Did you ever notice how powerful your breath is? We breathe mindlessly all day, and don’t usually think much about it, nor even notice it. But if we can learn conscious breathing, and really practice the techniques, we can harness the immense power of our breath. Your breath, when directed properly, has the power to calm and focus your mind, to relax your body, to ease pain (mental or physical), to release a negative energy/thought pattern, to balance the nervous system, and so much more! The science behind the breath is fascinating! And on the flip side, if you don’t know how to control it, shallow rapid breathing patterns can also have negative consequences, like increased stress, physical tension, and heart rate/blood pressure.

We breast cancer survivors can benefit so much from the power of the breath. From helping to calm our scanxiety after follow up imaging, to training our bodies to react to stressful situations in a healthier way, to easing physical pain leftover from breast cancer treatments, and others, the benefits are endless.  Learn to tune into and control your breath, and the benefits to your body and mind will amaze you.

If you have never looked into pranayama, or breath control practices, check it out! No gadgets necessary. Just you and your lungs!
Check out our tutorial video if you want to learn about pranayama, and start using the techniques.
Breathe deeply, my friends! 

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