Breathwork is a practice that involves using intentional breathing techniques to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

Whether you're seeking stress relief, improved focus, or simply a moment of tranquillity amidst your busy workday, this breathwork class offers a valuable opportunity to prioritize your well-being and unlock the full potential of your breath.

Each breathwork session will aim to provide participants with a safe and supportive environment to explore the potential of their breath as a tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Through a series of guided sessions, participants will learn various breathwork techniques, including diaphragmatic breathing, rhythmic breathing, and circular breathing, among others. These aim to enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being, quiet the chatter of the mind, and tap into your body's natural ability to heal and restore balance.

Benefits of breathwork include:

  1. Stress Reduction: These practices are highly effective in reducing stress levels by activating the body's relaxation response. By focusing on the breath and quieting the mind, individuals can experience a sense of calmness and tranquillity, which helps alleviate stress and anxiety.
  2. Improved Mental Clarity: Breathwork and meditation techniques promote mental clarity by quieting the chatter of the mind. This leads to improved focus, concentration, and cognitive function, allowing individuals to approach tasks with greater clarity and efficiency.
  3. Enhanced Emotional Regulation: Regular practice of these techniques can help individuals develop greater emotional resilience and regulation. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals become more aware of their thoughts and emotions, allowing them to respond to challenging situations with equanimity and compassion.
  4. Better Sleep Quality: Breathwork and meditation have been shown to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing insomnia symptoms. By incorporating these practices into their bedtime routine, individuals can experience deeper and more restful sleep.
  5. Increased Self-awareness: Mindfulness practices facilitate self-awareness by encouraging individuals to observe their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations without judgment. This heightened awareness fosters greater self-understanding and self-acceptance, leading to personal growth and development.
  6. Enhanced Resilience: These practices help individuals build resilience by cultivating a mindset of acceptance and adaptability. By learning to navigate challenges with equanimity, individuals can bounce back more easily from setbacks and setbacks.

Our Mindfulness program is an integral part of Whai Rawatia te Oranga (Pursue the wealth of health), our holistic health pursuit initiative. Open groups create a space of papa kainga ahi kā, a pā (a place where you feel connected and comfortable) to strengthen your hauora. 

This group contributes to strengthening your Taha Wairua (Spiritual), Taha Tinana (Physical), Taha Whānau (Family and Social) and Taha Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional) wellbeing. 

From May 29, 2024 14:30 until May 29, 2024 15:30

Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Whare Tapa Whā, created by Sir Mason Durie, presents health and wellbeing as a wharenui/ meeting house with four walls: taha wairua - spiritual, Taha hinengraro - mental/emotional, taha tinana - physical, and taha whānau - family/social wellbeing.

Additionally taha whenua - connection to the land forms its foundation. Balancing these dimensions is crucial for overall wellness.

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