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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Using Your Breathing

Breathing is more than oxygen in and carbon dioxide out.

The way we breathe can be a tool to improve the use of our brain, handle tension, and even strengthen our core muscles. It can utilize our mind-movement- body link to improve how we do things.

For example, if you ever feel uptight, as if you were bracing yourself, you can help yourself “let go”, not only physically but mentally as well. The breath to use is a “melting sigh.”  Just make a sigh out loud as you exhale and let your body do a melting action, like the witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Coordination Pattern™ and Dynamics Training classes use this breath and others to help people improve how they function, prevent injury and pain, rejuvenate, exercise, improve creativity and more. For instance, in Salt of the Earth, a Himalayan salt cave at Twin Ponds Integrated Health Center, we teach “4 Breaths 4 Life.”  This mini-workshop includes: 1) Whistle Breath – to strengthen your core muscles and focus, 2) Ha  Ha Breath – to loosen stiff joints and release emotional stress, 3) Awe Breath – to calm and be positioned, 4) Melting Sigh – to let go, and sink into the intuitive. Thus, while getting the Hallo (salt) Therapy benefits of the salt cave, participants are learning breathing skills to improve both their physical and mental well-being.

Breathing Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30 pm. Call to register 610-398-9652. Betsy Wetzig, Coordination Pattern™ and Dynamics Training Location: Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center.  

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