1RR: What 5 Years Of Breathwork Has Taught MeSep 14, 2022
Welcome to the 1st edition of 'Rory Recommends'!
Each week, I'll be posting a blog with my recommendations. It could be something I've read, listened to, learnt or implemented into my life to improve mental & physical health...or even something I find interesting that I'd like to share with you.
My intention is it provides you with tools and resources to improve your wellness and performance, and ultimately to help you live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.
For week 1, I thought I'd share what I've learnt over the past 5 years of practising and coaching breathwork. So here it goes...
1. It actually works.
Before I began practicing breathwork, I was the biggest sceptic and couldn't understand how breathing would change how I felt. After reading hundreds of papers and practising and coaching for hundreds of hours, it's clear that it helps improve lives in many ways. #Science
2. Consistency compounds.
Like any health, fitness or wellness practice, the more you do it, the better the results. Every new day is an opportunity to start. Begin with 2 minutes of slow breathing in the morning and see how you like the effects.
3. Find what works for you.
We're all individual - what works for you, may not work for me. Experiment and explore various techniques and practices to find what is best suited to you...I'm confident you'll find something you like!
4. It's just the beginning.
Breathwork is here to stay, and scientific research continues to explain the vast benefits various breathing techniques have on the mind and body. If you want to improve your health, breathing is a pretty good place to start. It's the foundation of human development.
5. Your breath is connected to your nervous system and physiology.
By understanding how to use your breath as a tool, you can move from stress to calm and even increase oxygen to the cells and tissues. Here's a quick tip, when you feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, bring your attention to your breath, use the nose, and consciously breathe in for 4s and out for 6s. Extending the exhale will help move your nervous system into the parasympathetic dominant state to help you feel calmer.
I hope you enjoyed the first weekly newsletter. If you did, please feel free to share with friends and family.
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I hope you have a great week.
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