What Is Breathwork?

Breathwork refers to a variety of practices which use deeper focused breathing that lasts a specific amount of time to process emotions and improve health and well-being. People have practiced breathwork to:

aid positive self-development
boost immunity
process emotions, heal emotional pain and trauma
develop life skills
develop or increase self-awareness
enrich creativity
improve personal and professional relationships
increase confidence, self-image, and self-esteem
increase joy and happiness
reduce stress and anxiety levels
release negative thoughts

Breathwork is used to help to improve a wide range of issues including:

anger issues
anxiety
depression
emotional effects of illness
grief

The most popular types of in-person breathwork include: Rebirthing Breathwork, Transformational Breathwork and Holotropic Breathwork. The most popular type of online breathwork is Neurodynamic Breathwork.