Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people everywhere—from students in the classroom to CEOs in the boardroom. Her research has revealed that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how […]

What Is Fight or Flight?

Your heart rate speeds up … your blood pressure soars … your breathing gets shallow … your palms start sweating … your mind begins to spin … sounds familiar? These are all normal symptoms of the acute stress response commonly known as fight or flight. The next two things I say shouldn’t surprise you: 1. Our culture […]

How to Practice Breath Retention

“There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” ~Rumi
 Kumbhaka is the Sanskrit word for this powerful type of breathing exercise, where you focus your attention on the pause at the top of the inhale and/or […]