What is Breathwork?
Breathwork or “Pranayama” is the fastest way to get out of your head and into your body (and heart space). Your breath provides a look at your current energetic state. We all know that feeling when we are stressed, anxious, have been working too hard but still keep going. This type of breathing is often shallow and quick. Breathwork helps you slow down this pattern by changing how you breathe in order to help release tension and bring calmness back to the moment.
There are many forms of breathwork and we can personalize each session to your desire. We often will start you off with 3 Part Breathwork to get you adjusted and build on from this practice. Each session will be either seated or in a lying position. It’s best to dress in loose-fitted clothing that does not restrict your breathing. If there is an area of tension that needs special attention or a skill set you want to improve upon – be it creativity, focus, patience – we can concentrate your practice there.
Who is Breathwork for?
Breathwork is for all levels of experience. Building up your lungs and respiratory system is very important. Everything starts and ends with the breath. Learning how to breathe properly is a valuable skill to add to your toolbox on all levels.
Breathwork is for anyone who wishes to get out of their negative headspace and find an altered state of consciousness. Active breathing techniques allow you to enter a deep state of relaxation, release energy blockages and find the balance between the body and mind. Breathwork sessions are geared towards helping you connect to your heart space, so that you may be more present in one’s life.
Benefits of Breathwork
Breathwork practice is a way to activate your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) vs sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). Conscious connected breathing helps with tension headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression/anxiety. Your breathwork experience helps you get out of the headspace by focusing on getting in touch with your body and state of consciousness.
- Helps lower anxiety
- Emotional release
- Treats insomnia
- Strengthens your respiratory system
- Helps your nervous system slow down
- Improves your energy levels
- Helps to process stuck energy