72: Summer Series of Self Care – Breath

by Dr. Isaac Jones & Erica Jones, MHS


Breathing is something most of us take for granted, but what if you could naturally boost your health with every breath you take?  Using controlled breathing for better health is one of the most underrated things you can do to feel better and promote longevity each day. In this episode we’re going to show the benefits of breathwork and how you can harness breathwork for ultimate wellness. 

When to Use Breathing Techniques 

  • Stress 
  • Overwhelm 
  • Anxiety / intense worry 
  • Trouble sleeping 

Breathing is a great way to turn off fight or flight and turn on parasympathetic nervous system for rest and digest mode. 

Benefits of Deep Breathing 

  • Reduce stress and muscle tension 
  • Strengthen the lungs 
  • Cope with chronic pain 
  • Can help with weight loss 
  • Can reduce or prevent motion sickness 
  • Can promote health digestion 
  • Helps with migraines 
  • Boosts blood circulation 

Recommendations for Handling Chronic Stress 

  • At least three times per day, breathe 6 times per minute, inhale for five seconds and exhale for five seconds 

Featured in this episode…

Home Birth Story Part 1 

Home Birth Story Part 2

Essential Oils for Stress Relief 


  1. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/proper-breathing-brings-better-health/
  2. https://meditationbrainwaves.com/health-benefits-of-deep-breathing/ 

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Meet Erica Jones, MHS

Hi there! I'm Erica Jones, MHS.
I'm a mom to 4 amazing little kids, wife to an incredibly talented doctor and I’ve been doing this “healthy lifestyle” thing for over a decade. I’m super passionate about essential oils, health, wellness and making natural living easy. I’m so grateful to be living my BEST life and I'm here to help YOU live yours.

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