In the news – How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing.

A great summary of benefits of conscious controlled breathing. I have learned benefits of breathing exercises through my yoga training. My husband Konstantin came to learn and use breathing techniques from his life long study and practice of martial arts, as a coach, he regularly incorporates breathing work into his own training sessions as well… Continue Reading


why I still blog?

New year reflection. What has served its purpose and should be left behind? What do I want to focus on in 2019? What do I bring along and nurture? Where do I want to thrive? I love working with these questions while looking at the year ahead. 2019, here we come!


People pleasing – I am so over it!

There is much talk about stress as a cause of disease and inflammation, and in my experience, among other factors, much of that stress is caused by people in our lives. There is my family, my close friends – my “tribe”, and there are other friends, those I just run into, know in passing, neighbors, acquaintances, who… Continue Reading


Take 5 by Dr. Hyman

One of my favorite demonstrations of a simple but very effective breathing technique from my favorite doctor Dr. Mark Hyman. Try it, breathe, and breathe intentionally few times a day 🙂 Soft Belly Breathing from Dr Mark Hyman on Vimeo.   To your health, Elena


Cancer Prevention

In recent years there has been more and more reserach coming up about cancer prevention. It has always been my belief that we can lead a preventative lifestyle by eating healthful foods, being active, living mindfully and learning to deal with stress, then even if one gets seriousely sick at some point – being preventative… Continue Reading