#18 VIDEO CLIP: AN INTRODUCTION TO THORACIC BREATHING
For centuries the Yogic Sciences and Ayurvedic Medicine have used the power of breathwork to help rebalance the body and mind. This video introduces thoracic breathing in an easy and accessible way.
#20 VIDEO CLIP: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SECRET OF THE HALF BUDDHA SMILE
Many depictions of the Buddha show his face with a half smile - where his mouth is turned upwards into a half smile and the outer edges of his eyelids are also turned upwards. There is a reason behind this as many Eastern traditions have used this very simple and effective technique as a meditation and relaxation tool. Today, modern science has shown the mechanism for how this change in facial tone can inhibit the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response) through the activation of the vagal brake, which then increases the relaxation response.