FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DOES HOW I BREATHE MATTER?
Stop for a moment and notice how you’re breathing. Are you breathing through your nose or through your mouth? Is there more movement in your upper chest or in your lower abdomen? Do you feel breathless most of the time? Does breathing come easily or do you have to work hard for each breath? All of these things (and more!) are factors contributing to your overall mental, physical and emotional state. We’ll take a look at how you’re breathing, discuss your current health state and walk through several breathing exercises to help you begin to create a deeper connection with your body and mind by way of the breath.
CAN I BOOK A SINGLE SESSION?
While one-off sessions are certainly informative, it will take a few sessions to establish a baseline, set goals and track progress. A student can feel a noticeable shift in a single breathwork session, but just like working out with a personal trainer to get fit or working with a nutritionist to learn healthful eating habits, it takes several sessions to get the full experience of what breathwork can do as part of your wellness portfolio.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREATHWORK?
While we don't make health promises or claim breathwork is a cure-all for any condition, we will say many of our clients have seen some remarkable improvements in their lives with their regular and consistent breathwork practices. Specific patterns of conscious breathing have been scientifically proven to affect the heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, immune system, endocrine system and the brain. Breathwork has been shown to be an effective tool for reducing stress, improving sleep, managing pain, enhancing focus and improving circulation. Breathwork can support a wide range of wellness goals and the improvements depend largely upon which techniques are used and how consistently the student is practicing them. Consistency is key.
CAN ANYONE DO BREATHWORK?
YES! Breathing is something we all do. It's universal. Anyone, regardless of age or ability, can practice breathwork if they have the desire. In fact, the earlier functional breathing patterns are taught, the better. Studies show that children improve in school when they are able to focus and concentrate. And it's hard to focus or concentrate when the breath is out of control. There's a direct link between breathing and our nervous system state. When we breathe properly, we are in a better position to navigate the twists and turns of life. We are more capable of managing our physiology and our psychology. The said, anyone who is pregnant or has any major health issues should get the approval of their doctor before beginning breathwork as a wellness program.