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the healing power of somatic breathwork [premium cut]

We don’t tend to think much about our breath in our day-to-day lives. It just… happens, right? Not exactly. Taking the process of breathing for granted would be a mistake, which is exactly what we’re exploring in this episode.


Science is only just beginning to validate the extraordinary power of the breath. Breathing, a process which every animal, insect, and plant shares, is perhaps our most vital system. Inhaling gives us life by extracting energy from the interaction of food and oxygen. Exhaling flushes out the waste product of this process, carbon dioxide. Our breathing patterns directly affect our physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. And unlike other bodily functions, such as digesting food, breathing is unique in that it can be practiced intentionally.


Our breath and our emotions are connected. Our breathing and our mind are connected. When strong emotions come up, we know our breath is affected. Breath is the body’s wisdom, reminding us how we’re doing at any moment. Specific breathing patterns can change our internal feelings and alter our emotional state. Today, you’ll hear part two of my sit-down chat with my friend Melanie Goldman, where we discuss all things somatic breathwork as she shares about her own profound personal experiences with this healing modality.

 

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