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Breathing is something we all do naturally without much thought.  Breathing gives us the vital life giving oxygen that our bodies need to stay alive and on every outbreath we are able to release waste and toxins from our body. If you think about it breathing is our number one life giving function we have. You can stop eating for a time but you can never stop breathing.  So why don't we pay more attention to the way we breathe?

Oxygen is everything to the body, nerves and organs it is our total well being.  Breathing affects our state of mind and we can use it to calm us in stressful situations, if we are tense it will make us relax.  So why not try to have a few breathing techniques that can help us when these situations arise?

I am going to share with you some breathing techniques that I learned from my favorite author Sonia Choquette.



- If you are stressed or anxious breathe deep and sigh four times. To sigh is to make a loud sound with the exhale.

- If you need to get grounded and you need a flood of oxygen.  Breathe in count to 4, then hold your breath count to 6, then blow 4 on the exhale and then hold 6. Repeat this as many times as you are able.  Do this often it trains our minds to be peaceful. 

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Comments (15)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Amy- I have found that my "yoga" breaths have helped me so much when I feel stressed.  I even use it when I'm sitting in the dentist's chair! LOL

Nov 06, 2011 03:35 AM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Thank you for the advice, I shall try these the next time I am stressed, which is probably be soon.

Nov 06, 2011 03:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Amy, So funny to find this post. My son was just recommending Sonia - I do the final breathing exercise you mention quite often. It really does help drain the stress. Thanks so much for the Sonia reminder. :)

Nov 06, 2011 03:36 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Beautiful photo and great stress free breathing techniques this are helpful to use throughout any day.

Nov 06, 2011 03:37 AM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

We all need to de-stress sometimes.  Breathing really helps bring you back down to basics and clears the mind.  Thanks for the tips!

Nov 06, 2011 04:14 AM
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Amy - this is really helpful!  Just detaching from a stressful situation and taking a few of these deep breaths can really take the edge off.

Nov 06, 2011 06:01 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

You are right Amy we don't think much about breathing and in fact take it for granted much of the time.  When I get all stressed my wife makes me stop, move around and her words are indeed "just breath." I must admit it works!  You girls are so smart:)

Nov 06, 2011 06:13 AM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Amy...wonderful technique. We practice "pranayama". A breathing technique before meditation. It is also wonderful for stress release and calming the mind.  It is a bit different and I am going to try this technique. Will also look into Sonya.....sounds like something I should read. Beautiful gift to all! Have a beautiful week!

Nov 06, 2011 09:36 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Do you find that instead if breatung, in stressful situations you hold your breath? I do. I have to remind myself that in order to regain control, I have to take deep breaths! Great post!
Nov 06, 2011 10:58 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

VERY NICE, Amy.  If we could even THINK to do this when we are stressed, it would make our lives so much more peaceful.  Thank you for some great suggestions.

Nov 06, 2011 02:02 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Amy, isn't it interesting how our breathing can change the way we feel.

Nov 07, 2011 05:50 AM
Amy Robinson
London Pierce Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor, Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale

Yes breathing is important : ) all we need to do is think about it once in a while.  Sonia is a wonderful author if you are up for something great to read.

Nov 07, 2011 08:27 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Amy - that's why I love yoga so much - it's all about your breathe and you can use it to calm yourself and  re-energize! 

Nov 07, 2011 11:38 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

great advice Amy breathing is an important relaxation technique!



p.s love those sunflowers as the backdrop to your blog:)

Nov 07, 2011 11:56 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Amy in a job filled with stress your blog is a breathe of fresh air tas a reminder to be able to take a minute and breathe. I sure will be praticing those techniques this afternoon as a bank i work with just cant seem to find any common sense (above and beyond normal)

Nov 08, 2011 08:13 AM