Open, Expand, Relax and Let Go.
Stress disturbs more than your peace of mind, it also has many symptoms that affect your physical health. For breathing techniques and exercises designed specifically to restore mind, body, and soul explore, our Deepest Calm Program.
My grandfather who ministered to Native Americans in upstate Washington in the late 1800s shared with me a comment from a chief he knew. "If white man continues heading in the direction he is going he will end up spending most of his life surviving instead of living".
Each Optimal Breathing Mastery Kit includes ALL of the themes. Choose the theme you prefer now and change it over time if and when your goals change.
Seems to me many of us have already reached that point; surviving instead of living.
This program is for conquering anxiety, panic, and stress; reducing high blood pressure, headaches, migraines, hyperventilation, over-breathing, emotional imbalance, re-establishing effective stress management.
Try the following breathing exercise. I call this The One Minute Miracle Relaxer. We include several more techniques and exercises in the Mastery Kit Deepest Calm theme. Fail-safe with a few minutes phone support if needed.
This program can also be used for relaxation to enhance your meditation.
*This way of breathing reduces stress. Most of us know that excessive stress produces excessive cortisol – a powerful stress hormone – which in excess can deplete the body’s protein stores and affect muscles, bones and especially lower your energy.
This is our premier Theme related to anxiety, anger reduction, peace within, phobias, lowering blood pressure, slowing heart rate, headaches or migraines, addictions, and stress management. We have received many success stories. If after working with our program for a few weeks or months you find you wish even more or faster progress we can video skype or you may schedule a private intensive here in Charlotte.
Dear Mike: Just a quick note to let you know that after one week on your program, I have stopped taking my High Blood Pressure medications! Your program seemed to “click” with me. I am easily breathing at 3.5 breaths per minute. When I started I was breathing 12 times per minute. Thanks for your help and have a great day, Skip W
I've been making a good effort at breathing correctly and doing your exercises. I went to donate blood to the Red Cross and she asked me if I was an athlete (I'm healthy but not super athletic). She told me that my blood pressure was at an athletic low. Mary W.
I want to thank you for a great DVD and some great exercises. I just started working on your DVD's and I just love the breath you get at the reflex. Our fight or flight system does so much damage to us emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc and when you breathe right you have better control over when it kicks in and you can minimize the suffering involved with the stress chemicals.
It is important of course but it takes over way too much in our world. We suffer so much due to the survival instincts that want to keep us alive and send the stress chemicals running through our system and send off the alarms bells for even the simplest stuff. The more we learn how to operate our machine (the body) the happier and healthier we will be.
The problem with life on planet earth is we are not given instructions manuals on how to operate what we have been given so we learn by following others who are most often not doing things optimally. I am grateful to have found your website and DVD.
I am currently taking vocal lessons and when I spoke to Kim she said you also coach in that area as well. I know that breathing is so important to singing. What do you charge for your private sessions?
Thanks so much. I look forward to practicing more of your routines and take more of my life back from the Fight or Flight mechanism. Roy K.
Things are going well, blood pressure has already started to fall, and I can notice two things right now: greater volume of air, and ease of breathing.....I've worn the BVS for the last three days (during waking hours, 5 am to about 7 or 8 pm) but I really haven't been able to wear it at night, that is very difficult for me.....but I will keep trying. I use a soft undergarment, and I don't let it restrict me too much, but I'm used to wearing nothing but underwear to bed, with no covers, and nothing to restrict my movements......Sam M.
Thx for the e-mail. I will take a look later today. My wife and I spent the week before Christmas at the Deepak Chopra Wellness Center in La Jolla. Take away the “wrapping” and its basically spending time with one's self-daily breathing properly (meditation). The world is wonderfully simply if we let it be.
And now back to the rat race and 62 un-opened e-mails. May God continue to bless the essential work you do. Best regards, Dan York
An old grandfather said to his grandson who came into him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, "Let me tell you a story:"
"I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those who have taken so much with no sorrow for what they do; but hate wears you down and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking a poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times."
He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so and in the right way. But...the other wolf... Ah!
The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."
"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"
The grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
UNDERSTANDING INTERNAL PEACE
I facilitated a breathing/stress management workshop at a county jail in California and integrated my world-class collection of Himalayan "singing bowls" (see Breathing Exercise1).
Towards the end of the workshop, an inmate told me that he felt very much at peace. It was foreign to him, and he wanted to understand more about the significance of how he felt. I told him that if he felt at peace he would naturally choose activities and strategies that stemmed from or supported that experience.
If he felt anxiety, fear and or agitation he might well choose activities and responses that more resembled anger and defensiveness, and that the choice was his. He seemed much relieved and with an emphatic but quiet "thank you", he smiled and quietly sat down.