Jessica Wolf, a leading Alexander Technique teacher from the US, writes, “…breathing is indispensable, and it works best when it is effortless. Most of us do not think about the way we breathe. We usually take breathing for granted; we do not realise the harmful effects that faulty breathing can have nor the freedom we can gain by improving how we breathe.”
Many people are unaware that the breath is a powerful tool which can give us a sense of presence and a deeper awareness of how we feel. It helps us to gain a feeling of ease and makes us more acutely attuned to our bodies. Regulating the breath rate can be used for balancing, calming, or lifting your energy and soothing your mind. Correct breathing can help improve cardiac health by improving lung capacity, heart coherence, and can help normalize blood pressure.