Moving your body through exercise can have a positive impact on your mind. Exercise has various mental health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and increasing self-esteem. It can also help improve sleep, which is essential for overall mental health.
Regular exercise can help to reduce the risk of developing certain mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. It can be an effective treatment for people already experiencing mental health issues. Moving your body through exercise can also benefit physical health, such as improving cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Breathing is a form of exercise that can also help regulate the nervous system. So, it's a great way to improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Breath and mind are inseparable
Breathe Your Power
"Most athletes train everything except their breathing, leaving 4-10% performance on the table." --Bob Soulliere, personal Breathing Coach
Breath and mind are inseparable. And your mind is like a dog. It needs a job. Untrained, it will attack your friends, tear your house apart, and poop on the floor. Trained, it is your greatest, most powerful, most intuitive allie, allowing you to travel through life with joy and confidence. Breathing is the remote control of your nervous system - your mind, your experience of life. Learn to control your breathing, and you learn to control that powerful animal. My breathing program is based on Oxygen Advantage, designed to improve functional and performance breathing - your remote control. I work with you to establish your personal breathing baselines, learn about the biomechanics, biochemistry, and psychophysiology of breathing performance and improvement, build and execute a personalized program to normalize and optimize your breathing and mindset, continuously track progress and adjust as needed. To more and more experience life on your own terms.
Calm Yourself With Simple Cadence Breathing
(Performed Sitting Down for 2-5 minutes)
Small breath in
Small breath out
Hold breath form 2-5 seconds
Breath normally for 10-15 seconds
Continue until Calm
Functional breathing improves oxygen exchange, calms your nervous system, and improve your CO2 tolerance. We Move to Heal's union of Mind, Body and Soul connects you to your own natural healing abilities through optimizing these simple, powerful principals.
- Take a normal breath in and out.
- Hold your breath for 5 seconds.
- Breathe for 10 seconds.
- And again, normal breath in, normal breath out, and hold your breath for 5 seconds.
- And when you breathe, breathe in through nose.
- Breathe normally for 10 seconds. Don’t make any changes to your breathing. Just breathe normally.
- You should not feel stressed while doing the exercise. If the air hunger is too much, then hold your breath for just 3 seconds
Balancing your mind
Journaling is a simple yet powerful tool for improving mental health. It can help individuals process their thoughts and feelings, gain insight into their behavior, and set goals for personal growth.Read more about Journaling what’s it for and how do I do it?