Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Deep breathing for the super stressed.

You have have HAVE to check out this website.  Its called Do As One.  I found it while reading my Self magazine but then tried it out with one of my students this morning.  She kind of loved it just as much as I did.  Here is the description, as written by the website:

"The Goal: To serve and connect humanity by establishing a legacy of healthy, conscious breathing.

The Vision: One billion people will breathe together synchronously by November 11, 2012.

The Method: To share techniques for daily, optimal breathing and enable global, synchronous breathing through DoAsOne.com.

The Story: Do As One was created by three visionary friends compelled to make the world a happier and healthier place on a grand scale. With that vision at heart, they sought to learn as much as they could about the most basic and life sustaining function of a human’s life, breathing.

They met with gurus, breath practitioners, respiratory therapists, doctors, yoga instructors, healers, shamans, religious leaders, monks and alternative medicine experts to get at the core of what the breath means to the human body, mind and spirit. They even interviewed thousands of diverse people to gauge what the general population knows about breathing in order to help determine what needed to be shared and how best to impart the knowledge.

After synthesizing all the information, the founders set forth a grand goal to have one billion people breathe together by 11/11/12. On 07/07/07 DoAsOne.com was born, forever changing the way you think about breathing.

Do As One is adamant about refining and improving the core of it infrastructure so since launch on 07/07/07, we have had major releases of the website on 08/08/08, 09/09/09 and 10/10/10. Subsequent major releases of DoAsOne.com are scheduled for 11/11/11 and 12/12/12.

DoAsOne.com is the online embodiment of the vision, goal, and method of Do As One. People have now come from over 140 countries to breathe on DoAsOne.com. Users have commented that the carefully designed breathing tools have improved their quality of life and enabled them to connect with others around the planet in a unique and exciting way."

Although very good intentions on a large scale, I think each person that uses the site can benefit from its relaxation and deep breathing practices.  Sign on and deep breath for 5, 10, 15, or 30 minutes at a time.  You can also participate in a Universal Laughter Room, Universal OM room, or Universal Full Spectrum Breathing Room. 
It is my goal to bring myself to a happier healthier place, and to do it on my own.  I know this year has been bonkers, but I want to get back and center myself, focus on my work, tackle my marathon training goals, and be happy along the way.  Go lauren go!

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