Just Breathe

Just Breathe

The breath is a quiet observer to how you think and feel and how healthy you are in mind and body; short, shallow breathing reveals anxiety, high blood pressure, poor digestion, irritability and emotional instability. And a deep long and sumptuous breath is often the opposite and reflects a harmonious and balanced approach in mind and body and emotional stability.

 

Just like everything we consume – the breath can either be a medicine or a poison; depending on how you use it. If your breathing is short and restricted will increase acidity as well as activate your sympathetic nervous system – keeping you anxious and edgy all day. Learning how to breathe properly to enhance the quality of your life and improve your health and wellbeing.

 

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Learn Deep Breathing Here :

 The ability to connect and grow authentic relationships with our friends and family is essential for your health and wellbeing and learning deep breathing will help you do that.

Find out how and why here;

 

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It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

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Daily Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Daily Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Daily Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Learning to relax and reset the mind and the body is essential for your everyday health and wellbeing.
Deep breathing and mindfulness meditation are proven and effective in relieving stress, anxiety and depression.
Learn how to breath deeply to boost your mood, re-focus the mind and get a good nights rest by learning this easy and effective tool. Only a few minutes a day of mindfulness and meditation has been proven to change your chemistry, balance your emotions and help you to think more clearly.

Find out more on deep breathing here –

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It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

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The Yogic Breath

The Yogic Breath

The Yogic Breath

The yogic breath is a breathing activity that extends upon the diaphragmatic breath.
Learning deep breathing which incorporates visualisation and rhythm helps to focus the mind, increase concentration and develop the ability to extend the length of the breath. 

In this pranayama activity, we move the breath from the lowest point of the spine to the highest point in six counts. The yogic breath is a deeply relaxing activity that helps to strengthen mind-body connection and trains you to stay focused and present.

To learn how to perform the Diaphragmatic Breath click here.

Tips and Tricks

  • After establishing a smooth and rhythmic diaphragm breath practice, begin to extend the length of your breath to a 3 part yogic breath. Once you are able to complete a 3 part breath then graduate to the 6 part breath.
  • Aim to keep the breath smooth and relaxed as you work your way up and down the spine.
  • This breath is best performed sitting or standing in a straight position with the shoulders relaxed and the spine straight.
  • Try this activity for at least 10 minutes for the best results.

This article is used as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.

It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

The views and opinions in the supplied source material, including videos are independent of Horatio’s Jar or the platform that this content is provided on.

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Know Me, Know You – Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise

Know Me, Know You – Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise

Know Me, Know You – Diaphragmatic Breathing

Learning to breathe correctly is essential for health and wellbeing and diaphragmatic breathing is an amazing technique in stabilizing and managing emotional disturbances and re-training your nervous system. The ability to connect and grow authentic relationships with our friends and family is essential for your health and wellbeing and learning deep breathing will actually help you develop closely bonded relationships.

 Diaphragmatic breathing activates the Vagus Nerve which is the longest nerve in the body and is connected to your heart, lungs and diaphragm. The Vagus Nerve releases a neurotransmitter called Acetylcholine, which stimulates the growth and repair of nerve cells in your brain, boosts your immunity, reduces inflammation and makes you feel a whole lot calmer, Long, deep and controlled breathing reduces your blood pressure, improves cell function, and reduces the long-term organ damage. Find out more on how you can breathe deeply to live longer here … https://www.horatiosjar.com.au/blog/

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The Ocean Breath – A Pranayama Breath Technique

The Ocean Breath – A Pranayama Breath Technique

The Ocean Breath

The Breath is an amazing tool that can be used to reshape the mind and body.
The Ocean Breath is a pranayama breath practice that is used in meditation and yoga as a way to unify the mind and the body.
The breath is slow, rhythmical with a distinctive hushing and snoring sound that qualifies this technique and the ocean breath.

Practised frequently and accurately, the ocean breath formally named the Ujjayi Breath will help you to live longer, feel better and get smarter. To find out more on the magic of breath practices follow this link to the Just Breathe Blog where you will find an entire library of free resources for all ages.

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MIND.MADE.YOU

MIND.MADE.YOU

MIND.MADE.YOU

We know it is possible to hack the nervous system and rewire the mind with the practice of meditation, so if the mind can be reshaped, upgraded and rewired this means our perceptions. physicality, psychology and chemistry change too.

It is favourited by most psychologists as a tool in emotional self-regulation, cognitive training, stress management, anxiety, PTSD and other mental illnesses. Scholars, schools and researches in human behavioural psychology, health and wellbeing are trialling new curriculums that incorporate the ethics and practice of eastern mindfulness in an attempt to curb the rising stats in childhood and adolescents mental illness.

Existing the world for over 15,000 years, the practice of meditation was once seen as some sort of mystical science out of reach and unrealistic, impractical and a little left of field for the everyday man. But with the upsurge of its popularity in the western culture and it’s rebranding as mindfulness in western psychology, meditation is fast becoming a household word.

‘The goal of meditation is simple – it is to increase your self-awareness so you can make better decisions in life, it helps you to navigate the mind rather than being a slave to it and helps you to explore different levels of your psyche. It opens the door to deeper self-awareness, self-acceptance and helps to replace negative thoughts and behaviours with new ones that are positive and well-meaning’. (See Meditation Vs Mindfulness )→

The health benefits that accompany this introspective practice are endless and that is why it is and should be, and is so widely used. There are thousands of scientific investigations and publications on the benefits of meditation and they include; lowered blood pressure, increased immunity, higher brain function, brain cell repair, enhanced creativity, concentration, empathy and longevity.

The coolest part about meditation is that It helps to re-wire, re-calibrate and upgrade your mental software through concentration practices, self-awareness and positivity training. Science confirmed this many years back when they started hooking up monks to FMRI and looking at how their brains would light up during deep concentration.

This beguiling collaboration between the ancient east and cutting-edge science has rocked the world in – as – much as it has provided vital evidence in proving the mind is plastic (which means that it can be changed an rewired throughout our lifetime). Knowing the brain can be changed has enormously impacted the treatment of degenerative illness like Parkinsons Disease and Dementia but has also pointed us toward some much more alluring concepts about who we are, what we are and what we are capable of achieving; when we put our minds to something. (sorry couldn’t help myself).

Buddha’s Brain: Neuroplasticity and Meditation

 →   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2944261/  

 →   ‘Meditation Meet Neuroscience’ – ABC  

Over a lifetime you incorporate and process billions and billions of bits of information through your senses. Actually more accurately your brain processes 400 billion bits of information every second. All this information is processed in your subconscious mind and you are only aware of a very small portion of it, the rest is stored inside your brain, cells and tissues. 

This mental junk that resides throughout your system is meant to be processed and cleared out to make room for new goodies but if it’s not, it clogs you up emotionally, mentally and physically and left too long will begin to fester like a giant pile of garbage

Unprocessed emotions and traumatic experiences can lead to addiction – a lot of experts will say that the cause of anxiety, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, and general unhappiness is due to unprocessed emotional trauma and embedded beliefs and thought patterns from past experiences. 

Most psychologists, councillors, gurus, mystics, monks, psychiatrist and even the Dalai Lama agree that the mind is the centre of our anxiety, misery and unhappiness and being unaware of its power to distort your perception of reality can destroy your life.

Marisa Peer is a British Hypnotherapist, entrepreneur, author and Keynote speaker who is dubbed Britain’s No.1 therapist says that 90% of people she treats all have one thing in common, they believe that they are either unlovable, unworthy of love and success, or undeserving of happiness,

Marisa is credited with solving the mysteries of mental anguish for many rock-stars, royals, presidents, politicians, and CEO’s of major international companies for their problems with alcoholism, drug addiction, self-sabotage, anxiety, depression and suicidal behaviours.

Marisa says most people have no idea that what they think directly impacts their behaviour and their success. And that their happiness, relationships, health and achievements in life are directly linked to their internal monologues. She says people don’t achieve their goals because of their beliefs and not because of their perceived impairments. 

” first you make your beliefs, then your beliefs make you ‘…

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