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  • Writer's pictureTIKIMA THOMPSON

JOURNEY OF BECOMING A CERTIFIED BREATHWORK PRACTITIONER: EXPLORING THE POWER OF PRANAYAMA

Updated: Aug 6, 2023



What's up Homies! In our crazy, fast-paced world, stress and anxiety seem to be lurking around every corner. But guess what? There's a way to find your zen and restore balance in your life. I recently leaped into the world of breathwork and became a certified breathwork practitioner through My Vinyasa Practice. I can't wait to share with you this fantastic journey and why it's been a game-changer.


Sooo, what's breathwork all about? Breathwork is a practice that focuses on intentional breathing to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Pranayama is the superhero of breathwork because it's one of the foundational practices of breathwork. Derived from the Sanskrit words "prana" (life force energy or breath) and "yama" (extension or control). By harnessing the power of breath, pranayama techniques aim to regulate and enhance the breath within the body, leading to transformative experiences.


My journey started with a burning curiosity to explore the untapped potential of my breath. During a yoga class in the summer of 2019, I realized I hold my breath pretty often. Holding my breath during various activities, caused anxiety, dizziness, and nausea to name a few cons. After extensive research and soul-searching, I decided to enroll in a pranayama certification program. It was a wild ride, packed with everything from learning different breathing techniques and understanding how our bodies work, to diving into the philosophy and history of pranayama.

The course offered a comprehensive curriculum covering various breathing techniques, the anatomy of respiration, energy systems, and the philosophy behind pranayama.


Through guided practice sessions, I experienced firsthand the effects of different breathing techniques, ranging from calming and grounding to energizing and transformative.


Here's the juicy part—I discovered that pranayama is a total game-changer. Check out some of the awesome benefits I stumbled upon:

  1. Stress Be Gone: Pranayama techniques have this incredible ability to calm your nervous system and melt away stress. Slow, deep breaths activate your relaxation mode, leaving you feeling all zen and peaceful.

  2. Energize Like a Boss: Ever wished you could tap into unlimited energy? Well, pranayama can get you pretty close. Conscious breathing techniques can revitalize your body and mind, boosting your overall vitality and energy levels.

  3. Laser Focus: Need to give your concentration a boost? Pranayama cultivates mindfulness and trains the mind to be present, clearing away mental clutter and sharpening your focus. Say hello to mental clarity and improved productivity!

  4. Emotional Healing Vibes: Breathwork is like your personal emotional gym. It gives you a safe space to explore and release emotional blockages and cultivates a deeper sense of self-awareness. It can be a powerful tool for healing past traumas and developing emotional resilience.

After completing my pranayama certification, I felt an overwhelming desire to share this magical practice with others. As a certified breathwork practitioner, I am now able to guide individuals through personalized breathwork sessions tailored to their needs and goals. Witnessing the positive impact it has on people's lives is beyond rewarding. It fuels my passion to keep spreading the breathwork love!


Becoming a certified breathwork practitioner through My Vinyasa Practice has been a game-changer for me. It deepened my understanding of the power of the breath and equipped me with the skills to help others on their transformative journeys. If you're seeking a holistic approach to well-being and want to unleash your inner superhero, dive into the world of breathwork. The power of your breath is waiting to be released, leading you to a life filled with balance, harmony, and self-discovery.


If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey and experience the incredible benefits of breathwork, I would be thrilled to guide you. As a certified breathwork practitioner, I offer personalized sessions tailored to your unique needs and goals. Let's join forces and breathe in the magic together!


Contact me today to schedule a breathwork session and embark on your path to wellness and self-discovery. Your journey starts now, and I can't wait to be a part of it! Let's breathe in the magic together!

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