Wellness Now: Your Oasis in a Hectic Day
Okay, "Did you remember to breathe today?" is a trick question. Happily, you're breathing without me constantly reminding you to inhale, exhale, repeat. The real question is: “Did you remember to breathe deeply today?”

The breath, it is said, is the pulse of the mind. When we are tense, our breathing becomes shallow...or we may even hold the breath without realizing it. This increases anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure. Deliberately taking slow, deep breaths has the positive effect of decreasing anxiety and lessening physical symptoms of stress.

Full, deep breathing is essential for our physical, mental and emotional well being. It's the all-purpose wellness tool – it calms you down when you’re tense, and boosts you up when your energy tank dips. Your breath is always accessible and doesn’t require any special equipment...just remember to B - R - E - A - T - H - E! 
May you be well,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Author
The Importance of the Breath
As you  breathe, so you live.
May your breath be full and long.
The in-breath opens you to life's fullness; inhale and silently repeat, "inhalation = inspiration." Feel inspired with each incoming breath! The out-breath allows you to really let go; exhale and silently repeat, "exhalation = relaxation." When you breathe, try to make your exhalation a little longer than your inhalation. 

Enjoy this simple breathing exercise below anytime, anywhere!


Deep breathing helps balance your energy, allowing you to stay centered and calm…no matter what is swirling around you. Give this a try:

  • Take a moment to check in. How are you feeling - mentally, physically, emotionally?
  • Become aware of your breath.
  • When you're ready, inhale slowly and deeply through the nose*, taking in fresh oxygen and filling your lungs. Breathe in joy.
  • Hold the breath in for a moment, then exhale slowly, squeezing out all the stale air as you expel tension. Hold the breath out for a moment.
  • Repeat for 4 more healthful deep, slow, long breaths.

*If you prefer or if your nose is stuffy, inhale/exhale through your mouth.

Enjoy 5 deep breaths as needed throughout your day! 

"...all i have to do is breathe." ~ Sanobe Khan