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BREATHWORK 

What is this breathwork I keep hearing about? And can it really do all that it claims? That is the numero uno question I get from people. You can live without food for roughly 30-40 days, water about 3-4 days, how long do you think you can live without breathing? Breathing is the single most important thing our body performs. We can preform it consciously and unconsciously, and most people are breathing completely wrong. The science is finally catching up to what the ancient yogis have been saying, and proving for over 4000 years.  It helps:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and grief, depression and anger.

  • Boost your immune system and increase your energy levels. 

  • Increase self-awareness, presence, happiness and joy.

  • Improve sleep.

  • Release trauma and fear stuck in the body.

  • Help reduce physical pain.

  • Release toxins from the body.

  • Improve digestion.

  • Explore altered states of consciousness, consciously.

  • Increase your self-love.

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"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."

~Thich Nhat Hanh 

During breathwork you intentionally change your breathing pattern. There are many forms of breathwork therapy that involve breathing in a conscious and systematic way. I use and teach the following forms: 

  • Bhastrika pranayama (Breath of Fire)

  • Strong Yogic breathing

  • Kapalbhati pranayama (Skull cleansing breath)

  • Energy and consciousness awakening 

  • Bhandas (Energy locks in the body)

  • Box Breathing

  • Conscious Energy Breathing

(Group and Individual sessions offered)

"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

~Bruce Lee

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Meditation by the Sea

MEDITATION

Meditation is a mental exercise that trains your attention and awareness. Its purpose is to curb reactivity to one's negative thoughts and feelings, which, though they may be disturbing and upsetting and hijack attention from moment to moment, are invariably fleeting. The science is well proven on this topic. Studies show that meditating, even for as little as 10 minutes a day, increase the brain's alpha waves (associated with relaxation) and helps to decrease anxiety and depression.

 

Benefits of meditation:​

  • Enhances self-awareness

  • Reduces stress

  • Controls anxiety

  • Increases attention span

  • Promotes emotional health

  • Generates kindness

  • Improves sleep

  • Can decrease blood pressure

  • Helps fight addictions

  • Accessible anywhere