Breathwork is a powerful practice that helps to improve focus, circulation, blood pressure and mental health. It has also been shown to increase optimism and decrease stress, anxiety and depression.
How to Prepare for a Breathwork Session
The best way to prepare for a breathwork sessions is to find a practitioner or facilitator that you feel connected with and trust, as this can make the process so much more effective. A coach will be able to guide you through the experience with confidence and compassion, guiding your mind and body into a state of ease and deep healing.
Expect to breathe deeply and intentionally for 20-30 minutes (or longer), with your coach guiding you through an energetic process that may include chanting, sound therapy, tai chi or a guided meditation. It can be a very moving and intense experience.
Breathing Your Way to Better Health: Exploring the Benefits and Types of Breathwork Session
Emotions can surface during a breathwork session in the form of tightness, tension or emotional release. It is normal for these to occur as the body is attempting to clear blockages that have been buried in the body for years.
The group sharing portion of a breathwork session is an opportunity for participants to connect with others and bring up any stories that draw them into the experience. This is a very powerful way for each participant to gain insight into what they wish to work with in their sessions and how it relates to their own experiences.
The music you play can set the tone and curate the vibe for your breathwork event. You can use ambient, jazzy or organic tunes that reflect the mood you wish to create. You can even incorporate scents into the mix that further foster a meditative and healing experience.