Breathwork for Couples
The rhythm and depth with which we breathe has a lot to say about where we are in our lives. Our health, state of mind, stress triggers, psychological clarity and emotional stability can all be determined by observing and measuring how we breathe.
As individuals, we can control our state of mind and to a certain extent our physical health, by monitoring our breathing. But when we introduce other people into our “breath space”, we must be consciously diligent with regards to controlling the rhythm and depth of the “breath arc”. When you can control your breath... you really can control your world... or at least impact those moments that will make a difference in your daily interactions.
So many times we become caught up in what we want to say, or do, and that overrides the needs of the other person in the conversation. If we can step back and consciously slow our breathing, that will allow us a moment to assess the situation in a more even and open way. By deepening each breath, we are literally opening our ears, eyes, heart and thoughts. Once we perform this small, but critical, task we are more prepared to hear, see and feel what the other person is saying. That is the most important component to the process of breathwork and will come into play, not only with a lover, but at work, in transit, on the phone, or at a dinner party... wherever communication is required.