Is Breathwork for Emotional or Physical Healing?

Recently I went on our Instagram stories to ask our followers what questions they have about breathwork. Here’s one of my favorite questions someone asked:

“What does breathwork tend to address? Is it focused on emotional or physical ailments?”

The simple answer? It addresses both.

The longer answer? Well, if you’ve been to the clinic recently, your practitioner may have recommended that you try out a breathwork private session or group practice. For those of you coming in for acupuncture to support your hormones, regulate your digestion, deal with chronic pain, or a variety of other physical ailments we treat here at the clinic you might be confused as to why we’d recommend a practice that focuses less on the physical body and more on the emotional body.

Here’s the truth as I see it: Our physical and emotional bodies are inextricably tied.

Yes, breathwork is an amazing and empowering practice to reconnect with your emotions. And yes, breathwork can also help heal physical symptoms.

Answering Your Breathwork FAQs

Lately we've been talking about Breathwork a lot over on the Constellation Instagram page or in our bi-weekly newsletter - but I realized that something got missed. The basics.

Basics like, “What is Breathwork?” totally got overshadowed! 

See, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest from the trees. And after several immersive weekends in this medicine over the last year, I've been about as far into that forest as can be.

So today I wanted to pull back a bit and answer a few questions I’ve gotten from y’all about what Breathwork is and how it can help you.