The Elemental Living Blog

How i Became a Breathing Coach

When I was eight years old, my Mother dropped sugar from our diet, became a vegetarian, adopted healthy eating and became a Yoga teacher. I remember doing Yoga poses (Asanas) with my Mother in the living room and being introduced to a worldly view of health and living; this was around 1970.

In 1980 I made my first trip to India, where I sought out and stayed at Ashrams (quiet retreat centres)...

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Creating Dedicated Spaces

Creating Sacred Spaces

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It is important to have a space to do the things we do in comfort; without the pressure of other people observing us or distracting activities and noises that take us away from what we want to do. There should dedicated spaces where we do specific activities throughout the home.

Dedicating certain spaces for certain activity does...

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Forest Breathing with Marcus

The benefits of deep intentional breathing is remarkable! Unknown to many, but a very powerful activity that can make you feel better, improve your health, and boost brain performance. So many deep breathing techniques have come to us from ancient traditions.

The most noteworthy are the techniques of Yoga, which have come to us from India.

There are breathing techniques with certain rhythms,...

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Rewiring Your Brain

We have so many broad statements that suggest what we should do. Expressions like, ‘Follow your dreams’, ‘the law of attraction’, ‘You are the creator of your reality…’ and so on.

Re-wiring the brain is one of those statements. I was thinking of a metaphor that could describe this idea and a memory came to mind. My good friend Eugene Goulet, rewired...

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The Purpose of Deep Conscious Breathing

Deep Breathing does more than you would think! Clarity of mind and a healthy body are desired side effects... read on. 

In general, we are shallow breathers. We only use the top 10 to 15% of our lungs. An interesting circumstance, given that oxygen is such an important source of nutrition and a crucial healing element for the human body. Many care and nutritional products add oxygen to...

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The Two Minute Reset

We are not machines. Somewhere along the day we have to take a break to rest and re-centre. It has come to be known as the coffee break, even though most people don’t drink coffee during break; specially the afternoon break. This article is about a coffee substitute, and it is well known to us as oxygen.

Our body has a natural action it does when it needs more oxygen, it is called a sigh....

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