It’s probably safe to say that if you are reading this blog you have already mastered the power of breath – to stay alive!
What many of us do not realise though is that the breath is also a powerful tool for relaxation and stress management, and for this purpose it is massively underrated.
When we train the breath through breath-work, it can also connect us to profound personal and trans-personal experiences. For some this is via our emotions, for others it is via a spiritual journey, but what all breath-workers agree on is that becoming breath-conscious is a gateway to feeling truly alive and in control.
Breathing fully and deeply with awareness will not only empower your body, but focus your mind and nourish your spirit.
How we breathe affects everything from physical stamina to emotional resilience. Here are some of the ways in which breathing well can benefit both mind and body.
Significant reduction in anxiety
Improved motivation, greater focus, improved creativity, better communication.
More positive body image
Improved immune functioning, better circulation, decrease in physical pain.
Greater physical strength and stamina
Reduction in muscle tension, greater freedom of movement.
Sense of empowerment
Increased self-awareness, greater self-confidence and self-acceptance, more optimistic outlook.
More fulfilling relationships
Deeper sense of connection to self, others and the universe, healing of deep childhood wounds.
Fewer stress hormones, leading to profound sense of calm, feeling more grounded and centred, increased libido.
Fit by EventWell offers weekly breath-work classes for all abilities led by the amazing Gabby Austen-Browne and Nicole Leida, every Wednesday and Thursday morning.
To find out more visit https://eventwell.org/eventwell-fit