Just Breathe


This morning I was inspired on the way to work when I heard a slightly older song on the radio called ‘Breathe 2 a.m.’ by an artist named Anna Nalick. When she wrote and recorded this song, she was a fairly young kid. I believe when she was promoting it and releasing it she was only 21 years old.

When I listened to the lyrics of the song at that time, I was pretty impressed that someone so young could get the significance of conscious breathing and the impact it can have on our lives. I actually met her once, and asked her if she realized how significant some of the lyrics in her song were. Although I am not quite sure she did, this is what she said: “When my mom saw me upset or stressed out, she told me to just breathe”.

Although I think some of the lyrics go even deeper into how we can move through our world, there is a lot to be said for just pausing a moment to “just breathe”. This small step can really help to alter our state of mind and improve our overall health.

Andrew Weil, M.D. stated, “If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply… to learn how to breathe correctly.”

Regarding breathing, in his book, Breathe Smart, Aaron Hoopes says, “…encouraging the body to do what is natural is most often the best one. Ironically, the simple, natural and most beneficial method is often the most neglected as we continue the quest for a healthier more fulfilling life.”

In future posts, I look forward to sharing more of the benefits of conscious breathing, and how it can help us reduce stress, improve health and possibly even lose weight. For now, enjoy the song and let me know what you think of some of the lyrics, even beyond the “just breathe” parts. It’s not about if you like the song, just what you hear in it.

Let me know, I look forward to your comments.

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