Besides breathing, grieving is one of the most natural things that we do. We are designed with the capacity to grieve, and we intuitively know how to do it. Yes, it is sad, gut-wrenching, and hurts our hearts, but it is organic. Thus, grieving is not the problem, it is our relationship to it, a relationship that is largely impacted by the societal undervaluing of vulnerability.
2020 has quickly become the year of all things breath related, from Covid-19’s attack on our lungs and needing to breath through a mask, to the Black Lives Matter slogan #ICantBreathe, from the last words of Eric Garner, to the book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. We no longer can take our breath for granted. The truth is, we should never have taken our breath for granted.
Breathwork is a powerful way to access your body’s innate intelligence to heal itself. Breathwork, the conscious awareness of your breath, is a practice that is thousands of years old, and while there are many variations, styles and names, all types of breathwork offer the chance for personal transformation through improved mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
The breath reconnects us to ourselves. It heals us. It allows us to tap into who we truly are. However, it is often left on autopilot, leaving us to pay little attention to the depth or quality of our breathing. When we can begin to consciously alter our breathing patterns to encompass deeper rhythmic breaths, we can see shifts in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual landscapes. In fact, breathwork is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to shift our energy, or our frequency.
There are ways to navigate stress, and breathwork is one of the most impactful and yet easy practices to incorporate into your work week.
The pandemic has awakened within me a dedication to Radical Self Care practices, as well as the intention to share knowledge with my BIPOC community. The flood light on the injustice around access to breath has never shined brighter—from police brutality to environmental hazards causing asthma and overcrowded detention centers/prisons—breathing while Black is a radical act in itself.
As we raise our consciousness, we connect more deeply to trees and their consciousness.
A few simple breathing exercises and techniques to help you get your breathing into good shape!
Let’s explore the role that conscious breathing can play in prevention and recovery of Covid.
Teaching breathwork to children while they're still young will offer them positive coping skills to utilize for the rest of their lives.
By understanding the link between our breath and our digestive system, as well as how to properly breathe for optimal levels of stress, we can improve our gut health.
Although the gifts of breathwork are many, here is a list of ten that we’ve compiled to show just how incredible breathwork truly is!
What if we allowed our expanded levels of awareness, presence, and thinking from our “non-ordinary” states to become our “ordinary” state, or even better, to become our “extraordinary” state of being?
New approaches to consciousness are on the way to becoming more accessible and accepted.
Breathwork is a practice that bridges ancient wisdom with modern science to raise your energy, your frequency.