Breath Work For Mind & Body
Breath work is central to my therapeutic approach. Breathing well profoundly affects our bodies and our minds and can support the addressing of a myriad of issues from poor gut health, back pain, headaches, injuries and anxiety as well as supporting our movement practices.
Healthy breathing is required for all movement and optimising the core abdominal structures to allow you to move well is how I begin most movement therapy sessions, yoga sessions and manual therapy sessions. Breath work can reduce your risk of injury, it down-regulates your nervous system, reduces pain and supports injury recovery. It also improves sporting performance, endurance as well as bringing greater ease in your everyday life.
Breath Work for Relaxation and Sleep
Sleep is a crucial component for a healthy lifestyle and sleep deprivation impairs brain function and wear and tear on the body’s systems. It can increase appetite and energy expenditure, increase levels of inflammation, increase blood pressure, as well as elevate insulin and blood glucose. We all know that prioritising sleep is essential for all recovery and improve to overall health and wellbeing. But how?
Along with yoga nidra, one of many methods to aid sleep is breath work as well as making dietary and exercise changes. I will teach you how to utilise the breath in a variety of ways to support your sleep process.
Maybe you have trouble sleeping, can’t get enough sleep or have insomnia. Book in for a Health Coaching discovery call to see how I can support you.
Breath Work For Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
I understand the importance of breathing well. It impacts pretty much everything – our physical and mental wellbeing. The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity, connects to our abdominal musculature which connects to the ribcage and pelvis. If the diaphragm isn’t moving optimally, it has an impact on all the structures around it including the neck, shoulders, spine, ribcage, pelvis and hips. How you breathe will impact how you move and how you feel.
I use a variety of methods to help get your diaphragm moving better. This is determined by understanding where you are experiencing pain or how your skeleton, lies and stands at rest and visual assessment. There are many ways to use the breath whether it be to lift heavier weights (or a small child), use the breath to reduce anxiety and aid relaxation or whether it’s to create core stability to support better spinal function.
Healthy breathing patterns increases fluidity in your movement patterns, bring the skeleton back into balance and improves sporting performance, endurance and recovery – as well as bringing greater ease in your every-day life.