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Have you heard about breathwork? Did you know how much science is behind it that has proven its benefits? How can SOMA breathwork help you release trauma?
In this podcast, I speak with Em Hollis about breaking through with breathwork and starting the journey to healing your traumas.
Meet Em Hollis
Em Hollis, Founder of The Freedom Project, is very passionate about sharing her story to show both women and men that it is possible to let go of their own limiting beliefs and live a life they never thought possible and how breathwork can help them do that.
Through telling her story and sharing her tools and techniques, she shows people how to live a life beyond the self-imposed limits we all create in our lives and how to get in touch with their true selves. She is now a HeartMath certified Add Heart Facilitator, Certified in Neuroscience for personal development online through Udemy, certified SOMA breath instructor, and an advanced student of Dr.Joe Dispenza.
After having her own deeply impactful experiences with breathwork, she now guides others as a breathwork coach, creating her own unique breathwork style and meditations, along with leading SOMA breathwork ceremonies.
Visit her website. Connect on Instagram and Facebook. Also, join the Ascension Breathwork on Facebook.
Subscribe to the YouTube channel. Email Emily at email@example.com
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In This Podcast
* What is SOMA breathwork?
* Levels of SOMA breathwork
* Breathwork to try
What is SOMA breathwork?
SOMA breathwork is based in pranayama yoga as well as in … up to date deeply scientific research. (Em Hollis)
SOMA breathwork is about learning how to breathe consciously and stop or halt a stress response.
If you were in a traumatic situation many years ago, many people still remain in that trauma, their body remains in “fight or flight” mode for years after the event.
Our bodies should be in “rest and digest” which is where it needs to be to do the things it needs to do. If your body is not “told” that the event is over, it will stay in “fight or flight” almost indefinitely.
You can use SOMA breathwork to essentially tell your body and your nervous system that the traumatic event is over.
We have not learned – as I said at a young age – how to turn that off. So what happens when we’re in the stress response is [that] we breathe shallow, we over breathe, we hold our breath … because you’re holding onto life, you’re tense, you’re holding onto control. (Em Hollis)
When you let your breath out, you are releasing control, and through that you trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, your “rest and digest”, to kick in.
However, when you breathe shallowly, your body remains in the stress response. How you breathe is as important as what you eat, how often you exercise, how well you sleep, and so forth.
Levels of SOMA breathwork
* At a basic level,