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Why do we want to expand our breathing?

Golden GateYou may have notice that, as many other practitioners and coaches do, I always emphasise on the importance of breathing.

The breathing is a direct bridge to our ability to perceiving more of the changes appearing inside us and in our surrounding. When we limit our breathing, our perception’s ability is also reduced. When we breath bigger and deeper, our perception becomes also bigger and deeper.
Although it is quite clear to everyone why we need to breathe, it is not always evident why it is important to expanding our breathing and deepening our respiration. Sometimes this is very uncomfortable: it takes more time and slows us down. On the other hand, it allows us to feel more of what is happening in our body!

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Silence: a window through creativity

windowCreativity is the ability to mould a certain material into something new and original. We normally associate creativity with art or an art performance and we think that creativity doesn’t belong to us because we are not an artist or we are not living from our art. Because we look at creativity as something characterizing other people but not ourselves, we never think how creativity could appear in our lives and what creativity means for us.

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Needing sunlight

We are now entering the last part of Winter and see the first days of sun allowing us to enjoy a bit of “need of the sun.” This is particularly true for people who do not practice outside activities such as skiing or walking.

Needing sunlight is now widely recognized. A brief research on the Internet makes us aware that in Northern countries where the sun is low in winter, deficiencies may occur, particularly with Vitamin D levels.

By exposing ourselves to sunlight for 10 to 15 minutes per day, we synthesize vitamin D which is very important in the storage of calcium in the bones. This vitamin is produced primarily by the body (scientifically, it is rather considered a hormone) which is able to store it. By exposing ourselves to sun during the summer, we build our reserve of vitamin D for the winter months. A signal showing Vitamin D deficiency is fatigue … But fatigue has many causes…[Read more]