Take a deep breath … and meet your inner masseur
To even talk about ‘how to breathe' is deeply counter-intuitive.
After all, if you didn’t know how to, you would be struggling to read this post. Surely?
Like blinking our eyes and digesting our food, breathing is another of those things that we ‘just do’. Instinctively, automatically and naturally.
However, what if there was a way of breathing that could - not only relax us - but move us away from our stress and help keep anxiety at bay.
After all, in this digitally obsessed age, we are not a happy society - taking more medications and being more prone to depression than ever before. Also, sleep deprivation is at an epidemic level.
Yes, there is a way to breathe, not just more deeply… but more intentionally and efficiently.
Practicing Yoga breathing can have a profound effect. Not only on our bodies and minds, but also on our lives and the lives of those around us.
This last week I was actually with Max Strom, a global speaker and teacher, famed for the transformational results he has achieved through breath work around the world.
Breath work is one of the most effective natural tools we have at our disposal to balance and calm ourselves; its capacity to return us to a place of wellbeing is not to be underestimated.
Did you know:
- Deep breathing can increase our vitality and promote relaxation. If done correctly, it is a great tool for emotional healing and aids in a large number of mental health conditions.
- Research has shown that our health and longevity are closely associated with the health of our lungs and the way we breathe.
- When you breathe fully and deeply, the diaphragm gently massages, stimulates and helps detoxify many of your internal organs - from your liver and kidneys, to your lungs.
Unfortunately, we often restrict the mobility of our diaphragm - this invaluable ‘inner masseur’ - when we live too sedentary a lifestyle and we forget about the power of proper posture. But that’s something for another blog.
If you are interested in learning more about how to ‘Breathe and Change your Life’ - as a ‘Lunch & Learn’ session, as a webinar or as a bespoke twelve-week programme, please get in touch.
NB: Breath work is integral to how I work with clients. Yet it is not my only focus. As I see it, it is vital to take a holistic approach that also incorporates movement and nutrition.
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