Since studying REN XUE I’ve found my awareness around my breathing is so much better. I didn’t even realize how shallow and constricted my lungs had become. When I was little and playing sport growing up I would constantly get asthma and as an adult when I got stressed I could feel my chest tightening and my thoughts speeding and then knotting up. My friends would always playfully tease me that I had a bit of a tendency to get over-excited and anxious in social situations. REN XUE has given me knowledge of breathing techniques, ways to focus more inside my body, plus most importantly tools that have helped me create healthier thoughts and a happier level of consciousness. I’ve now found I breathe so much deeper and smoother and my chest also feels a lot lighter. This has taken a lot of my social awkwardness out of my day to day life. I find at work and talking with groups I am able to keep my energy much more centered, and my breathing deep and consistent. More often than not I am able to deliver what I am trying to say in a warm and open way. This is a much nicer way to be than before! This has given me a nice level inner-enthusiasm for the future as I know I am just scratching the surface. I am very much looking forward to further positive changes in my breathing and connection to my body as I continue to apply the teachings.