Breathing Exercise for Refreshment {Podcast}

Hi there,

I took a little blogging siesta, and am ready for a bright new season after a challenging week:

Quick question: when’s the last time you remember taking a full, refreshing breath?

Breath is an amazing gift that we often take for granted. It seems (like now) that we do it so effortlessly, yet while we’re breathing – even passively, our bodies are working tremendously.

When we purposefully take deep breaths, (like I had to remember to do recently) it enhances our internal environment, thought life and overflows into our words and actions.

Listen to podcast episode HERE


Along with the obvious benefits, deep breathing:

  • helps the mind be more clear
  • rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin
  • assists with circulation
  • helps to tone and strengthen the core
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The Q is actually the most challenging. When our thoughts start to race, our heart picks up the pace to try to match it. The nature of our thoughts is so important. What a daily lesson (for me too!)

We often instinctively take a deep breath to try to overcome a nervous moment or gear up for a possible confrontation or big interview. When someone is angry, one of the first things someone who cares about them will encourage them to do is to “take a deep breath” or “calm down.” When in labour, moms-to-be are reminded to “breathe” – full breaths, to short rapid ones.

For athletes, weightlifters, firefighters, divers (and photographers too), the breathing techniques may vary but the importance of purposeful application is key.

Breathwork is a core part of my vocal coaching journey.  Are you a Singer, Speaker, Coach, YouTuber or Podcast host?

Fine-Tune‘ Your Voice coaching series is now open for a bright new season. It’s specifically designed for those whose voice is key in their career. Nurture and sharpen your gift with online or in-person sessions designed to help you:

breathe better
free and fine-tune your voice
understand tuning and timing
become versed at finding beautiful harmonies
expand your range
learn to ad lib like a pro

Whether or not you’re a singer, being more conscious about the 3Ps and a Q of breathing can assist with calming anxious thoughts and refreshing the mind. It’s also a topic I enjoy speaking on at women’s events.

Here’s that question again: when’s the last time you remember taking a full, refreshing breath?

Related post Stay Grateful & Get Ready – A New Season Is Here


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