The Power of the Breath

You may recognise Rory from one of Nimbus Co’s masterclasses where he shares his knowledge of breathwork. Learning how to harness the power of the breath changed Rory’s life and we’re excited to share some of his wisdom with you.

How did you first discover breathwork?

I discovered breathwork when I was living in London. My mental health was not in a good place and I wanted to find a holistic approach to improve the way that I felt, thought and behaved. I immediately became hooked after my first session and started practicing and learning daily! The more breathwork I brought into my life, the less anxious and depressed I felt. Slowly but surely I came off the anti-depressant medication I had been given by my doctor.

What are the benefits of breathwork?

Where to start?! Science has demonstrated that certain practices and techniques can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, alongside improving focus, sleep and creativity. It benefits your immune system, oxygen uptake and delivery, lung volume, diaphragm function, athletic performance and so much more. You have the ability to directly tap into your nervous system to up or down regulate the self, increasing alertness or relaxation. Through certain techniques, you can alter your physiology and psychology.

If you could give our community one piece of advice to optimise their life, what would it be?

Start incorporating breathing into your daily and/or weekly routine. Your breath is the most underrated aspect of health and we all have the ability to access it. You will become a better person for yourself and everyone around you. I recommend starting with breath awareness - simply sit or lie down and breathe normally. Understand your breath in that current moment - is your breath short, long? Shallow, deep? Fast, slow? I’d then recommend functional breathing pattern training to become efficient at breathing during wakefulness, sleep and exercise.



Rory Warnock, breathwork teacher - @rorywarnockwellness

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