Its activation signals safety and moves us out of the physiological stress response (lowering heart rate, blood pressure, etc.). Using conscious connected breathwork, we reboot the nervous system by proactively helping it to complete unprocessed or incomplete cycles & processes and discharge locked up energy, so that we can move into states of healthy, deep rest and renewal.
This is why people report feeling peaceful, grounded, and spacious following a breathwork session. The body is relaxed, and energy that had been previously held in tension patterns is released.
This way, we also support the body in becoming more adaptable and responsive, allowing the nervous system to respond appropriately to any present situations at hand instead of automatically reacting with past unhealthy & limited patterns.
Therefore, when our nervous system functions in this healthy way, we benefit from better emotional regulation, stress resilience, increased capacity for connection and friendship, increased compassion to oneself and others as well as healthier regulation of physiological processes of the body.
Apart from Breathwork, other body healing modalities to restore our nervous system, so that we regulate our emotions include movement, sound, yoga and other spiritual practices.
The ultimate aim is to strengthening our physical and emotional core and resilience allowing us to fulfil our potential.