Getting Started With Breathwork
Learning a lot of information about a new practice can be overwhelming. But it shouldn’t be a reason to not start it.
Here are four tips to help you get started with breathwork without feeling stressed about getting everything right.
1. Define Your Reason
It is a lot easier to go into something new when you know why you are doing it. Knowing the benefits of breathwork, you can define for yourself what is the reason you want to start practicing breathwork.
Having a clear objective will motivate you and help you continue what you have started.
2. Be Consistent
If you have started practicing breathwork and feel like you are having doubts about this practice and things aren’t going the way you expected, don’t give up.
Instead, keep practicing consistently and you will certainly start feeling the benefits of breathwork. And remember that there different types of breathwork. If one doesn’t seem to work for you, you can always try other breathwork styles.
3. Add It to Your Existing Routine
For beginners, we would recommend making breathwork part of your existing mindfulness routine instead doing it as a standalone practice. This makes it easier to stick with a new practice.
4. Be Open-Minded
It is important to go into a new practice with an open mind. You may think that trying out various breathing techniques will only have physical effects on you. However, you should also be ready for experiencing various emotions, both negative and positive.
As we have mentioned earlier in this article, breathwork helps with anxiety and stress. It can make you feel joy and positive emotions. However, breathwork also makes you dive into your consciousness. This may bring back negative memories, traumas, painful experiences, etc. Know that this is normal process of healing and letting go. Keep going as is truly a transformational experience.