Breath is a free, all natural, totally organic resource.
Science endorses breathing as an evidence-based pathway for increased health and vitality.
Meditation and mindfulness are also ‘proven’ to help with anxiety, stress, depression and many more ailments. Of which breathwork is a significant part of these practices.
I am glad to see breathing getting some solid press and marketing.
My current concern though is that breathing will so be trademarked, patented, or crowded with techniques and experts that make a lot of noise interfering with the simple act of just breathing and listening.
It’s not rocket science or complicated.
It’s been around – literally forever.
Your life started with a breath and will end with an exhale. At least the from a biological body perspective.
I’ve studied breathing. Well not through books, articles or research – but through practicing, learning from teachers and firsthand experimenting with what works for me and what doesn’t.
I have been introduced to pathways to breathing. I passed along the lessons and supported people in doing their own experiential learning and studies on the art of breathing.
I think what I most appreciate about breathing is that it is the most powerful path for deep listening.
Listening to my body. Listening to the world around me. And as a result, knowing we are indeed all connected.
Trauma is one of the biggest human pain points. Basically, trauma is separation.
There’s tons of research and helpful work being done to help people deal with trauma and live beyond their points of separation.
I believe the best place to start is simply learning to listen and be with you body, mind and spirit.
Breathing will do that.
If it’s too uncomfortable, find a coach, a therapist or simply a friend and breathe together.
It’s possible the simple gift of breath is just too easy.
I guarantee you though if you take it up as a project to self-discovery, health, and vitality, you will be taking an amazing journey.
I am going to include with this post a very simple 14-minute breathing recording.
I’m also going to encourage you to download a playlist of your own making. I encourage pieces that are flowing, angry, sad, fun – a mix, a variety – and just lay down and breath.