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Importance of Breath



BREATH is so important to our regulatory system. Along with food, sleep and safety, our breath lays the groundwork for our emotions.

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Starting to integrate mindful breath work into our lives can feel scary for a lot of people. My biggest advice it to meet yourself where you are A lot of times with clients, I’ll just start by introducing ONE deep breath. That’s all. An inhale in and a long exhale out. It’s like a glass of cold water - even one sip feels refreshing Then we check in - how did that feel? Could you try another? 

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With time we might build to more structured breathing that can be integrated during the day. For example, a simple breath technique is the 5, 5, 5 method.


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Repeat a few more times until you start to notice a little more settling in your body. Remember that breath work is an embodiment PRACTICE. Just like anything else, it takes time to build confidence in the skill

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A reminder to you is that no matter what, you always have your breath 🧘‍♂️ Start where you are. It only takes an inhale...

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