Posts Tagged ‘breathwork’

Extra pressure from the holidays on both our personal and professional lives can affect our home life, as well as result in reduced productivity at work.  Here are some tips for coping with holiday stress at work: 

  1. Keep up your routines of exercise. This helps to keep up your resistance, maintain energy and has the stress reducing endorphin spillover effect.
  2. Everything in moderation re food-alcohol.
  3. If someone is “pressing your buttons” at work, respond v. react.  If you feel yourself angry, leave and take a break.
  4. Smile! The physical acts of smiling and laughing are stress reducers!
  5. Say NO without guilt.
  6. Keep your priorities straight!  Review and regroup throughout the day.
  7. Take frequent breaks.
  8. Practice mindful meditation at home or work daily.
  9. Breathe!
  10. Dream of your next vacation!   Image

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The Big Stressor

…is not knowing… The Big Stressor is not knowing since you have no control. The definition of stress = a feeling of not being in control = Big Stressor!

Simple equation and not happy in the moment is sometimes a personal medical issue, or perhaps of a loved one. Maybe a relationship in turmoil; or a global crisis. Maybe a local disaster. Everyone has been through several of these. So what to do when the Big Stressor rears it’s ugly head? Really pretty simple:

• Just breathe- as the song says.
• Step away from everyday stressors: Read a fictional book or go to a fun movie.
• Meet-up with friends and talk it though.
• Exercise (the endorphin factor:))
• Get enough sleep: turn down electronic devices early on.

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Viewing a dance performance can transport you because it is

  • multisensual; often music is involved and sometimes props-
  • erotic
  • therapeutic in that it is out of your head- into feelings and creative spaces-

I was in audience Tilles Center (CW Post) Long Island  for Jose Limon Dance Company performance this past weekend- and I was transported!

Once in a while I found myself blogging (this) in my head and forced stop- to be able to be fully present and “out of my head” with the dance viewing experience.

I’ve always found dance to be therapeutic in the doing and the viewing…

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I owned a dance and exercise studio and created an audio program Moving Meditation® Fitness: A Fitness and Relaxation Program  knowing that anyone can become more focused, relaxed and happier with the inclusion of dance-movement combined with visualization and guided breath work in their fitness and stress release routines.

All you need to do is simply allow  dance and movement  to transport you!

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Inspirational Power Quotes
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein
Imagination creates endless possibilities… Imagination + creativity +intuition + knowledge = success.
Taking Action
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
Yes, I agree. Movement is instrumental to progress and being “run over”.
Perseverance- Or?
“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale
OK- I think we all agree that before “quitting”, explore all options. And, to be aware of “the tipping point”. Sometimes, it’s indicated “to quit”. Before quitting, if it’s a project or action you are passionate about, brainstorm with a coach!
“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
Yes, discernment comes with maturity and experience. Meditate before choosing…


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. -Henry David Thoreau

Oh yes… and when your energy is down, or the weather isn’t cooperating, a quiet time and stretch-breathwork is a great way to start the day!

“Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 10
This is love of a person, family and a formula for successful relationship and team building within any context.

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents; never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”
Mahatma Ghandi
We strive to be/do this.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
…and love will come. Be open and accepting; it will find you.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection.” The Buddha
Self love must come first and more will follow.


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If you haven’t yet guessed, this is about the flame and the stone in my living room. I haven’t focused on a flame in a long time~ much of my meditative time is with eyes closed and focusing on my breath. This eve I was enthralled with a flame of a candle down low with a way-high flame~ it was so high and then peaked almost undiscernibly to what I imagined was infinity…. and in an instant began to tremor into a psychodelic strobe light dance that I am happy that I don’t need to medically avoid..and then in an instant diminished to a “normal” flame. A flame is effected by air currents, and I wonder, anything else??
An amethyst stone that’s been floating around my house for years, somehow got itself attached to the dripping wax in the dish. I had moved the dish-candle-stone to our dining table (with fabulous cous-cous-cinnamon scented melange by in house chef, Steve). I lovingly detached the stone from the wax, and rolled it around in my fingers. That brought back memories of Sue’s workshop where she gave them out to do exactly that, and my later “stone” experiences.

Share your personal flame and stone meditations~

Namaste, Eileen

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