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Breathwork for the Body, Mind, and Soul

By April 25, 2022 Breathwork

Breath is Life. For those who practice yoga, breath is Prana. For those who practice QuiGong, it’s Qui. In Greek it is Pneuma. In Latin Spiritus. And in Hebrew, Rauch. This life-force energy is understood to be a direct manifestation of the livingness of Spirit, the vital principle of all that is. It’s used to describe the invisible power of the intelligence of will, truth, knowledge, or wisdom. On a spiritual level, it can refer to the God force, angelic presence, or the vitality of the soul that draws us toward truth, beauty, and goodness. On the material level, it can refer to those invisible forces which support nature, things like electricity, light, and magnetism, the very forces that glue the fabric of creation together.

For those who practice techniques like Pranayama, it comes as no surprise that scientific research now confirms many of the claims yogis have made for thousands of years about the benefits of intentional breathing techniques. A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that breath not only supplies the body and brain with oxygen, it also organizes the activity of brain cell populations helping to orchestrate complex behaviors. Intentional breath has been found to modulate emotions and memory recall, regulate Noradrenaline, and synchronize brainwave patterns. It has even been shown to improve focus and concentration abating symptoms of ADHA and PTSD resulting from trauma. Intentional breathing techniques can even influence blood Ph levels, helping to increase alkalinity which creates a less hospitable environment for pathogens in the correct amounts.

Breathing deeply can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of the nervous system involved in the regulation of autonomic or unconscious functions. This affects things like the regulation of stress hormones connected to the fight or flight response as well as the production of enzymes related to digestion and metabolism. Normally we don’t have access to these functions since they are automatic. But with intentional breathing we can effect changes to the heart rate and stimulate the vegas nerve which can have a calming effect, helping to alleviate symptoms of imbalance. Breath gives us a means of directly interfacing with the autonomic functions.

Breath is not just air in the body, it is the vehicle for consciousness itself. Intentional breathing then is a means of increasing the quality of consciousness available to us. Filling up with life force energy means increasing our presence of awareness while clearing away the internal obstructions to the natural flow of life force within us.

For the last several years, I have been using slow rhythmic breathing every single day to help with my mood, focus, and concentration, and to access the doorway to superconsciousness in the back of my mind 😉

I am sharing with you this new 20-minute breathwork session in hopes to help you gain access to its mystery and power. I hope it will serve you.

In this guided breathwork session we use slow rhythmic breathing in combination with a simple visualization technique. This method of breathing has a powerful effect on the body, mind, and emotions, helping to release negativity and toxic stress while improving mental clarity. Use this session for uplifting the mood, improving focus, or as a supplemental tool for addressing depression and anxiety. Simply follow along with the breath pattern in a safe and comfortable environment.

Enjoy this session lying down in a comfortable place where you will be undisturbed. This 20-minute session is tuned to 432Hz. While some breathwork sessions are intense, this session is designed to be gentle and uplifting.

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