Cool Breeze Breathwork and Pranyayam Wivenhoe Essex

Pranayama and Breathing Exercises to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing.

The breath is a powerful tool for transformation! When it is used in the right way it can increase production of nitric oxide which boosts the immune system, it can burn excess fat, improve the condition of your skin, increase respiritory endurance as well as calm your mind, improve your focus, and prepare you for meditation – if that’s what you want to do! Find out more about the benefits of breathwork further down the page…

 

5 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE

A personalised 121 programme where you’ll learn a range of dynamic, harmonising and purifying breathing techniques and how to practice these safely on your own. Each session lasts 1 hour and you’ll be given techniques to practice between each session for maximum benefit during the course.

Suitable for all levels.

In person or via zoom.

5 hours total.

£150

GUIDED BREATHWORK SESSION

Join me online for 30 minutes of guided breathwork. Each session starts with a gentle warmup, followed by dynamic energising breathwork, and harmonising, purifying pranayama.

Suitable for all levels.

£5

Online Classes Coming Soon.

YOGA BREATHWORK FUSION

Enjoy 30 minutes of asana practice followed by half hour of breathwork and meditation. This a great fusion session where you get a full body stretch with enough time to fully appreciate the power of pranayama practice. For other Yoga options see here.

Suitable for all levels.

121/2 in person or via zoom.

£30

See booking page for group classes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Some of the stronger breathwork practices can only be done on an empty stomach, so sessions are best booked early in your day – if that doesn’t suit we can stick with a more gentle routine, just make sure you haven’t eaten in the last 2 hours.

Strong breathwork practices are not suitable for everyone – you will be asked to complete a confidential medical form so we can use the right mix of breathwork practices to suit you.

Benefits of Breathwork

Strong and deep breathing techniques activate the sympatic nervous system; activating resetting and unblocking the mind, energy and emotinal systems. Slow and calm breathing techniques activate the parasympathetic nervous system; inducing a state of deep relaxation. It is essential to ALWAYS follow strong or deep practices with slow and calm techniques to harmonize and balance the entire system. In combining these practices you could reap the following benefits:

 

  • Boosts immune system
  • Increases Nitric Oxide production
  • Increases blood flow
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Allows more oxygen to be absorbed in blood
  • Burns excess fat
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves skin health
  • Increases cardiovascular health
  • Increases respiratory endurance
  • Strengthens the breathing system
  • Calms the mind
  • Improves focus
  • Improves insomnia
  • Resets the emotional system
  • Stimulates metabolism and cardio vascualr system
  • Balances and harmonises nervous system and energy system
  • Activates parasympathetic nervous system
  • Prepares for meditation
  • Reduces the impact of dementia

BREATHWORK FAQ

What is Pranayama and How is it Different to Breathing Exercises?

Breathing exercises encompass a range of dynamic techniques that energise and unblock the physical, mental, and emotional system – characteristically they almost always involve some sort of hyperventilation, and use up energy.  Pranayama practices can also be used to energise and unblock the systems, but they have an added benefit of working on a subtle energetic level too, expanding your energy by expanding and lengthening your breath, which in turn enables a person to achieve a deep level of relaxation and meditation.

The breathwork and pranayama sessions are about firing up the system so we can help it calm down. First we unblock, then we purify, and then we harmonize. These practices will also help re-set your body’s natural breathing pattern so you instinctively breath more efficiently and effictively.

PRANA = LIFE FORCE/BREATH

YAMA = CONTROL/RESTRICTION

AYAMA = EXPANSION/EXTENSION

PRANAYAMA = Affecting the the breath through expansion

Each session starts with energising breathwork, this gets the system cleaned out, like scrubbing clothes to get all the dirt out. After the dynamic breathwork we move on to harmonising practices – these are like rinsing the clothes and seeing them come up clean. To finish off the session, we purify the system, letting everything settle – a bit like hanging landry out in the sun to dry, until we are ready to step into our day with a new sense of peace, calm, and contentment!

 

Is it like the Wim Hoff method?

Many of you may have heard of the Wim Hoff style of breathwork – this is an energising practice which has many benefits, but if it isn’t balanced out with harmonising and purifying Pranayama work after you could be left feeling exhausted or out of sorts. I will teach you a number of energising breathworkwork techniques that hit that same sweet spot, but will always follow it up with a practice that lets it all settle safely.

 

What techniques will I learn in the 5 week course?

Lots! As well as energising, dynamic breathwork you’ll learna range of Pranayama practices, breath holds or retentions also known as kumbakhas, and energy locks or bandhas that boost the practice. Importantly, you will learn how to practice these techniques safely!

  • ChidShakti
  • Kundalini Spinal
  • 3 Step Yogic
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Kapalbhati
  •  Anulom Vilum
  • Ugdeeth
  • Pranava
  • Bahya
  • Bastrika
  • Kaki Mudra
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjayi

You will also learn the importance of breathing through the nose, the difference between techniques that are considered hyperventilating and hyporventilating – and and how the carbon dioxide levels and oxygen levels change and are utilised in these states. I’ll also tell you about the amazing properties of nitric oxide and how you can boost this in your system.

 

I studied with Michael Bjiker as a Life Awareness Project Breathwork Instructor.