A major part and the key to your body’s stress response is your breath.

Actually, if you let someone take shallow, short breaths from their chest, you can induce a state of anxiety or panic.

To calm down, a purposeful deep breathing is mandatory if you are feeling stressed or anxious.

For many of us, relaxation means sitting in front of TV at the end of a stressful day. But this won’t help much with the damaging effects of stress.

To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response which is not lying on the couch or sleeping but a mentally active process that leaves the body relaxed, calm, and focused.

But why does deep breathing work?

It has to do with how your nervous system functions.

Here’s a quick reminder of how our ANS works: Your autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary actions like heart rate and digestion, is split into two parts. One part, the sympathetic nervous system, controls your fight-or-flight response. The other part, the parasympathetic nervous system, controls your rest and digest response.

These two parts of your nervous system can’t be turned on at the same time, which means if you work to activate one, the other will be suppressed.

Breathing more deeply also allows your body to go more alcaline, which quiets down parts of the brain, like the amygdala, that handle your anxiety response. Less acidity is induced and therefore the stress and repressed emotions will eventually fade away.

Now will be talking below about different types of breathing that can heal your body and psyche, helping you to acquire higher states of consciousness to transform your perception and your life as a result.

  1. Transformational Holistic Breathing:

A unique patented holistic innovative therapeutic approach founded by myself and aiming to heal the human being in its totality (Mind, body, energy and spirit).

THB allows the practitioner to manipulate Qi through different patterns of conscious connected breathing and other types of breathing, specific techniques of energy work, acupressure or acupuncture modalities, sound and vibrational therapy, traumas release techniques, and new neuropathways creation maneuvers.

THB segregates the pathological state into 12 fundamental cases allowing the practitioner to offer an individualized and unique diagnosis and treatment to every patient he/she encounters, this is done through a detailed step by step set of tools and therapies to open energy blockages, remove emotional congestion, clean physical traumas stored in tissues, allowing patients to acquire higher states of consciousness, to achieve a complete sate of wellbeing for a complete holistic effect and for the creation of the New SELF!

Breathing archetype is unique for every and each case, breath is the vehicle of Qi or vital energy which oscillates between yin and yang, breath contains the remedy, too much or too little of it should be determined while conducting a meticulous diagnosis, otherwise relapse and disease may follow.

Through THB we can determine the appropriated breath that suits every person either a Yin breath or a Yang breath and this is done through a detailed meticulous diagnosis that allows therapists to not only treat the emotional state of the patient but even very stubborn physical diseases, leading to a complete transformation.

Treating the human being as a whole through the adjustment of the mind, body, Spirit and energy while delivering the right dosage, speed, rhythm, and volume of breath is the crucial criteria for a successful and long lasting change, that’s what the transformational Holistic breathing®️ is all about!

  1. Breath of Fire:

How to?

The Breath of Fire is a rhythmic breath with equal emphasis on the inhale and exhale, from the nose and no deeper than sniffing. It is a diaphragmatic work done by pumping the naval point towards the spine on the exhale and releasing the naval out on the inhale. It’s practiced through the nostrils with mouth and eyes closed. When done correctly, you should feel you can go indefinitely.

Some benefits:

  • Stimulates the solar plexus to release natural energy throughout the body.
  • Stimulates a global alpha rhythm in the brain when practiced correctly.
  • Increases the physical endurance when needed as in a survival situation and regains control in a stressful situation.
  • Has the property to quickly oxygenate your blood, helping the body to detoxify and eliminate waste more efficiently.
  • Balances and strengthens the nervous system.
  • When done powerfully. The pulsating of the diaphragm massages the internal organs, thus improving the digestive system.
  1.    Bee Breath

How to?

First, sit up straight in a comfortable position, use your index fingers to gently press against the cartilage of your ears to close them.

Then take a long deep breath from your nose and on the exhale begin to hum loudly from your nose and feel the vibrations of the sound increasing in your head and opening up your higher chakras.

Some benefits:

  • Gives instant relief from tension, anger and anxiety.
  • Gives relief if you’re feeling hot or have a slight headache and migraines.
  • Improves concentration and memory.
  • Builds confidence.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  1.     Mindful Breathing:

Mindful Breathing uses the breath as an object of concentration. By focusing on the breath you become aware of the mind’s tendency to jump from one thing to another. The simple discipline of concentration brings us back to the present moment and all the richness of experience that it contains. It is a way to develop mindfulness, the faculty of alert and sensitive awareness. As well as this, the mindful breath is a good antidote to restlessness and anxiety, and a good way to relax: concentration on the breath has a positive effect on your entire physical and mental state.

Some Benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Helps with burnout.
  • Provides pain relief.
  • Decreases negative thinking.
  • Improves Physical Well-being.
  • Improves Creativity & Collaboration.
  • Shrinks the Amygdala and stimulates the activity on the prefrontal cortex leading to better memory, emotional regulation and less anxiety and depression for a healthy and better quality of life!