In her newsletter My Sweet Dumb Brain, Katie Hawkins-Gaar writes about the importance of taking time to breathe. Not, you know, the unconscious kind of breathing you do to stay alive, but thoughtful, slow breathing, to help you stay grounded and feel your place in the world.
A researcher who studied the posture of people who experience virtually no back pain offers us a few exercises to get that pain-free life ourselves. One involves a simple breathing exercise, another asks us to clench our butts.
iOS: Anyone struggling with stress understands that even a little time to relax can help a lot, and Breathe for iPhone is an app that walks you through simple breathing exercises to help you relax, de-stress and find a little peace.