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How does breathing help us feel better?

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2021
 
Your body remembers much more than your brain. 
 
Every cell has consciousness.
 
Every cell remembers the events it has been through because of the system of connective tissue.
 
This is how trauma works in the body. It gets stuck. 
 
Trauma is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.
 
We have the ability to work through it using the breath, mindfulness tools, and gentle movement. 
 
There really is a practice for everyone that allows for freedom, joy, and ease.
 
This is my biggest passion to share with you the tools that support individual & communal healing. 
 
There is a science to this. It’s not new age stuff but evidence based research that shows how learning about breath can make all the difference. 
 
We are incredibly resilient beings.
 
One of the MOST therapeutic breaths is a diaphragmatic breath.
 
Your diaphragm flattens with inhale and draws up. It’s almost as though when you breathe into your belly your heart is getting a hug!
 
This allows for passage of important information connected to the vagus nerve which is responsible for activating the rest & digest part of the nervous system. 
 
There is a science to the breath, especially in meditation.
 
Try taking a deep, slow, intentional breath into your belly then invite it up into the chest & throat. Feel the lift of the collarbones then exhale gently draw the navel towards the spine with a pelvic, abdominal contraction. 
 
This is the number one breath I teach in my yoga classes.
 
It is the NUMBER ONE breath I personally was able to experience my body & mind in a way like never before. 
 
I KNOW that I am here today because I learned how to breathe correctly. It’s an invitation to come home to yourself. 
 
When I become overwhelmed, panicked, or anxious I immediately turn to my breath. 
 
Share with me your experience with breath. Have you ever been in a situation where it has helped you?
 
How often do you think about your breath?
 
Krishnamacharya says, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”
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