Breath is the elixir of life. Eastern traditions refer to breath as prana, the universal energy which flows through and around the body. Breath Work increases the ability of the body to heal and increases our ability to be emotionally aware and healthy. Breath Work, particularly practices which are highly alkalinizing, transforms our level of consciousness and pushes our ego out the driver seat of the car that is the body.
Routine and alkalizing Breath Work is the most straightforward technique to drop out of the judgmental mental and into the observer state of awareness. Breath Work for Peak Performance marries teachings from Western motivational gurus like Tony Robbins and Wim Hof into a supercharged workshop beaming with high energy. Many people attest to feeling “mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritual high” from the peak experiences and alkalization felt in the body.
Yoga breathing exercises, also known as pranayama, are an important part of a developing yoga practice. Pranayama is one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga referenced by The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which means that it was considered an integral step on the path to enlightenment. Although we cannot control whether or not we breathe, we can, to some extent, control the way that we breathe. Exercises in breath control, such as breath retention and deliberate methods inhalation and exhalation for specific mental and physical benefits are at the core of pranayama practice.