BREATHING CONSCIOUSLY

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by admin | Jun 24, 2020

Conscious breathing is a direct way to reverse the flow of brain activity from the flight-fight-freeze response aka survival response to the relaxation response or calming response which sets up the environment of healing from chronic pain. I encourage my patients to STOP and breathe every hour of the day or if super busy, breathe between activities and BE AWARE of their breathing, through 3 cycles of Inhalation and Exhalation. This is the start of breathing meditation exercises towards reducing pain. Once mastered Abdominal Breathing can be practiced while doing this activity and during pain episodes. My favourite breath meditation exercise is called Binaural Meditation which trains the brain to learn relaxation and further enhance the journey of healing.