Just Breathe 2 - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon that wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 12

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

This week on the Mini-Podcast we are welcoming back Stephanie Mathless, where she builds on the fundamental breathing techniques from Episode 10 that aimed to calm, relax and destress. On this new episode she introduces two new techniques which focuses on boosting energy levels and bringing more clarity to your today. 

  • Technique 1 - Bellows Breath for a quick energy boost instead of coffee

  • Technique 2 - Imaginative Breathing for an instant calming effect to improve clarity

How do you apply both breathing techniques in your everyday life? Try doing the following:

  • Instead of going for your third cup of coffee, try the quick breathing (bellow breath technique)

  • When you have a bit more time, then try the imaginative breathing technique

Most importantly, find 2 or 3 moments this week to try a breathing technique and notice the benefits... 

If you’re not familiar with Stephanie Mathless, RYT - she teaches, leads trainings, and hones her own practice at Corepower Yoga in Chicago, IL. She extols the physical and mental virtues of yoga after managing a challenging back injury though her practice. Stephanie takes great pleasure in guiding each student through their own personal journey to health and happiness.

Using breathing techniques is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.