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If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, you’ve heard an instructor remind you to control your breath. In the ancient yogic teachings, the practice of directing the breath is called Pranayama, and it teaches you to breathe consciously, with awareness, and with intent. Within the teachings, there exists many different exercises that can help you tap into your breath as a means of building self-awareness and focus during meditation or yoga.


Today, breath work has evolved to include many new techniques that focus on the use of breathing exercises as a means of therapy and self-healing.


Breath work is more than an exercise of breathing correctly or with intent. Breathing techniques are tools for major transformation and healing. Breath work encompasses a broad range of whole-being therapeutic practices and exercises used to relieve mental, physical, and/or emotional tension. During our session we will to teach you techniques that will best suit your needs after learning more about what your presently being affected by in your life. Let's find out how it can benefit your mind, body, and spirit.




When you think of breath work, you probably think of the physical aspect of breathing—the inhaling and exhaling of air. Breathing is a vital part of life; it helps deliver oxygen into your bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide.

Completing a full breath cycle involves your whole body—your chest, belly, back, and mind. It takes effort to coordinate all elements of the breath, even though the simple process seems effortless. 

The physical benefits of deep breathing are often immediate. By breathing deeply, you can activate your parasympathetic nervous system, and in turn, slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure—creating a feeling of calm. You also rely on your diaphragm instead of your chest, inviting your neck and chest muscles to relax and engage your abs and a larger amount of oxygen to reach your body’s cells and organs.

When your body is operating under “fight-or-flight” response or stress, it releases a surge of hormones (such as cortisol and adrenaline) that causes your breathing to speed up, increases your pulse and blood pressure, and puts you in a state of hyper-vigilance. Deep breathing can help reverse this response and relax your body.




















In addition to reversing the physical stress response in your body, deep breathing can also help calm and slow down the emotional turbulence in your mind. In fact, there are studies that show breath work can help treat depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Breath work can help you reach a deeper state of mind. While in this state, you may be able to access buried emotions, grudges, and traumas, and ultimately release yourself from their grip on your mental state. Breath work is often used to help those who have mental health issues and is a way to calm and focus your mind.




Breath work can also be spiritual. When you practice, you can move beyond your body and mind, and connect with your core spirit—your Self. In other words, you can remove your ego and connect to your true Self and the Universe. Many people who practice breath work experience spiritual awakenings or attunements to their inner being.


People have practiced breath work to:

aid positive self-development, boost immunity, process emotions, heal emotional pain and trauma, develop life skills, develop or increase self-awareness, enrich creativity, improve personal and professional relationships, increase confidence, self-image, and self-esteem, increase joy and happiness, overcome addiction, reduce stress and anxiety levels release negative thoughts. 

Breath work is used to help to improve a wide range of issues including:

anger issues, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, emotional effects of illness, grief, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).



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