Breathwork and flow writing make such a beautiful combination. I’ve used both practices, personally, in different stages of my life, but I had never combined them until recently. I’ve been a writer for most of my life, making a living from it for the last 16 years. Journalling and keeping a diary have always been a constant source of expression. Moving thoughts and emotions to paper, making sense of life, and also working towards my own expansion. Combining this with the breath is a gift. Healing with breathwork and flow writing has become my new favourite vibe. And I’ll tell you why…
Breathwork Bringing Us Into Presence
The breath connects us to our bodies and allows us to step back inside our emotions and the feeling sense of our lives. By bringing our awareness to the inhale and exhale, we take attention away from our thoughts. Away from ego. Away from the to-do lists and busy-ness. We can find it easier to be in the present moment, the only place where life truly exists, with a regular practice of breathwork.
By being in presence, we are able to truly identify what’s going on inside ourselves. We can feel emotions that need to be felt, and remember experiences that are holding us back. It’s almost like an opportunity to engage in a one-to-one therapy session with ourselves. We can explore limiting beliefs, uncover moments in our lives that led us to feel trapped or exposed. We can take the time to truly enquire within and check in with ourselves.
Healing Through Breathwork
When we switch off our minds and get into our bodies, we can find a way to work through repressed emotions and stored-up experiences that we haven’t had the courage to face. No two breathwork sessions are the same, and no one’s experience could ever match another’s. But the one constant is that the breath takes you to where you need to be and shows you what you need to see.
Processing Thoughts And Emotions Through Writing
Writing can be the most powerful means to release nagging thoughts, tricky emotions, and to work through situations that can be otherwise difficult to manage. By pouring what’s in our minds onto paper, we can clear our thoughts and make way for new ideas, creative inspiration, and also deep healing. Flow writing is special because we do our best to write without thought. To let the pen scribble its way across a page without any influence or direction from our ego.
During our breathwork and flow writing sessions, we take time to focus on specific areas of our lives that need our attention, and we use the power of the moon to help fuel the writing.
- On the New Moon, we harness that energy for new beginnings, growth, expansion, and intention setting.
- On the Full Moon, we tap into that energy to let go of things that no longer serve us, to purge and cleanse.
Each has its place in our healing journey. And there is plenty of space for healing through breathwork and flow writing combined. Take a moment to explore the idea. See if you’re available for our next session, and if you’re totally new to breathwork, consider a free introductory breathwork course that supports you safely into using the breath for your own wellbeing.