True story. Many years ago, while vacationing in the Caribbean, I was in the water floating on my back, looking at the beautiful sky, loving the sun warming me, and feeling all the stress wash away……ahhh. It felt so peaceful, that I stayed like that for a while. What I didn’t realize is that I had become caught in a rip tide. When I looked up, the shoreline was very, VERY far away and I was in serious trouble. Critical Point What's really important to note here is that it wasn’t a huge wave crashing into me that had put my life in danger. It was a slow, quiet drifting away from the shoreline that did it, so quiet in fact, that it...

This one step can change your life in ways that are currently impossible to imagine. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this breathing technique. I have seen so many people turn their lives around by making Conscious Breathing a part of their daily life. Two Key Systems First some important background information. You have an Autonomic Nervous System and it controls all the things that happen automatically: blinking your eyes, the electrical heartbeat, digesting food etc. Within this Autonomic Nervous System, you have 2 electrical circuits: the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System. When you are under stress, your Sympathetic Nervous System is activated: Blood pressure rises, heart rate speeds up, breathing quickens, the large muscle groups contract, the micro...