Healing your body and mind
In my coaching practice I combine breathwork and (embodied) yoga including meditation.
The term breathwork encompasses more than breathing exercises for relieving tension and stress.
Somatic breathwork starts at the core level of the nervous system. It helps release old patterns, traumas and long-held physical, mental and emotional tension. Using a specific breathing technique combined with movement, sound and touch and meditation, supports to release and integrate trauma, rather than simply relive it and become overwhelmed.
YOGA and Embodied Yoga
Did you know that yoga is as effective in treating PTSD as medication?
Yoga is a state of being.
The body is not just an object. Your body is a part of who you are.
How and who you choose to be, directly impacts how you move through life.
Perhaps that seems foreign or weird to you, but by practising different aspects of yoga, you get to know yourself and the world around you better.
Embodiment is a way of being as it relates to the body; your sense of yourself in relation to history, place, relationships with others and yourself. With embodied yoga you explore how you can use your body to influence your mind and how you can use your mind to influence your body.
This is a powerful technique where you are brought into a deep state of relaxation in between waking and sleeping. It works to release physical, emotional and mental tensions and it allows deeply held emotions to dissipate gradually, and safely.
Yoga Nidra improves the function of your nervous system. During the practice, the sympathetic nervous system (fight-flight mode) is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest-digest mode) is activated. Yoga Nidra also improves the endocrine system, which affects your hormones.
Science has shown that meditation - the act of giving your attention to only one thing - increases awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Only a few minutes of meditating a day reduces stress and develops concentration.
“Yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind.”