Daily Breath Workshop
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Use your BREATH to sleep better, improve digestion, boost energy and relieve stress!
Breathing is a vital part of your daily life, and much of the time happens on autopilot. When you bring focus to your breath, it can have an immediate impact on your mind and body...the act of inhaling vs. exhaling actually affects your nervous system differently.
Many people will work on their habits around diet, hydration, physical activity...but almost no one trains their breath. This is a huge missed opportunity!
DID YOU KNOW...
- You can often determine your dominant nervous system state simply by placing your finger underneath your nostrils and exhaling.
- Reduced rate breathing can stimulate a rest and digest, parasympathetic nervous system state to help with sleep, stress, and anxiety.
- Rapid, pulsed breathing stimulates a sympathetic nervous system response to increase energy, prepare for exercise, or boost the body’s natural defenses.
- Diaphragmatic breathing massages the Vagus Nerve and reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress.
- Severe respiratory conditions like asthma can be successfully managed by increasing CO2 levels in the blood.
- Breathing can help reduce the fear of public speaking, improve digestion, reduce insomnia, lower stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.
IS BREATH WORK THE SAME AS MEDITATION?
While you may incorporate breath work into your meditation practice, and both have nearly identical benefits, the two are different:
- Meditation is not required to do breathing exercises. In fact, many people don’t meditate because of the time needed or the silence, it can create anxiety, nervousness, and frustration.
- Breathing exercises are fun and easy to practice. The counting gives you a mental focus, and the practices are short and potent. Instead of dodging daily breathing, students look forward to it.
- Breath work can put you into a meditative state automatically. Think of it as an active form of meditation with all the same benefits.
THE WORKSHOP This 90-minute session includes four parts: introduction, lecture with handouts, practice, and questions.
The practice includes: - Breath testing and assessment: controlling the pause, counting the exhale, nasal dominance
- Foundational breathwork exercises: Water breathing, Whiskey breathing, Coffee breathing
You’ll come away from the workshop with a foundation in breathworks you can create your daily practice and reap the benefits immediately.