Hello beautiful Self-Care Goddesses,
Happy First Wednesday of June!
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Showing gratitude can make you more optimistic. Studies show that those who
express gratitude regularly appear to have a more positive outlook on life.
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A positive aspect of today’s weather is. . .
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Breathing is central to life, as it allows the human body to obtain the energy it needs to sustain itself and its activities. I invite you to listen to these episodes that focus on Conscious Breathwork on my website to learn the importance of proper breathing and amazing practical wellness tips that you can start today.
Breathwork is a breathing exercise or technique in which you change your breathing pattern. Breathwork helps to improve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being by focusing or releasing negative thoughts. It also provides relief from stress, pain, or feelings of anger. Your breath brings oxygen into your body so that you can thrive. When you are physically or emotionally stressed, it affects how you breathe. Breathwork helps to calm your stress and bring balance to your body.
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People have been practicing breathwork for thousands of years, and it has roots in yoga practice. The basic idea of breathwork is to release toxins and stress when you breathe out and nourish your mind and body when you breathe in. Research on breathwork is promising. Breath work refers to deep, diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing, which research suggests may trigger relaxation responses in the body, according to a study published in June 2017 in Frontiers in Psychology. Breath work encompasses a range of breathing exercises designed to enhance physical, spiritual, and mental health, according to Yogapedia. Within published research, breath work is commonly referred to in terms of “interventions” such as diaphragmatic breathing, breathing techniques, or even breathing rehabilitation. Potential health benefits of breathwork include:
- Alkalizing your blood PH
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Elevating your mood
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Breathwork also has a positive impact on your central nervous system. When you feel stressed, your breath tends to become fast and shallow. This limits the oxygen entering your bloodstream. Your brain tells your body that there is a threat, and your body responds in fight or flight. When you take time to slow down and purposefully breathe deeply and slowly, you tell your brain that everything is OK. Your brain communicates to your body that it’s safe to relax. The fight or flight response decreases, and your body can begin to function normally again.
I invite you to watch my YouTube video on the “Humming Technique”
Breathwork requires focus, so it can take time to develop your ability to concentrate on the techniques. If you’re distracted during a breathwork session by noise and happenings around you, breathwork may not be as effective.
I am a certified Breathwork Facilitator. Connect With Me to know more on the amazing power of breathwork and learn some breathwork techniques than can help you better manage yourself.