Breath is Life. It is the fount of all human power. Our respiratory systems are miraculous and intricate, purifying the body from the inside out. Unfortunately many of us don't take time to practice proper breathing. What results is lower energy levels, feeling fatigued, foggy headedness, and an overall lower quality of life.

Strong breathers lead better lives. Proper breathing helps to alleviate stress, improves energy, and leaves you feeling clear headed and ready to conquer. Breathing is also how you exercise and tend to the internal organs. Taking a little time throughout the day to breath properly, and even just being mindful of your breathing can make a significant positive impact on your life. But for a really powerful boost to leave you feeling like a super human, here's three nifty breathing techniques practiced & mastered by yogis and enlightened folk since antiquity. These are breathing techniques to promote abounding health and vigor, rejuvenation, a clear complexion, and an overall new buoyancy in the body.


A Breath For Stronger Memory & Brain Power

  1. Sit in a straight chair, keep spine erect. Hands on thighs, palms facing down. Feet with heels together, toes slightly apart. Relax your shoulders and leave no tension in the neck.
  2. Get yourself in a rhythm, gently swinging the neck back and forward
  3. Now for the Breath. as the head swings back, breath in through the nostrils
  4. As the head swings forward and downward exhale vigorously through the mouth. Keep your arms and back straight.
  5. Following the motion of a pendulum, repeat the back and forth motion breathing in and out for 7 breaths.

A Breath For Inspiration

  1. Stand or sit erect with your spine aligned.
  2. Breath in strong through your nostrils keeping your heart and your chest elevated until the lungs are full.
  3. Holding the breath in, slowly raise rigid arms until your hands touch above your head. Keep your feet flat on the ground and stretch your body long.
  4. Slowly, gently lower your arms matching the rhythm as you exhale through the mouth.

A Breath For Charisma

  1. Stand erect with your spine align and your feet firmly on the ground.
  2. Breath in strong through your nostrils keeping your heart and your chest elevated until the lungs are full.
  3. Keep a gently rigidity in the body from the feet up and holding the breath in, swing the arms and hands in a full circle three times.
  4. At the 3rd swing, drop the arms to your sides and exhale vigorously through the mouth, keeping the chest elevated. Continue to breath rhythmically and relax.

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I thought I had a pretty good handle on my finances out of school. I worked several jobs while attending university and had little to no problem managing my income. However, once I graduated, I realized how much more complicated personal accounting could really be.

There were so many variables I needed to keep track of. Biweekly bills, monthly charges, and general necessities amounted to a heap of confusing numbers that were often impossible to decipher. The funniest part was that I was actually trying to do this by hand (I don't know what I was trying to prove to myself, either).

After messing up for the 17th time, I decided to give Microsoft Excel a shot. I used Excel a bit in school and I knew all the big-wig finance people used it, so what could I possibly have to lose? The answer is about six hours of my precious time. Excel isn't much of an improvement over handwriting and it's still dependent on the user to manually input all of the information. It's like doing everything by hand with the slightest help, meaning that it still required a tremendous amount of time and concentration. Well that was all for nothing, I guess.

It's sort of funny. I was certain that I could manage my personal finances with ease, when it's practically a full-time job. I was already stressed out enough with my first job and I knew I didn't have enough time to give my finances the attention it deserved.

That's why I decided to try out a budgeting app. My best friend told me that he uses an app called Truebill to manage his finances. "What does it even mean to manage your finances?" I asked him. He told me that Truebill was the personal financial assistant I wished I could have. It could aggregate all of my account information into one place and give me specific insights and actions.

I loved the idea of having full control over my finances, especially during a time of financial uncertainty, and I realized that Truebill would be the easiest way to accomplish this. The user interface is incredibly simple and intuitive, so it doesn't even feel like a finance app! Truebill offers a multitude of features, with their most popular being the ability to cancel subscriptions with the press of a button.

Okay, I had no idea how many subscriptions I was still subscribed to. In fact, I wasn't even using a quarter of the subscription services I was signed up for. Subscription boxes, streaming services, my old gym, and even an old subscription to my favorite magazine--it was all there and I was livid. How could I let myself waste all of this money and how did I never catch this? Thank goodness for Truebill.

Truebill also offers bill negotiations. There is a 40% fee based on how much you save and Truebill even claims that there is an 85% chance that they'll be able to lower your bill once a negotiation is requested. Why wouldn't I take them up on this? There was zero risk and I would only have to pay once my bill was lowered (which means that I would be saving money regardless).

More standard features of Truebill include the ability to generate a credit report on-demand and even request a pay advance. I only used the pay advance feature once when I wanted to buy a gift for my mom, but didn't have enough cash in hand and Truebill automatically reimbursed itself when I got my next paycheck.

The credit report is another fantastic feature and practically taught me what good credit meant. Truebill's credit report basically shows you which financial decisions have the most significant impact on your credit score and ways that you can improve your credit month-over-month. I've never had such control over my credit and it feels good.

I'll be the first to admit that I was extremely naive coming out of school. I figured that as long as I was attentive, I could manage my finances with ease. We manage money to some extent throughout our entire lives, but once you're thrown out on your own, it's a completely different story. With Truebill, I've finally been able to take control over my finances and stay on top of all of my responsibilities.

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