pursed lip breathing exercise performed by Breath Coach Stephanie Esser
Breathing

Pursed Lip Breathing: What It Is and How To Do It

Pursed lip breathing is a technique you’re probably familiar with. Think about the last time you tried to calm down your anxiety. You took a deliberate, deep inhale followed by a slow exhale through very pursed lips. We use this natural technique to catch our breath, calm our minds, or feel in control. But did you know that the pursed lip breathing exercise can also strengthen your lungs? Let’s talk about

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Childhood Anxiety

How To Calm Down with Anxiety: 3 Ideas For Consistent Calming

Stop. Breathe. These words are thrown around so frivolously to those who suffer from anxiety that it’s become an empty phrase. You know this already.  My goal is to help kids learn how to calm down with anxiety. However, as I always say: You have to help yourself first before you can help those around you.  If you want to help kids get out of their own heads to feel

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Self-Care

May is Mental Health Month – It’s Time To Address Your Own

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but what can you do to raise awareness that doesn’t seem—preachy? Every year, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) introduces a different method for highlighting mental health. For example, in 2022, NAMI is amplifying the message of “Together for Mental Health.”  Everyone experiences a mental health crisis at some point: from the burliest of men to the most reserved women. The curveballs that life

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Breathing

4-7-8 Breathing Exercise: What You Need To Know

Ever heard of the breathing technique 4-7-8? As far as exercises go, this one is a go-to for yoga instructors and breathing coaches like myself.  This particular technique is designed to help you gain a better understanding of controlling your breath (a.k.a breath awareness). Deep breathing exercises like the 4-7-8 method benefit anyone who experiences debilitating stress and anxiety.  In some cases, they can even help you stop a panic attack.

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Breathing

4 Benefits of Breathing Deeply + Deep Breathing Exercise Technique

In today’s society, we’re all about instant gratification. From social media likes to streaming services, we have access to feel-good devices with a click of a button.  If only it were that easy to get rid of real problems like anxiety, stress, and physical pain.  Actually, there is! But there’s only one tool we have that instantly subdues these issues: our breath. It’s hard to grasp the benefits of breathing

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Breathing

My Birth Story

As I reflect on my journey in becoming a breath coach, I can’t help but wonder if my birth story is a piece of the puzzle. I recently interviewed my mom with questions and details of my birth story and was surprised to hear what she had to say.  Our life begins and ends with the breath. There are moments in life that take our breath away. And there are

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Breathing

50 Inspiring Breathing Quotes

As a breath coach, I compiled a list of my very favorite breathing quotes to inspire, motivate, and remind you to take time each day to S.T.O.P and B.O.P or Breathe On Purpose.   Top 50 Breathing Quotes Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die, yet most of us pay little attention to it throughout our lives. Breathing

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Childhood Anxiety

How To Stop a Panic Attack and Why It May Not Be Working

Those who know how to stop a panic attack in its tracks might seem superhuman to you.  The truth is, we all have a superpower that we carry with us every second of the day:  Our breath.  We often tout breathing exercises as a magical cure for stress relief and anxiety. But if you’re breathing wrong, these exercises might not help you at all.  FREE eBook: Self Care For Kids

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Breathing

The BE Buddy® Story

Meet the BE Buddy ®, a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory stress relief toy for kids! Amid Mental Health Awareness Week, now is the time to empower our children with the tools to feel calm, confident, and connected.  The BE Buddy® is a therapy toy encouraging kids to develop strategies to promote healthy habits and coping strategies for life! FREE eBook: Self-Care for Kids Guide (printable)! Why There’s a Need For Stress Relief Toys

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Breathing Coach

What is a Breath Coach?

You may not know it, but you have a superpower— It’s your breath. The way we breathe profoundly impacts our everyday health and wellness. This is why I decided to become a breath coach. What is a breathing coach, you ask? Let’s dig into what I do and how learning to breathe well can completely transform your life. RELATED: 50 INSPIRING BREATHING QUOTES What is a Breath Coach? A breath coach

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