Breath is life literally and figuratively. Breath is a process influencing our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Metaphorically speaking, it’s the process of giving and receiving, will and surrender and our ability to transform.
Therapeutic mindful breathing is arguably the most comprehensive approach we have to reducing stress and building physical & psychological resiliency. To appreciate the role of this mind/body strategy as a tool in stress reduction, chronic illness, prevention and recovery, it’s important to understand the relationship between nasal breathing, the relaxation response and the function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the function of the many of the systems and organs being negatively affected by stress AND the drivers of chronic illness.
In Breath As Medicine, we will:
- Explore the powerful effects of yoga breathing as a mind/body tool and strategy for self-care and self-regulation
- Discuss the role of proper respiration through yoga breathing within healthcare & disease management, prevention & lifestyle, stress reduction, fitness and exercise.
- Understand how yoga breathing improves biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology and psychological states of being
- Enjoy a guided 45-minute breathing practice
Join me to understand why the length, depth and pace of our inhale and exhale is so important to our overall health and wellbeing. Join me to discover Life With Breath.