Learning and practising these 5 core breathwork techniques is like having your own pharmacy of medicines that you can activate by the power of your breath!
You can lower your blood pressure, reduce inflammation, activate stem cells and repair cells, promote growth of good bacteria and cleanse the bowels. Your dependency on medication will reduce and eventually fade away over time.
All of the techniques inside of SOMA Therapeutic Breathwork can be used to help with a variety of chronic health issues that are triggered by chronic emotional stress such autoimmune disease and metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Some of the areas these techniques can be used for include to:
- Lose weight
- Increase energy
- Access more creative states of mind
- Heal quicker
- Get deeper sleep
- Improve digestion
- Live longer
- Improve mood
- Reduce Anxiety/Panic
- Reduce inflammation
- Clear asthma, congestion, sinus problems
All techniques are designed to be a complimentary addition to existing treatment and not a replacement for them. You must seek medical advice before doing any alternative holistic practice such as Soma Breath.
‘5 Breathing Exercises To Make Your Own Medicines’
The following exercises are the 5 most scientifically validated breathwork techniques based on pranayama.
The modules for this part of the course are as follows:
1. REST/RELAX: How to turn off stress and lower heart rate & blood pressure
2. ENERGY: How to raise core body temperature, heart rate and produce a controlled stress response to ward off illness and inflammatory diseases.
3. LONGEVITY: Benefits of intermittent hypoxia for more stamina, better circulation and even ability to move stem cells around the body for anti-aging, longevity and peak performance.
4. DETOX: How to clear toxins from your gut, remove nasal and sinus congestion and purify your blood.
5. CLEANSE: How to drink air to purify digestive system, suppress hunger, eliminate bad bacteria and promote growth of good bacteria.
Useful Tools For These Exercises
The recommended tools (not essential) for this course are:
1. Pulse Oximeter – This device measures oxygen saturation of your blood (SpO2) as well as your heart rate. Normally this device is used by people who have difficulties breathing so that they can monitor their oxygen levels as extreme levels of chronic hypoxia can cause serious issues in the body. However we can also use it to measure intermittent hypoxia that we will be generating using the special technique called Longevity that can prolong your life. It can also measure your heart rate so that over time you can monitor how your resting heart rate drops as you become fitter and healthier.
2. HRV chest strap + HRV app – This will help you monitor your heart rate variability. Your heart rate variability indicates how adaptive and resilient your body is to stress. A high reading on the sweet beat app that is between 70-100 is a sign of a good heart health, whereas a low reading around 40 and lower is a sign you are struggling with stress. Your score should improve gradually over time as you follow the techniques in this course.
or alternatively there are two products from Heartmath:
The emWave 2 comes with computer software and will measure your Heart Rate Variability and visually show in a session how well you are tracking with heart coherence.
The Inner Balance App requires Heartmath’s Inner Balance sensor to function and can be used on IPhone or iPad or Samsung Android.
3. Mala beads – I use these to help me count the number of reps for certain breathing exercises.