Emerging from the stillness of the winter months can be a wonderful opportunity to return to the breath.
Here in the northern hemisphere, where I live, this is always a welcomed time of year. The snow has melted and the buds are beginning to bloom again. Like all cycles of life, we find connection to this season of blossoming. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies. This makes us inextricably linked to mother earth and the universe’s natural expansion. Making this Spring Equinox the perfect time to breathe into new life.
How to use the Breath as a source of revitalization
For myself and many of my clients it also symbolizes the end of SAD season (seasonal affective disorder) which is a very real imbalance causing depression, anxiety, fatigue, appetite changes, loneliness and more. Furthermore, it was especially difficult this year as we were even more isolated under this pandemic. While this time isn’t always easy to weather through, our bodies have built-in mechanisms to help ease the stress of SAD. Gentle exercise, restorative yoga, and using the power of your breath are just several tools to lift the dark cloud hovering over your mind.
Natural universal shifts and Conscious Breathwork pair together quite easily. Breathwork has the natural ability to release heavy weights from the mental, emotional and physical body. It can also be used in a series of sessions as a therapeutic tool to fight against stress-related symptoms such as panic attacks, chronic anxiety & chronic pain.
Reasons to change breathing patterns:
- restore balance to the stress response systems
- calm an agitated mind
- relieve symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- improve physical health and endurance
- elevate performance
- enhance relationships
Utilizing the power of the breath has many physical, emotional, and mental benefits. If you feel ready to begin the healing journey of Conscious Breathwork, I am here to help guide you.
Whether you are local to Grand Rapids and can join me at my East Town office The Healing Space or you are somewhere else in the world. Allow me to guide you in this experience of transformative healing.
All of my Breathwork sessions are combined with Reiki Energy Therapy, Crystals, a Holistic Health Consultation & recommendations in-between sessions with healing tools so you can continue empowering your own journey. Learn more about my in-person + virtual offerings HERE.