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You Hold Your Breath. That's How.

Years ago, when I was training to become a coach, I took mind-body classes to learn how to drop into the silence that lies beneath the incessant chatter of the mind. This is as about as easy as getting a 3 year-old to leave the bouncy-ball pit and lay down for a nap. Luckily, my class-mates and I were all self-discovery nerds who LOVED the inner realm. Monkey mind? No problem! We knew all the tricks of meditation to bring ourselves back to a Zen state of mind. Ah, but that wasn't the purpose of our training. We quickly found out that we were there to learn how to climb back INTO the body—to fully feel the physical sensations within and to become consciously AWARE of our emotions—which is q