Something we do without thinking, around 20,000 times every day.
The way that we breathe, the rhythm and the technique, can have very different effects on our system, depending on our intention for the practice.
Traditional yoga breathing practices, or Pranayama, were designed not only to balance aspects of the body but also to lead to higher states of consciousness through meditation.
Pranayama is best learnt in a small group setting, or even better, as a personalised practice so that the needs of the indivicual can be met.
If you are interested in exploring the benefits of a personal pranayama practice, please get in touch to find out more about the 6 week introductory course.
When we feel out of balance, or not at ease, we can always ask ourselves - are we breathing well ?
In a way that optimises all aspects of our health?
The good news is that there are simple, therapeutic breathing practices which can be woven into our day
to bring us back into balance.
If you feel anxious, constantly tired, you sleep erratically or your blood pressure is out of balance, incorporating a twenty minute practice into your day can have hugely beneficial effect.
There are specific practices that can ease the unpleasant symptoms of the menopause or perimenopause and others which can bring your body, breath and brain back into balance if you have been affected by the long tail of Covid infection.
We have so much power within ourselves to affect how we feel, both physically and mentally.
“Two of the issues that resolved themselves and stay ‘dissolved’ were the breathlessness and the permanent ‘hangover’ tight clamps around my head, after the first week!.. It is so great because you actually feel like there is something you can do for yourself, that benefits the whole body and there are no negative side effects.” Kim, diagnosis of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Please note these practices are NOT a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis.
Neither will it be suggested that you alter any medication you are currently taking.
These practices are non-invasive and based on simple breathwork.
They are not miracle cures, but they are working for most people, most of the time.