Take a deep breath, feel the rush of oxygen filling into your lungs, and allow your belly to expand. Hold your breath for a few seconds before letting it all out in a long exhale. Repeat this a few times and notice how light and clear your head starts to feel. Voila, you just engaged in breathwork.
Breathwork is an ancient practice that has been gaining a lot of lately. The practice of breathwork essentially encompasses conscious breathing or breathing with intent and intentional harmonisation of breath.
Besides it’s well known therapeutic benefits, breathwork has a profound spiritual significance.
It was originally conceived by ancient yogis and mystics, as a means by which they can experience oneness with the universe. Infact, it was through observation of breath that has led many great spiritual masters, including the Buddha to enlightenment. The practice of keen observation of deep breathing has been termed as ‘Anapanasati Yoga’ in Hindu and Buddhist spiritual tradition. This yogic technique is one of the most powerful devices, to transcend the mind and experience oneness with the universe.
As could be understood from above, breathwork can pave way for the transformation and healing of our mind, body, and spirit.
In our modern, fast-paced world, breathwork can also empower us to overcome stress and anxiety. Scientifically it has been established that rhythmic deep breathing activates our body’s parasympathetic nervous system, which acts a bulwark against our body’s stress response.
In a nutshell, you can improve your health and overall well-being by tuning into your breath.
Rohit Sahoo is an experienced meditation teacher who teaches how to harmonise the breathing pattern, with the goal of making you more intentionally aware of your breath.
He has made it his life’s work to offer free meditation and breathwork classes to people around the world. With an undying passion for meditation and devotion to the field of spirituality, he has mastered various techniques of meditation, breathwork, and yoga.
Without further ado, let’s discuss how breathwork works to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Benefits of Breathwork for the Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Benefit for the Body
Breathwork is an excellent technique that provides instant relief and calm, boosts your immune function, and enhances your physical well being.
As we are aware of, breathing is a vital body function. By inhaling and exhaling air, you allow oxygen to enter your bloodstream and get rid of carbon dioxide. Your chest, abdomen, back, and mind work in collaboration to complete a full breath cycle.
When you engage in deep breathing, your parasympathetic nervous system is activated, followed by a drop in your heart rate and blood pressure level. As the neck and chest muscles relax, a larger amount of oxygen is allowed to enter the cells and organs in your body. This is how you have a zen experience.
Alternatively, when your breathing pattern is shallow and dysregulated, your body is prone to activate its ‘stress response’ more frequently under minor triggers. When this happens, your body starts releasing extra cortisol and adrenaline under stress. This increases your breathing rate and blood pressure and activates the body’s hypervigilance mode.
That’s where breathwork can come in so handy! Since it can help us remove all the tension from your body and reverse the body’s ‘ stress ‘ or fight-or-flight response.
You can try the following tips by Rohit below to experience physical well being through breathwork:
- Start deep rhythmic breathing.
- Notice the rise and fall of your chest and abdomen whilst you practice deep breathing
- Slow down the pace of your deep rhythmic breathing and start observing your breath.
- Observe how your body is experiencing an increasing sense of calmness
Benefits for the Mind
In addition to relaxing your body, breathwork helps ease the turbulence in your mind. In controlled scientific studies, it is being increasingly found that breathwork can help us relieve anxiety and alleviate symptoms of depression and PTSD.
With breathwork, you can also tap into a deeper state of mind. By allowing you to access suppressed emotions, traumas, and thoughts, breathwork also empowers you to free yourself of all the mental burden you’ve put upon yourself over time.
Breathwork offers profound spiritual benefits. This ancient technique can empower us to connect with our spirit and the larger universe. Since time immemorial, spiritual seekers and mystics have recognised breathwork’s power in enabling us to transcend our mind and break free from the shackles of our ego.
Try the following breathwork tips by Rohit to experience alignment with your spirit:
- Whilst going deep rhythmic breathing, feel your belly expand and contract as you inhale and exhale. Do this for 5 minutes
- Then, Visualise the universal life force as a bright white light flowing through you
- As you visualise this, you will start experiencing a deep silence and stillness of mind.
- In this state, start visualising your spirit is connected with the universal life force.
Ready to activate your inner Healing Power with Breathwork?
Rohit Sahoo is a renowned and a highly sought after meditation and breathwork teacher. You can reach out to him for his guidance on how to harmonise your breathing and unleash the true power of your spirit.
He has dedicated his life to spiritual texts, religious scripts, and writings of the great spiritual masters. What sets him apart is that he combines his spiritual learning with the principles of modern science to offer you a holistic experience.
During the breathwork classes led by Rohit Sahoo, you will be guided through different breathwork techniques and exercises using engaging videos. Furthermore, Rohit will explain and demonstrate all the breathwork techniques, which will help you to reinforce your ability to harmonise your breath.
He will also offer you personalized guidance, detailed feedback, and spiritual advice on the best ways to practice breathwork for a happier and healthier life.
So what are you waiting for? Learn the art of breathwork from him and achieve healing, joy, and inner peace through this powerful therapeutic and spiritual practice!
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