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‘Many people laugh at the concept of being taught to breathe! And yet almost every person that has had a breath pattern analysis with Inspirational Breathing has found that their breath can be improved, sometimes dramatically.’
Nicola Price

‘I was amazed to discover that such a fantastic feeling of well-being can be achieved with the healing power of oxygen simply by learning to breathe properly.’ Fiona Hackman

Why Inspirational Breathing?

Now you really do have the power to heal yourself with this powerful and easy practice.

Here are some questions that many people respond to with a yes!

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Do you have panic attacks or find that stress is compromising your breath in any way?

The physical effects of a dysfunctional breathing pattern can be frightening. Most people are not breathing properly. There are many reasons why.

It is a learned breathing pattern from a parent.

Breathing poorly is learned behaviour

“Like father like son”: Breathing poorly is learned behaviour. These pictures show father and son responding to the request to take a deep inhalation. Both exaggerate the lifting of the chest and spine and the propping of the body up and away from the earth. Note that neither the father nor son had yet experienced the organisation of their bodies by Rolfing. (Illustration from Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures, by Ida P. Rolf, p.154.).

You want to look good!

Belly breathing is restricted because of tight clothing or wanting to have a flat belly.
So chest muscles are used instead of the diaphragm, which can be tiring as they are not designed to take on the full job of breathing. See ‘how to breathe!’

You want to control your emotions. Stiff upper lip, controlling your breathing can control

So if you want to stop crying, not show anger, hold onto resentment and refrain from telling your manager where to go, AND MORE, I could go on and on right? An easy way of doing this is to control your breath by holding it, stuffing the emotion that was going to come up back down again, and you might also physically respond by e.g. clenching your fists, tightening your jaw, (this has a direct relationship with you diaphragm!)

Exercisetake a moment to notice your breathing. Now clench your jaw and notice what happens to your breathing. Most people find that their diaphragm is restricted in it’s movement and it is more difficult to breathe. This happens to people’s breath in varying degrees depending on the level of anger and resentment stored at a cellular level in the jaw.

Physical or mental abuse

If you have been abused, and there is unresolved trauma in the body, it is repressed, and will manifest itself in the flight – freeze – fight response in the body either as a low grade constant, or triggered in particular circumstances. In both cases your breath is effected.

Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others, or the bigger picture in life?

During Breathwork many people access high states of consciousness, expanding their awareness and discovering a deeper sense of connection to themselves and their place in this world.

‘How can I describe my Inspirational Breathing experience with Nicola and use words to do the experience justice? I can’t. All I can say is that I experienced mystical religious spiritual awe. It is one of the 3 most powerful experiences I have had in my life.’
Liz Sleeper

Let us know why you might be interested in harnessing the power of your breath!

Stress is defined is your body’s response to any threat, real or imagined, and the belief that you don’t have the resources to cope with that threat. Our present-day minds and bodies still can’t distinguish between a genuine threat or a perceived or imaginary threat.

The fight, freeze or flight response to stress makes your breathing quicken as adrenaline races through your system. Your heart beats faster and your blood pressure goes up, as you prepare to either attack or run!

Our ancestors didn’t have choices in the face of the sabre toothed tiger. Fight or run for your life! Now we have more choices to stress, but our unconscious stress response has not evolved. It is still the same fight, freeze or flight response. It is time to be conscious and link that with the breath in the present moment.

Exercisein moments of stress, bring yourself into the present moment and observe your breathing. Observe your physical response to the stress.