Breath is life!
After 25 years in a health and fitness career, Rebecca Kordecki always felt along her journey that she was meant to do more in a different way. She was completely focused on working with people from outside in, through fitness and nutrition, but she felt that she was always meant to touch people from the inside out.
Her big “Aha” moment came when she discovered breath work three years ago and she realized that she found the tool to help herself and others – from the inside out. She had been excavating through her own work and it became such a great tool that she started teaching it to her clients and in classes. She says that it has never failed her.
Holly highlights how different kinds of breath work techniques are the perfect way to insert into applied mindfulness into people’s busy schedules.
Rebecca shares that the beauty of breath work has so many facets that will calm, energize, induce sleep, reduce asthma, and release trauma. She suggests Box breathing, or a four by four. It goes as follows: inhale for four counts, hold for four counts, exhale for four counts doing this for six to eight cycles. There are variations that can be applied, such as inhale for four, hold for seven, exhale for eight. The point is to just BREATHE consciously!
She mentions her teacher, Dan Brulé, the world’s foremost expert and renowned pioneer in the field of breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing movement. She wanted to share his outlook on playing with every single breath. Play with the inhale, the hold and the exhale. Just breathe… and play! Learn more about Dan at https://www.breathmastery.com/.
The biggest gift you can give yourself is a big inhale and a big sigh of relief exhale. Create space, release anxiety. Create levity.
Try incorporating people in whether you’re a busy mom, salesperson, manager, leading a small group, just play with breathing together.
The question they presented for audience consideration for the break was:
- Can I be willing and open to allowing all the possibilities and opportunities that are showing up around me right now?
After the break Holly shares that she has a word of the year – this year’s word is “allowing”, which was the perfect segway for being open to the opportunities, and Rebecca’s new book that will be released in 2020: Flip Your Switch. Rebecca got the idea when she was questioned about how she came out of the childhood and addition to cocaine – what was the trick? How did you flip your switch? She feels that surviving these came through many different techniques and the book is a result of gathering her remembrance of all the things that she did to get to where she is, fulfilling her purpose.
Rebecca asks, “Do you choose to stand in your story, or on your story and inspire from it and spin gold.
She offers a two weekend The Breath Zone Teacher training can be a great way to deepen a personal practice as well as become a teacher of her method.
About Rebecca Kordecki (from www.rebeccakodecki.com)
Rebecca Kordecki, the creator of Booty Slide and owner of RK FIT, has enjoyed a robust 20-year career as a Beverly Hills Celebrity Trainer, Group Exercise Teacher, Diet Coach, Corporate Wellness Advocate and Speaker.
Rebecca has been featured on “The Today Show”, “EXTRA”, and has been written up in periodicals such as Vogue, The New York Times, Hamptons, InStyle, Shape, TimeOut NY and Daily Candy amongst others. Rebecca most recently hosted her own radio show for 2 years on Healthylife.net called Get Lifted that focused on health and wellness.
As a passionate and tireless Personal Trainer Rebecca provides clients with a disciplined, focused strategy and most importantly, results. Because of her hard work and dedication she was voted “the Best of the Best Personal Trainer” in the Hamptons two years in a row while living on the east coast. She has also earned an impressive client roster from all walks of life including high profile Fortune 500 executives, professional athletes, and celebrities.
Also, Rebecca is now offering wellness retreats in resort locations. You can spend 3-5 days away with Rebecca and a small group of like-minded people in a beautiful and relaxing setting. During the retreat, you have daily workouts with Rebecca while getting away from the daily grind and with Rebecca’s Booty, Body and Breath approach to refreshing and recharging every aspect of your being, you will head home with valuable tools to sustain a healthy and balanced life.
You can also find more about Rebecca at:
Instagram handle: @rebeccakordecki
Jim Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Holly talks with him about the past ten years or so that they’ve known each other and how a health crisis helped Jim implement a routine of meditation, exercise and a new eating lifestyle. As mindfulness returned, he supported it with technology and apps that helped him find restaurants and places that were conducive to his new healthy lifestyle. He and his wife implemented their new eating regimen based on Mark Bittman’s book, Vegan Before 6pm (VB6).
Jim also shares that he is building a community through Patreon.com. He offers courses for subscribers for $5 a month. He shares various content to help subscribers stay up to date with changing technology, through his Minute Tech video education series. Check it out at https://www.patreon.com/jspellos.
One support tool that Jim is particularly passionate about is In Case of Emergency or I.C.E. apps. He encourages listeners to download one ASAP so that first responders have critical information that is easily accessible in the event of an emergency.
Jim encourages people to not be afraid of using technology to balance their lives.
Jim delivers over 150 keynote and educational sessions annually on how to use technology more efficiently. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Focus magazine. He is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He has been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award.
With a passion for helping people and companies understand what’s new in current and future technology including the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.
Find out more about his work at https://www.meeting-u.com/.
DrJud.com was created by Dr. Jud Brewer (MD PhD) and the team at MindSciences, based on his work in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, combining over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and a career in scientific research. He is passionate about understanding how our brains work, and how to use that knowledge to help people make deep, permanent change in their lives — with the goal of reducing suffering in the world at large.
Find out more about Dr. Brewer’s work here.
Mindfulness is more than “woo woo talk” each and everyday professionals are researching mindfulness and using it to be more present in each moment. On this show, Holly talks to Harvard Medical School researcher, and clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, Ph.D. about her personal journey to find mindfulness, a few tools that can help you get biofeedback and compassion practice that will change how you approach your life.
Ask yourself, How are you being in the present moment? Are you being who you want to me?
Biofeedback and Mindfulness In Everyday Life is available on Amazon. Click here
For more on Inna’s private practice and work visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkhazan/
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