Breathwork involves consciously directing how a person breathes: with intention and itent. It is a method for building focus and self-awareness during meditation or yoga. Breathwork benefits mind, body and spirit as follows:
• Body – breathing deeply activates the parasympathetic nervous system that can help a person regulate their heart rate and blood pressure to create a feeling of calm and relaxation which helps with stress.
• Mind – controlled breathing can help a person reach a deeper state of thought and mind. It can help people resolve mental issues such as anxiety and as a way to focus thinking.
• Spirit – breathwork has a spiritual element in that it allows a person to move beyond the body and mind and consider abstract ideas about their inner being and meaning. It helps a person to connect with their inner self.