Gasping for air, doesn't help me ,or anyone become calm and relaxed; it triggers anxiety and pain
2021-08-17 1 min read
In my last post, I was sharing about having a cold during CoV19 time. Unbeknownst to me, I was a big part of the problem and by definition, had the ability to be a bigger part of the solution. In my therapy practice where I teach clients, how to cast out their demons and slay their dragons, I profess to the importance of breathwork. All well and good, except when realizing it all ‘went out the window’ when in came to the stress and anxiety of having a cold during this pandemic. Becoming aware that I had broken the cardinal rule and allowed to the anxiety and panic to unwittingly take control, I was breathing through my mouth. Breathing in through the mouth is literally, ‘ gasping for air’, activating and triggering the anxiety and panic. Breathing in through my nose, the coughing all but stopped. In my last post , and the things I missed, I was reminded of them when my wife told me the story of having asthma as a child, when sick her mum would blow a hair dryer over her chest and back , to improve circulation and air flow. She offered to do the same for me and I have to tell you, whether there is a real medical benefit or not, at 60 years of age, this was a wonderful, tender event that we adults should all experience. I like working with my inner child, and believe we all need to look after the child within, and now, this is a new tool in my armor. As to my cold, thankfully, its all but gone.