Breathing—this biological function keeps us alive, yet it’s so automatic we often forget its importance, and its profound healing powers. That’s why Oprah Daily’s next “The Life You Want” curriculum is devoted to breathwork. On Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m. ET, we’re releasing a series of instructional videos and articles that will teach you how to breathe more fully and effectively and harness your breath to treat a range of health conditions, from asthma to anxiety to insomnia.

Kicking it off on May 10 is our video event featuring Robert Litman, expert and author of The Breathable Body. In it, he explains concepts like breath-holding and how it relates to unprocessed trauma and can lead to irregular breathing patterns and disorders. He demonstrates how to take a really good breath (through the nose, yes, but also what to do with your eyes and, surprisingly, your tongue). And he dives into the differences between chest and stomach anxiety and provides breathing exercises to alleviate both. You’ll feel instantly better as you follow along, so be sure to tune in on May 10, at 4 p.m.!

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Cassie Hurwitz (she/her) is an assistant editor at Oprah Daily, where she covers everything from culture to entertainment to lifestyle. She can typically be found in the middle of multiple books and TV shows all at once. Previously, Cassie worked at Parents, Rachael Ray In Season, and Reveal. Her love language is pizza (New York slices, Chicago deep dish, and otherwise). 

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