Breathe your way to less stress

Cultivate Calm

Oct 15 2023 • 29 mins

One of the reasons why yoga is so good for relieving stress is because of the breathwork component, Pranayama. Even if you’re not moving your body, you can still harness your breath to calm your nervous system, relax your mind and body and manage stress, which is exactly what I’m talking about today.


In this episode, I uncover some of the secrets of breathwork and its profound impact on our overall well-being. I explain the role of the vagus nerve and the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the relaxation response. You'll discover how our breath signals safety to our brain, leading to reduced anxiety, lower heart rate, and improved overall well-being.


Three crucial principles for effective breathwork are nose breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and maintaining ease. I dive into some detail about each of these aspects and talk about why nasal breathing is so important when it comes to helping the nervous system unwind.


Throughout this episode, I also introduce you to three easy and accessible breathwork techniques that can help you manage stress and anxiety effectively. These are all techniques that you can do throughout your day to help keep your nervous system calm. These techniques are extended exhales, spinal breath and alternate nostril breath (Nadi Shodhana).


I also discuss how conscious breathing leads to mindfulness and meditation and talk about the benefits of slowing down your brainwave frequency. During yoga, we go through physical poses with our breath to the realm of subtle mental awareness. I’d love to hear how these techniques transform your life for the better as you breathe your way to less stress.



LINKS:


Website:
https://cultivatecalmyoga.com.au/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cultivatecalmyogabrisbane/

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