The power of one breath. Breathe. Think. Enjoy. Love.

Breathe. Just Breathe.

Like every girl from my time I remember when Drew Barrymore uttered these words in Ever After before walking down the aisle to her happy.  She said this in a defiant, Just Breathe – everything is going to be ok.

The calming nature of breath.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  Marcus Aurelius

I have never been one to take my breathing for granted.  Seeing as how I have had asthma since I was a small fry – breathing is a big deal to me.  Just as labored breathing is scary, every time.  You never get used to asthma attacks and side effects.

I have, however; taken the simple act of breathing to steady myself for granted.  So much power is held within our breath, it is a magical stress relieving every day activity.; that only takes a second to calm you!

There is power in the breath.  I never understood this when I was powerlifting, I know right – dumb me; but I could/would breathe during my sets.  I couldn’t stop myself.  I just didn’t take the time to see how they were interwoven and beneficial.  Yoga and pranayama breath – For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.  Sanskrit proverb

Breathing with awareness, restores the balance within; breathing is influenced by our thoughts just as our thoughts can be influenced by our breath. There are many yoga practices with breath that I find useful… holding breath to move within poses and doing motions based on inhales and exhales.

This directly helps me when I do lift – I focus on using my breath to help me achieve movement and keep my body tight during the work.  I wish I could/would have followed this during my powerlifting days!!

This has also helped me with my asthma, I am more conscious and aware of how my thoughts can effect an attack.  Being scared because my breathing is restricted isn’t going to help anyone – but slowing my breath and making them as deep as I can, focuses energy into the moment and the breath.  This focus, this stillness; helps deepen my breath.

Healing is every breath.  Thich Nhat Hanh

I am thankful for my breath.

Having Lupus, having anxiety, and having asthma can be a recipe for disaster.

Anxiety = STRESS

Asthma = STRESS


Calming breath = freedom.

Lupus = fatigue, fatigue = STRESS.

Energy breath = freedom.

There is freedom in breath.  There is change in breath.

Breathing = positive vibes.


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