No Focus? Breathe

"When you feel life out of focus, always return to basic of life - breathing". (Karate teacher Mr Miyagi to his student Daniel in the 1986 movie The Karate Kid II).

So true.

Of all the traditional Chinese ways of health, breathing is the single best one.

Breathing improves more than just your focus though. Regular practice of slow, deep breathing can help you get rid of anger, frustration, worry, anxiety and depression and these are just the emotional benefits.

Doing breathing exercises for as little as 15 minutes a day can boost your energy, improve digestion and bowels and much, much more. Certain benefits you will notice almost immediately, while others will take longer to feel. We are all different.

On the site you will find some breathing exercises to get started with. Pick one or 2 that seem to best fit your situation and start TODAY. They are easy to learn and they work but you have to DO them. First thing in the morning is best but anytime is better than never.

My advice is to get started with some of the online breathing exercises but if you can find a local teacher this will be best. A taiqi or qigong teacher will be able to give you more detailed and personalized instruction. A Chinese medicine practitioner, such as an acupuncturist, may also be able to help.

Any questions let me know.


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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