When was the last time you breathed past your collarbone?
That may seem like a strange question. But I urge you to think about it.
When was the last time you breathed deeply enough to reach the bottom of your lungs?
The truth is, most of us don’t breathe well. We breathe enough to keep our body working—shallow, unfulfilling breaths that leave us in a constant state of stress.
Breathing deeply and intentionally ties into one of the most well-known theories of human motivation: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. These needs often arranged in a pyramid are more than a pretty chart hung up in a classroom. They are part of the foundation for a life you won’t feel like you need to escape from.(more…)