Since Covid-19 hit the US, I’ve been very focused on breathwork. I know what you’re saying, aren’t you always focused on the breath?? Yes. However, now I am doing daily virtual classes and more people are discovering the benefits of breathwork in their daily lives. In light of this, I decided to write an article discussing the different types and spectrums of breathwork and how utilizing these techniques can change your state.
Spectrums of the Breath: Change Your Breath, Change Your Life
I. What is Breathwork?
If I told you that we all had a tool that, if used properly, can put us in a calm focused state, improving our mental clarity, would you want to learn how to use it? With practice, our breath can help us improve in many aspects of our life, including but not limited to: (1) using our breath to handle the stressors of life in a more relaxed manner; (2) giving you a quick pick me (similar to a cup of coffee); and, (3) quickly putting you to sleep. All you need is some training on how to utilize this free tool to benefit you in these areas for the rest of your life.
Breathing is the only system in our body that is autonomic yet under our control. It is the first and last thing we do in our lives and it keeps us alive without having to think about it. Respiration is priority number 1 for our bodies. In addition to all of this, God, nature, a higher power (whatever your belief), gave us breath as a tool to change our mental and physical state. Most of us in western cultures were not taught this tool or have any idea it exists until an outside event brings it into view. Most believe that breathing happens naturally and why would we ever need to learn to breathe? However, for thousands of years, some cultures have used their breath to change their psychological and physiological state. Science has confirmed that this is possible and is a skill that can provide major benefits to humans. This is a skill that we all have inside of us, we just need a little guidance to bring it out.
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