A blog by Claire Standen Coaching
Question: Can you teach yourself breathwork?
There are thousands of breathing techniques, and you can find out about them free or low cost, through podcasts, books or free online resources. You can absolutely teach yourself breathwork, and it is one of the most empowering journeys you can go on since the breath is always with you and you can access this powerful transformative modality absolutely free wherever you are in the world. Most books about breathwork include practices you can do, and there are numerous breathwork schools that provide free breathwork sessions as a gift or as part of their commitment to providing free and low cost opportunities to as wide a community as possible. A couple of these are Breathing Space, started by Benedict Beaumont and Neurodynamic Breathwork with Michael Stone. Breathwork can be short, focused exercises, or it can be longer sessions (between half and hour and 3 hours!). Breathing can be focussed on regulating the nervous system or activating it, depending on your goals and there are even specific breathwork patterns you can do to increase concentration, focus, athletic performance, mental agility or spiritual connection. Breathwork has been proven to be more effective than meditation for reducing stress (Hubberman Lab Podcast). So however you want to engage with breathwork, the opportunity exists to do it.
You could also book a breathwork session with a facilitator in person or online, attend a group breathwork session in person or online or use a breathwork app such as Breathwrk, iBreathe or Breathe+.
Some of these are listed below.
Free breathwork sessions:
Alchemy of Breath
Micahel Stone Neurodynamic breathwork https://breathworkonline.com/flexible-date-free-breathwork-workshop-home/
There are also podcasts, including:
And Breathe with Rebecca Dennis
The Breathwork Club
Breathwork with Ryan Williams
Some books you might want to check out include:
Breath by James Nestor
The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
And finally, here are 3 Simple breathwork techniques to get you started:
Congratulations! You just taught yourself breathwork!
Finally, did you know I have a FREE guide to getting started with breathwork?
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