Breath -- five minutes can change your life | Stacey Schuerman | TEDxChapmanU

  • Published on Jul 3, 2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Stacey Schuerman leads us through an exercise designed to reset, renew, and rejuvenate our energy. Join her as she teaches us about breathing and calming the mind.
    Stacey Schuerman, E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), is the Co-Owner of SunSpark Yoga, a family owned, community focused yoga studio in the heart of Old Towne Orange. She has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching yoga to adults and kids of all ages since 2008. Stacey's personal yoga journey began after an injury, when she discovered it was the perfect exercise for strength development, balance, increased flexibility and stress reduction.
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Comments • 672

  • umaima siddiqui
    umaima siddiqui 6 days ago

    so can I take this video is guided towards Meditation process? i have started meditating since last december , kept switching from audio to audio but yea found peace Thankfully but I never knew meditation is all about breathing ,I usually while meditating Visualize the things and everything I want in my life after certain number of inhaling exhaling , Correct me if I'm doing anything wrong

  • BobPDXz
    BobPDXz 14 days ago +1

    Coherence math, Heart Math...Secret of the Universe for humans...

  • Ben Sarpino’s
    Ben Sarpino’s 16 days ago +1

    Lmao this is also a form of hypnosis- suggestive thinking

  • Exhortera
    Exhortera 18 days ago

    It's legit. Try it.

  • subhav samarth
    subhav samarth Month ago +2

    9 min long video says 5 min that can change my life.

  • Genji Fox
    Genji Fox Month ago +1

    Or do the Wim hof method!

  • Mihaela IGNATESCU
    Mihaela IGNATESCU Month ago

    Very interesting this mindfulness meditation! Many thanks!

  • Alet Halbich
    Alet Halbich Month ago

    Not working with me
    Tried it for days now

    • Alet Halbich
      Alet Halbich Month ago

      @Brian Mcnary oh my! It comes with a price? thanks

    • Brian Mcnary
      Brian Mcnary Month ago

      Alet Halbich t cold shower and a coffee enema will set you strait

  • Victor Pham
    Victor Pham Month ago +1

    Sounds like my yoga teacher speaking to me ..... let go .... allow your mind ....

  • Bentein Bjerke
    Bentein Bjerke Month ago +1

    Just be conscious about everything you do. ...Self-conscious. Then you won't have to think about it, and it comes naturally.

  • Jim Simpson
    Jim Simpson Month ago

    Lady in the audience at 2:09 is really interested!

  • Aswathy K V
    Aswathy K V 2 months ago +1

    Thank you for reminding this technique

  • Doomsday Knight
    Doomsday Knight 2 months ago +1

    3:14 me in class when i have no idea what the teacher is talking about

  • Sinbad s
    Sinbad s 2 months ago

    Namaste 🙏🏼

  • Leauma Alefosio
    Leauma Alefosio 2 months ago

    She sounds nervous 😬😂

  • Saroj Dahal
    Saroj Dahal 2 months ago

    Everyone is sleeping. lol

  • Eileen Morrison
    Eileen Morrison 2 months ago +1

    Thank you for this very important lesson to improve our lives.

  • Cynthia Young
    Cynthia Young 2 months ago

    Awesome, thank you. Love and Light 💖💖💖

  • swarnjeet Singh
    swarnjeet Singh 2 months ago

    Meditation is antidote to religious epidemic (which was created by nature to desteoy humanity)....Om shanti ....

  • Hitesh Kumar
    Hitesh Kumar 2 months ago +1

    So this lady discovered ancient Indian technique😂😂😂

  • New Trending Tube
    New Trending Tube 2 months ago

    Great Great Great

  • Martynas Cepauskas
    Martynas Cepauskas 2 months ago

    is it normal the beat of the heart goes faster while breathing in and slower when breathing out ? it used to drive me nuts..

    • Jay Tee
      Jay Tee 2 months ago

      Go, consult a doctor. That's like sinus arrythmia. Used to have that but it's not life threatening but it's not normal.

  • Aman Singh
    Aman Singh 2 months ago

    Namaste 👌🏽

  • Hell Yeah
    Hell Yeah 3 months ago +2

    Oh man I just want to fill up the gap between her legs, it would help me forget all the problems in my life 😜

  • Ronney Rendon
    Ronney Rendon 3 months ago

    Thank you.

  • Sam Ballout
    Sam Ballout 3 months ago

    Amazing lady , thanks this really works for me

  • devsaki
    devsaki 3 months ago

    I felt calm and relaxed after watching this video. And then... I started reading through the comments section and I had quite an opposite effect

  • Brankito de Munze
    Brankito de Munze 3 months ago


  • Thomas Howlin
    Thomas Howlin 3 months ago

    Thank you!

  • Adam Coleman
    Adam Coleman 4 months ago

    Certainly a doable exercise in self awareness. Thanx4sharing

  • P Kumar
    P Kumar 4 months ago

    Most powerful breathing in yoga

  • gowtham gsp
    gowtham gsp 4 months ago

    She said "namaste" at the end.That shows her respect on Indian yoga.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 4 months ago

    So what?

  • dchait
    dchait 4 months ago +1

    Thank you 🙏 magic of one all now

  • swisstrader
    swisstrader 4 months ago

    Or you could just take beta blockers

  • forgettodoit
    forgettodoit 4 months ago

    Ты хоть обдышись , подсознание чуть вышло из тени , посмотрело на все это нововведение , зевнуло от скуки и пошло доваривать ваш обед .

  • James Miletta
    James Miletta 4 months ago

    This is actually a smaller dose of Meditation which eventually generates a proven theory of improving cognative health.

  • razz P
    razz P 4 months ago

    for a man, what about breathing from your energy centre, which are your genitals?

  • stephen barrie
    stephen barrie 4 months ago


  • Mohit Kumar
    Mohit Kumar 5 months ago

    What are you teaching is Aana-pan of Vipassana Meditation ! Nice

  • Zahid H Khan
    Zahid H Khan 5 months ago


  • Himanshu Rajput
    Himanshu Rajput 5 months ago +7

    After breath u get next stage in meditation this called pranayam in from India

  • Captain Sousa
    Captain Sousa 5 months ago

    Nice Feet

  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck 5 months ago

    She is talking to Loud, too Fast and stress fully contrary to Yoga Practice; SO, Reduce Speed from Normal to 0.75 or even .)50 to get the good result

    • m1nt9reen
      m1nt9reen 4 months ago

      i had to increase to 1.75-2x lol

  • Kryx Biggs
    Kryx Biggs 5 months ago +1

    This was lovley it honestly didnt feel like 5 min

  • Surya Kc
    Surya Kc 6 months ago +9

    Haaaaa that's our ancient healing method its latest for Western peoples not for us. anyway thanks for you .

    • chudra rakshas
      chudra rakshas 2 months ago +1

      Yeah really how many of us actually know about this..

  • Aiya Knight
    Aiya Knight 6 months ago

    This is called moose knuckle breathing.

  • Digitana
    Digitana 6 months ago

    03:13 @ 05:08 i like the girl with her eyes open. seems like a real individualist who does not conform like sheep. btw what's the difference between this and any other type of meditation? she speaks as if she's the one who invented meditation while all this is not that original and doesn't require/deserve a ted talk, imho.

  • Gustavo González López

    Very good. Nice. Complety ok. Thanks. Gus

  • Jeff Hoferer
    Jeff Hoferer 7 months ago

    Meditation starts at 2:20

  • Paul F
    Paul F 7 months ago +1

    Thank you so much for your presentation.

  • Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar 7 months ago

    I do this now almost everyday and realy feel the difference,
    Thank you

  • Trysche Corbeil
    Trysche Corbeil 7 months ago

    Woman.. you are the BOMB ♥️

  • Integrated Mindfulness Institute

    Absolutely!! Breath focus is an amazing way to improve health and quality of life! One tip, Stacey, locking your knees will begin to wear you down as well. Just a slight bend in your knees can help the flow of chi to energize you.

  • Jas xox
    Jas xox 8 months ago


  • Rainy Sand
    Rainy Sand 8 months ago

    The girl at 3:13 extremely objects to this new age mumbo jumbo nonsense.

  • madcapper6
    madcapper6 8 months ago

    Kinda reminds me of a zen Dana Loesch.

  • The Matrix Soon to be G.O.A.T

    5:10 i thought my phone had died

  • Soham Gurav
    Soham Gurav 8 months ago

    Smoke a cigarette instead gives the same sensation😂

  • Aude
    Aude 9 months ago

    the best mean to stop the thoughts ever. when there is a will there is a way

    KAEE VIB3Z 9 months ago

    Thank you so much gratitude

  • aman ayodhi
    aman ayodhi 9 months ago

    Hail shiva the inventor of meditation om namah shivay. Mem you are so kind and beautiful nice explanation.

  • Saurabh Tripathi
    Saurabh Tripathi 9 months ago


  • some one
    some one 9 months ago

    This is what indian sages used to do 1000s yrs ago than the Buddhists follow suit, it works that's y it's still being practiced 🙏

  • Stones Jones
    Stones Jones 9 months ago

    Ted talks are sooo extremely basic and tired. Its good for the masses that dont investigate themselves and just need to be fed what to do and how etc.

    • Kalex Murs
      Kalex Murs 8 months ago

      Did that make you feel better?

  • yaju solanki
    yaju solanki 9 months ago

    Very Nice

  • Ashna Tanwar
    Ashna Tanwar 9 months ago

    A must have habit

  • noshad b.e
    noshad b.e 10 months ago

    oh all the things we do in order to just do or "scape doing" that one simple thing that will change our life

  • White Boy Reacts
    White Boy Reacts 10 months ago

    1:35 she barely pulled that off

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 10 months ago

    God bless u take care sorry for waiting ...You are not bound You are free to make your decision anytime

  • आस A hope
    आस A hope 10 months ago

    And नमस्ते from India

  • kasem GOD GUIDE US
    kasem GOD GUIDE US 10 months ago

    it does not make any sens

  • Ridhi Choudhary
    Ridhi Choudhary 10 months ago

    Mam CanI use earplugs during this practice

  • PoojaDOCTORwho
    PoojaDOCTORwho 10 months ago +1

    Breathing is everything

  • Neeraj Jasrotia
    Neeraj Jasrotia 10 months ago


  • Matthew Bradshaw
    Matthew Bradshaw 10 months ago

    Or you could just lay over a stool to remove some of the armoring of the diaphragm. The diaphragm moves downwards on inhalation and the chest up and out, so the belly should expand out as we inhale..

  • nagasankar rao
    nagasankar rao 10 months ago

    Hi I

  • J Tu
    J Tu 10 months ago

    Why isnt she laying on her back

  • ayman eid
    ayman eid 11 months ago

    as muslims we do this five times a day.

  • bobmolavi
    bobmolavi 11 months ago

    Great message and reminding us to meditate in stilness.

  • Mogul
    Mogul 11 months ago +1

    What's that pose? Liberated-crotch pose?

  • Rose Gathoni
    Rose Gathoni Year ago

    I already feel good.❤. Wow!

  • Spencer Chase
    Spencer Chase Year ago +3

    She came onstage barefoot and I was it just feels obvious. ❤️✌🏻☀️

  • Zee H
    Zee H Year ago

    Why has this wierd women who's teaching others to relax but is out of breath herself, got lot more views than Max Storm who's got the real breathing technique? Eveybody should watch him. His voice, his way of teaching, and his technique are amazing.

  • Allison Manley
    Allison Manley Year ago

    I fell asleep ha

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  • Loki Z
    Loki Z Year ago

    Old message new messenger. But I understand people from NY and ca need this

  • Inspiration in you

    I am speechlesd just🙏🙏🙏

  • Jenish Prajapati
    Jenish Prajapati Year ago


  • Dan K
    Dan K Year ago +4

    Her necklace looks like an infinity gem

  • Silvia Cafiero
    Silvia Cafiero Year ago

    her way to breath is uncorrect...

  • Kryptonite
    Kryptonite Year ago

    what accent is that? midwest? northern?

  • Dave Austin
    Dave Austin Year ago

    I have practice circular breathing for three years now and it has changed my life for the better

  • Live From Planet Earth

    +1000 inspired to do a video idea incorporating walking with a similar breathing technique, give thanks

  • K I N G S L A Y E R

    Namastey ! God i fell in love with that

  • abhay parihar
    abhay parihar Year ago +15

    One of the best Ted talk with One of the worst comment section. What a combo.

  • Tarsem Bumrah
    Tarsem Bumrah Year ago

    More than the breath , the speaker is very beautiful, appealing, brilliant, soft-spoken and aesthetically graceful.👍👍👍.Is she dwelling on Transcendental,Meditation?

  • Leopoldo Nieto
    Leopoldo Nieto Year ago

    Initiation to practice meditation...

  • Jamie Pene-Gestro

    Too fluffy

  • Reincarnation
    Reincarnation Year ago

    longer than 5 minutes....a simple and useful breathing technique but is this really tedxtalk material?