Healing the mind and body, and maintaining that health, can sometimes be difficult in our hectic world. Fortunately, the instinctive and basic act of breathing can be put to work to your advantage to improve your life. While different forms of breathing exercises have been used for centuries, particularly in the Far East, the importance of learning to control your breathing for your benefit has become easier thanks to the discipline of Breathwork, which is also referred to as Rebirthing.
What Is Breathwork?
The underlying premise behind breathwork is that you learn how to control breathing in order to institute positive mental and physical changes. Breathwork has broken partly with its original yoga roots to incorporate Western ideas of psychology along with Eastern tradition to create a new and invigorating way of breathing. Breathwork can help in a number of ways:
- It aids in relaxation.
- Breathwork can ease chronic pain.
- Breathwork helps alleviate depression and anxiety.
- Promotes spiritual awareness.
- Proper breathing brings more oxygen to all part of your body, including your brain.
- Circulatory issues, such as high blood pressure, benefit from Breathwork.
- Better sleep patterns develop.
Breathwork helps you to become more aware of your body, mental processes, and emotions, and assists in promoting the positive flow of energy throughout you. More than simply meditation, Breathwork helps you to positively influence your body, mind, and life. There are several different schools of Breathwork, and understanding what each has to offer can help you get the maximum benefit out of your therapy.
It’s safe to say that very few of us can remember making that perilous journey from the safety, warmth, and comfort of the womb to the outside world, but that memory is buried in everyone. The subconscious trauma of being born can exert a negative influence on our adult lives, and Rebirthing Breathwork uses various techniques to relive the experience and overcome any lingering trauma.
Conscious Control Breathwork
Conscious Control Rebirthing calls for close work between the therapist and the client. Your therapist will guide you, over a session that can last a few hours, as you learn how to control your breathing in order to open up a door between your mind and body. By doing so, you will discover how to gain the ability to consciously tie together the conscious and unconscious, helping to release your dynamic inner person.
Holotropic breathwork is a combination of two terms; holo- meaning ‘whole’ and tropic- meaning ‘turning towards’. Holotropic Breathwork concentrates on bringing the whole of your being into conjunction; the physical, spiritual, and mental. Through the use of music and special breathing exercises, you enter a state of altered consciousness to arrive at a deeper understanding of the self, often returning you to the moment of birth. Therapy can be conducted on a one-to-one basis or in a group.
Unlike the previous Breathwork approaches, Clarity Breathwork does not focus on the events surrounding your birth. If you feel that you are being prevented from fulfilling your full potential on all levels by events in your past or current problems, Clarity Breathwork can help to expel these soul-deadening forces from your mind and body. Using this Breathwork technique opens the path to a more rewarding and anxiety-free life.
If you find that you have become dissatisfied, anxious, and even depressed, Breathwork could well be the way for you to get yourself out of your slough. Finding the correct Rebirthing approach is not hard, and you can either join a group or enjoy an individualized session with your Breathwork therapist. Breathwork can be looked upon a way to detox your spirit and mind as well as improving your physical wellbeing.