Here’s an ugly truth about me: I used to live a pretty miserable life.
I never felt truly happy (happiness seemed like a big fat lie to me)
I wasn’t fulfilled (and attracted ALL the wrong people into my life, UGH!)
I was stressed AF at work (because I thought I had to please everyone else – but myself)
Today, I completely turned my life upside down.
I help action-taking people live a happy life by eliminating work related stress through scientifically proved breathwork.
I’m a Certified Conscious Breathing Instructor, but I call myself a Life Ignition Trainer. Because, in reality, that’s what I do. Ignite your life!
(In ways you’d never imagined)
It’s the most important element for life to exist – and yet many of us take it for granted.
When we consider how we can improve our lives, we often overlook our breathing habits. (Even though it’s the most crucial function in our body)
But here’s the thing:
Without proper breathing, we simply wouldn’t be living.
In fact, we would only survive a few minutes.
That’s why conscious breathing should be a top-priority for your mental and physical wellbeing.
Your breath is not just important for your body but also for your brain.
Setting some time apart each day to do practise your breath can make a huge impact on your life. Especially for your mental health.
Conscious breathing is scientifically proven, and more importantly, an easy way to promote relaxation and reduce fear and anxiety in critical moments of your live.
That’s why conscious breathing is crucial when going through a tough period in your life.
(But as with all sorts of exercise, you need to practice regularly to see results)
When you experience stress, your body will activate the sympathetic part of your nervous system, which in turn will increase your heart rate.
Less blood is directed to your brain and digestive system, and more blood is directed to the muscles of the limbs.
You’ll start sweating and your pupils dilate.
This makes perfect sense if you’re in a physically dangerous situation. Your body is basically preparing you to fight the thread or run for your life.
But in your everyday life, this can be harmful, energy-draining and seriously damaging your ability to focus, relax and enjoy life.
Your impaired breathing pattern will increase your basic stress. This decreases oxygenation in your body and places a greater strain on the resources you have available to sustain the optimum oxygen level.
Translated into normal English, this means:
The worse your breathing is, the higher physical and mental stress you’ll experience.
On the other hand, when you improve your breathing pattern, you’ll not only lower your inner stress – but also increase your overall well-being.
You will see this reflected in your ability to concentrate, relax, and organise yourself, and experience positive emotions such as joy, harmony and fulfilment.