While breathwork seems to be this mysterious, ancient mystical practice that conjures thoughts of stars burning alight in the night, people dancing in weird outfits with goats horns on their head – around a burning man style bonfire… It is actually far from that and my experience is that is simply the most amazing thing that I have ever done in my life.
Breathwork is all about calming the “inner tone” or your Central Nervous System. This is (mostly) because we live in an urban-environment that overloads our senses. The lights, the sounds, the smells and the constant changes in temperature creates a “sick” body. This is due to you heart beating faster, your taking shallow breaths and your blood being focused on your skin and not your major organs. Your heart has a healing mechanism that can only be engaged through focusing on your breath and there is no other healing modality that breaachieves this at the rapid rate Breathwork Therapy.
When we breathe effectively, we can engage our “healing mechanism”. This mechanism is made of many and varied physiological components, such as our major organs, our autonomic nervous system but here is the exciting thing – our heart thinks. That’s right scientists have discovered that our hearts think and there is this web called the enteric nervous system that sits in our gastro area and thousands of thousands more synapses then our brain and so when we say feel with your heart – it is actually true. And there are actually string on our heart that hold the heart in place so when we say he died of a broken heart or stop pulling on my heart strings… well they are real too.
Anyway my point here is that buddha said the stages of the spiritual path are mindfulness, consciousness and then enlightenment. Breathwork gives you all of these and it creates this powerful, strong, confident, loving and caring person. I no longer suffer with negative thoughts and I now control my mind, I decide what thoughts I have and I have trained my brain to support me in what we are attempting to do.
Start now just lay back, close your breath and just feel yourself breathing… feel the air come into your nose or mouth, feel it flow down into your lungs, feel your chest expand and then feel it rise out of your body and release into the atmosphere… If you start to think, refocus back onto your breath… you actually know when your not focusing because you are thinking.. the concept is that when you focus on your breath your brain cannot also think – as it is observing…
I don’t know you might be happy being angry, negative, nervous, sad, anxious or just putting up with alcoholism, drugs or self abuse… so you may as well just give up now…
But somehow I doubt you will!
Breathe – Believe – Become