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Relieve Stress and Breathe Through Your Heart
Jen Fedorowicz

Energy Medicine and Emotional Healing

We joke in our house that when Father’s Day rolls around, it doesn’t get the same attention as Mother’s Day, because ya know… Men have it easy.

Only I know that’s not true. Men hold onto a lot of stress, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men.

So, what does energy work have to do with the heart? Everything.

The mind and the heart are in constant communication, but the heart is doing most of the “talking.” The heart is one of the energy centers in the body and research has proven that the heart has a “mind of its own.”

HearthMath, a non-profit organization that has been studying the heart since 1991, has research that proves that adding heart to our daily activities produces measurable benefits to our well-being, for both men and women.

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Try this heart-healing breathing exercise…

  1. Drop your awareness into your heart, maybe even rest your hand on the center of your chest to keep your awareness there.
  2. Begin to breathe slowly and deeply while imagining that you are breathing in and out of the heart center.
  3. Allow your mind to focus on a feeling of appreciation for someone or something in your life.

With just a few minutes of this breathing, the heart slows down, blood vessels relax, and the heart can begin to send healing messages to the body.

I encourage you to spend a few minutes every day with heart-coherence breathing.

Take a few moments to drop in and breathe from the heart before pulling out of the driveway in the morning.

Maybe again when you arrive at work before going in and starting your day. Or when arriving home at the end of the day, sit in the car for a few minutes before going into the house.

You will begin to feel a noticeable difference in your ability to handle stressful situations.

Plus, everyone in your life benefits when you make a positive energetic shift.

Thriving Magazine October 2022 Issue 16

Thriving Magazine • Issue 16

Our October issue looks how we can make positive changes in our mindset and behaviors over the last 90 days of the year so we're starting 2023 with a head start (and skipping the resolutions!). Enjoy!

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