Over the past 12 months I have been getting certified as a breathwork facilitator. I must say it was an interesting year where I learnt so much more about myself and how to improve my mental and physical wellbeing.
Breathwork uses the power of the breath to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health. There are many different forms of breathwork I practice the Pause breathwork technique.
The goal of breathwork is to support people in achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and self-healing. Breathing moves a lot of energy in our system and also helps activate the para sympathetic nervous system which helps us relax. It also helps people work toward overall improvement in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Breathwork therapy is thought to benefit people experiencing issues such as:
- chronic pain
- PTSD or trauma
- low libido
- Emotional effects of any physical illness
- Binge eating
- Self esteem
- and much more.
Every day we breathe more than 120,000 times. But how many times do you actually pay attention if you are breathing well?
Many times we breathe short quick breaths through our mouth. Which means that the diaphragm (the most important respiratory muscle which divides the lung cavity from the abdominal one) doesn’t move. This way of breathing affects the balance and the physiology of the breath itself. This can effect many things in our system – our hormonal balance, our nervous system even our weight.
If you want to start out slowly sit on a chair, lean your back against the seat and keep your back straight, and close your eyes. Focus the attention on your breathe, don’t force it and start breathing deeply and slowly. Your belly inflates and deflates-this is the diaphragmatic breathing, the only one which favors your mental and physical health.
Breath in deeply and breath out slowly. It is easy, isn’t it? If you train every day, if you do it more times in a day, it will become part of your everyday routine, and you will ensure yourself good health.
A 1 hour session of breathing guided by a facilitator can be so intense and powerful and healing at the same time. If you want to experience this for yourself book in through my calendar for a free 1 hour session.