How Breathwork Could Help You Get a Handle on Stress

Finding calm may be as simple as taking a few deep breaths.

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Breathwork is gaining popularity as an alternative method of stress reduction, according to a recent piece on AsiaSpa. Breathwork is a holistic therapy that uses breathing exercises to achieve greater self-awareness and improve your overall well-being.

Though breathwork is a relatively new well-being trend, it’s been practiced by individuals and communities for centuries in Eastern cultures though the form of yoga, tai chi and qi going, as AsiaSpa writer Danielle Parla explains. Individuals and communities have sought spiritual awakening, self-healing and relaxation through these techniques.

One of the most cutting-edge breathwork systems today, as Parla writes, is called Transformational Breath. Dr. Judith Kravitz introduced this practice more than 35 years ago, and it’s since been endorsed by the likes of Deepak Chopra and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Kravitz describes Transformational Breath as “a complete self-healing system using conscious breathing to facilitate the natural healing process for all types of trauma, to gain greater physical, mental and spiritual health, and maintain optimal well-being,” according to the piece.

The next time you are stressed, tune into your breath and your body. It might be just what you need to get a handle on what’s on your plate.

Read more on AsiaSpa.

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