FAQ

Breathwork is the fastest way to drop out of your head and into your body… and into the wisdom of what lies underneath ‘thinking’. By dropping consciously into the breath, we enable the transformation and release of physically, emotionally & somatically held stress, which leaves us feeling lighter and more resilient to life’s challenges. In a Dynamic Breathwork session we spend short periods of time deliberately & consciously ‘over-breathing’, maximising oxygen uptake and lowering carbon dioxide levels, while dropping our awareness into the feel and flow of the breath, before moving into a series of breath holds where we feel into sensations and communications from the body. Breathwork has been shown to: Calm the nervous system & reduce stress Lift mood, improve depression & reduce anxiety Improve respiratory function Reduce pain, inflammation and muscle tension Increase resilience Improve circulation & support cardiovascular health Support detoxification, lymphatic flow and immune function Increase energy Expand awareness
We recommend pairing Dynamic Breathwork with cold-water immersion to enhance and intensify the health benefits associated with both. Whether it’s a cold shower, a river/barrel dip or a sea swim, the cold water helps to enhance the physiological and biochemical changes we stimulate during the breathwork. Cold water immersion can help to: Boost circulation & improve blood & lymph flow Support immunity Increase Brown Adipose Tissue activity & improve metabolic function Upregulate endocannabinoid production & support pain relief Enhance recovery from muscle injury Ease symptoms of depression Reduce inflammation
We recommend starting your day with the Dynamic Breathwork & following it with a cold dip or shower – these practices can help to kickstart your day & will energise and vitalise you! However, we also offer online evening sessions where we complete ten rounds of Dynamic Breathwork - but this is delivered in a much gentler way and can be done from the comfort of your own bed! No cold showers necessary!
Yes – we recommend that you don’t participate in the Dynamic Breathwork if you’re in your 1 st trimester of pregnancy, have a delicate or unstable pregnancy, or if you’ve had recent surgery. The breathwork is also contra-indicated in health conditions such as (but not limited to) epilepsy, heart disease (including hypertension or hypotension), schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder. It’s good practice to talk with both your Doctor AND your Breathwork Facilitator about any health issues before undertaking the practices.
Yes, when done in short, controlled episodes under the guidance of a Breathwork Facilitator. Breath holding – and the mild hypoxic state it creates - can have beneficial effects on the body, including: Improved oxygenation of the body tissues Increased production of Erythropoietin, a hormone involved in red blood cell production that supports oxygen delivery to muscle tissue. Improved tolerance for carbon dioxide which improves general breathing function. Production & release of multiple neurotransmitters, including: Acetylcholine: which generates feelings of calmness Dopamine: associated with desire & reward but also acts as a vasodilator Serotonin: the ‘happy hormone’ involved in mood, sleep & digestion
You join in on our sessions! We offer live Dynamic Breathwork in our ‘Breathwork home’ at The Garden House in Marple Bridge and we also hold events up & down the UK which we list on our website & our Facebook & Instagram accounts. We hold residential retreats, where we delve fully into Dynamic Breathwork, exploring the scope and range of longer controlled breathing and breath holds, and the beauty of immersing in natural bodies of water - and include sound healing, meditation, nature walks, mindset talks, nutritious food and lots of laughter! We also hold online sessions and offer these either as ‘one-off’ stand-alone events or as programmes delivered over five, ten or 30 days or more! We’re currently delivering our Dynamic Breathwork & cold-water programmes to various Police Forces, Fire Services, The NHS, corporates & both Veteran & Emergency Service charities.
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