"How We Breathe is How We Think." – Ed Dangerfield
On a basic level breathwork is the practice of changing your breathing pattern to shift your mental, emotional and physical state... but what I deeply appreciate about Edward is his clinical approach that is backed by years of training, endocrinology research and self-experimentation mapping out the human nervous system.
The aim of this conversation was to create something of a comprehensive beginners guide to breathwork and some of the areas we dive into are:
🏂 Ed's personal journey from being trapped in an avalanche and nearly dying, which led him to being a highly functioning alcoholic and depressive.
😬 His experiences curing anxiety through 1-1 breathwork sessions with his clients
🌬️ Why our thinking is directly influenced by our breathing
🗺️ How he has been able to map certain emotions onto specific breathing patterns.
🧙♂️ What he learnt from living with the Canadian Tribal Elders
🙋♂️ Some of my personal experiences lying on Ed's breathwork table
📝 Defining capacity + resiliency from the perspective of the nervous system.
😲 Some of the healing that he has witnessed in his time guiding sessions: from a man who relived and processed a near-drowning experience to stories of women who have been able to process experiences of sexual abuse.
Links and Further Resources:
📸 Follow @edwarddangerfield and @breathworkbali
🔗 Check out BreathworkBali.com
📚 Ed's Breathwork book recommendations
🔖 My friend Conni's guide to breathwork resources
Ed's Upcoming Breathwork Practitioner Trainings are a 5 Day Training in Bali (Feb 15 – 21) and a 14 Day in-depth training in BC Canada (May 15 – June 1) I will be attending both myself!
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