If I think of something negative, my body tenses; if I feel sad, it softens. Our conversation in the car had been jolly and I was on my way home to see my babies. I’ve felt panicky and a little short of breath, but this was physically debilitating.No stress, no drama, yet my body had taken a turn for the worse. Embarrassingly, yet thankfully, I was driven home by the AA (thank you, lovely AA man).My mind has a habit of telling me to keep going, keep pushing, keep trying.I’m not naturally good at relaxing so I do way too much most of the time.I realised then how easily small, stressful moments pile up.When something tiny happens, such as getting a parking ticket, the stress gets out of control.After the release of my last book Happy, something strange happened to me.
Our breath patterns correlate to every emotion, thought and experience. If we know that we cannot help the situation and that being involved will only worsen it, we have to step back even though it is tempting to be sucked in.
She also told me to let go and see what happens without much thought. It’s constant: ideas, comparisons, assumptions, worries. Luckily, I switched off as soon as my session with Rebecca started.
I was so focused on getting the breathing right (teacher’s pet! Soon after I got into this mystic cycle of breathing everything seemed to open up.
The brain requires a great deal of oxygen to function and breath work helps us to achieve clarity, feel grounded and be productive.
It also relieves stress, anxiety, depression and negative thought patterns.