Mental Health - Breathwork

Can breathwork help manage stress?

Stress and anxiety can be triggered by many different triggers in every day life. As our blogs have been outlining, there are various ways to manage them.

Breathwork is one such option.

Breathing exercises, or breathwork, can help create a relaxation response in both the mind and body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (or the rest and digest system). Learning to breath deeply is key to generating the sense of relaxation.

When's a good time to do breathwork?

  • Each morning, try and establish a regular habit 
  • Before a stressful situation, big meeting or presentation
  • At the end of the day - it can help you relax before going to sleep

The benefits of deep breathing (or breathwork)

  1. Sleep better
  2. Enhanced recovery from exercise
  3. Improves focus
  4. Manage stress
  5. Cope with anxiety

There are several other breathwork sessions in our library, if you want to try some more, go our on-demand section and filter under 'Breathwork' in the Workout dropdown.

Similarly, there are several videos that outline the benefits of getting improved sleep (both quality and quantity).

As a reminder, Life Tonics are small changes you can make in your everyday life; they needn't cost much and can be integrated into your daily routine. We hope you find our Life Tonics helpful and make a difference to how you are feeling and your mental health.