A2Z Healing Toolbox

B ~ Breathwork

I breathe in my courage and exhale my fear.Intense emotional and physical responses to grief and trauma may cause rapid, shallow breathing from the chest. Re-learning to breathe from the diaphram in a deep, slow, regulated manner assists in:

  • bringing the Autonomic Nervous System under control (slowing blood pressure & reducing heart rate)
  • managing symptoms of anxiety & panic
  • relaxing the body & mind
  • reducing the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) released into the body

Bi·o·feed·back

[bahy-oh-feed-bak] noun 1. Biofeedback is a mind-body technique that teaches how to bring the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) under conscious control. The ANS manages many bodily functions that we generally do not think about (heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, breathing). During a Biofeedback session, the therapist attaches electrical sensors to various parts of the body to track heart rate and breathing, while a computer gives feedback on the ANS. Biofeedback sessions are non-invasive and covered by some health insurance providers.

Resources

Audio and CD
Books
Organizations
Websites
  • Health Journeys – Find a variety of resources on breathwork and healing
Apple Mobile Applications

Breathe in, breathe out, move on. ~ Jimmy Buffett

What tools you are using in order to BREATHE more comfortably again?

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