Monthly Archives: August 2017

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29th Aug 2017

Values

Values are your compass in life whether they are conscious or unconscious. Values drive thoughts, words, deeds. They shape your perception, your choices, your actions and how you feel. Values reflect your purpose, what you have come to learn in your lifetime.

Values determine how you spend your most time and most money as well as your discipline, commitment and focus – all very important when you want to get healthier. They also determine where you spend these the least.

‘invariably you run out of time/energy/money/resources for that which is
least value to you’

The challenges you face are when you are not clear about your values. If you are not living your own values (either consciously or unconsciously) and are trying fulfil someone else’s or society’s values, you will have inner conflict and incoherence. This causes tiredness, anxiety, depression.

Values are reflected by body/mind relationship and lead to symptoms and […]

15th Aug 2017

Diaphragmatic Breathing

(Belly/nose breathing)

Optimal breathing is breathing in through your nose with your belly coming out, then breathing out (through your mouth or nose) with your belly coming in. When we inhale, the normal pattern of abdominal wall action is such that with inhalation, the abdominal wall should relax and expand so that the diaphragm has the ability to push the organs downward. This is an essential means of creating negative pressure in the lungs to draw fresh air in with inhalation.

Tip: Watch a baby breathe – they do it right instinctively.

Most people have an inverted breathing pattern, i.e. their belly coming in when they breathe in. With an inverted breathing pattern, as a person inhales, his/her abdominals remain tight, or tighten more! This blocks the diaphragm’s ability to contract effectively, and stops the organs from being able to move downward with inhalation.

When someone has an inverted breathing pattern, there is over-recruitment of the scalene muscles in the neck, which help lift […]