How does it work?
The brain is extremely sensitive to changes in blood oxygen levels. In fact, 75% of our energy is dependent on oxygen. Conscious breathing drives oxygen to your brain and your body, creating new energy and changing the way you feel and think.
It also gets you out of your head and into your body, interrupting the constant stream of thought that keeps you stuck. By breathing into different parts of your body than you’re used to, you open them up and can finally release the emotions and memories stored there.
This conscious breathing technique is based on the concept of diaphragmatic breathing—that is, breathing with your belly, rather than your chest. Babies usually breathe in their bellies, but as we go through life (usually in early childhood), our experiences affect the way we breathe.
By moving back to the way we breathed in early childhood, we can work through the life experiences that have shaped us— and release what’s holding us back.
The result? Breaking habits, letting go of old emotions and making way for new changes.
While it’s important to learn the technique, it’s not difficult. You already have everything you need— just you and your breath! And once you learn to do it, it’s a tool you’ll have for the rest of your life.