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In this article, I’m going to be guiding you through a breathwork session that will naturally boost your energy, clear your mind, oxygenate the cells in your body, strengthen your immune system, clear your mind, open your heart and a whole host of other amazing benefits!
Together, we’ll do 2 rounds of the Pause Haloactive Breath pattern, which is great for activating energy. But before we get into the practice, I’m going to teach you WHY this breath pattern is so ideal for an energizing boost.
Hint: it involves science, adrenaline, and epinephrine.
I just want to start off by saying… the human body is freaking cool.
Honestly, it’s truly amazing. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but you are your own drug. Truly.
All by just changing the way that you breathe!
What tends to happen so often, in the personal development space, is that we think about how to feel better…
I know that was my personal journey when I first got into personal development. I would overthink how to feel better. Overthink, overanalyze. It was very mind-based.
But when it comes to breathwork, the path to healing is very body-based.
We’re getting in our bodies, we’re doing the work in the body. And so it’s beyond the mind.
When we get into that beautiful, juicy, amazing breathwork space – the body and breath do ALL of the work for you…
You don’t have to think about healing, or relaxing, or focusing. It’s just done automatically.
Which is pretty dang amazing.
Okay, so when it comes to breathwork for getting a natural energy boost, there is one pattern in particular that I practice every single morning. It doesn’t take a super long time, but the benefits and the outcome are incredible…
But first, let’s talk first about how breathwork actually gives you energy…
There’s more oxygen going to your cells.
And when there is more oxygen in your cells, you go into a different state.
You’re able to activate more of your body, giving you more energy, clearing your mind, and opening your heart.
The coolest thing about breathwork is that you can either use it with a more intense and rapid pattern to increase your energy..
Or you can use breathwork to activate more of your parasympathetic nervous system, which is the rest and digest part of your nervous system.
So we have a sympathetic nervous system and a parasympathetic nervous system.
And we can use our breath to help drop us deeper into the parasympathetic nervous system to feel more calm and relaxed, or we can use a more activating pattern to give us more energy so we have a clearer mind, open heart, feeling more embodied.
When we’re practicing activating breathwork patterns, specifically for an increase of energy, it helps ramp up the blood flow in your body, delivering more nutrients to your cells, and creates a state of balance or homeostasis in your body.
What’s happening is there is adrenaline that’s being released from your body. And epinephrine – which is essentially adrenaline in your brain – that’s being released in your brain.
So it’s making you feel like “okay, I’m ready to go. Let’s do this!”
Anytime that I am about to go on stage, or have a meeting, and I want to really increase my energy I do breathwork right before to get my adrenaline going, and kick up my system.
So what I’m about to teach you… don’t do it before bed.
Because it does activate your system and gives you a jolt of energy.
There are a lot of breathwork patterns that are much more ideal for bedtime. Patterns that help downregulate your nervous system – so taking you from the sympathetic into the parasympathetic that will help you fall asleep effortlessly.
But this article isn’t about sleep, it’s about energy. So finally, let’s get into the practice.
We’re going to be practicing a Pause Breathwork technique called the Haloactive Breath.
We’re going to do 25 deep breaths – in through the nose, out through the mouth – with power on both the inhale and the exhale.
At the end of the 25 deep breaths, we’re going to hold at the top, and then we’re going to relax.
Repeating the pattern a total of two times.
Okay so when you’re ready… close your eyes, drop your shoulders, and just notice the stillness for just a moment.
Noticing by just bringing awareness to the present moment, there’s already an energy shift.
Okay, now begin your deep breathing… in through the nose, out through the mouth.
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