BREATHWORK & MEDITATION
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what's going on in the moment and eliciting hyper-awareness of the surrounding environment.
Studies now show with stronger evidence the positive effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
In our experience, we can attest that meditation doesn't come easy to everybody.
In the past few years, we had the chance to explore and develop a more ACTIVE approach to meditation that stresses the attention on one of the most common anchors used in traditional meditation: the breath.
How can the simple act of breathing be so beneficial to
our body and mind?
That is a question that we asked ourselves when we got introduced to BreathWork.
BreathWork requires us to change our normal way of breathing:
it becomes a voluntary systematic change in the pattern, uncomfortable at some level, capable of producing physiological changes as a fitness routine does. It is not the way we regularly breathe, but a focused and clinical adjustment of our air intake and its distribution in the body with specific timing, intensity, and repetition to make it closer to a workout session than a mental exercise.
Nevertheless, Breathwork shows dramatically the connection between the mind and the body and how one affects the other. By working with our core muscles and lungs, physical sensations transfer into our emotions.
Guided by a competent facilitator, you will be capable of moving up that threshold of perceived fear and experiencing a deep meditation-like state. We increase capacity for inter reception so that the critical mind becomes aware of the body, by listening to the body and disengaging from the cognitive rumination of negative thoughts about the self.