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Psyche, The Soul, and The Journey for Inner Wellbeing
Mindfulness has become a popular term in recent years, and for good reason. Breathwork is one way to achieve mindfulness, and it can also help us achieve better mental health outcomes. In this blog post, I will discuss what breathwork is, how to do it on your own, its benefits, and the risks associated with it. I will also provide tips for getting the most out of your personal and group sessions!
What is Mindfulness & Breathwork
Breathwork is an umbrella term for any type of therapy that uses breathing exercises to improve one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. In today’s overly stressed environment, who wouldn’t be able to use a little mind, body, and spirit break? As a practice, it can be used to treat conditions like anxiety, depression, stress, and even chronic pain. It is a safe and effective way to achieve better mental health outcomes.
There are many different types of breathwork, but all of them share the same goal: to help you become more aware of your breath. When you are more aware of your breath, you can control it. This helps you relax and reduces stress. These practices can also improve your cardiovascular health, increase energy levels, and reduce inflammation.
Your Mindfulness Journey
Now that we know what a mindful practice is and the benefits of it, let’s discuss how to do it on your own. Breathwork can be done in a group setting or individually. There are many different techniques, so it is important to find one that works for you. The most important thing is to focus on your breath and relax your body.
If you are doing breathwork on your own, start by finding a comfortable place to sit or lie down. You may want to close your eyes and focus on your breath. Breath in through your nose, filling your lungs from the bottom up. Breath out through your mouth, exhaling fully. Repeat this for at least 20 breaths initially. With practice you can expand this to 5 minutes or even an hour to play with deeply relaxed states of consciousness.
If you are doing breathwork in a group setting, the leader will guide you through the breathing exercises. It is important to follow their instructions and focus on your breath. Again, these practices can be done sitting or lying down, but some people prefer to stand so they can move around if they feel dizzy or lightheaded.
The Risks and Benefits of Breathing
The Risks & Benefits
There are some risks associated with breathwork, but they are generally mild and temporary. The most common side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea. The practice is safe for most people, but it is not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart conditions. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor before starting breathwork
Now that we know how to be mindful, let’s discuss the benefits of it. These practices can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve cardiovascular health, increase energy levels, and reduce inflammation. They are a safe and effective way to improve your mental health.
If you are interested in mindful exercises, please consult your doctor first. While these practices are safe for most people, but there are some risks involved. If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor before starting. Thanks for reading! We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about how the simple act of being mindful can benefit your emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Namaste, my friends. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.
- Benso, “The Breathing of the Air,” p. 14.