Breathwork is a Revolution
It is ancient and still it will be anew discovered again and again. Thanks to the measure techniques we enjoy today, many of the benefits of breathwork are being scientifically proven.
The Breath has the capacity of moving us toward wholeness.
With breathwork we tap in our innate inner wisdom, allowing our growth, our healing and transformation.
There are many breathing techniques, each of them can serve us to master a certain situation.
The key to our growth and happiness is within us, within each and every one of us. No exceptions.
“When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady.
But when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be
still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should
learn to control the breath.”
–Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
How Breathwork affects your body
Dan Brulé, one of the world’s foremost expert and pioneer in the field of breathwork, explains it like this in his book “Just Breathe”:
The autonomic nervous system regulates all the automatic functions of the body, it’s also the main regulator of our stress-response system. It is made of two parts, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The sympathetic nervous system activates when we are under stress or experiencing a challenge.
When the challenge or danger has passed the SNS quiets down and the parasympathetic system gets activated restoring slowing down heart rate and respiration. The PNS also triggers our natural rest and digest, restore and repair functions.
Studies have shown that when we change our pattern of breathing, we change the messages going from the respiratory system to the brain. According to Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and interested in the neuropsychology of breathing practices, when the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, it has significant effects on our abilities to trust, love, connect, bond, be intimate, communicate emotionally, and feel empathy.
By controlling our breath, we can willfully influence the brain and the nervous system. Breathing affects every organ, system, and function in the body. Therefore, conscious breathing techniques have the potential to transform the quality of your life on every level.
Open your heart breath by breath
Conscious connected breathwork is a gentle way to release stress from the body. It promotes deep awareness of our self and our body and also deepens the connection to our higher self and others.
Using conscious connected breathing leads to cultivate self-regulation, self-awareness and deep personal transformation. It enhances our well being physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Throughout our lives we withhold many emotional scars, big and small, they are concealed in our psyche and our body; many of them long forgotten or buried away. During a breath session, old repressed feelings and hurts can arise; allowing them to be felt consciously, leads to natural resolution and healing. It is just amazing how powerful and safe this breathing modality enables healing and transformation; leaving us lighter, freer and closer to wholeness.
It is well known that meditation calms the mind and influences the body in many positive ways. Nevertheless, exceling in meditation takes a lot of practice, sometimes even years. Conscious connected breathing (CCB) is a shortcut in calming the mind!
Using this breathing technique slows down the thinking mind (known as monkey mind), and allows unresolved issues to come up. These issues or unresolved emotions always manifest in the body with sensations. When we let them flourish consciously, and just allow them to finish their cycle, these emotions will resolve and healing can occur. Most of the times, by the end f the session, we end up feeling bliss.
It is just an amazing experience.
From the day I tried it the first time, I’ve been hooked!