What is conscious breathwork?
Put simply, it’s learning how to use the full capacity of our natural breathing system given to help us feel more energized, lighter, positive, calmer and clearer. We had this innate skill as babies, but, due to modern lifestyles and pressures, by adulthood we’re probably using just a third of our respiratory system.
Breathe and reducing stress
Is stress a thought, a feeling or an emotion? It can be all three – and a real energy sapper. Instead of being able to use our energy in a positive way, our body uses it to fight the perceived threat – the stress.
When we are feeling anxious or stressed our body can go into flight or fight mode – this burns up a lot of energy. A relaxed state is a much normal, healthier way for us to function, and it helps to keep all our systems in their natural rhythms working alongside each other. Using conscious breathing we can reduce stress, and so improving our mood, elevating the levels of serotonin and endorphins.