Learning to breathe consciously and optimally is becoming our most powerful medicine for kinesthetic, emotional, cognitive and spiritual well being.
When you understand the science behind breathing, you begin to see how working with your breath can change the way your mind and nervous system operate thus bringing profound and lasting change to your life. How can simply breathing differently make such a powerful impact? When we experience stress, pain, or trauma, our breath changes. Because of its connection to the breath, the mind is also affected by this change in breathing. Over time, you can find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle of reinforced improper breathing and mental distress. Long term, this opens the door to much more serious health problems.
How can we break this cycle? Breath is a key aspect of the healing process and, with the right understanding, can be used to effectively settle the nervous system and uncouple the mind from negative emotions and stress. In the Art & Science of Breathing, you will explore what makes breath training a foundational piece of yoga practice, as well as an important tool for inner healing.
Simple breathing techniques that encourage relaxation, stress-reduction, and vitality
Progressively enhanced breathing techniques the promote cortisone regulation, stimulate immune functioning and hormonal regulation, and support neural integration
Intensive breathing techniques that invite non-ordinary states of awareness to help us penetrate the deepest parts of ourselves and access our greatest gifts