Clearing the Mind with Breathwork

Have you ever felt so bogged down by your thoughts that you can’t even think straight? You’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race and forget to take a step back and breeeeeathe. There is nothing worse than having a super busy, chaotic mind when all you want is just to relax. That’s where breathwork comes in. In today’s blog post, I’m going to share a powerful practice with you for clearing the mind with breathwork. I’ll break it down for you in the content. Then they’ll also be a video for you to follow along with!

Sound good?

But first, let’s quickly chat about WHY it’s so important to clear the mind if we want to experience more peace and happiness in our lives. And WHY breathwork is such a powerful tool for clearing the mind.

At its core, clearing the mind is about moving from a fearful and chaotic mindset to one that is open, clear, and calm. When we are in this clear mind space, we can tap into our intuition and extract wisdom directly from our bodies. We are no longer trapped by the endless chatter of our thoughts, but instead, we are able to connect with a deeper sense of inner peace and clarity.

To better understand why breathwork works to help us clear the mind, let’s take a quick look at how we process information.

The Three Pillars of Connection (Ways We Process Information)

In our inner world, we have three main pillars of connection: the ways in which we receive information: the mind, emotions, and intuition.

The mind:

  • Where all of our thoughts and worries live.

Our emotions:

  • What we feel is based on external experiences or energy that has been absorbed.

Our intuition:

  • A place where we can tap into our inner guidance system that helps us make decisions.

As we’re processing information, it’s very important to keep all three of these pillars of connection clear and open. For example, when our mind is cluttered with worry and stress, we cannot tap into the wisdom of our intuition. And when our emotions are overloaded with chaos, it can be challenging to see things clearly through the lens of our mind.

So how do we clear the mind? Breathwork can help us clear our minds by clearing out the emotional and physical chaos that can become overwhelming. By using breathwork to focus on clearing your mind, you can begin to connect more deeply with your inner wisdom and intuition, allowing you to live more fully in alignment with what feels right for you. Because when we are connected to our bodies, we can intuitively sense a clear “YES” and a clear “NO”.

My Journey With Breathwork to Find Clarity

For me, breathwork was a game changer when it came to managing my ADHD. I used to have a really hard time focusing. I would sit down to work, and my mind would take me in a million different directions. However once I learned how to use Breathwork to clear my mind and get back into alignment, I found that I was able to be much more productive and focused.

It even worked for me when meditation wouldn’t. I remember the first time I tried Breathwork. It was in a yoga studio in Bali. And at first, it was really challenging. My mind was racing, and I felt like I couldn’t control my thoughts or my breath. But after a few minutes of focusing on my breath, clearing my mind, and just letting go of everything else, I suddenly felt this incredible sense of calm and clarity.

And that’s when I knew that Breathwork was something I had to incorporate into my daily routine. Whether it’s clearing my mind before a big meeting or calming down after a stressful day, this powerful practice has helped me find focus, clarity, and peace like nothing else. So if you’re struggling with anxiety, disordered eating, or chronic worry like I was, I highly recommend giving breathwork a try. Because if it worked for me, I know it can work for you too. In this blog, I’ll walk you through my favorite breathwork practice for clearing the mind in less than 3 minutes. Let’s go!


My Favorite Breathwork Exercise for Clearing the Mind

The breath pattern that I love for clearing the mind is called the tri-active breath. This breath involves taking a deep and purposeful inhale into your belly, then another inhale up into the chest, and out through the mouth. So we’re bringing the energy and oxygen into the belly first, up into the chest second, and then out through the mouth. The exhale is long and powerful, and it helps to clear your mind and calm your thoughts.

A helpful tip on listening to your body with doing this breathing exercise:

When engaging in breathwork, it is important to pay attention to your body and listen to what it needs. This might mean slowing down the breath if you feel like you need more time to process or speeding up the breath if you want to feel energized. You may also need to stop altogether if you experience any discomfort or tension. The key is to always be mindful and present and listen to your body’s signals.

The tri-active breath is a beautiful practice for clearing the mind, but it’s also great at energizing the body in a healthy, activating way. It won’t feel like a chaotic activation, just more awake, alert, and aware.


How to do the Tri-Active Breath for Mental Clarity

1. Start by closing your eyes and dropping your shoulders.

2. If you want, take a few deep, clearing breaths, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.

3. Set a timer for 3 minutes.

4. When you’re ready, begin the tri-active breath pattern: inhale into the belly, then inhale into the chest, then exhale through the mouth.

5. Focus on the breath, allowing it to circulate throughout your body and help you relax and clear your mind.

6. As you continue to breathe deeply, notice any feelings of stress or tension starting to lift.

7. When the timer completes, take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it at the top. Then notice how you feel. Do you notice a sense of calm, clarity, openness, and groundedness?

8. When you feel complete, exhale and come back into the space.

9. To further enhance mental clarity, try adding some gentle movement, shaking, and stretching after your breath practice.

If you want me to walk you through this breath practice for clearing the mind, you can watch my 3-minute video tutorial here. I’ll show you exactly how to do the tri-active breath, along with some tips and variations to help you get the most out of your practice.

To wrap it up…

The journey of Breathwork is such a beautiful one. There’s so much opportunity for us to go deeper into our bodies, open up our hearts, become grounded, more aligned, more in love, more in love not only with ourselves or with the world, the people in our world.

With breathwork, we can really expand our capacity to love and be loved. We can connect to this infinite Source within us — this ability to love and be vessels of the divine. But when our minds are busy, and our emotions are in chaos, we block the flow of this intuitive, loving wisdom. That’s why using breathwork for clearing the mind is so important. It brings us back home to our true nature.

If you are not yet on the Pause Breathwork app, here is a free 14-day trial. We have so many tracks on that app ranging anywhere from 3 minutes to 45 minutes. You can choose what area of your life you want to focus on and how long you want to breathe for — whether that’s clearing the mind, tapping into confidence, or creating abundance, there’s a track for it. So why not give it a try today and see what clearing the mind with breathwork can do for you?

Thanks for being here and breathing with me today! May you find peace, clarity, and love as you continue on your journey of breathwork.

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