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Cindy Georgakas

Hi Friends and welcome to a mini breathing lesson to revitalize you and help you get the most out of your day. How you breathe matters and I’m delighted to share some basic tips we all know but sometimes forget, so grab your matt or just sit at your desk and we’ll do this together. We all need it and it will do wonders for your well being.

Do you find yourself holding your breath as you move through your day, or find your shoulders to your ears, slumped over your desk?

Do you know babies don’t need to be taught how to breathe and they just do it naturally? You too were that baby at one time and still are deep inside. The stresses of everyday create tension in our bodies and we can begin to loose that memory and shallow breathing replaces full diaphragmatic abdominal breathing where our organs, brain relaxation are compromised.

Today I created a 9 minute video for you on the proper techniques for breathing so join me here in my new office and breath with me.

Breathing is the corner stone to our existence and the basic building block for better health.

Here is some information on Healthline

Diaphragm breathing basics

Here’s the basic procedure for diaphragmatic breathing. It may be easiest to practice while lying flat on your bed or the floor when you first start.

  1. Sit or lie down on a comfortable, flat surface.
  2. Relax your shoulders, shifting them downward away from the ears.
  3. Put a hand on your chest and a hand on your stomach.
  4. Without straining or pushing, breathe in through your nose until you can’t take in any more air.
  5. Feel the air moving through your nostrils into your abdomen, expanding your stomach and sides of the waist. Your chest remains relatively still.
  6. Purse your lips as if sipping through a straw. Exhale slowly through your lips for 4 seconds and feel your stomach gently contracting.
  7. Repeat these steps several times for best results.

Diaphragmatic breathing benefits

Research suggests that diaphragmatic breathing can have a wide range of benefits. It may help you:

Have a wonderful start of the week and keep breathing!

πŸ’—

Cindy

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Suzette Benjamin
3 months ago

Thank you for the excellent video and for sharing your expertise. Breathing is essential and restorative, you are so right+

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes, thank you! Happy Tuesday! Much peace to you, Cindy!

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
3 months ago

Nice breathku and video.

Jacqui Murray
3 months ago

Good reminders about breathing. I’ve been taking shooting lessons and breathing is a big deal with doing that well. I like your timing with this post.

GraceoftheSun
3 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing video and tips, Cindy. I really needed this today. Have a fabulous Monday!!!πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thanks so much. Happy Monday to you too, dear Cindy πŸ’•

Nora
3 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
3 months ago

Thanks for this wonderful video and valuable breathing tips, Cindy! Perfect to start a new week! Have a great Monday! β€οΈπŸ’

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ’–πŸ’–

Michele Lee
3 months ago

Thank you for this valuable share, Cindy. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈβœ¨

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are welcome. I became focused on breathing in my early days in the classroom. Intentional breathing was a game changer, a life saver, for me. A way to stay calm and not react to teenage shenanigans. πŸ˜… It still requires focused attention, so gratitude to you, great giver of information and love! ❣ πŸ™πŸ»

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Best wishes to your daughter. That is a tough age! 😰 I am sure she has learned many healthy coping skills through you. 😊

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Wonderful! There is always something to learn – one of the joys of teaching. Never a dull moment! 😁 Congrats to her! πŸ’ͺ🏻

Destiny
3 months ago

Thank you for this wonderful share, Cindy 🀍✨

Destiny
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

always a pleasure, dear Cindy 🀍🌹✨

Kym Gordon Moore
3 months ago

WOW, how interesting about the restorative and proper techniques for breathing. Cindy…who knew? πŸ€” Obviously you did! LOL 😜 Great post my Energizer Mama! May you have a beautiful week ahead my dear dawwwlinkkkk.

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Well Cindy my dear Energizer Mama, nobody can unplug your balloon. 🎈🎈🎈 You keep it filled and continue to rise, rise, rise, and shine! Why? Because that is just what you do my dawwwlinkkkkk! Hugs and smooches! πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’πŸ˜Š

Marsha
3 months ago

Great post, Cindy. I’ll bookmark it and come back because breathing is one of my newest problems in life. It is very frustrating when you can’t do it!

robbiesinspiration
3 months ago

Hi Cindy, thank you for this lovely and useful post. My physiotherapist taught me the same breathing exercises after I had Covid. Apparently Covid messed up a lot of peoples breathing habits.

Yaw Barima Tawiah Bosompem
3 months ago

Wonderful

Yaw Barima Tawiah Bosompem
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Sure..I’m really enjoying your stories

Yaw Barima Tawiah Bosompem
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yhh absolutely…can I have your number or email so we can talk more?

Giada
3 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful Monday! πŸ’•πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™

Giada
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thank you so much dear Cindy!! I sending you a huge hugs!! πŸ₯°πŸ™β€οΈπŸ’•πŸŒΉ

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
3 months ago

Thanks for sharing your video and infographic. It’s welcomed today. I should look at the infographic daily. My fitness tracker tracks my breathing rate per minute. I’ll be interested to see if the daily report changes after a breathing technique. It must average it the daily rate. Enjoy your week, Cindy.

Pooja G
3 months ago

Great information, breathing literally keeps us alive and so many of us don’t breathe correctly. Taking proper, deep breathes does wonders for your body.

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Absolutely! 😊

Tangie
3 months ago

Thank you, Cindy, for the informative video. I now know the correct way.

Shadia
3 months ago

The deeper and slower, the healthier.. thanks for sharing Cindy

Ingrid
3 months ago

So true that it’s important to remember to breathe, even in the most challenging circumstances-like childbirth!

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Ah, yes – I remember it well πŸ˜…

Sadje
3 months ago

Awesome tips. Saving it to learn it properly. Thanks Cindy

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thanks my friend, it is very helpful

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thank YOU so much my friend

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
3 months ago

I love this!!!

This is basically a treat to watch and read.

Breathing properly also plays an important role during workout.

Your voice is lovely. It build trust!!

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Ranjana
3 months ago

Hi Cindy, I tried breathing techniques from your video today and I felt so relaxed and active in my mind. I have tried this breathwork before but it was a long time ago. It’s really surprising that when we allow our mind to focus on deep breathing, our bodies seem to experience harmony. Thank you πŸ™

KK
KK
3 months ago

Breathing is automatic, but we can’t stop it, even if we want. I’m glad, Cindy, that you have taken up this important topic for this post. I do it daily. Love your tips and video. πŸ’–πŸ’

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re always welcome, Cindy πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

Eugi
3 months ago

Thank you so much, Cindy, for the video and information. These are great reminders that we tend not to think about and can make such a difference in how we feel. πŸ’–

Eugi
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy! πŸ’–

Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji
3 months ago

The office looks brilliant.

katiemiafrederick
3 months ago

Oh Dear Lord Forgetting How to Naturally
Breathe For Living Best in Benefit of Balance

Dear Cindy Worthy Film You Bring Indeed to
Show Folks How Who Have Forgotten So

Covered Deep

in Nature

Deficit

Disorder

Modernity Malady

Hehe Been Spending Eden iN
The Morning Forest Bathing Bare
Foot Breathing Wrote 6235 Words Yesterday

Not Much Room For A FReDWooD

Left Next on the Agenda Celebrate

my 63rd Birthday Today With A Nap

Then my Wife, Sister, And Wife Yes

Are Taking me to A Brazilian Big Foot

Restaurant Nestled Up in the BackWoods

in North of the County i Will Surely Be Wearing

my T-Shirt That Says “Big Foot Saw me Yet(i)

No One Believed Him” Actually It Says But No

One Believes Him Yet There are No Ifs

Ands or Buts

When i am

Creating in Flow
Free Dancing Singing

Life is Way too Amazing Real
Than to Be Focused on Myths Alone NeWLY NoW

So God Yes! Dear Lord Yes! Barefoot BREaTHE NaTuRE..:)

Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
3 months ago

Well said.

akshita1776
3 months ago

Loved this like I love all your posts!
Keep sharing, keep shining✨

Sheereen
3 months ago

Informative post

HellloHippo
3 months ago

Amazing read!

the hot goddess
3 months ago

Thank you for this informative reminder of the healing, calming, and restoring power of mindful breathing. Ahhhhh…

katiemiafrederick
3 months ago

Thank You Dear Cindy For the Birthday
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