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Surefire Stress Relief: Breathing Through Your Heart

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Surefire Stress Relief: Breathing Through Your Heart

How different would your life be if you could intentionally shift yourself out of tension and anxiety into a relaxed, clear-minded state in just thirty seconds?

A couple of weeks ago, I got on a conference call about an investment opportunity in my company, HeartMath. The consultant on the call, who had been a CFO of two public companies, said it had been a strained morning for him. “I really need to chill,” he admitted at the start of our call, so I offered to guide him virtually through our Heart-Focused Breathing© technique as a way to help him de-stress. He agreed.

“Focus your attention on the area of your heart,” I said. “Let go of whatever you’ve been thinking or doing. Pretend your breath is flowing in through the area of your heart and out through the area of your heart.” I began to feel him settle down into breathing slowly and easily. After a pause, I continued: “Now, focus on someone or something in your life you really appreciate and feel gratitude for while continuing Heart-Focused Breathing©.” Some 15 seconds later, he said, “Wow, I feel so different. This stuff really works.” My investment advisor, who’s been working with HeartMath for nearly a decade, was also on the line. She’d heard similar stories before, but this was the first time she’d witnessed a senior executive in her own field make such an immediate change. She was so astonished at the impact that, at our next in-person meeting, she said, “If that technique can do that for him, this can change the world!” She’s since become an even bigger believer and evangelist of our work.

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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3:57PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

I love it when the advice starts off with "Let go of whatever you've been thinking and doing".... That's the problem! That ol' race-car brain, going round and round....

11:55AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

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4:14AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thanks

4:05AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing! Heartmath is so congruent with ancient meditation techniques :)

11:14PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thanks

6:58PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Breathing is such a simple way to restore balance to our lives :)

2:59AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Interesting. Thank you for sharing Deborah.

7:25PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

oh wow, this actually works....wow i have been waiting for something like this. this is so simple and awesome thank you!

12:40AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you :)

10:16AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Thanks!

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