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I Did A Breathwork Class and Here's What Happened

Have you ever tried something NEW that completely shifted your perspective and left you feeling rejuvenated?

That's exactly what happened to me when I attended a breathwork class for the first time.

As someone who is always looking for ways to improve my mental and physical well-being, I was intrigued by the idea of harnessing the power of breath to enhance my overall health.

Logging into the live Zoom, I wasn't sure what to expect. But Gabrielle from Everybody Breathe made us all feel completely welcome - the soft lighting, calming music and a sense of tranquility immediately put us at ease. She greeted us warmly and explained the basics of breathwork – a practice that involves conscious control of breathing patterns to promote relaxation, reduce stress and increase mindfulness.

As we began the session, I closed my eyes and focused on my breath, following her guidance to inhale deeply and exhale slowly. She introduced 3 new breathing patterns, and each felt like a crunch for my lungs.

It took some time but the rhythmic breathing patterns helped me connect, release pent-up tension and mental clutter. It was so relaxing I even drifted into a deep slumber three quarters into the class.

I woke 30 minutes post session and although I felt guilty for drifting to sleep, but woke feeling a renewed sense of energy that stayed with me into the next morning.

This virtual class was a powerful reminder of the importance of self-care and mindfulness in our fast-paced world. It was honestly the perfect intro course, as I'd always been interested but never tried it for myself until now.

I can't wait to continue exploring the benefits of breathwork and incorporating this practice into my weekly routine.

Big thank you to Gabrielle and Everybody Breathe for introducing this new practice. She offers online and in-person breathwork, making it accessible to everyone.

Gabrielle was kind enough to offer our readers a 3 gentle cues for people to connect with their breathe.

In own words:

Take a moment to feel your breath…
In this world of go, go, go - we often become detached from the very thing that keeps us alive, our breath.
Sit and pause for a moment…
…as you breathe, draw the breath in through your nose, and sense the temperature of your breath entering your body.
…as you breathe again, place one hand on your heart and the other on your belly, and feel the breath move from the top of your chest right down into your belly.
…as you let go of that breath, let some of the tension in your body melt away, in your exhale.
and remember…you have everything you need inside of you, breathe well, trust that…and so it is.

If you're interested in beginning a breathwork journey, feel free to reach out to Gabrielle at Everybody Breathe, and maybe I'll see you in class (virtually)!

Have you tried a breathwork class ? I'd love to hear about your experiences and how it has impacted your life. Share your thoughts in the comments below!



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