Breathing & respiration is the only system of our body that is both unconscious and within our control. How we breathe can be of immense value or extremely detrimental to our mental, emotional & physical health. It is within this understanding that I work with breath. At heart of the exploration is an opportunity to transform the way you experience yourself and the world around you, to create resilience, reduce stress, strengthen the lungs, improve your emotional awareness and mindfulness.
Your body carries the memory of all your experiences and is constantly communicating to the brain. This communication is often completely unconscious contributing to a feeling of confusion, stagnation, and being caught in your thoughts. You may react without thinking and feel unsure who you even are anymore. From this place it’s easy to feel lost, frustrated, full of emotion. Breath, embodiment and self-exploration gives us a powerful tool for discovering ourselves and improving our emotional, physical and mental health, feeling more at ease, less stress and experiencing a freedom and control that comes from within.
By getting in touch with your body you develop an awareness of sensations, this is called the felt-sense. Working with the felt-sense and the innate wisdom of the body, creates the opportunity for a vast amount of insight, information and choice. You can develop a deeper sense of trust, love, and improved ability for self-care. You can learn to be with the parts of you that have been hurt or carry grief or stress, you can embrace your “shadow side”, understand your unique needs and experience more joy, contentment, and possibility.