Breathwork is an effective and powerful tool for healing your own body, mind and soul. It dan be a profound experience that enables you to release stress, emotions, blockages that you do not need any longer. It can assist you in a transformational journey towards an improved mental, emotional, physical, spiritual health and well being.
!5 "why Breathwork" on a very brief level:
1. Increases Energy
Oxygen is the most important resource required by our cells. The more oxygen, the better the body functions, including organs and tissue.
2. Detoxifies the body and boosts immunity
Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the lymphatic system, and 70 % of our toxins are released from our body through our breath. A fully oxygenated blood carries and absorbs nutrients and vitamins more efficiently. Essentially, the cleaner the blood, the better it can protect the body from bacteria, viruses.
3. Relieves pain
Deep breathwork triggers the release of endorphins, which besides helping us feel good, also can combat pain
4. Improves digestion
Deep breathing will assist in healthier and cleaner blood flow, which promotes the function of organs, including your intestines.
5. Lower blood pressure and slower heart rate
When muscles relax, the blood vessels are allowed to dilate. This improves circulation and can lower blood pressure. Deep breathing can also slow down and regulate the heart rate, which also affects blood pressure
6. Decreases stress, increases emotional balance
When stress enters our life, our brain releases cortisol, aka “stress hormone.” Deep breathing will lower your heart rate, more oxygen will enter your bloodstream and communicate with the brain to relax
7. Relieves depression and anxiety
Built up emotional stress in the body can result in depression, and an overstimulated nervous system over a period of time can cause anxiety or a controlling mind. Breathwork helps to calm the nervous system and let go of emotional stress
8. Feelings of happiness, wholeness and courage
Deep breathing also ups your endorphins, the “feel good” chemical, helping you reach an emotional balance and a wanting to arise
9. Greater self love and self-acceptance
Releasing Breathwork can enable transient hypofrontality, which in short means that we bypass a part of our frontal lobe where the inner critic exists, the monkey mind, exists. Shut down the inner critic and gain an open heart.
10. Improves sleep patterns and alleviates insomnia
Deep breathing can increase the melatonin production, “sleep inducing hormone”, which is often at low levels in insomniacs
11. Calms and grounds nervous system
The breath is linked to the parasympathetic- and the sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic will bring us to a relaxed, calming state. The sympathetic nervous system is our fight and flight mode, where we can in a safe way tap into and release stuck energy, before we restore.
12. Increase focus, creativity and strengthen intuition
More oxygen to the brain will help in achieving clarity, productivity and increased creativity. But is can also enable us to quiet our busy mind to listen inward and hear what our intuition has to say
13. Promotes deep relaxation
The rhythm and depth of our breath communicates with our brain. When conscious and slow, the mind slows down too.
14. Healing Subconscious Programming and Emotional traumas
About 95 % of our brain activity lies beyond conscious awareness. Life events can be imprinted on our muscles and our nervous system. And if not released, it might show up as negative behavior. Breathwork can help to let go of stuck energy and heal from within.
15. Supports addiction recovery
Breathwork can calm and distract the brain, creating relaxation in body and mind. It can quiet those constantly grinding thoughts that make us feel less, and allows us to release blocked feelings and emotions.
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