Embracing Breathwork: Reduce Pain, Anxiety, & Stress

This breathwork journey is a resourceful tool for you to learn how to live a more comfortable life. Embracing breathwork to help you reduce your daily challenges can mean a happier and more successful day for you. We all succumb to stress many times on a daily basis. How we handle our stress is another matter. Some people do not know how they handle their stress, and they try their best to muddle through the day. Exhausted, they find other ways to cope which, many times, can be detrimental to their health.

I have found a way to help alleviate your stress, pain, and anxiety by taking a few minutes of your day every day to help you enjoy happier moments throughout your daily tasks. Closing your eyes and taking a deep breath in through your diaphragm holding it, then exhaling several times can create a sense of euphoria and calmness. We all breathe, it’s a given, it’s automatic, but many times, we are not breathing properly to exhale toxins and reduce pain, anxiety, and stress. Sometimes when we are in pain or experiencing a panic mode, we have the propensity to hold our breath, when in reality, we should be taking a deep breath in and exhaling that breath towards a relaxed state.

So, how are you handling yours? Breathwork may be your answer to a simple way to reduce your stress, pain, and anxiety. While practicing breathwork, I have noticed a great reduction in how I make it through the day. There are several forms of breath-work which can help you with your stress. My two favorite exercises are mentioned here. Diaphragmatic breathwork which is when you inhale through your diaphragm and hold it for a count of 4, then release. Breathing in and out through your mouth, or breathing in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth is a great way to reduce your stress. It is best to be in a seated position or lying down for easier breathing when beginning. Do this ten times and notice the way you feel afterwards. Take a break and begin again. This type of breathing can be done anywhere at any time. Just taking some deep diaphragmatic breaths during the day while stretching will also alleviate much of your stress.

Some breathwork is truly amazing as well. Soma breathwork is done to a musical beat as you inhale during the first beat and exhale on the second beat. This breathwork is done to a faster beat as your body moves with the beat of the music and your breath. It is exciting, relaxing, and may elevate you to new heights both emotionally, physically and spiritually. I have also found breathwork helps tone your body because as you inhale, hold it, and exhale, you probably are using muscles you haven’t used recently. Breathwork will help energize your body. Sometimes people feel a pulse of energy running through their bodies. Everyone is different, and everyone experiences breathwork on a different scale. Some people may need more breathwork sessions. It may boost your immune system, help you stay more focused, be happier, and be more organized. Breathwork exercises will help you enjoy a much better day. I know for a fact! Breathwork has helped me stay motivated to move on to the next moment in my life.. happy, content, and stress-free. Embrace your life as you love yourself.
 For more information, contact Dr. Marilyn A Scott at toppriorityllc@gmail.com or view her website for future seminars.