The Healing Power of the Breath
How deep do you breathe? Your breath tells your story!
Just look at children and how they radiate such Joy. They breathe deeply, are present, fully connected to themselves and what they are feeling.
They are spontaneous, free and full of abundant joy.
So what happened to us?
- Time is ‘speeding up’, there is just ‘not enough time’
- We live life from the limiting beliefs of the subconscious mind.
- We are stressed out trying to control our ‘reality’
- The Lack Mentality….’not enough money’ ‘not enough work’ ‘not enough time’
- We are ill or dis-eased, do not sleep properly and we cannot fully embrace the joy of being alive.
- We have lost connection to our bodies and our body wisdom and forgotten how to BREATHE!
Your Body is your Subconscious Mind.’ Candice Pert
The Mind-Body Connection
The body is a reflection of the mind. When we are stressed out, the mind becomes rigid and disconnected from the body and then the body suffers sickness and dis-ease. The BodyMind is no longer at ease. Emotions that are not processed become stored at a cellular level in peptide receptors which have an impact on our physiology. This in turn can create the body to respond in a certain way such as inflammation, allergies, chronic pain, headaches, digestive disorders, infertility, diabetes or cancer.
Breathing Into Life
One of the first stages of healing is to reconnect with the body through the breath. The breath brings us out of the thought driven minds and back in touch with the body. Once present with the body, we can begin to feel what is happening there, you can begin to release stuck emotion, the body becomes freer, the breath becomes deeper and the mind begins to settle. There is now scientific research to suggest that pranayama and breath work can reverse oxidative stress.
BodyTalk, Therapeutic Touch and Kundalini Yoga all work on bringing us back to being present with ourselves. They help to unravel the mind and our conditioning that holds us in old patterns of behaviour and belief systems that do not serve us.
By unravelling the mind, you start to see the unravelling of our physical problems and the physical and emotional pain falls away. As we begin stripping away the masks that hold us in identification with the ego we can begin to live in a more conscious way. We then become freer, more present and ever more joyful. We become once again in the flow of Life and in touch with our Golden Light which helps us shine. That is our birthright.
‘A wise man refuses to be confined and limited to the restrictions of the physical world and uses the expansive mind to achieve ultimate fulfilment.’