Introducing breath work as a tool for managing stress and promoting well-being.
When was the last time you took a breath?
If you're like most people, it's probably been a while since you've taken a deep breath in and out. Breathing is an important part of our everyday lives, and it can be helpful to take a moment to focus on our breath every now and then.
Breathwork is a simple tool that can help manage stress and promote well-being. Breathwork can be done anywhere, at any time – all you need is yourself!
Taking just a few minutes out of your day to focus on your breath can make a big difference in how you feel overall. So give breath work a try and see how it can help manage stress and promote well-being in your life!
The science behind how breath work can help to lower blood pressure and improve mobility
A recent study found that deep breathing exercises can help to lower blood pressure and improve mobility. The study's results suggest that people who performed breath work for 20 minutes three times a week had lower blood pressure than those who didn't participate in the exercise.
Breath work may also benefit people with hypertension because it has been shown to improve heart function and overall health. In order to get the most out of breathwork, it is essential to find an activity that you enjoy and can fit into your daily routine. Here are some things we do in our classes that can help you.
Start by sitting or lying down with your eyes closed, taking a few deep breaths in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth slowly and thoroughly.
Continue this process for 10 seconds or as long as you feel comfortable before moving on to the next step.
Now practice diaphragmatic breathing: inhale deeply through your nose, hold your breath for a count of two, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this process five more times.
Next, try practising abdominal breathing: inhale deeply through your nose, hold your breath for a count of four, then exhale slowly through pursed lips. Repeat this process eight more times.
Finally, we add mindfulness for reconnecting to your senses and an Indian head massage to close the class.
We love the special blend between Pilates, Breath, Mindfulness and touch that comes with all of our classes.