Mental and Emotional
Creates space for clarity and a relaxed mind
Feel more cantered, calm and balanced
Reduces stress and anxiety
Relieves depression and negative thought patterns
Help alleviate addictions and eating disorders
Helps sleep patterns
Boosts self esteem
Feel more positive and energised
Let go of emotional baggage
Release unhealthy patterns, belief systems, past hurts
Let go of repressed and supressed emotions
Clears past traumas and experiences
Expands our awareness inside
Creates feelings of peace
Deeper connection with self and inner wisdom
Deepens creative and sensual energies
Deepens yoga and meditation practice
Around 70% of our toxins are released from our body through our breath. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product of your body’s metabolism. Breathing deeply helps the systems in the body to process this more efficiently. Our breath is a key indicator of physical, emotional and spiritual health and it impacts on our quality of life gets overlooked.
Breath helps these blockages to be safely dispersed and integrated, encouraging a greater sense of well- being and a more balanced and harmonious state of mind. By practising Breathing frequently, the breath soon becomes less restricted, and alongside the physical benefits of freer energy flow throughout the body, people develop better mental and emotional health.
Every culture in the history of the world has, in one way or another acknowledged the existence of a life-force energy in the human body. The Chinese call it chi, and the Japanese call it ki.
This energy can be attained and expressed in different ways, and so again each culture interprets it slightly differently. For example, prana and chi, as well as meaning ‘energy’ also mean ‘breath’ because one can generate energy by practising breathing exercises.
For thousands of years, humans have understood breathing has a powerful influence over our physiological and psychological wellbeing. But many people still find it difficult to understand the link between breathing and its impact on our body’s physiology and stress levels. Research has shown the way we breathe has a powerful effect on how stressed we feel. When we feel stressed, one of the physiological changes that occur is activation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight response) and an immediate increase in respiration switching from slow, abdominal breathing to faster, shallower, chest breathing. This is a normal and healthy response in the short-term. If we are constantly triggering the sympathetic nervous system throughout the day however, we begin to habitually take shorter, shallower breaths with our upper chest, even though the stress may have passed. The danger is that this style of breathing sends signals to the brain that we are under stress when the reality is, it may not be under stress at all.
Breath was the conceptual discovery of Dr Judith Kravitz. She applied her existing knowledge of conscious breathing to a variety of healing techniques, including acupressure, to develop a holistic breathing-based treatment. This treatment has become recognised as a hugely effective self-help tool and the intention is to equip individuals with an appreciation of how they can use their breathing today and every day to bring about personal transformation. Transformational Breath can be combined with other kinds of alternative therapy to maximise effectiveness.