“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly”
Harness the power of the breath
Healing breath practices have been found in many ancient texts and taught in different cultures for centuries. With regular practice you can learn to harness the power of the breath to enhance your health and happiness.
The Breathing Institute
Breathing Institute Teaching Association
“Breath Is the Answer…”
The Breathing Institute uses protocols based on the very latest in neuroscience, psychology, clinical hypnotherapy, biochemistry and of course the science of the breath.
We offer new solutions for a wide variety of conditions, states of “dis-ease” and life stages, offering help where often there is none.
Breath-Body-Mind™ is a program of evidence based ancient and modern practices developed by Dr Patricia Gerbarg and Dr Richard Brown, pioneers of Integrative Mental Health. This unique fusion of ground-breaking techniques are centered around breathwork alongside movement and meditation which is drawn from Qigong, Yoga, Buddhist Meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training and modern neuroscience. Their practices have been shown to over-come stress, boost energy, focus your mind, enhance physical fitness, improve sleep and enhance connection to oneself and with others.
Coherent (Resonant) Breathing
Coherent breathing is one of the many breathing techniques that we work with and provides one of the best and easiest ways to make a profound difference to your health and happiness by increasing heart rate variability (HRV) and balancing the stress-response systems. Scientists have found that the ideal breath rate is between 3.5 and 6 breaths per minute for adults with equal inhales and exhales so coherent (resonant) breathing is based on 5 breaths per minute.
When our breath becomes more coherent, our HRV becomes more coherent and then every system in our body becomes more coherent. With everything working more optimally we build resilience enabling us to recover and rebound from challenging events. Everyone has the capacity to increase the strength, balance and resilience of the nervous system.
Slow breathing techniques at rates of 5-6 breaths per minute have actually been known for centuries and are found in Yoga, Qigong and Buddhist meditation.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind-body-spirit practice and one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is based on the understanding that we have life energy (qi) flowing through our bodies feeding our organs and cells. Qigong is a moving meditation combining gentle movement with breath and awareness to cultivate this flow of energy through the body.
Thousands of studies have shown Qigong to improve one’s mental and physical health helping with many issues from high blood pressure to chronic illness and mental stress.