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Breath Practice: Mental Health Awareness

    [caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="300"] By: Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] Some of the most chronic and debilitating diseases that affect most North Americans if not all populations can be greatly helped with something as simple as the breath. By changing the pattern of your breath, you can get almost instantaneous changes in your physical and emotional well-being. With deep breaths and longer exhalations. Your body starts to increase and decrease certain neurotransmitters and hormones that have positive effects on your overall well-being.  In the most basic sense, just by changing your breath to one that involves more of the diaphragm, a large muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen, we can shift the body into more of the parasympathetic response of the autonomic nervous system.  The parasympathetic system is...

Breath and Self Care

https://vimeo.com/407688906 The Breath and Self Care:  How to increase your immune system and decrease your stress with three breath practices.  Some of the easiest and most profound healing practices both physically and emotionally can be obtained with the use of the breath.  Breath practices have been used for millennium with things like Mindfulness Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Yoga, all for good reason.  They are easy to do, easily accessible and can have profound effects on your overall well being and immune enhancement.  Follow Dr. Scott Greenapple as he shows you three different breath practices. 1.  4-7-8 Breathing (Relaxing breath). Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds and exhale for 8 seconds. 2.  Box Breathing.  Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, exhale...