integral to those who practice yoga and engage in Pilates.
The more breathing is controlled, the more one relaxes and calms down, thereby leading to greater stress reduction.
An added benefit is that one’s blood pressure might be lowered as the heart does not have to pump as hard to get blood throughout the body and to the brain.
Minimized Anxiety and Greater Concentration and Focus
Whether it is the fear of public speaking or walking in a large crowd, many of us have experienced someform of anxiety. Anxiety can creep up and create great angst and concern.
To counter anxiety, many people attest to the power of mindfulness—centering one’s thoughts and ideas while focusing less on that which one fears and more on that which one can control.
Because practicing mindfulness allows one to tap into the power of the brain, this contemplative practice allows us to attract that which we desire.
Afraid of public speaking? Then envision yourself standing in front of a large crowd not only mastering the crowd but doing so with great comfort and confidence.