Conscious Breathing as an Anchoring Pillar
Naturally, we are conscious, sensitive and creative beings that have the power to choose our state of mind. When our body and mind are healthy and ‘correctly tuned’, a harmonious life unfolds in and around us. During this course we will use our breath as a portal to live a more happy, healthy and harmonious life from the inside out.
At the beginning of each week, you're going to be given a breathwork practice that is recommended to use as a daily dose to help regulate your nervous system and harvest insights.
You can choose to bring a specific intention to the practice or simply hold the intention to be open to what is flowing through you. If you can commit to a daily practice throughout the length of the course as a daily gift to yourself and your nervous system, you will experience a deeper intuitive connection to act from your authentic truth.
Small and consistent efforts create long term big ripples in our life. Small daily repetitive actions are like living prayers that reprogram the subconscious mind and grow new neural pathways in the brain. This is a process of pulling the weeds of mind that no longer serve us so we can plant new seeds of positive intention that expand our lens of perception that change the way we experience life.
Stay kind towards yourself and be patient in your practice.
The style of breathwork we will be using during this program has numerous benefits. Some of the benefits are outlined below:
- Quiet the mind and open the heart to tine in with your inner guidance
- Access expanded states of consciousness to receive insight, clarity, and your own inner wisdom
- Raise your vibrational energy; boosts mood and overall energy level
- Creates a state of coherence in the body leading to lower levels of stress, increased mental clarity, and the ability to make decisions from a centered place
- Diaphragmatic breathing moves the largest lymph gland in the body creating a detoxifying effect
During this style of breathwork we will be creating a state of intermittent hypoxia using the breath hold technique. This intermittent hypoxia training (IHT) therapy has been shown to:
- Improve athletic performance, stamina and endurance
- Expand the capacity of the lungs
- Train the body to use oxygen more efficiency for overall improvements in health and wellbeing
How To Do The Breathwork
1. Breath deeply in a smooth & steady rhythm. Inhale through the nose, let go through the mouth. Follow the guidance in each track which will help you to keep a smooth rhythm with your breath.
2. Hold with empty lungs; resist the first urge to breath and go slightly beyond the comfort zone. Try to relax fully both the mind and body.
3. Hold with full lungs; contact the muscles of your pelvic floor and visualize drawing the energy up your spine. Visualize your intention and feel yourself as the embodiment of the energy you want to cultivate in your life.
4. Let go of the breath and relax before beginning the next round of breathing in a rhythm
You will be fully guided in each track, so all you need to do is relax, listen and allow.
Coherence breath techniques and gentle breath holds which do not cause hypoxia are safe to be to be used for anyone. And can be beneficial for All individuals.
IHT therapy (kumbaka) or the extended breathholds is contra-indicated, in the case of:
- Acute severe illness
- Epilepsy (on line sessions)
- Patients with pacemakers or heart arrhythmias.
Some conditions which maybe aggravated by IHT include and careful attention to technique must be paid.
Eg: Tinnitus, hernias.
For all other medical conditions please be you may be your own guide, gently include IHT to improve your health. Your body is your own guide as to how far you should push. It is always safer to build up your tolerance slowly and steadily.
What if I am a person with any of the contraindications?
You will still gain enormous benefits from this course. The rhythmic breathing and visualization techniques will help you tremendously.
Simply stay away from the breath retentions unless you are supervised by your health professional.
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