Breathwork has so many benefits that I am hesitant to share them all here because it might sound like it’s too good to be true – especially for people who have never experienced it before.
I understand that some people are reluctant to believe that breathing could suddenly have such a huge impact. After all, it’s something we’ve been doing since we were born. So how could it be transformational?
My reaction after my very first Breathwork session was:
“How has something this incredible, this powerful, this transformative, been available to me all this time and nobody told me about it?”
I was in awe and couldn’t really put the experience into words at the time. It was profound and undeniable.
Over the last ten years, I’ve personally experienced so MANY incredible breathwork benefits – mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual. As a teacher, I’ve seen others transform their lives in every way possible.
And now I want to share the most popular and immediate benefits that I see on a regular basis after 10 years of doing classes with 300+ people per class.
MORE ABOUT BREATHWORK BENEFITS
One of the things you should know is that Breathwork is different for everybody and it’s different every time you practice, so the results and benefits vary greatly.
Profound immediate stress release
Almost everyone experiences a huge stress relief immediately after doing this Breathwork technique. This is what most people come looking for and it’s exactly what they get. Rarely does something deliver so well as this.
Helps with depression and anxiety
It’s been said that depression is about being stuck in the past and anxiety is about worrying about the future. Breathwork puts you right in the moment like nothing I’ve ever experienced, which helps you overcome depression and anxiety.
Releases toxins from your body
Breathwork stimulates the lymphatic system and detoxifies the body. Breathing releases carbon monoxide and it’s in charge of 70% of cleansing the body of toxins. If you do not breathe fully, your body must work overtime to release these toxins.
Increases energy and boosts the immune system
Breathwork improves our stamina. The more oxygen you take into your blood, the better your body functions. I’ve had people tell me once they started doing Breathwork they got all their energy back and they felt 20 years younger.
Helps with digestion
Diaphragmatic breathing creates a gentle massaging action felt by the internal organs, intestines, and stomach. This can help reduce abdominal pain, bloating and constipation. If you’re suffering from G.I. symptoms you should definitely give this a try, as I’ve been told amazing things by my students over the years.
Releases trauma and fear
I personally released all of my childhood trauma within the first three months of doing Breathwork. It caused such a dramatic and positive change in me, that everyone who knew me asked what I’d been doing. They wanted to try it as well because it was so obvious that I was a calmer and happier person. Breathwork also clears out fear of people and situations.
To me, this is actually the biggest benefit of Breathwork. When you start to have more self-love, everything in your life changes. We all know we need to love ourselves but most of us have no clue how to do it. Practicing breathwork and showing up for yourself. Doing the uncomfortable work is true self-love.
Eliminates chronic pain
Most chronic pain actually stems from our emotions. Stress and anxiety create chronic pain in our bodies. Nobody doubts that stress can cause heart attacks and other health problems. I cannot even tell you the number of people that have told me the pain in their neck, back, wherever has gone away immediately from doing Breathwork.
Studies have shown that diaphragmatic breathing helps relax the mind and aid in sleep. I don’t suggest to my students that you do my particular technique right before bed as it can elevate the heart rate, but a few hours before bed is fine. People tell me that they sleep like babies after doing Breathwork.
Increases self-esteem and confidence
Do you know the number one regret people have on their deathbed? It’s that they wish they didn’t care so much what other people thought about them. One of the biggest things I’ve gotten from Breathwork is not giving a shit what other peoples’ opinions of me are. When you don’t care what other people think, you can accomplish so much! It gives you confidence that is unshakable and real. And people are attracted to that type of confidence. You become a magnet.
Helps you explore altered states of consciousness
Breathwork can take you into other states of consciousness. I’ve had some incredible experiences that are hard to explain. Some of the realizations that have come to me during Breathwork have completely altered the course of my life for the better.
Strengthens your lungs
Focusing on your breathing and doing a strong breathing technique strengthens your lungs. I found personally that this translates over into the sports and physical activities that I do on a regular basis.
Resets your day like nothing else
Whenever you’re having a bad day you can just lay down and do this technique and it will completely reset you mentally, physically and emotionally. It gives you the perspective you need to start over. Anytime I have an argument with my wife and I do Breathwork, I always apologize and realize what I was arguing over just isn’t that important in the big picture. So Breathwork gives you a big picture perspective.
There are many more benefits than I have listed here and you will only discover them if you actually start doing Breathwork on a regular basis.
If you want to change some area of your life, this is the best tool I’ve ever found to get results fast.
If you want something different, do something different. The more you do Breathwork and start to use it for different areas of your life, you will see that you can transform your entire life.
But as I always say – don’t take my word for it, do it and find out for yourself.