Have you recently heard or tried breathwork? Are you wondering what the benefits of doing breathwork are?
I have been introduced to breathwork about 6 months ago and I haven’t gone into breathwork until about a week ago.
A lot of people say that they got a lot of benefits from it and say that it is better than meditation.
So I began to do a little research and trying out breathwork to see how it is, and this is what I found while doing research on breathwork and doing breathwork on my own.
In my own opinion, breathwork is better than meditation when you want to be in a calm state fast.
I will now explain the benefits of breathwork that I found doing some research and me doing it personally.
I hope that you enjoy.
1. Makes Your Mind Calm
This first reason is really obvious and is most of the reason why people do breathwork in the first place (or me at least).
While you are doing breathwork, your mind gets quieter and quieter and quieter.
Eventually, your mind is completely silent, and you will experience the present moment without any chatter in the mind which is wonderful to experience.
If you are interested in different ways you can be present at the moment, then I would recommend checking out my blog on different ways you can be in the present moment, I think it would benefit you.
So if you have a very chattery mind, I would recommend doing breathwork, you would thank me later.
2. Process Emotions Easier
We all have suppressed emotions that have a hard time processing certain emotions like anger, sadness, jealousy, and so on.
I do too, and I sometimes still get angry (but not as much as I used too).
When I tried breathwork, I noticed that I was able to process my emotions a lot easier than I had before.
I even realized that I had some suppressed emotions and I was able to process them and let them go as well.
So, if you have a hard time processing emotions or want to process and let go of some of your suppressed emotions, then I would highly recommend to try out breathwork.
it would benefit you.
3. Increase Self Awareness
As a result of your mind being calm when you are doing breathwork, you will also notice that your self-awareness will increase.
You might notice some things about yourself or the world around you that you haven’t even notice before.
One example is that while I was doing breathwork, I became aware of how heavy my face was.
I then simply let that heaviness go because I know that it was stored emotions from the past, and in about 5 minutes going into breathwork, the heaviness on my face went away.
I also became aware of why people do certain things and more of what their beliefs are.
I think this is beneficial when helping other people, and if you have that certain awareness, then that’s awesome and if you don’t then that’s alright.
By increasing your self-awareness, you will be able to noticed and be aware of certain things you haven’t been aware of before.
4. Increase Self Esteem
Breathwork also increases your self-esteem.
This usually happens after you are done doing breathwork but I had times where I felt my self-esteem rise during my breathwork practice.
So ya, if you ever feel like you are having low self-esteem or you just have low self-esteem in general, then try out breathwork.
I would say that you will feel better afterward, I promise.
Oh ya and I also want to add, if you ever feel like you have low self-esteem and you want to know how to have higher self-esteem, then check out this video.
I think that it will help you have higher self-esteem.
Honestly, I used to have low self-esteem and sometimes, I fall into the old pattern of not having high self-esteem.
But I always do breathwork when this happens and it has helped me gain my self-esteem back.
5. Sleep Better
Doing breathwork before going to bed will help you sleep better.
I would recommend that you do breathwork starting about 20 minutes before you go to bed and doing breathwork for that 20 minutes as well.
Make sure that you haven’t been on your phone or any electronics at least one hour before bed.
This will make you sleep a lot easier during the night.
When you do breathwork, your mind is calm and the chit chatter in your mind is gone.
So you will have a lot easier time going to bed, sleep during the night, and waking up refreshed and getting on with your day.
You might even experience more lucid dreams as well.
When I used to do breathwork before bed, I experienced having lucid dreams a lot of the time.
I would say that I would have lucid dreams about 3 to four times a week on average which is a lot.
If you are interested in what lucid dreams are, then you should check out this video on what lucid dreams are.
6. Reduce Cravings
I didn’t even previously now that breathwork could reduce cravings.
But it does which I find pretty cool.
What you want to do is that if you are reaching or about or drink something that you are craving for, just take in about three to four deep conscious breathes in and out through the nose.
Also, you would think to yourself if eating or drinking the thing that you are desperately craving for would be worth the side effects of it.
Make sure you feel empowered and avoid eating the thing that your craving for if you decided it’s not worth it.
I need to try this myself because I notice that I’m craving more unhealthy foods and I’m eating a lot more food than I should so doing this would help me a lot and I know it can help you too.
If you want to know where I got this from, then click here.
7. Improve Focus
As you are taking more deep breaths in and out through the nose, you may notice that you become more focused.
So, when you are not focused on the task at hand, take in at least 3 deep conscious breaths in and out and you will be able to refocus on the task a hand and get it done quicker as a result.
I know that it works because I just tried it while making this blog post.
Sometimes I get a little unfocused and distracted while making my blog post and might do something else in the meantime.
To combat this and test to see if it works, I took in 3 conscious deep breaths and worked on my blog post.
I noticed that I was more focused on getting it done and I was able to get it done more quickly as well.
So I will take in some deep breaths when I get a little unfocused for now on.
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That is all I have for this blog if you have any questions at all or you want to share your experiences or knowledge on breathwork than feel free to comment them below and I will reply to you as soon as I can.
Anyways, I hope that you guys enjoyed and have a good rest of your day.