For some time now, I have been doing regular Breathwork sessions a few times a week.
Although Breathwork has become popular in recent years, it’s nothing new. People have been practicing breathwork for thousands of years, and it has its roots in yoga. However, the light has been shone on Breathwork following research on its many and varied health benefits.
Indeed, some of the emotional health benefits associated with it include fewer feelings of depression and anxiety, better outlook on life, and an increase in contentment and joy. Indeed, the emotional benefits of Breathwork are similar to the emotional benefits associated with a gratitude practice.
When you express gratitude on a regular basis, your outlook on life becomes more positive, leading to fewer feelings of depression and anxiety, contentment, happiness and joy in your life increases.
There are many Breathwork techniques such as holotropic breathwork, deep abdominal breathing, breath of fire and, like we have been practising this week, yogic breathing.
What’s special about Breathwork is that, whilst you may wish to focus on releasing something that’s not working in your life or something that’s been pulling you down, your body will instinctively release whatever it needs to best release. It’s a very natural process.
With this in mind, today, being Sunday, often considered a more restful day of the week, we’re just going to let our bodies decide what blessings and miracles to breathe in and what to give thanks for.
So, following the style of breathing we’ve done this week – breathing in for a count of 4 and out for a count of 8, I simply invite you to set the intention that you shall breathe in whatever blessings and miracles will best benefit you and breathe out whatever you should give thanks and gratitude for.
Simply trust that your body, your energy knows. All you have to do is breathe.