As you sit at your computer, or flicking through your phone, do you find yourself holding your breath? Now stop and take a slow, deep breath. Feel better? Thought so.
Breath work is an ancient art that has seen as huge resurgence over the last few years. It has helped us physically rehabilitate our bodies, and mentally rehabilitate our minds
Breath work is your tool for calm, collected, confidence.
THE BENEFITS OF BREATH WORK
If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, sleep or focus, your lungs could be your most powerful tool.
What can breath work help me with?
Breath work can help your body in more ways than you might realise. In many cases, people find that they struggle with more than one of the following symptoms, often they are connected. This means that when you start to alleviate one symptom, the others will ease too. Breath work can help with
How does breath work help?
If you haven't tried breath work for anxiety, stress, focus, sleep or energy before you will be wondering how it works. It sounds too good to be true. Here is what happens to your body when you start to breathe properly
the heart rate slows which reduces stress, lowers cortisol and reduces blood pressure
this creates calm, helping with anxiety
stress is exhausting whilst being stimulating in all the wrong ways, so a reduction in stress increases energy and released endorphins
the reduction in cortisol and that 'wired' feeling that comes with it improves sleep
toxins are release and hormones balance out
immunity and digestion are both improved
stem cells are activated
breath work provides emotional regulation whilst supporting positive mindset
the purification of the lymphatic system takes place as deep breathing transports toxins through the bloodstream to the liver where they are detoxified, thus cleansing bloodstream
mental clarity comes from taking the time to stop and practice breathing
THE 4-7-8 BREATHING TECHNIQUE
The 4-7-8 technique is a highly effective way to take control of your breathe.
How to breath using the 4-7-8 technique
The 4-7-8 breathing technique it simple. As follows
breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds
hold your breath for 7 seconds
breathe out through pursed lips for 8 seconds
The 4-7-8 breathing technique will help you with
Benefits of 4-7-8 breathing include
*slows heart rate
*helps with anxiety
*reduces blood pressure
*support positive mindset
Doing this for as little as one minute can do the trick, but take your time and give it a go for as long as it feels enjoyable.
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