February 2, 2018; by Briana McDonald (UtopiaSilver.com) One of the first things I was taught in Yoga Teacher Training was how our breath and our minds are interconnected. If the breath becomes quick, shallow, and panicky our mind will respond accordingly. It will start to race and we can feel like our thoughts are spinning out of control. When are breath becomes rhythmic, and goes deep down into our bellies we will experience a deep peace and tranquility known in the medical community as the “relaxation response.” People who practice this regularly can develop the ability to change their body functions such as lowering their blood pressure and heart rate and increasing their internal temperature just by mediating on the breath. I wanted to put together some practical mind-body healing tips for the modern mom who might feel like their schedules are too full to take time for this practice regularly.