Deep breathing. Anytime. Any place.

YES. We can we manage pain with deep breathing.

Most of us don’t breath deeply enough to feel the extra benefits that breathing has to offer. Research shows that deep breathing can help people with arthritis manage pain and associated anxiety.  It does this by calming our limbic system and relaxing our mind and body. From this place, we can observe our emotional reaction to pain.  How we perceive the pain, impacts the pain itself. Let’s take a breath-break to notice if our emotional reaction to pain is positive, negative or neutral. Let’s use the BREATH BREAK and FOCUS ON FABULOUS exercises to calm our limbic system, change our mental channel and support ourselves with daily self-care. Small steps make big change.

Take a breath-break

Let’s try this now. Yes. Now. Seriously it will take 10 seconds. Do it with us now. Without changing our breathing, pause and observe our natural breathing style. Is it shallow, deep, slow, fast? Now, with our lips closed, inhale slowly all the way to the top of our breath. Hold it for a second and exhale slowly and softly all the way to the bottom of our breath.  If we’re doing this right, we’ll hear the gentle sound of our breath.

How will you create a breath-break habit?
Train the brain to notice the peace it gives.

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Breath break

GIVE YOURSELF A BREATH-BREAK

  • Give yourself breath-breaks frequently throughout the day
  • Notice the effect it has on your body and mind
  • Use breath breaks to observe thoughts (without judging) and change the channel if needed

Focus on fabulous

HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOU?

  • What makes you feel good?
  • How often do you do it?
  • Does that work for you or could you do more and feel better?

ONE STEP TWO STEP

Small steps make big changes.  Let’s slow down and take time to review some self-care basics.

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SUPPLEMENT

Promote joint health

Start on Brilliant Joints and get on track to reduce inflammation and promote joint health. Read SUPPLEMENT and learn when and how to take for maximum effect. 

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BREATHE

One breath at a time

How we breathe affects our mind, body and our pain. Check out BREATHE and start using breath to calm the nervous system and manage pain.

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SLEEP

Sleep to better health

Are you getting the best sleep possible? Most of us aren’t. How we sleep affects everything. Let’s go back to fundamentals and SLEEP our way to better health.