Breathing Exercises and Other Techniques to Remain Calm
If you’re looking to improve your ability to stay calm and collected under pressure, then there are numerous different techniques you can use. One of the most potent is to learn to control your breathing, which can immediately help you to feel calmer and avoid being pushed over into the stress response.
In this post, we’ll be looking at some breathing techniques you can employ to stay calm, as well as looking at some other techniques you can use.
Equal breathing is a technique from yoga, which essentially requires you to breathe in and out through your nose. While doing this, you maintain your breath for an equal amount of time on the in-wards and out-wards breaths. So you might breathe out for 4 seconds and then breathe in for four seconds.
This helps you to empty your lungs and fill them with fresh oxygen. What’s more, the slow and deep breathing will allow you to trigger your ‘rest and...
Meet James Larsen.
James is my middle brother. (I'm the baby of three sons.)
This weekend was James' 50th birthday.
He was born July 3rd 1970 in British Columbia.
James died Dec 7th 2003 in New York City living his dream.
I'd like to share some of James' life with you today.
This is James displaying his "deadpan" humour in Hollywood. Or is that Leo DiCaprio?
Clearly I'm not the only one in the family with a sense of humour. James was super funny. He was forever making faces. He'd bug his eyes out and stretch his mouth to opposite sides of his cheeks. It was terrifying and hilarious. He'd make up dumb songs, repeat weird catchphrases, and he was a king of sizing up a scenario in public, then leaning in to your ear and dropping a stealth bomb of hilarious mischief.
James grew up to be a bonafide 80's rock star drummer. James moved to New York City and was a part of music projects across multiple genres as a drummer and producer. He also worked for ABC &...
I hate raisins.
But I love making people laugh.
If you’re looking for some silly goosery, then please check out what some people have said about me:
"Lars' energy on stage is both awe-inspiring and infectious. One of the hardest working performers, he doesn't consider his job done until the audience is having a great time." - Ali Hassan, Comedian/Host CBC Radio & Television
"The man has serious chops and talent. He tells jokes, he plays guitar, he sings, he does characters. It’s absurd!" - Dean Young, Comedian/Host AM640 Inside Jokes
What’s all the hype about?
After more than ten years of doing standup, I recorded a sold out show in my hometown of Orillia featuring 11 of my favourite bits, including:
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Chances are it's been at least a few months since we had a chat-chit face to face. If we have seen each other recently, hooray for us! Either way, I wanted to reach out and connect with you.
First of all, I hope you and your loved ones are managing to remain healthy, happy & hopeful through the Covid-19 outbreak. Between the pandemic & the global fight for civil rights, this has been a period of rapid change & upheaval for many of us.
Simply put, these are challenging times and I hope you are finding ways remain positive, energized & inspired throughout.
We can & will be a better for all of this turmoil. It's clear that our "normal" was not cutting it and 2020 will be a massive pivot year for society to create a better normal for everyone.
Please know that if there is anything you are struggling with, feel free to reach out and connect with me if you think I may be of service. One thing our isolation has taught us is that we all need human CONNECTION. ...