Breathwork Newsletter Archives

How to stay in the flow of well-being when your boat keeps wanting to crash on the banks by Jeremy Youst

JeremySnow storms, frightening global news, challenges at work, not enough resources, unsatisfying relationships; there are a million reasons you could wake up every day stressed, anxious, disconnected, off balance, and out of touch with who you are and what really matters to you.

You're human, and this 21st century life you're living can be a challenge to navigate - but, there's hope, a lot of hope, and a solution.

Take a breath and remember to connect. According to the latest in brain science, the key to keeping your boat in peaceful waters is developing a practice that increases quality human connection and learning how to master your nervous system. You can do this by learning the potent combination of conscious breathing and Mindfulness.

When you learn to deal with stress by using your breath you activate the part of your nervous system that immediately calms you down. When you add Mindfulness you open up space for your heart and your mind to come back online. When you're calm and open, you are free to connect with yourself, with others, and get back into the flow of your life.

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Is breathing something you take for granted? by Jeremy Youst

JeremyWe all breathe to stay alive, but, If you're reading this, you've got the idea that there's more to breathing than meets the eye. You're right. There is much more: it's a powerful way anytime, anywhere to reduce stress and increase well-being.

When you instinctively take a deep breath, and release it with a sigh, it makes you feel better. Why? Because a deep breath moves energy, delivers awareness and oxygen, impacts the nervous system and creates a momentary pause for something new to take place. When you take a deep breath in and let it go you stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system - that part of the Autonomic Nervous System whose job it is to 'rest and digest', i.e. you relax!

One deep breath can improve how you feel

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Therapeutic Breathwork Certification by Jim Morningstar

Jim MorningstarTherapeutic Breathwork Certification
-start with distance learning today and complete with on site training this summer
 
Yes, this is professional training, but what it does for your personal growth is astoundingAnd you can began this life changing process at home"
 
 Upcoming Summer Trainings

               August 3 - 7, 2015 at Cedar Valley, West Bend, WI

 

        

Level I - II      Basic Therapeutic Breathwork Training

 

        Level II - III    Advanced Therapeutic Breathwork Training
        Level IV         Breathwork Trainer Apprenticeship                   with Jim Morningstar, PhD and the TBTP staff

Mark your calendar. Reserve your place today! 

Informational Video 

 Information and Application Form  

 CE credits available (see below)

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***Playing with the Breath! By Dan Brulé

Dan BruléBreathwork is my passion, as in “pass-I-on” and my profession, as in “profess-I-on”. And Today, I am celebrating the fact that I have not failed to write at least one breathing report/article every month of every year since September of 1976!

At times over the years, I waited on the muse or myself or inspiration until the last minute, and as a result, several times I was a day or two late in meeting my self-inflicted moral obligation!

And this month it seemed that I was doomed to failing. My mind was either swinging back and forth between false starts and dead ends, or simply being completely blank or empty. (I think that’s called writer’s block.)

For two weeks, I have been trying everything: searching my notes for ideas, scanning past articles, reviewing questions people have sent me, and forgetting about the task completely. But nothing worked. Then I decided to read my working definition of Breathwork:

“Breathwork is the art and science of applying breath awareness and conscious breathing exercises, techniques and meditations for health, growth and change, in body, mind, and spirit. Breathwork is a tool, a force, a path, and a bridge to peak performance, optimum health, and ultimate potential.”

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***Ten Ways to Improve Your Breathing by Dane Brule

DanBruleH100Ignorance is not bliss! When it comes to your breathing, what you don't know could be hurting you, both in the short and long term.

Your breathing habits can have a surprisingly negative effect on your health, and wellbeing, on your athletic and creative abilities, on your performance at work, and in your everyday life.

Here are just a few signs of "bad" breathing—problems and conditions caused or made worse by poor breathing habits:

anxiety, tension, asthma, headaches, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, irritability, poor concentration, shortness of breath, phobias, lack of mental clarity, dizziness, cold hands and feet, immune disorders, poor digestion, constipation...

You owe it to yourself to improve your breathing! And as it turns out, there are many simple and easy things you can do to dramatically improve your breathing—and with it—your health and happiness. (*)

To start, there is one thing—an all-important thing you need to do—and that is: Become more conscious of your breathing. You need to practice "Breath Awareness." You need to pay more attention to how you breathe.

Establish the habit of consciously observing your breath at different times, in different situations, and during different activities. Do it now. Tune into your breath. Notice how you are breathing.

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