What is Breathwork?
Breathwork is an alternative therapeutic practice that uses conscious breath control to promote physical, mental and emotional healing. Breathwork involves deep, intentional breathing to relax your mind, spirit and body. There are many breathwork techniques which include, Holotropic Breathwork, Transformational Breathwork, and Prana Breathwork. Each form of breathwork has its own unique approach and set of techniques. Mostly all breathwork techniques have the same goal, and that is to create a relaxed body, mind and spirit, and to release emotional traumas and blockages in the body.
How Breathwork Works
During breathwork, a person will focus on the breath and use specific breathing techniques to induce a meditative state. This can help you explore deep into your sub-conscious and understand yourself better. You can practice breathwork on your own or with a trained breathwork facilitator.
The difference between with having a trained facilitator sit with you is they can help you stay focused on your breath, so you can access deeper levels of awareness.
What Are the Benefits of Breathwork
Here are the top 10 ways you can benefit from breathwork:
1. Stress Reduction:
Breathwork can help you to reduce stress by allowing you to become more aware of your body and breath. It is also know to help you lower your heart rate and blood pressure considerably.
2. Improved Mental Clarity:
When you connect with your breath, you become more mindful of how you think and feel. It allows you to be more in the present moment and keep a clear head.
3. Increased Energy:
Breathwork can help to increase your energy levels by allowing you to access more oxygen and energy from your breath. Some breathing techniques are specifically designed to help to you to become more energised, such as the Fire Breathing technique.
4. Improved Mood:
Breathwork helps you shake off any negative feelings you had before committing to a breathwork session. Breathwork allows you to move energy in the body and releases tension that promotes feelings of relaxation and positivity. By focusing on your breath, you can help to release tension and stress and to increase feelings of relaxation and positivity.
5. Improved Physical Health:
Deep, slow breaths can help to increase oxygen levels in your blood, which can help to improve your blood pressure and blood circulation.
6. Improved Sleep Quality:
You can improve your sleep with breathwork as it allows you to be more relaxed and calm. I normally get the best nights sleep after a breathwork session.
7. Increased Concentration:
Breathwork can help to increase your concentration by allowing you to become more aware of your breath and thoughts. As you concentrate on your breathing, you are immediately forced to be in the present moment.
8. Improved Self-Awareness:
Breathwork helps you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By tuning into our breath and noticing our thoughts and feelings, we can better understand our reactions to situations and learn to respond in healthier ways.
9. Improved Spiritual Connection:
Breathwork can be used as a spiritual practice to connect with your inner self and gain greater insight into your life.
10. Enhanced Emotional Balance:
Breathwork can help you gain emotional balance and regulate your mood. When we are aware of our breath and emotions, you can become more mindful of your thoughts and feelings.
Breathwork is an incredibly powerful and helpful technique that can be used to improve overall well-being.
So if you’re looking for a more natural way to find balance and feel more connected to yourself, then breathwork is definitely worth a try.
At Elated You, we can help you find the perfect breathwork session online to suit your individual needs. We offer one-on-one breathwork, group sessions, and online breathwork facilitator training.
Let us help you achieve a greater sense of emotional balance, physical relaxation, and mental clarity.