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Why I Practice Breathwork

posted 7 May 2015, 11:02 by Tim Elliston   [ updated 14 May 2015, 01:47 ]
By JoAnn Bayus

There are so many options for dealing with stress naturally. Breathwork is on the top of my list. It is easy, free, and can be done anywhere. Not to mention, there are tremendous benefits from consistent practice.

My mind is constantly running at full speed. I have found that practicing breathwork helps quiet my thoughts and relax my mind.

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Breathing exercises can reduce stress, improve mood, and help you feel energized.” Who wouldn’t want that?!?

We all engage in self-talk throughout the day. Unfortunately for many, much of that talk is focused on the negative. Taking some time in your day to focusing your attention on your breathing, instead of on your thoughts and the stress around you, can help control anxiety and elevate your mood.

Breath work has been shown to calm the central nervous system and make us less susceptible to health problems.

If you’re new to the practice of breathwork, I highly recommend the CD set Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing by Andrew Weil, M.D. It will take some time to reap the benefits but stick with it you’ll be happy you did.

JoAnn Bayus
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