Low Mood, Fatigue, Depression & Negativity
in South London
Most people seem to have episodes of low mood and fatigue these days. Whether it's the T.A.T.T. – 'Tired All The Time' abbreviation that Doctors use so frequently without us knowing, or the feeling of being 'sick and tired of being sick and tired', it seems to be quite an epidemic. In uncertain times who hasn't felt negative more often than they'd like? Whether its the pace of life or just what life seems to be dealing you so often, it feels that we are out of control and that these things are just happening to us of their own accord.
Meanwhile in May 2017, for the first time ever the World Health Organisation announced that depression, in all it's forms, is the number one illness facing the world. If 300 million people worldwide have it then something's going wrong with what we're doing about it. Indeed, in this country 37% of teenage girls either have depression or have had episodes of it, and this is only on the increase.
So it is important to know that it doesn't have to be this way. There are simple tools that can lift mood instantly, that can raise energy levels, lighten even the darkest depression and bring a positive outlook to the negative episodes. The good news is that these tools are immediately available, simple to learn and free to use. With a little understanding you can have them in your toolkit and be able to choose the right breath and right posture for the right mood. Hundreds have benefited already. Using the best of the ancient wisdom and the newest information from neuroscience, we can now do a lot for our moods and episodes and truly get our sense of power back into our lives.
The Breath for Life Series
An astonishing 95% of our energy comes in from the breath; 70% of what the body eliminates goes out through the breath. The breath, then, is the first place we should look to affect change. If a car isn't running properly, we check the engine. Science shows nearly everyone in our society is currently over-breathing, making this a number one culprit behind stress, insomnia and disturbed sleep, anxiety, depression and negative thinking, chronic pain, asthma, migraine headaches, panic attacks and even back problems and weight gain.
The optimal rate for adults to breathe is between 3 & 6 breaths a minute. We typically are taking between 12 and 20. The result is, we are clinically 80 per cent stressed before we've even got out of our chairs. By balancing the breath we can bring back balance to our systems and bring a balanced breath back to balance our lives. Researchers have found that most people use less than 20% of the surface area of their lungs. Simple practices can increase this three or four fold over a year. Its like having five gears to your car and never getting out of first. Learn how to effortlessly switch on your own personal cruise control, bringing with it a greater control over everything that life presents. After all shallow breathing leads to shallow thinking and panic breathing leads to panic. As the buddha said "the path to enlightenment begins and ends at the breath". This is Breath For Life.
In this series of workshops we share the most important discoveries in breath research. Neuroscience shows that there is a breath rate for you that is your own personal sweet spot where head, heart, lungs and the major organs of the body all resonate and a coherent, syncronised rhythm waves and pulses throughout all your systems. This brings with it a harmony, wellness and great feelings of relaxation, zest, energy and control quite unlike anything you're currently experiencing. It's simple. It's effective. It's life changing.
Whatever it is you'd like to improve in life, there's a breath for that. Be it general health improvements, better sleep, reducing stress, pain management, increasing strength, optimising performance, stopping intrusive thoughts, bringing a greater depth to meditation or simply upping the quality of life and its longevity, there are easy ways of achieving what you'd like by working with the breath.
Brought on by his recovery from serious illness and three years of continuous research and investigation, Ben Wolff shares his findings from both ancient wisdom traditions and modern science in ways that are open and accessible to everyone. In each workshop you can expect to hear what's most useful, rapidly effective and easy to learn and participate in simple and safe breath practices that have worked in over 150 countries around the world. Find out how to do what you'd like to in sessions that have literally changed countless lives. After all, you are how you breathe...
Read Ben's latest Blog post here.