Breathe Deep, Seek Peace

When my boys were young we listened to and read the Dinotopia books in which we learned the phrase “Breathe Deep, Seek Peace.” This has become a mantra of sorts that helps to calm my racing mind and anxious thoughts. Often times we don’t realize what control we actually have over our minds if we just stop, center and breathe. It isn’t rocket science, but it is science.l Recent studies show the amazing benefits of meditation on our brain and thus on our body. There are plenty of studies on the mind/body connect and the importance of centering our minds, adding a little oxygen and believing in our body’s ability to calm down our mind.  This article summarizes the techniques most often used to get your body and mind connected through mindful breathing, relaxation and guided imagery. These are techniques I teach many of my clients whether they struggle with anxiety or are just wanting to center their thoughts in order to feel connected to God,

understand what they are experiencing or studying for a test. From biblical writers to yoga gurus, the use of meditation has been utilized to find our center through the ages. In the hectic world in which we live and work, it is a vital tool to perfect in order to be transported back to your best self and move forward toward your goals. Take time to “Breathe Deep and Seek Peace” today.

6 thoughts on “Breathe Deep, Seek Peace

  • Hey Sabrina – nice article. I wish I would have known this technique when my guys were younger as well as when I was in the middle of a very stressful job. I use this now to “slow down” in general. Centering is also reminding ourselves of Who we really belong to and how very much He loves us!

    One thing (here is my editor hat…) I think you meant “meditation” in this sentence: “Recent studies show the amazing benefits of mediation on our brain and thus on our body.”

    Mediation may be a part of your practice so I thought I’d call it out.

    BTW – LOVE the profile picture!

  • We are currently conducting a study to determine if distraction techniques can alleviate or minimize symptoms from cancer and cancer treatment– it is amazing what the mind can do. And, I believe we see evidence in people who live long enough to be a part of special or important events before passing away. Interesting stuff for sure!

  • Thanks for sharing this. Very helpful and timely for me as I’m going through some major stress. The article you referred to also referred to something I’ve discovered, personally, as a Registered Dietitian and being someone that has worked with eating disorders and mindful eating. When I am less busy and less stressed I tend to be more obviously more relaxed (translated to I can breathe in a healthier manner and take time to meditate more) BUT also my eating habits are better and I tend to shed some otherwise unneeded pounds. I had not thought of it in terms of the oxygen supply being better. Great stuff!!!! Keep up the awesome work!

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