Breathwork is not widely known, though many have experienced it. If you have ever taken a deep breath to calm yourself, taken slow smooth breaths for focus during meditation, or felt an intense experience during Kundalini Yoga, then you've practiced one of the many types of breathwork.
Through relaxed and ecstatic breath, we can reduce the role stress plays in our lives, while improving our sense of self and our immune system. Relaxed breathwork has the potential to help reduce anxiety by calming our fight or flight response system. Maintaining a practice of relaxed breathwork can even change how our DNA expresses itself. On the other end of the breathing spectrum, ecstatic breathwork can invigorate the body and mind, while helping various systems of the body perform at a more efficient level.
I started this group to share a number of effective breathing and meditative activities. The sessions can be thought of as an intro to a number of techniques to help gain influence over your body's response to stress. Looking forward to exploring breathwork with everybody.
Join me for a rejuvenating Wednesday night breathwork session at Oasis of Change on N Williams
During the 2-hour session, I will be guiding you through a number of breathing exercises and meditation techniques.
The session will start with "four breaths to break the ice." Followed by "body scan" guided meditation. After that we will take part in 30-40 minutes of ecstatic breath. Ecstatic breath includes taking deep full breaths for a few minutes at a time. The act of doing this "shocks" the body into reacting, producing a meditative, physiological response. We will end the session with guided meditation, to set intention as we return to a relaxed stated of mind.
Bringing a mat and wearing comfortable clothing is advised. Most of our time will be spent either sitting or laying down, so bring what you need to feel comfortable. Possibly a blanket or water.
Please bring a donation of $10 to cover venue costs.