Breathing offers a powerful path to wellness, says Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB. Your breathing can make you tense and guarded — or it can make you open, attentive and awake to the world. It can make you ready to be inspired (from the same root as respirate).
Dr. Lichtenstein demonstrated this in a remarkable TEDx Seattle talk, drawing on his personal journey, his teaching at Bastyr University and his work leading guided meditations for hospice patients.
"I came into health care because I was interested in one question alone: How do you want to live?" he says.
Watch the video above.
Learn more about studying naturopathic medicine at Bastyr and about the biofeedback services Dr. Lichtenstein supervises at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the University's Seattle teaching clinic.