Breathwork to lower stress
You need to learn to control your breathing, to help reduce your stress.
Controlled breathing has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.
While various breathing practice have been around for centuries, science is just beginning to provide evidence that the benefits of this ancient practice are real. Studies have found that breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with:
👉 post-traumatic stress disorder
👉 attention deficit disorder
Wondering how to use breathing, we suggest something called “breathwork”.
Breathwork describes a group of exercises that teach you to manipulate your breathing rate and depth with the goal of bringing awareness to your breath and ultimately providing the same benefits you might get from a meditative practice. Most formal practices involve 20 minutes to an hour of sustained, rhythmic breathing techniques. People who practice breathwork describe feeling tingling sensations throughout their body, feelings of clarity, alertness, increased mind-body connection and even emotional purging.
There are many different types, so make sure to do your research and try different types for you.
There are many types of breathwork practices, some ranging from fairly basic and easy to do at home, to others requiring a practitioner to teach you the practice. Some breathwork practices are rooted in yogic traditions such as Pranayama or the breath and movement sequences of Kundalini yoga. Other breathwork practices are entirely secular and were developed to help people heal their minds or bodies or even to withstand extreme physical conditions.
Alright, if I haven’t intrigued you enough, here are other health benefits that Breathwork effects:
👉 Alkalizes your blood PH.
👉 Increases muscle tone.
👉 Has an anti-inflammatory effect.
👉 Elevates your mood.
Be intentional with every breath.
Rhoda and Dr C