If you’re engaged in the yoga and meditation community, you have likely heard of Breathwork by now. A common claim is that “Breathwork is the new.. [ insert yoga or meditation].” It continues to gain popularity in the wellness space, and I’m here to tell you a few reasons why, if you try it, it just might change your life.
The first thing you need to know is that breathwork is an umbrella term, just like yoga. There are many styles and ways to breathe, but a style that’s becoming most well-known is commonly referred to as 3-part breath or circular breathing. That’s the primary style of breathwork I’ll be sharing about.
As a yoga teacher and studio owner, I’m no stranger to the concept of breathwork. I have learned breathing techniques in all of the various teacher trainings I’ve participated in, and from over 13 years of practicing yoga. However, a class solely focused on active breathing was not on my radar until a couple of years ago.
I unknowingly participated in my first “full” breathwork experience when auditioning a perspective teacher at my studio. I expected to feel relaxed and refreshed after class, but what really happened was actually incredibly transformative and almost unbelievable. I felt like I was floating on a cloud, free from the chaos of my mind, relaxed tingly in my whole body. It was similar to a “yoga high” but amplified 20+ times, and longer lasting.
I left that class speechless. I had no words for my experience yet, I just knew that we had to offer this healing experience at my yoga studio. I decided right then that I would study this mysterious new modality and incorporate it into my regular practice.
So what can we experience during this practice?
Simply put, the breathing pattern in breathwork is different from how we breathe in everyday life. We are striving to hyper oxygenate the body, to move energy, emotions, old thought patterns, even trauma. The goal is to (either consciously or subconsciously) process these things and eventually release them during this practice. The technique itself can commonly create physiological responses – body tingling, throbbing, numbness, emotional release and
By: Whitney Yarnall
Title: The Power of Breathwork: 3 Reasons To Incorporate Breathwork Into Your Self-care Regimen
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Published Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:44:13 +0000
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