Unlocking the power of your breath: a guide to the benefits of breathworkJan 25, 2023
"Change your breath, change your life."
Let that sink in for a moment.
CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT I DO WHEN…
I feel overwhelmed and my head is spinning?
I am struggling to get going in the morning?
I am procrastinating an uncomfortable task?
I have trouble falling asleep?
You may have heard about breathwork, it’s kind of a buzzword right now in the personal development and health and wellness space.
And maybe you wanna know what this powerful tool actually is and how can it help you to find relaxation and balance if you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out from your busy schedule.
Keep reading to find out more about this simple yet effective practice to transform your life.
Breathwork can have a profound impact on your well-being and your life.
As a former corporate executive and now entrepreneur I get it, life can be hectic. Between work, family, and everything in between, it can be hard to find time to relax and recharge. But the good news is, you don’t need to carve out hours in your schedule to experience the benefits of breathwork. This simple yet powerful practice can be done in just a few minutes a day and can have a profound impact on your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Breathwork came to me about 4 years ago in a yoga retreat. At first, I thought it was a mindfulness technique, with similar benefits. And it can be. But gosh, how little did I know.
Breathwork can reduce stress and anxiety.
One of the main benefits of breathwork for busy ones (like you) is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. When we’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, our bodies naturally go into “fight or flight” mode, which is characterised by increased heart rate, rapid breathing, and elevated levels of stress hormones. But with breathwork, we can activate the relaxation response of our nervous system, which is characterised by slower breathing, lower heart rate, normal digestion, and relaxed muscles. By focusing on the breath and using specific breathing techniques, we can calm the mind and body and bring a sense of peace and tranquillity to our busy lives.
Breathwork can help you to improve your sleep.
In addition to its stress-reducing benefits, breathwork can also help you to improve your sleep. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, practising specific breathing techniques before bed can help to relax the mind and body, making it easier to drift off into a restful slumber.
Breathwork can boost your energy and improve focus and concentration.
But it’s not just about relaxation. Breathwork can also boost energy and improve focus and concentration. If you’re feeling burnt out or struggling to stay on top of your workload, taking just a few minutes to focus on your breath can help to give you a much-needed energy boost and improve your ability to stay focused and productive.
My feel-good morning practice
Incorporating breathwork into your daily life can be as easy as taking a few deep breaths whenever you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Or, set aside just a few minutes a day for a dedicated practice. For almost a year, I did my daily breathwork practice on the train to work.
It’s just such a different experience if you start your day feeling balanced and with intention.
If you wanna try it out for yourself, get my breathwork starter bundle for free
I want you to experience the powerful benefits of breathwork for yourself. That's why I recorded guided practices for you. It includes one of my all-time favourite techniques called Equal Ratio Breathing. It’s basically the Swiss knife of the breathwork techniques 😉
By making breathwork a part of your daily routine, you can tap into the power of this simple yet effective practice and bring more balance, relaxation, and well-being into your busy life.
Don’t let the demands of daily life get in the way of taking care of yourself. By taking just a few minutes each day to focus on your breath, you can improve your physical and emotional well-being and bring a sense of calm and clarity to your life.
More breathwork Support
I hope you get hooked by the power of breathwork just as I did. Because I know, it will literally change the way you approach and experience your whole life.
To experience it for free, get my breathwork starter bundle. If you want more breathwork in your life, as a certified breathwork teacher I am happy to guide you on your way.
If you’re like yes, I definitely would love to dive in deeper, learn more about which practices can help me specifically, and how to start a daily practice that fits into my lifestyle... stay tuned, I am working on something very special for you!
Or are you a coach or wellness entrepreneur and would love to integrate breathwork into your offering? Then my full review of the Academy of Breath - Breathwork & Meditation Teacher Certification Program might interest you.
Much love & BeWell 🤍