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Two Breathwork Exercises by Chris Plourde

In the video below, Chris Plourde Demonstrates two breathwork exercises, Alternate Nostril Breathing, and Box Breathing.

The first exercise Chris demonstrates, Alternate Nostril Breathing, is also known as “Anulom Vilom” which is a form of Pranayama.

Chris says, “I use Breathwork as a tool to bring people inward and clear stuck emotions.” He says the benefits of Breathwork include lowering cortisol levels, stabilizing the nervous system and bringing us into the right brain.”

This is a little taste of methods he coaches.

Click here for the full interview.

Alternate nostril breathing may help to:

  • relax your body and mind
  • reduce anxiety
  • promote overall well-being

To practice alternate nostril breathing:

  1. Bring your right thumb up to your right nostril, and your right forefinger to your left nostril.
  2. Exhale completely. Use your right thumb to close your right nostril.
  3. Inhale through left nostril. Then close your left nostril with your forefinger.
  4. Open your right nostril and exhale out your right nostril.
  5. Inhale through right nostril and then close this nostril.
  6. Open left nostril and exhale through left side.
  7. This describes the process of one cycle. When your breathwork session is complete, end your practice by fully exhaling on the left side.

To practice Box Breathing:

  1. Inhale fully while counting to four slowly.
  2. Hold your breath for the same slow four-count.
  3. Again, slowly counting to four on the full exhale.
  4. Repeat these steps for the duration of your breathwork session.

Chris Plourde received his certification in Teacher and Training in Breathwork through David Elliot. Chris has done Yoga for 30 years and is a certified Yoga Instructor with 200 hours, which has been essential for his learning and expertise as a Breathwork expert.

Chris Plourde’s main focuses of service are as a coach, facilitator, and speaker. Click here to read more about Chris Plourde, Consciousness Performance Coach.

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