques for a Healthy Body + a Healthy Mind

Deep Breathing Techniques,
Lesson 5 of 6

Over the last four articles, we’ve deconstructed deep breathing techniques to activate various parts of the body. If you’ve been practising, it’s now time to integrate everything into one whole, spherical breath for the most effective and powerful potential health benefits.

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Breathing Is the Master:
How to Boost Results
of Physical Exercise

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Paul Cavel in the Hug-a-Tree Qi Gong Posture

I’ve written a lot about deep breathing techniques and offered several guided breathing practice sessions because we do it all day, every day. Learning how to breathe well therefore gives you the power to shift your state of mind and reinvigorate your body’s systems whenever you choose.

However, breathing well can go far beyond a little relaxation and peace of mind, and take health and well-being to the next level by boosting the results of any exercise programme. Starting with a few minutes of rhythmic, smooth and measured breathing can warm up the body and oxygenate the cells that comprise your muscles. While ending an exercise session by bringing your focus back to deep breathing can help you cool down and transit into your daily activities with a calm state of mind. Maintaining deep, diaphragm breathing throughout exercise helps generate relaxed power and stamina.

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Guided Practice to Reduce Stress
+ Increase Relaxation (Video)

Tai Chi’s soft, yielding nature makes it an ideal exercise for letting go of stress and tension in body, mind and qi. In this how-to video, I’ll take you through a guided practice session using Tai Chi’s Beginning Form to help you release your nerves, reduce stress and increase relaxations.

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