How Breathing Differently Can Make You Happier

Written by Adam Eason

"When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire." – Quote from an 11-year-old’s science exam

John Grinder, co-creator of NLP talks aboutrepparttar link between respiration, physiology, internal state and high performance. He calls this ‘the chain of excellence’. I recently read a book by Osho,repparttar 148759 wonderfully non-PC mystic and guru. Inrepparttar 148760 book, Osho instructedrepparttar 148761 reader to pay attention to their breathing rate when they were sad, and noticerepparttar 148762 timing ofrepparttar 148763 in-breath and out-breath. He explained that next time they were happy, they could re-inducerepparttar 148764 sad state by merely repeatingrepparttar 148765 breathing pattern. Fortunately, he added, it worksrepparttar 148766 other way round too!

Follow some or all of these exercises;

Firstly; When you are experiencing a powerful, positive state, allow yourself to become aware of your breathing rate. Pay particular attention torepparttar 148767 timing and rhythm of your in-breath and out-breath.

Secondly; Next time you are in a neutral or negative state, start breathing atrepparttar 148768 rate and rhythm from exercise one, and within a minute or so,repparttar 148769 positive state should begin to return.

Many gurus advise people to do breathing exercises regularly. I know Tony Robbins does in his marvellous book “Unlimited Power” he advises that you start each day with a breathing exercise of inhaling slowly and deeply, then holding it for twice as long asrepparttar 148770 inhalation and exhaling in twicerepparttar 148771 pace. It really is invigorating and a great way to get motivated atrepparttar 148772 start ofrepparttar 148773 day, especially if you are looking to do some things with your day that require motivation.

Breathing is powerful, our life force and is a major factor influencing our state of mind (if you uncertain about this, hold your breath for two minutes & re-read this sentence) This beingrepparttar 148774 case, please use your common sense when doing any of these exercises (if you have a respiratory condition, please check with your health advisor first.) I do not want any asthmatics complaining that they did themselves harm following these exercises!!

Curing Insomnia - 7 Steps To Better Sleep

Written by Donald Saunders

Do you sit up at night not bothering to go to bed because you know you won’t sleep? Or, do you climb into bed and then toss and turn getting more and more frustrated because sleep won’t come? If so, don’t despair because help is at hand.

Whether you are suffering from short-term, transient insomnia or longer-term chronic severe insomnia, curing insomnia is simpler than you might think.

Here are 7 simple steps that provide a natural cure for insomnia and that will set you onrepparttar road to better sleep.

Step 1. Set yourself a bedtime routine.

Set a time for going to bed and for getting up inrepparttar 148735 morning and stick to them. Experts agree that most of us need about seven or eight hours sleep a night, but this varies from person to person. You’ll know yourself whether you can manage comfortably on six hours a night, or perhaps need as long as nine hours. Whateverrepparttar 148736 case, set your bedtime and wake up times accordingly and then keep strictly to them.

Step 2. Arrange your bedroom for sleep.

Your bedroom should only ever be used for sleeping (and for making love), so arrange it accordingly.

Setrepparttar 148737 temperature at a comfortable, cool level (ideally between 65 and 70 degrees), and make sure that your bedroom is well ventilated. If possible, sleep with a window open or, if this isn’t practical, ensure that air can circulate throughrepparttar 148738 room, perhaps by using a fan. Also, make your bedroom as dark as possible when it’s time to sleep and avoidrepparttar 148739 common mistake of leaving a light on in case you need to get up duringrepparttar 148740 night.

Step 3. Lower external stimulation.

Avoid doing anything that is likely to stimulate either your body or your mind inrepparttar 148741 hour or two before bedtime. Don’t do your daily workout during this time, or decoraterepparttar 148742 spare bedroom.

Also, try to cut out television inrepparttar 148743 run-up to bed. I know, this is not easy and you might even say “it’s impossible”. If this isrepparttar 148744 case, then don’t give this particular pleasure up but try to be selective in what you watch and choose programs that are relaxing.

Step 4. Lower internal stimulation.

If you’re a tea or coffee drinker then try to cut these out of your evening routine. This also applies to other drinks that contain caffeine, or high levels of sugar, such as many colas and hot chocolate.

Also, avoid drinking alcohol. Although a drink before bed might well help you to get to sleep, it will certainly not helprepparttar 148745 quality ofrepparttar 148746 sleep that you get.

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