Updated: Oct 19
Your breath is your anchor….it is the very first thing we do when we are born into this earth realm, the life force that fuels us. Each breath we are granted is a gift and a blessing, our breath is our Prana, our life force, there's nothing more sacred than this.
Breathing is such a natural part of us that we often forget to be more intentional with it. We don't take enough time to sit still and listen to its quiet rhythmic movements of inhalation and exhalation. This slow dance of Prana energy allows our body to relax, our mind to slow down, and it creates space for us to release tension. It may seem like a simple task but it is no joke, our breath is responsible for flowing energy to our brain, the very thing keeping us alive! Without that energy source, we'd be dead. Each breath has the potential to heal your body, transform your mind, and elevate your vibration, all it takes is for us to be intentional with each inhalation and every exhalation.When we become intentional with our breath, we are able to unlock deep wounds, purge suppressed emotions, become aware of our body, where we hold tension, the blockages in our chakras as well as heal our body through something as simple as our breath. When thinking of our well-being, we don’t often think of how we breathe, we think of our physical body, our mind, our environment but never our breath, and the importance of its role on our body, mind, and overall health.
Breath- work has many benefits for the mind, body and spirit which include lowing blood pressure, slowing down the heart, bringing a sense of calm and clarity. It helps with anxiety, depression and mental illness as breathwork can help you reach a deeper state of mind; helping calm and focus the mind, helping with ADHD. Breath-work can also be spiritual, when you practice; you are able to move beyond your body and mind, and connect with your true self. It helps remove the ego so you are able to connect with the universe bringing enlightenment and making it easier to be more authentic by connecting you to your higher self.
Kundalini yoga is a wonderful way to connect to your breathe, and chakras while moving the energy through movement. There are many practices you can incorporate into your daily life for a healthier state of mind, body and soul such as diaphragmatic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, deep breathing, and many more. Try different techniques and see what resonates with you more, and explore how your mind and body feel after each practice, and remember to be consistent.
Learn to be more intentional with your breathing, notice how it moves through you, what sensations do you feel with each inhale and how relaxed does your body get after every exhale. As you inhale you welcome life into your blood, and oxygen to your brain and as you exhale you release toxins and unnecessary energy, treat your breathe as the elixir of life for it truly brings life to your body, Say affirmations as you breathe in and out, and watch your life, mind, and body transform.
"Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body."
– Thich Nhat Hanh