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Creating a Bridge: Conscious Connected Breathwork

The journey of recovery can be challenging. Traditional therapies alone can leave people feeling uninspired, with a void between their mental, physical, and spiritual energies. Conscious connected breathwork is an excellent tool to bridge this gap. This modality allows you to ground yourself and heal your mind, body, and soul together as one.

What Is “Conscious Connected Breathwork?”

Conscious connected breathwork is a type of breathwork exercise that utilizes circular breathing. This technique helps bridge both the conscious and unconscious mind, allowing you to intentionally stay focused in the present moment. In recent years, different types of breathwork practices have been gaining in popularity as a tool for healing.

According to a 2023 study in Scientific Reports, breathwork “comprises various practices which encompass regulating the way that one breathes, particularly in order to promote mental, emotional and physical health.” This type of modified breathing can alter communication from the respiratory system and rapidly influence regions of the brain that affect behavior, thought, and emotion.

Conscious Connected Breathwork and Pranayama

Regulated breathing practices have been a part of Eastern meditative traditions for centuries. These breathing practices are often known collectively as “Pranayama.” They are a significant component of mind-body holistic therapies like yoga, meditation, and breathwork.

A 2020 study in the International Journal of Yoga says, “Pranayama is a Sanskrit word formed by the conjunction of two words.” The word “prana” means breath of life or vital energy, while “ayama” means expansion, regulation, or control. When put together, ”pranayama” literally means the regulation of the breath.

Benefits of Breathwork

Breathing exercises, in general, offer universal benefits. As the human life force, the breath can help one connect to their body and ground themselves in the present moment. According to a 2018 study in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, it is “commonly acknowledged that breathing techniques are profoundly intermingled with cognitive aspects of meditation.” In Eastern culture, people use breathing techniques to achieve altered states of consciousness.

The study also mentions that a common belief of Western culture is that “breathing control has beneficial effects on health status, such as wellness, relaxation and stress reduction.” It found evidence of central nervous system activities “related to emotional control and psychological well-being” in healthy subjects who took part in conscious breathing techniques.

Benefits of Breathwork for Mental Health and Addiction

In addition to emotional control and psychological well-being, there are many other benefits of breathwork for mental health and addiction. Practicing conscious connected breathwork can help you heal negative habits, behaviors, and beliefs.

Some other benefits can include:

  • Forming a connection between the mind and body
  • Feeling grounded and stress-free
  • Release old thought patterns
  • Mental focus and awareness
  • Increased natural energy and vitality
  • Renewed sense of confidence

Breathwork in Recovery

Many people in recovery for mental health conditions or addiction relapse after multiple attempts with traditional therapies. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is often the recommended treatment, but it leaves a lot to be desired as far as the mind-body connection goes. Holistic practices, like conscious connected breathwork, can fill the void of mind-body practices in recovery. They can also give individuals a renewed sense of hope in their healing journey.

Healing at The Guest House

At The Guest House, our treatment program includes therapeutic modalities that are designed to heal your mind, body, and spirit together as one. We offer multiple meditation-based practices, including conscious connected breathwork. These therapies can help you process trauma, boost your mental health, and break self-destructive patterns.

Conscious Connected Breathwork

When you participate in conscious connected breathwork at The Guest House, you will work one-on-one with a specially trained therapist. You will lie down on a yoga mat or sleeping bag with music to help you sink deeper into the practice.

Your session will start with an exploration of your belief system as you set a focus and intention for the exercise. Then, your therapist will lead you through the actual breathwork exercise, which includes a circular and conscious connected method.

Breathwork at The Guest House is a cleansing and relaxing experience. It’s especially helpful in dissolving physical, mental, and emotional blocks that may have been preventing you from finding true success in recovery.

Other Holistic Therapies

Breathwork is just one part of an entire recovery plan. In addition to conscious connected breathwork, The Guest House offers a wide range of holistic therapies.

No two people come to The Guest House with the exact same set of difficulties, which is why an individualized approach is crucial to recovery. Our variety of holistic programs can help you discover the best methods and tools for your unique circumstances.

The Guest House offers other Eastern therapeutic practices like meditation and yoga. You may want to add either or both to your breathwork practice to go even deeper in your mind-body healing journey. Our beautiful 52-acre estate is steeped in natural history. Many of our therapies can be taken in an outdoor setting, where you’ll find peace and solace among the beautiful scenery.

There is something for everyone at The Guest House, no matter what you come to heal. Your time spent here will help you re-discover yourself and your place in the world.

Conscious connected breathwork is a form of pranayama, an Eastern meditative breathing practice. In recent years, there has been much research focused on the benefits of conscious connected breathwork as an addition to already-established recovery procedures. At The Guest House, we offer conscious connected breathwork as one of our many holistic therapies. Our program is designed to help you heal your mind, body, and soul together. You will be able to process your emotions and release negative beliefs as you journey through healing. Here, you have the opportunity to find the methods and tools that work best for your unique recovery journey. For more information, call us today at (855) 483-7800.