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Breathwork 121s
Online or in person

Shala founder Anna is coming to the close of her breathwork training and has a few spots available for complimentary consultations as part of that.

 

What is Inspirational Breathing?

 

Breathwork helps you return to the full diaphragmatic breath you held as baby, freeing up the constriction that many of us develop as adults. It’s a technique that fully opens up the respiratory system and floods the body with life affirming energy and life force.

 

On an emotional level, once we start retraining the breath to a fully functioning pattern, the rewards can be transformative.

 

It’s also a way of increasing the connection to ourselves – or the spiritual aspect of our lives. So it works on three levels: the physical, the emotional and the spiritual or connection to self.

 

What happens in a session?

During sessions, we observe breathing patterns and use a powerful mix of tools and techniques, such as self-massage, toning sounds, movement, affirmations and visualisation, to encourage a free flowing breath using the whole of the respiratory system. With a full, conscious and connected breath, we can release restricted patterns, let unwanted or buried feelings go and welcome new energy and therefore new behaviour patterns too.

Inspirational Breathing practitioners create a safe environment to release the layers of constriction, holding, pain and confusion through the power of the breath. It typically reveals the joy, laughter and bliss that are waiting to be revealed and discovered.

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The breath is a portal to truth: raising the vibration in the body through the breath, it helps to shed the old skin of conditioning and outmoded patterns of thinking and being.

~Nicola Price

Do you identify with any of the below?

  • Feeling anxious?

  • Lacking in energy or feeling sluggish?

  • Feeling overwhelmed or fearful?

  • Lacking in confidence?

  • Exhausted from lack of sleep?

  • Feeling depressed, lack of motivation, sad, disengaged?

  • Breathing difficulties?

  • Feeling angry, resentful?

  • Dealing with trauma, loss, or bereavement?

  • Suffering with dis-ease in the body?

 

What you could gain from breathwork:

 

  • An understanding of how to use your whole respiratory system with a conscious connected breathing practice.

  • A new positive outlook on life, letting go of negative, unwanted thoughts and feelings. 

  • You will boost and realign all the systems in your body, improving immunity, energy levels, detoxification and increase cardiovascular capacity.

  • You will calm your nervous system, aiding better sleep and easing anxiety/stress.

  • You will develop a strong sense of who you are and may gain valuable insights on what steps to take in your life.

  • Increased oxygen levels improve circulation, energy levels and sleep patterns.

  • Awareness of the breath is key in the ability to manage strong emotions of anger, sadness, grief, fear and displaying new behaviours rather than opting for old patterns.

  • Creativity, decision making, speaking up and being heard. A sense of ‘being comfortable in ones skin’ and an ability to be authentic and in the moment.

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How to set up for a session

Lying on the floor is the best way to connect with your spine, a yoga mat with some blankets is ideal. Make sure you can lie with your legs flat and spread your arms to the sides. Surround yourself with pillows, blankets and cushions for comfort. 

  • Wear comfortable clothes. 

  • Be seen: Position the camera on side view from your head to feet, including your hands.

  • Keep warm using blankets – warm socks etc.

  • Drink plenty of water. 

  • No interruptions if possible.

  • Something to cover your eyes like an eye mask.

  • Zoom on a laptop ideally.

 

Precautions & Contraindications

Breathwork results in certain specific physiological and psychological changes.

Breathwork is designed to give you the tools to manage every day stresses and can also unearth deeply held trauma. 

As a precaution, the following conditions are contraindicated, please understand your limitations if you have any of the following:

  • Pregnancy

  • Detached retina 

  • Glaucoma

  • High blood pressure (not controlled with medication) 

  • Cardiovascular disease including angina, previous heart attack or stroke

  • Diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen

  • Uncontrolled thyroid conditions and diabetes

  • Asthma

  • Epilepsy

  • Prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or previous psychiatric condition

  • Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last 10 years

  • Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release

 

Take the breathwork very gently and consider if it is best for you to lie down or sit up as you practice breathwork.

 

You take full responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Being guided by Anna is like being held in safe cocoon of love. She uses her brilliant intuition to adapt seamlessly to your needs. I’ve been working with her on breath work and it has been like nothing I’ve ever experienced before; Invigorating, softening and enlightening.

 - Polly - Verdekin