I had a photoshoot this weekend with a professional photographer (because, you know, I’m fancy like that), and she gave me a piece of advice that resulted in awesome photographs.
The advice? Breathe.
Yeah yeah, I know. We hear that all the time. But she showed me the difference. It was right there in her camera, undeniable, staring me in the face: when I took a deep breath and then let it out, my face relaxed, my eyes opened up, and I looked more present and connected. When I wasn’t breathing I looked nervous and tense. I had visible proof that breathing makes a difference.
So what’s the big deal? We all breathe. And we tell ourselves and one another all the time to slow down, stop and breathe. I’ve said it here before. We all say this. But what does it mean?
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