Mindful Minute: One-Minute Guided Breathwork
Lauren Chelec Cafritz, founder of Experience Breath, guides us through this short breathwork session. She is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and mental clarity using the power of breath. Lauren has found that harnessing the full potential of the breath empowers us, and provides us with emotional and physical healing.
Listen/Watch time: 1.5 minutes
Breathwork has rejuvenated Lauren’s own life. Many years ago, after her son was born, she woke up unable to move her neck. A friend introduced her to his breathworker, who helped Lauren release tension and pain with specific breathing patterns. Not only did the pain melt away, but she felt a renewed sense of energy and spiritual connection. This transformational experience launched her on a ten-year study of different breathwork methods, and eventually led to Lauren starting a teaching practice.
What Is Breathwork?
It is a practice that connects our inhale and exhale in a way that clears the mind, helps to heal and rejuvenate the body, and connects us to something greater than ourselves. As a result, our confidence and peace of mind increase, leaving us feeling more balanced and clear.
Breathwork uses conscious breathing – varied rhythm, location, and speed – as a healing tool. Conscious breathing increases the breath, enabling us to take bigger, fuller inhales, and draw more oxygen into the body. Breathwork can be practiced alone, with a facilitator, or in a group. It can help address physical ailments, tension, and mental and emotional ‘blockages’.
The Benefits of Breathwork:
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Increasing vitality
- Improving sexual health and sensuality
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving digestion
- Increasing lung capacity
- Oxygenation of cells and tissue
- Improving liver and kidney health
- Improving heart health
- Helping with conception, pregnancy, delivery, and post-pregnancy
- Preparing for and healing from surgery
- Helping with addiction prevention and rehabilitation
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