A Deerfield mom of two teens wants you just to breathe your way
through your most stressful moments.
Yoga instructor and relaxation expert Susan Ginsberg says she
started her Stop and Breathe program after seeing the positive
impact on people's health and well-being when they learned how to
properly breathe, relax and meditate.
She now offers Stop and Breathe at NorthShore University
HealthSystem, the Kellogg Cancer Center, through businesses and in
"When people are going through stress, their breathing is
typically a big part of how they handle the stress," Ginsberg says,
adding that most people actually breathe improperly.
She says the program-which focuses on relaxation, visualization
and breathing-is geared at people who don't think yoga is for
"... It's taking basic breathing and relaxation techniques that
most people really don't know and not making it intimidating, but
making it such that the average person can understand and pick up
on these pretty simple techniques with the right guidance," she
Ginsberg says Stop and Breathe can help parents work through the
stress of parenting, while also helping their kids relax prior to
big tests or deal with anxiety or illness.
A person can typically feel an effect from proper breathing
within five minutes, she says.
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