Breathe + Stretch

Be Present I Practice Mindfulness I Breathe

BREATHING EXERCISES IN THE CLASSROOM

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators.​

Read More

Breathing Exercises: How Often Should I Practice?

Just. Breathe.  Breathing exercises are some of my favorite strategies for managing stress. When you’re stressed, you can use your […]

Read More

Breathing Exercises: How Should I Sit?

Okay, so you know breathing exercises can help you calm down and get to a place where you can think […]

Read More

Breathing Exercises: What if Sitting Makes Me Anxious?

You know I love my breathing exercises! But is there anyone out there who struggles with sitting completely still and […]

Read More

Breathing Exercises: Should I breathe through my nose or mouth?

Nose vs. Mouth?    When it comes to my breathing practice, should I be breathing through my nose or through […]

Read More

Breathing Exercises: Should I Open or Close My Eyes

Should you keep your eyes opened or closed during breathing exercises?    My answer: It depends.    There’s some pros […]

Read More

Discovering The Mako Method™ (Our Framework for Managing Stress)

New Year – Same Me.    The New Year isn’t about reinventing myself. But it is a great time to […]

Read More

Establishing & Enforcing Boundaries for Helping Professionals

As a caregiver or helping professional, you give a lot of yourself to the people you serve.    You give […]

Read More

Sun Breath

Sun breaths are great for when you want to feel more calm. These are great because they can be done discreetly but still have an incredible impact on your emotional state.

Read More

Shoulder Movements

Shoulder movements are great for when we want to feel more calm. Shoulder movements can release tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders while improving posture and facilitating deeper breathing. Incorporate shoulder movements into your daily routine to help release tension and stress.

Read More

Neck Movements

Intentional movements with the neck help to lighten the head for those who spend long hours seated at desks or working the kind of job that puts excess strain on the neck and shoulders.

Read More

Benefits of Breathing

When we’re stressed, we can use our breath to stay level headed and to help change our mood. We may not be able to change the situation, but we can use our breath to not be so strongly affected by it. Learn more about breathing and how it can help you manage your stress levels here.

Read More

Equal Breathing Exercise

Equal breathing helps you to relax, focus, and be present. Try this equal breathing exercise when you're feeling anxious.

Read More

Belly Breathing

The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle that sits at the base of the lungs. It is the most efficient muscle for breathing.

Read More

4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

When you're stressed, your breathing can become very shallow which is breeding grounds for an excess of carbon dioxide in your tissues, which can ultimately lead to disease.

Read More

Body Tension & Progressive Relaxation

Learn why we feel tension when we’re stressed and a relaxation technique to help release that tension  

Read More