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The Power of Breathwork - Conscious Connected Breathing

We breathe 22 thousand times a day unconsciously but breathwork is the practice of consciously controlling your breathing.

By controlling our breath we can bypass the mind and enter into a different states of awareness very quickly. You can explore parts of your subconscious that are not easily accessible with-ought the breath practice.

What exactly is breathwork and how do you do it?

There are many types of breathwork techniques where the speed and force of the breath are controlled, how long you hold your breath for and whether you hold your breathe on the inhale or exhale. Each technique can produce a different effect. During the breathwork

sensations in the body arise along with thoughts, feelings, memories, and patterns that are not aligned with love and self-love. Unprocessed trauma big or small gets trapped in the body. There is a great book called the "Body keeps the score". Breathwork gives you an opportunity to release any energy that has been residing in the body or energetic system.

Working with a trained Breathwork facilitator also helps you to reframe old ways of thinking , patterns and programs that have been running in your subconscious mind.

How is breathwork different from meditation ?

Meditation is about increasing your awareness of how you operate. It asks you to observe your breath without manipulating it, whereas breathwork is a form of active meditation which uses breathing practices to try and alter your mood or mindstate and shut down your monkey Mind. Meditation is an extremely useful form of self-reflection because it allows us to see the pace, substance, and truth of our thoughts, it also keeps us stuck in our mind, while many people are seeking to get out of their own heads. Meditation is a slow and steady practice that over a period of time will shift our perspective. But many people are seeking a quicker relief and that's the benefit of breathwork because shift can happen in as little as 1 session.

What is the Monkey Mind ? The origins of the monkey mind date back to the Buddha. The expression is used to describe the inability to quiet our mind when there are many thoughts, ideas, and worries swirling around in our head. The monkey mind can also be referred to your inner critic. It’s the part of your brain most connected to the ego, which contends that you can’t do anything right. It’s also the part of you that stifles creativity and prevents you from moving forward with your passions. The monkey mind insists on being heard, and sometimes it takes a lot of self control to shut it down.

Breathwork shuts down the Monkey Mind ?

Breathwork allows us to disconnect from the monkey mind during the practice and reconnect with our body and energy. From this elevated state of awareness, we are able to heal, grow, and expand. Breathwork, is a good practice to use when you are seeking are immediate feedback. It's a great tool to pull out when you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or off-center.

Who can benefit from breathwork?

There is a misconception that healing arts are for individuals who are struggling or suffering. And yes, breathwork is very supportive for stress, tension, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, sadness, anger, trauma, insomnia, etc. But breathwork is also nourishing for someone who is doing well and feels ready for the next opening—the next layer of love, peace, gratitude, clarity, connection, and insights.

Doing breathwork with a teacher? Here's what to expect.

There are different ways that breathwork can be facilitated based on the guide who is leading you. (If you are new to breathwork and want to connect with a healer to get started, look for a practitioner who has completed all levels of the training, who has been guiding others and has experience, and who has a presence that makes you feel comfortable.) Your experience will vary depending on the type of breathwork your practitioner is teaching, but no matter what, you can expect to actively breathe throughout the session. As you're breathing, your teacher might speak to you through the journey. You may follow their guidance, or have your own unique experience. Trust the breath will take you to where you need to go for the deepest level of healing available to you at that time. Some thoughts, feelings, or sensations that might come up during a breathwork session.

Some of the side effects that someone might experience during breathwork include tingling, buzzing, warming, cooling, or tightness in certain parts of their body. They may see colors or images or have downloads and insights. No matter what, whatever is happening is supposed to be happening. Your body has an innate intelligence and wisdom and it will support you in releasing what no longer serves you. 3 reasons that breathwork is so powerful.

1.You'll tap into your inner knowing.

The first benefit of breathwork is that the innate wisdom of your breath and life force knows exactly where to go for the level of healing that is available for you at any given time. As the breath opens meridians and channels and aligns your body with its inherent and Universal energy, healing happens. There is no need to think, process, or figure anything out after a session. To know you can receive clarity and peace without thinking is revelatory.

2.You'll feel empowered.

In a breathwork session, you do not need to imbibe an external substance, so there is an inner empowerment that comes from you. Your breath can become the source of answers to questions, insights to challenges, freedom from feeling stuck, and downloads to what's next for you, your life, and your work in the world.

3.You'll gain a new perspective on life's challenges.

Breathwork supports so many of the challenges everyone experiences. It reduces stress, creates feelings of openness, love, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection. Breathwork also helps release trauma or mental, physical, and emotional blocks, as well as anxiety, depression, fear, grief, and anger. Last, it can help people receive insights from ancestors and loved ones who have transitioned, as well as downloads about work, creativity, finances, relationships, or health conditions

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