The moment we get born we start breathing and we keep on doing this until we die.
Breathwork can greatly help people with releasing stored trauma from different parts of the brain, including our emotional and reptilian brain.
In addition, breathwork helps relief stress and can add to more and stronger feelings of inner peace.
There are many different breathing techniques, we will go into 3 methods here so people can get some personal experience with several techniques so that they can explore for themselves what they resonate with.
We start with Wim Hof his breathing method. He demonstrates how simple breathwork can be but how profoundly it can affect us. In this video he explains his process in detail. If you want a fully guided breathing session where Wim Hof talks you through three rounds, one can be found here.
The second method that demonstrates breathwork is that of Tony Robbins. He has made a routine what he calls – Priming your Day – which includes a breathing technique. In addition to the breathwork Tony Robbins adds some other interesting techniques as well which shows that you can combine breathwork easily and successfully with other modalities also. In this video Tony talks you through a whole session.
The third modality of breathwork we will explore here is called – Holotropic Breathing – and was founded by Stanislav Grof. This method goes a bit deeper then the previous ones. A full holotropic breathwork session can last up to three hours and can bring full on psychedelic experiences with it.
Read up a bit on holotropic breathwork before you start one of these longer sessions. If you feel that you know what you are getting into and are comfortable with experiencing the proces then this video can be used to do a – Do It Yourself Holotropic Breath Work – session at home.
These three videos are just three modalities of breathwork. Trying these out should give you a good impression of what breathwork can do for a person. Also look around a bit further as well if you like. There are many methods that use breathwork and it can be worth exploring other methods as well. See if you can find a method or methods that resonate and work well for you and breathe yourself towards more inner peace!