How To Breathe by John Cali

Sounds like a silly title, doesn’t it? Breathing is the most natural process, requiring no conscious attention to it. But most of us don’t know how to breathe well. Nor do we know how to tap into the tremendous power of simple breathing.

My spirit guides often recommend conscious, deliberate breathing exercises, especially to those with anxiety, fear, and other similar issues.


One of the biggest challenges you face in your modern world is stress. Your technology, as powerful and useful as it is, is one major source of stress in your lives. You live in a “wired world.” You’re connected to the whole planet 24 hours a day every day.

Stress, if it lasts long enough or if it’s constant will take its toll on your physical bodies. Also on your mental and emotional well-being. Stress is a constant in your world today. But it does not have to be a constant in your lives.

You need to get away from the stress of your modern world and technology, at least occasionally. We mean completely away from it. Do whatever it takes. One powerful “escape method” is conscious, deliberate breathing.

We often recommend meditation to people. One reason meditation is so powerful in relieving stress and promoting healing is it gets you focused on your breathing, and temporarily removes you from the world.

While there are many meditation and breathing techniques, it’s important not to let the many choices overwhelm you. Pick whatever appeals to you and feels right for you. There are no wrong choices. Simply trust yourselves and your inner guidance. And practice regularly, preferably daily.

As John said earlier, breathing seems the most natural of your physical processes. Yet most of you breathe quickly and shallowly. You rarely take deep conscious breaths. There’s a huge difference between the two. Conscious, deliberate breathing, as in mediation, will relax and heal you in body, mind, and spirit.

Most of all, meditation and breathing re-connect, re-align you with your higher selves. When you regularly practice being fully aligned with your higher selves, through meditation and conscious breathing, you will find your lives becoming much more peaceful and joyful.

Your higher selves live in a state of eternal peace and joy. While we are not saying you will continually enjoy that state while still in your physical bodies, you certainly can — and must — reduce the stress in your lives and increase the peace and joy. This is entirely possible, and literally at your fingertips. With meditation and conscious breathing it becomes easier and easier. Eventually you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it.

All is well.


Have you practiced conscious, deliberate breathing such as Dr. Andrew Weil recommends in this week’s video? Please comment below.

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