In my recent breathwork workshop, participants discovered a profound truth – that they possess the power to influence their breathing through daily practice. It's a revelation that highlights the essence of breathwork: breathing is a behaviour, and it's within our capacity to shape it positively. This newfound awareness opened the door to self-discovery and transformation, where we explored the incredible potential of conscious, intentional breathing.
Nose Unblocking, Control Pause, and Breath Light: Simple Yet Powerful Practices
During our workshop, all participants engaged in three key practices: nose unblocking, measuring their control pause, and experiencing the "breath light" exercise. The feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive. Many were pleasantly surprised at how simple and accessible these exercises were and were eager to share their experiences.
Nose unblocking may seem like a strange activity, but it has the potential to unlock a world of benefits. For those who, like me, once struggled with mouth breathing due to allergies or congestion, this exercise is a game-changer. As we embrace nasal breathing, we not only improve the functioning of our nose but also tap into over 30 essential functions that the nose contributes to our overall health. From filtering and warming the air we breathe to harnessing nitric oxide inside the nasal cavity for better lung function, our nose plays a pivotal role in our well-being.
The control pause measurement is another eye-opening practice. It helps us gauge our breath-holding ability and offers insights into our overall health. As participants discovered, improving this measurement can increase stamina, reduce stress, and better sleep.
The "breath light" exercise is a gentle yet powerful way to connect with our breath. It encourages a sense of calm and control, setting the stage for a more profound exploration of breathwork.
Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Environment
The environment at our clinic is intentionally designed to foster calm and warmth. Our breathwork sessions begin with a short lecture that provides a deeper understanding of the Buteyko Method and emphasizes the importance of nasal breathing. This knowledge forms the foundation of our practice.
Participants then gather on their mats, sitting on bolsters to better connect with their breathing muscles, posture and general breathing pattern. As we engage in various techniques, a sense of unity and community prevails. After the session, we come together to enjoy tea and fruit, fostering connections and conversations that continue to ripple through our community.
Inclusivity is a core value in our workshops. Anyone with questions or seeking one-on-one guidance can stay and interact with me or the group, ensuring every participant feels heard and supported.
Join Our Breathwork Community
If you're intrigued by the potential of breathwork, if you've ever struggled with mouth breathing or seek a path to greater well-being, I invite you to join our breathwork community. Our workshops provide transformative techniques and a supportive and inclusive environment that nurtures growth and self-awareness.
Through these practices, you'll learn to harness the power of your breath, improve your health, and experience a profound sense of inner peace. Moreover, the benefits extend beyond the breath itself. Enhanced breath and nasal breathing have been shown to improve vagal tone, heart rate variability, and sleep quality, further enhancing your overall well-being.
Join us in the next breathwork workshop, and together, we'll explore the limitless potential of the breath.
Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming workshops! Let your breath guide you toward a life of greater vitality, clarity, and connection.
Kristen Moss NC
Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach
Mother of two