Posted on Jul 10, 2008 | Comments 1
Breath therapy is a unique complimentary[complimentary medicine] approach associated with the usage of breathing techniques in order to bring a healthier lifestyle.
Breath therapy can also be called as breath work. This involves variety of techniques in order to help you to breathe in a more natural, free and healthy way.
This therapy not only helps you to maintain your overall health and wellbeing, but also it can be used to treat some of the physical and emotional troubles.
Breath therapy mainly works on the idea that adult individuals tend to breathe in an unnatural and constricted manner and this greatly affects various aspects of your life.
Mainly, there are two ideas behind breath therapy. The first one is, in an average person, the functioning of breathing mechanism is only at a fraction of its potential. There is great damage to the normal breathing mechanism because of various conditions and events, right from the birth.
The second is, when there is restoration of full breathing, then every body system starts working better. The breath itself naturally renews and heals your body, mind and spirit. Breathing consciously is a very powerful and self directed process of healing.
When you learn how to get full breathing potential, then all the parts of your body starts to function better. Following the right breathing techniques can give great relaxation and this can also help in healing your body, mind and soul.
The process of breath therapy:
Mainly breath therapy includes learning right breathing techniques and produce breathe awareness. This therapy can be used for various functions like to achieve highest athletic performance, prevention of substance abuse and also spiritual awakening.
Usually, breath therapy is filled with some sort of goal in the mind, which is ranging from enhanced health and overall wellbeing to attaining energy, love, peace and wholeness.
During this technique, you are subjected through various breathing exercises that open your lungs and bring increased oxygen levels to your blood. Finally, this leads to elimination of toxins from your body. When you are practicing deep breathing, the practitioner massages your muscles.
Breath therapy mainly includes five principles. They include:
- The technique
- The atmosphere
- The teacher
- The mind of the breather
- The grace
Each technique in breath therapy is mainly intended for specific purpose. Some breathing techniques are used for checking breathing flaws, while some others are used for promoting relaxation. Some techniques trigger and control the energy levels while others expand your internal awareness.
Breath therapy helps with the problems like:
- High blood pressure
- Acute and chronic pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor self esteem
- Respiratory complications
- Unhealthy relationships
Breathe therapy leads in attaining healthier body, enhanced energy levels, positive body image, improved sense of spiritual awareness, reduction of anxiety and stress and overall sense of wellbeing.
While practicing the therapy, you should be very careful, because prolonged and intensive breathing can lead to dizziness or you may even faint.
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