Meditation & Breathwork
Take a breath to slow down your thoughts and be present in the moment. Find stillness by focusing on your breath flowing in and out of your lungs with each inhale and exhale. Draw your attention to slowing down your breathing rate; observe the rise and fall of your chest as you watch your thoughts pass you by.
Breathwork is a form of meditation that can be used to train the mind to increase our attention and awareness of our inner being and how we process the outside world.
Our breath is a powerful tool that can be used to calm our mind, lower stress hormones in our bodies and down-regulate our ‘fight and flight’ (sympathetic) nervous system, whilst up-regulating our ‘rest and relax’ (parasympathetic) nervous system.
There are a vast number of different breathing techniques and styles that can be used to create heat, improve focus, aid digestion and core engagement, such as Kapalabati (Skull Shinning) or Bhastrika (Breath of Fire), as well as other breathing patterns that promote calming the mind, nervous system and releasing muscle tension, such as Kumbhaka (Breath Retention) or Viloma (Breath broken into thirds).
There are many ways in which we can use our breath to practice mindfulness, which in turn can influence our thought patterns and improve our health and wellness. Through these practices we will form mental and emotional calmness and clarity.