Earlier this week I kicked off my Breathwork Meditation Series with an Introduction To Breathwork Meditation.
If you’re new to breathwork it’s a great place to get started as I discuss what breathwork is, how it can help you & provide a short & simple guided breathing exercise, zero experience necessary 👍🏽
The series continues with 3 meditations that will gradually help you take your breathwork practice to the next level, starting with the 5-Minute (4-4) Breathwork Meditation, then increasing to 10-minutes & finally 20-minutes.
In this part of the series, you’ll be inhaling & exhaling both for the count of 4. I also call this technique Breath Mirroring, since your inhales & exhales are the same length.
In my 5 years of teaching, I have found this technique to be the most successful with beginners who are curious about breathwork but genuinely believe they aren’t capable. Spoiler alert, they are, we all are & the benefits are endless.
Breathwork = Magic ✨
No seriously, it truly is one of the most powerful mindfulness practices I teach in coaching sessions & the reason for that is stress & anxiety, which is inevitable, inescapable & universal.
Stress & anxiety trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, which releases a surge of hormones like cortisol & adrenaline into the body, causing breathing to speed up, your pulse & blood pressure to increase & it puts your body into a state of hypervigilance which can affect your immune system, quality of life & overall well-being.
Breathwork can reduce your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, help you cope with the symptoms of PTSD, manage symptoms of depression & sleeplessness, relieve mental, physical & emotional tension & so much more.
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You can listen to these meditations on Insight Timer, the links are below:
5-Minute (4-4) Breathwork Meditation
10-Minute (4-4) Breathwork Meditation
20-Minute (4-4) Breathwork Meditation
I’d love for you to share not only how these meditations went for you, but also any meditation requests you might have, or any questions that came up for you during your meditations. I’m here to help ❤️
Your mental health coach,