Due to rising awareness of the Covid-19 virus, I would like to send out a message to participants and clients. I understand that It's really easy to get caught in the undertow of fear, but this is literally the worst thing we can do. Stay informed, set your bounderies, but try not to feed into paranoia with a constantly activated stress response. When you're stressed, you compromise your immune system and that’s exactly what needs to be kept healthy… remember, Breathwork boosts your immune system!
We are all responsible for minimising the risk to all around us.
For my Conscious Breathwork workshops:
I will keep participants to a maximum of 8 people per workshop (there’s enough space around you to breathe)
All clients should let me know if they have travelled overseas in the last 3 weeks or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Clients who have symptoms of respiratory infections are not encouraged to attend a group or private session.
It is best that clients bring their own yoga mats, blankets and cushions to group sessions.
Apart from the above please support the following protocols:
Wash your hands frequently.Maintain social distancing - maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Practice respiratory hygiene - cover up when you cough or sneeze!
Self-isolate if you have been in contact with a possibly ill person or have the symptoms of a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.
Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Don’t "panic buy" products and leave nothing available for those who need them the most.
For my weekly Conscious Breathwork sessions at Pranahouse, please know that Sue and the team are taking extra care to safeguard your health through using strong disinfectant to clean all equipment as well as providing hand sanitiser for before and after class.
You can check out the events section on www.bodhibreathwork.com for updates or cancellations.
More broadly, the message from health experts is consistent. Most patients will experience at worst only mild symptoms. The virus is, however, more serious for a small number of patients, including the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Do not be overwhelmed by fear or panic but be responsible and cautious in dealing with people. Be kind and considerate to those around you and let this be an opportunity for community caring, consideration and support.
Personally, trusting all is in perfect timing even in the midst of all this chaos! Even to look at viruses from a different view, they are also part of this planet, living a purpose, helping cells and our bodies evolve to their next level. It can be seen as part of the Earth’s evolutionary movers, shakers and restorers of balance, helping species to develop into their next level of beauty, health and wholeness.
Please trust your gut, do what you need to do. If you prefer to stay in isolation from group or private sessions, please do what makes you feel safe and comfortable.
Now is the time when all our inner practices become even more important.
Become aware of your breath, meditate, practice relaxation or balancing breathing techniques such as:
Box breath - Through nose. 4 seconds in, hold 4 seconds, exhale 4 seconds, retain out 4 seconds, repeat another 4 rounds.
555 Breath - Inhale 5 seconds (through nose or pursed lips), exhale 5 seconds, do for 5 minutes.
Calm your nervous system by taking conscious breaths, move and spend time in nature.
Please get in touch for more info or advice on Breath awareness and Conscious Breathing techniques.
I will be offering Online Conscious Breathwork journeys via Zoom if you prefer to breathe from home. Keeping your breathing mechanism strong and healthy right now is a great idea.
No experience necessary… only you, speakers/earphones, your breath and a cosy spot to lie down.