#BreatheBabyBreathe! Pause and take a deep breath. Breathing deeply offers a great sense of calm and restoration of our well-being. The breath opens a portal to healing by stimulating and balancing the autonomic nervous system with slow, gentle breathing. Voluntary changes in our breathing can induce specific emotions, it has the ability to excite us, relax us, it can even shift limiting beliefs. Paying attention on purpose to the breath helps us to begin to notice how we feel in our bodies and brings the body, mind and heart into synchronicity. Slow, gentle breathing gives us a feeling of love, openness, connectedness, and gratitude. Deep slow exhalations enables the vagal nerve, slows the heart and activates the relaxation response in the body.
Cultivating a practice of slow, gentle breathing can reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder. As we breathe with intention, we rise the energy in the body, remove blockages and feel a greater connection to self, others and the world
Gentle breathing at 3.0-6.0 breaths per minute with equal inhalations and exhalations through the nose, induces a calm alert mental state, optimizes heart variability and activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This is also known as coherent breathing. Coherent breathing stabilizes and balances the stress response system helping one to become more stress resilience.
Nasal breathing increases circulation, blood oxygen, and carbon dioxide levels, slows the breathing rate and improves overall lung capacity. The nose regulates the air from cold to warm and humidifies the air during the nasal cycle of airflow. Nasal breathing cleans the air as it enters the body and it adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness in the lungs.
Voluntary changes in breath pattern induces specific emotions. Specific emotions induces specific breath patterns, making breath and emotions bi-directional. By practicing Voluntary Regulated Breathing Practices (VRBP), the nervous system is activated and regulated which can bring the mind-body into balance.
Learn to use Coherent Breathing to build an intimate relationship with your breath. Explore Voluntary Regulated Breathing practices to activate feeling safe, connected and loved, while counteracting emotional isolation.
Together seems better, if that is your sentiment, a group session is perfect for you. Experience the collective energy of healing, love and release.
Use the healing power of the breath to synchronize your team. Explore simple, yet effective practices that will increase the cohesion and performance of the team. Collective breath practice can harmonize the culture of the work place.
Breathing brings body, mind and heart into synchronicity. Breathe!
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