When we are in times of increased stress, anger, overwhelm and powerlessness it is crucial to maintain, center and ground our energy.
Our energy is our power. Binding it or dissipating it contributes to feelings of powerlessness, fear, confusion, constriction or pressure.
Breath awareness and management is perhaps the simplest and most basic way to begin to be conscious of your energy patterns as well as a great method to begin to build and flow energy more easily.
Improper breathing patterns contribute to the experience of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, muscle tension, headache and fatigue. Healthy breathing practice is a key factor in the release of stress, energy flow and improvement of physical and psychological well being.
– Most common pattern
– Shallow, rapid, irregular
– Upper chest expansion
– Shoulders rise
– Blood not oxygenated properly
– Increased heart rate
– Increased muscle tension
– Fight-Flight triggered
– Breath holding
– Entire chest expands
– Proper oxygenation of blood
– Regular heartbeat
– Decreased muscle tension
– Experience of ease, calm
– Inner Peace
– Centeredness, focus
– Relaxation Response
- Energy & Healthy Breathing
Proper oxygenation increases electrical charge at cellular level
Negative ions facilitate release of carbon dioxide
Negative ions promote passage of oxygen into bloodstream
Positive ions have opposite effect
Diaphragmatic breathing enhances shearing action of blood flow
Shearing action of blood flow enhances energy