Breathwork is a common practice that is becoming increasingly popular for people to improve both their physical and mental health. Breathwork aids in achieving a cognitive or biological outcome by mindfully manipulating our breathing. Breathwork offers a plethora of benefits that can help impact your overall well-being.
Take a moment to reflect on how often you take deep, mindful breaths. Breathwork is more than regular breathing, it's a breathing technique combined with various exercises that are used to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Breathwork, similar to meditation, can be adjusted according to your routine, ranging from complex to simple and quick exercises.
Breathwork is an essential tool for transformation and well-being. Below I've outlined some beneficial impacts breathwork can play on your overall well-being.
We all encompass stress, and stress management is key to living a functional life. Breathwork allows you to ground yourself in tense situations. But it also increases the oxygen supply going to your brain, resulting in a calmer state.
Connection to Yourself
Breathwork is one of the easiest forms of connecting to ourselves. We are concentrating on deep breaths, guided through a meditative state, allowing for a deeper self-connection and giving us the ability to show up authentically.
Breathwork plays a significant role in improving your blood's oxygen capacity, which directly results in improved energy. Breathwork is used to calm your nervous system, ultimately lowering you into a calmer state, thus giving you more energy.
Improves Your Mood
As a child, an adult told may have told you to take a deep breath when you were frustrated, angry, or upset. Breathwork steadies your nerves. When you gain control of your breathing, you redirect your emotions. It increases self-awareness allowing you to release stored tension. As you release the tension, your mood directly improves.
Stress, worry, anxiety, and depression directly impact our body's ability to fall and stay asleep. Breathwork calms your nervous system, reduces stress, and helps you to fall asleep much faster. Incorporating breathwork as a nightly routine will help you to release tension and relax before you get into bed.
We cannot control every situation, but we can control our reactions and the energy we put into the world, and with breathwork, we are crafting a semblance of control over our body and mind.