In the comfort of your own home, this practice aims to help students regain comfort in their bodies, find calm within, increase self awareness, increase their attention span, increase acceptance and adaptability, gain a sense of security, counteract rumination, and improve self-regulation.
"[conscious breathing is] an opportunity to relax and reflect. A time where your body doesn't
have to be in full panic mode and can escape the pressures of everyday life." Izzy
The objective is not to access emotions or dredge up memories, but rather to help clients heighten their self awareness — to notice what is happening inside their bodies — and thereby learn to release tension, reduce and control fear and arousal, and tolerate sensation along with increasing calm within. The practice is based on the growing understanding that stress takes a heavy toll on the body and the brain.
Benefits of a virtual breath-work Class for Participants:
it is easier to let go of "stuff" while being home in your safe space
there are no strangers (like in a class) to distract you
privately learn to tolerate sensation while increasing inner peace
increased attention and ability to focus
improve self regulation
you don't have to drive after
you can remain laying down reaping the benefits for as long as you'd like
When the body absorbs and anticipates uncertainty, individuals are likely to experience hyper-arousal, hyper vigilance, and an inability to calm. At the same time, the body responds by shuttering or dampening sensation. They avoid stimuli and their body becomes numb. Breath work practice helps them learn to calm their minds and regulate their physical responses and, thus, their emotions. They are able to learn to recognize and tolerate physical sensations and thereby regain a feeling of safety inside their bodies.
"I feel more mentally flexible, afterwards I feel calm for the rest of the day" Lexie
Breath work has the ability to touch us on every level of our being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—making it a powerful and effective way for individuals to regain comfort in their bodies safely, calm their minds, experience emotions directly, and begin to feel a sense of strength and control.
These sessions promote a sense of presence and draws the student into the present comfortably, encouraging them to recognize different sensations and make peace with their bodies. Providing tools for the student to explore where they are the one who is in control.
"It is calming to do, and makes the day better." Kiersten