WHY BREATHE & BE
Come Home to You
The pathway to the higher self and to living a joyful life lies in first connecting to the mind and body through the breath. With each breath, coming back to your universal truth — how to breathe and be you.
In American society today, many of us are running. Running from one place to the next, running out of time, running on empty. These are commonly used phrases for a reason. Many experience intense career deadlines, family obligations and haphazard schedules. In addition, we’re trying to prioritize our health while under extreme stress and completely sleep deprived.
We just think:
“If only I had more time”
“If only there were more hours in the day”
“I’m trying so hard to do it all”
We may feel so caught up in trying to “do” it all that we don’t even know how to “be” our own person anymore — we’ve lost the connection to our deepest and most authentic self. The truth is we cannot “do” it all and we were never meant to. By nature, we are “human be-ings” not human “do-ings”. We already do enough. We already have enough. We already are enough. Learning how to come to grips with these truths is where the challenge lies.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your life — overwhelmed by commitments, overwhelmed by self-limiting thoughts, overwhelmed by negative energy or people, trust that you’ve found yourself here for a reason. Trust that it is always the right time to reconnect with yourself. The pathway to the higher self and to living a joyful life lies in first connecting to the mind and body through the breath. With each breath, coming back to your universal truth — how to breathe and be you.
The Roots of Breathe & Be
It is easy to get caught up in the spiral of life’s responsibilities, challenges and sorrows much at the expense of our mental, physical and emotional well being. Most of us have visited this state of being before. It’s exhausting, and the more we live in that space, the more we seek it out. I found myself in this state at the young age of 17 years old. I was completely depleted mentally, physically, and emotionally. I had hit rock bottom — devoid of purpose, love for my life, and love for myself. Loving oneself is sadly something many of us never learn to do.
I stepped onto my yoga mat that summer and started to pause for the first time in my life, and simply started to watch myself breathe. I began to fall in love with my life on the mat, and eventually, in love with myself and my life off the mat as well. I began to realize how much love is all around me and found a deeper understanding of who I was for the very first time. Over the years my capacity to give and receive love expanded into deep healing, forgiveness and compassion, both for myself and others. This awareness and understanding changed my relationships, as I began to see how many people around me hurt just the same way I had been hurting in the past. Compassion and forgiveness remain at the forefront of all my relationships and interactions.
Yoga, mindfulness, and cognitive re-framing helped me to rise up and live a life of love, gratitude and compassion. It inspired me to spend the last decade studying and practicing various styles of yoga and meditation, cognitive re-framing, physical fitness, holistic psychology, nutrition, naturalistic methods for healing and so much more. I couldn’t be more inspired to share the tools that have helped me transform my life with you. With love, we can peel back those layers and see who it is we truly are. With love, we can rise up and shine our brightest and truest ligh