If you find yourself feeling groggy the moment your alarm goes off, pause before reaching for that cup of coffee.
There’s something that will energize you just as fast…something with even greater health benefits: breathwork.
Breathwork can be life-changing. The practice “gives you the ability to change your own nervous system to best handle the task at hand,” explains doctor of physical therapy and co-founder of NativePath, Dr. Chad Walding.
There are different types of breathwork for every type of need. “If you’re stressed and want to calm your body down, there are down-regulating breathing exercises to do that,” says Dr. Chad. “And if you’re feeling tired with low energy, you can use up-regulating breathing exercises. This helps you face any situation and makes you a stronger, more resilient human.”
Ready to try it for yourself? Dr. Chad recorded a short video showing how to do an energizing breathwork exercise that you can do in the morning, or when you hit that afternoon slump. Plus, we share five additional breathwork benefits that you can look forward to.