A Simple Breath Exercise for Your Clients’ Physical Pain
Hey there, lovely peeps! Today, we’re going to talk about something that hits close to home for most of us – pain relief. I don’t know about you, but when “that time of the month” comes around or I get hit with the flu, my pain threshold plummets to the ground, and I’m left feeling miserable. If you’re a coach, healer, or facilitator, you probably have clients who struggle with physical pain too, and what I’m gonna share in the post will be GOLD for them.
Now, here’s the thing, I’m not a huge fan of painkillers (no judgment if you are), but I have found something that works like magic – a simple breath exercise for pain.
Okay, now, listen, I know some of you guys might think, “Oh, breathwork for pain relief? Yeah, right. Like that’s going to work!” And I get it… the first time someone suggested breathwork to me for pain relief, I was skeptical. I mean, really? Breathing? But the moment I tried it, I was blown away by how effective it was. And then I had an epiphany – This is exactly what people do when they’re getting a baby out of their hoo-ha. They use breathwork. Genius, right? When we breathe deeply, it releases endorphins in our body, which helps with natural pain relief.
So breathwork isn’t just good for stress release or emotional healing; it is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to pain release.
And today, I’m here to show you how the power of the breath can help your clients relieve physical pain, so buckle up and let’s dive in!
The Science Behind Breathwork and Pain Relief
One of the things that breathwork can do, especially the technique I’m going to teach you today, interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain. I know, I know, that sounds like a fancy word salad, but let me break it down for you…
Our bodies are wired to naturally release endorphins when we experience pain. As kids, we naturally know how to do this – we cry it out, and then we move on. However, as adults, we’ve kinda lost touch with our innate wisdom, especially when it comes to emotional pain. We usually push it away instead of processing it. It’s the same thing with physical pain. And that’s where breathwork comes to our rescue.
With specific breath exercises, we can help our bodies release those endorphins and bring that natural pain relief into the system. So whether you’re dealing with period pain, knee pain, back pain, or any type of pain, I got you! Just keep reading, and I’ll show you how to breathe away the pain.
The Connection Between Emotionality and Physical Pain
Pain and emotionality are closely intertwined. When we allow ourselves to use our breath to release physical pain, it can also help us to release the emotional story that intensifies the pain. It’s not necessarily the physical pain itself that is the biggest problem, but rather the story or association we put on it.
For example, when feeling anxious or stressed out, we may think, “I don’t want to feel this way.” and resist it. The same goes for physical pain; instead of accepting it, we may think, “I shouldn’t be feeling like this.” By using our breath to diffuse physical pain, we can also help to lessen any emotional distress associated with it (and vice versa).
The Benefits of Using a Breath Exercise for Pain
Before we get into the breath exercise for pain that I’m gonna show you today, here are a few of the most important benefits your clients can experience when using this technique (just as an FYI):
- It can help to release tension in stiff muscles and relieve chronic pain associated with conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis.
- It can boost circulation, allowing the body to flush toxins and provide more oxygen-rich blood to heal and repair damaged tissues.
- It can help relax tight muscles, which can reduce inflammation, improve the range of motion and help with joint pain.
- It can increase the body’s natural production of endorphins, hormones that act as analgesics in the body and can bring natural pain relief.
Now that you know the benefits of using a breath exercise for physical pain, let’s look at how to do it!
The Pause Blow Breath Exercise for Pain Relief
The Pause Blow Breath is an amazing breathwork exercise for pain relief! I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about it before – it’s a special breath pattern that we use to help people connect more deeply to their lower chakras and body – where they can then release physical and emotional pain.
The technique involves taking a deep breath in through the mouth, followed by a sudden and forceful exhale through the mouth (with a sound if desired).
Not only does this help to move energy in the body, but when we make sure that we’re activating our abdominals as we’re doing this breath exercise and really push our belly out and snap it in, it helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and increases blood flow for relaxation.
Additionally, breathing through the mouth increases energy more than when breathing through the nose, so don’t be afraid to take it slow at first. With this powerful breathwork practice, you can get rid of that pesky pain once and for all!
To see a quick demo of the Blow Breath Exercise for pain, check out this video:
A Word of Caution for the Blow Breath Exercise for Pain & Hot Baths…
A word of caution when it comes to the Pause Blow Breath and hot baths – while they can be beneficial in relieving physical pain, be sure not to do the Blow Breath in the bath as this can be dangerous.
The breathwork used with this exercise originally comes from Tibetan Buddhist practice and is known as tummo or “inner fire.” As such, it produces adrenaline in the body, which increases your internal body temperature – so a hot bath on top of that will only amplify it. If you choose to include a hot bath in your pain relief protocol, make sure to do the breathwork before or after – not both together at the same time.
A Bonus Pain Relief Product for Your Clients (Soul CBD)
And finally, as a bonus for you and your clients, Soul CBD is an awesome product that can help to relieve physical pain. It contains CBD, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and joint pain. The cooling peppermint essence helps soothe discomfort, while the topical CBD effect works to provide deeper relief.
So if you’re looking for something extra to add to your or your client’s pain relief protocol, Soul CBD could be a great option! For best results, incorporate Soul CBD products into a breathwork practice after a hot bath. Simply slather it onto areas of discomfort like the lower abdomen and lower back for fast relief.
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To Wrap it up…
Using this simple breath exercise for pain relief is a powerful practice that can help your clients manage physical discomfort and cultivate healthier habits. Not only does it help our bodies to release toxins, increase blood circulation and relax tight muscles, but it could also provide deeper emotional healing.
If you’re considering adding a breathwork practice to your pain relief protocol, the Pause Blow Breath Exercise is an excellent option. And don’t forget to add Soul CBD’s awesome products for even more relief! (Just remember to keep the Blow Breath out of the bath… we don’t want any accidents happening.)
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