A breathwork session is a meditation and healing technique that utilizes the practice of breathing consciously. It is used as a natural therapy, and can be done at home or with a facilitator.
When should you not do breathwork?
Breathwork is one of the most effective forms of meditation and has a wide range of benefits on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. It has been proven to help with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
In a basic breathwork session, you breathe consciously and in specific patterns of inhalation and exhalation. It is a form of pranayama, an ancient yogic breathing exercise that helps you to uncover your inner light.
It is also very beneficial for healing PTSD and other traumas in our lives. It can help you to deactivate your flight-or-fight response that you experience during traumatic experiences and can even assist in releasing memories, grudges, and anger.
There are many different breathwork methods that have been developed by doctors, meditation teachers, and healers to address a variety of mental and physical issues. Some of these are simple to learn and can be worked into your daily life, while others require a professional practitioner.
A breathwork session with relationships in mind can be a powerful way to bond with someone special in your life, work through challenges and shift what is stuck or challenged within the relationship. This is an ideal experience for couples, friends or loved ones that are struggling with a challenging situation and/or want to deepen their connection.