Why Breath Literacy?

Breath Literacy

breath  noun

the air taken into or expelled from the lungs.

the power of breathing; life.

lit·er·a·cy  noun

competence or knowledge in a specified area.

Breath Literacy: understanding the power of breath and learning breathing techniques for greater wellbeing, happiness and inner peace. 

Breath is life!

BreathLogic's 5-E Model

The quality of your breath directly impacts the quality of your life.

BreathLogic teaches breathing methods that follow our 5-E model:

  • Easy (simple, fast, powerful)

  • Economical (free to everyone)

  • Efficient (anytime, anywhere)

  • Evidence-based (scientifically proven)

  • Effective (immediate results)

Breath is life and affects everything you do.

 

Breathing can be both involuntary and voluntary.

 

When breath is involuntary, it is a basic mechanism for survival.

When breath is voluntary, it can be used consciously as a powerful tool to thrive.

A person can survive for weeks without food, days without water – but only minutes without breath.

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip,

it would be to simply learn how to breathe correctly.”


– Dr. Andrew Weil, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

The ABC's of Breath Literacy 

Inspired by the book Breath is Life by Laurie Ellis-Young with Dr. George T. Ellis.

AWARENESS

The very first step to learning Breath Literacy is awareness. 

Learn to be aware of how you feel without judgement.

Simply acknowledge when you are:

  • Anxious 

  • Calm

  • Panicked 

  • Impulsive

  • Present

  • Low Energy

  • Revitalized

  • Depressed

  • Lonely

  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

  • Disconnected

  • Happy

  • Helpless

  • Empowered

  • Stressed

  • Peaceful

  • Unsafe

  • Secure

  • Thinking Negatively

  • Unable to Sleep

BALANCE

When you are out of balance, your body, mind and spirit do not communicate properly and cannot work together in harmony.  Using simple breathing techniques can help you regain your balance.

 

Breathing better:

  • Engages your entire respiratory apparatus – lungs, air cells and respiratory muscles

  • Derives maximum benefits from minimal effort

  • Expands your lung capacity

  • Massages your liver, stomach, heart, kidneys and other organ; aids in their functions

  • Increases oxygen to resist germs

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Detoxifies your body

  • Grounds your body

  • Calms your mind

  • Soothes your nervous system

  • Improves the quality of your blood

  • Regulates blood pressure

  • Strengthens and revitalizes reproductive functions

  • Revitalizes your lymph and circulatory systems

  • Improves metabolism and promotes better digestion and elimination

  • Promotes harmony between your body, mind and spirit

  • Aids in relaxation and reduces stress

  • Energizes your body "core”

CONNECTION

When your mind, body and spirit are connected you live happier and healthier while experiencing greater inner peace.

Learn and practice the correct breathing technique to connect your mind, body and spirit: Taught in The Power of Breath workshops.

  • Simple Breath Awareness

  • Belly Breath

  • Sun Breath

  • Sounding Breath

  • Relaxation Breath

  • Yes! Breath

  • Sighing Breaths

  • Bip/Bop Breath

  • Toning Breath

  • Circle Breath

  • Breath Geometry

  • Breath of Joy

  • Kapalbhati (Fire Breath)

  • Simple Alternate-Nostril Breath

  • The Complete Breath

  • Angry

  • Frustrated

  • Letting Go of Losses

  • Grieving

  • Conflicted

  • Lacking Concentration

  • Overly Stimulated

  • Distracted

  • Multi-Tasking

  • In Trauma 

  • Experiencing Head or Body Aches

  • In need of Immune Strengthening

  • Fearful 

  • Indecisive

  • Imbalanced

  • Worrying

  • Confident

  • Feeling Powerless

  • Lacking Self Confidence

  • Having Mood Swings

BreathLogic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global Breath Literacy and world peace.

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Disclaimer: The practices listed on this website and taught in our workshops, presentations and retreats have many benefits

for one's mind, body and spirit health. These practices are not meant to replace medical attention. Please seek your doctor’s advice before

engaging in breathing practices and or starting specific exercises if you have chronic or recurring conditions such as:

high blood pressure, neck or back pain, arthritis, heart disease, dizziness, or other limitations.

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