When we direct our attention to our breath we can alter nervous system activity, radically influencing our health, longevity, sense of fulfillment and euphoria, relationships, and life trajectory.
Scientific measurements reflect what experience has told us for centuries: tuning into our breath impacts our state of mind. Simply tending to our breath pattern alters nervous system activity (e.g. deep, slow inhales and exhales activates the parasympathetic branch turning on our innate rest, digest, restore and repair functions).
How we breathe is how we live.
Getting Physical: The CCB technique alters the ratio of oxygen : carbon dioxide in our blood and increases serum potassium (K+) (nerd out on why this matters for neural plastic change here). As we alter our internal environment, we transcend our normal perspective of reality and create lasting change. This is reflected in brain activity and mental state (see thesis). We release old stress, repressed emotions and trauma memory stored in the body, and access subconscious limiting beliefs that hold you back from living fully. This method allows us to realize our full potential, tapping into a deep resource of insight, inspiration and healing.
If you feel like your goals are always just out of reach; you are doing “all the things!” only to keep spinning a hamster wheel, getting nowhere; aren’t sure how to level up from where you are or feel uncertain how to close the gap between your life vision and where you are now; breathwork is a profound tool that assists our radical transformation.