About Carol Pedigree McConnell
My name is Carol Pedigree McConnell. I have been teaching Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques for the past 10 years. My husband joined me two years ago. Belly breathing, as we call it, has made a significant difference in my body-mind health. Deep, slow belly breathing has given me a new lease on life, given me more energy, knowledge of how to release body pain and quick healing from injuries. The more we learn about the way we breathe, the more we learn about ourselves, that is, how to thrive and grow and live happier lives.
If we are not using our diaphragm, that is, inhale your belly rises and exhale, belly falls, our Nervous System is in a continuous state of Fight or Flight mode. Fight or Flight means we are mostly using only the sympathetic part of our Nervous System. When this happens, our body becomes unbalanced causing the body to get sick. Unfortunately, most of us are unconscious of how we get sick.
When we are sick we go to the doctor. Our classes teach that first, let's look at how we are breathing. For example, a physician may find a person to have high blood pressure. The physicians then wants to put the patient on blood pressure medicine. This can possibly be avoided when one has the knowledge of how breath is connected to blood pressure. The same is true of pain, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, etc.
We also teach inner vibrational toning. This approach is incorporating diaphragmatic breathing and Inner Vibrational Sounding. This technique softens and relaxes the cells that are causing muscle tightness or pain. We share our own dramatic life changes, eliminating pain medications and increased energy even as we age. Our deep love of using the brain/body-mind/breath in conjunction with inner sound as an instrument for healing have given us a new lease on life.
We have witnessed remarkable transformations in our lives and the lives of our students. We encourage you to read our student's testimonials.
My life also includes being an Ada Comstock Graduate of Smith College, Northampton, Ma, a professional entertainer, writer, dance instructor, educator, speaker, certified Ta’i Chi Instructor, spiritual teacher, and a Love Living Life Coach.
I currently teach the above related subjects at the University of Fitchburg, MA, Holyoke Community College, The YMCA in Greenfield, MA and our private practice in Shelburne Falls, MA. via zoom. Currently, all our classes are being taught via zoom.