“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

My Head is Relaxed: Chapter 2
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So the first of my relaxation tapes came in the mail yesterday, and I tried it out, hoping to find ways to lessen my uptight nature. Apparently, I HAVE BEEN BREATHING INCORRECTLY! The path to relaxation is through deep belly breaths. Your chest shouldn't even move when you're lying down, breathing ... only your belly should rise and fall. When your chest moves it shows you're using the top of your lungs exclusively, and apparently this is not conducive for inner peace.

I have also been trying this in normal standing-up situations. Yesterday, however, a woman in line at the grocery store said, "Are you okay?"

"Oh, no, thanks very much," I replied. "I am working on deep-belly breathing to alleviate my stress, which will hopefully help me quash my teeth-grinding habit."

She smiled politely and tuned me out.

Everybody now ... Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnn, and ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should learn to relax now. Because SOME say GPS could start failing next year. All those drivers dependent on continual instruction, suddenly have to think for themselves and navigate by asking other *people* for directions.
link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=95494&sectionid=3510208

August 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

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