My previous blog post mentioned “so much more” in reference to how I avoided back surgery and went on to live a relatively pain free life. I thought it would be remiss of me not to share the powerful but understated technique to which this elusive comment refers!
I failed to mention the pivotal few days that led to my decision to not go under the knife – to elect not to have the discectomy (part of one of my very necessary vertebral discs removed) that I had been prescribed.
What I didn’t realise at the time, was just how fortunate I was to have also been prescribed ear surgery to patch up an ear drum I had ruptured wake boarding some months earlier. What was fortunate about this situation was that I was forced to lye in bed for 2 days while the affects of the drugs and anaesthetic wore off. During this time while nothing to do and nowhere to be, I found myself intuitively focusing on my breathing. I wasn't trying to control or change it, but I simply used the time to observe the breath until it started to become a wholebody experience. I could literally feel every cell in my body breathe along with every inhale and exhale that passed my lips.
When you’re focused on something (in this case the breath), it’s very difficult to focus on anything else (i.e. ‘think’). These gaps in my usual thinking created space in my mind.
With this spaciousness came ease in my cells,
in my being and the inflammation that had caused me
debilitating pain over the past month, settled.
After these 2 days I could walk again with ease. I managed to avoid having the prescribed surgery and nurtured my new state of health with positive lifestyle choices.
2 days of conscious awareness of my breath compared to a big scar, massive down down time from my work and months of rehabilitation from surgery? I would take this option any day!
The beauty of this experience for me is the simplicity of the technique relative to the powerful physical transformation that took place.
So, why are doctors not prescribing such techniques to their patients? Well, there are many reasons and I’ll save sharing my opinions to a later blog, but what I can say is that this method of healing is FREE and I believe there is no better way to experience your immense personal power by healing your body via the breath.
If you're experiencing a restriction or dis-ease within your body, you don't have to wait like I did for a crisis to allow yourself the time to "do nothing" so that you can start the healing process. These powerful techniques are available to you today so book in for a free phone consult to chat about how to fast track your physical and emotional healing.
These days I practice a variety of different types of breathwork and am continuously amazed by what comes up both physically and emotionally - stuff that would have held me back from experiencing life to its fullest for years, had I not taken the opportunity to realise it was there, work through it and let it go.
I can honestly say I experience new insight into, and a greater connection to, both myself and the world around me with every breathwork session I take, and my sense of personal freedom and power as a woman continues to grow exponentially.
Whether you're new to breathwork or have had a practice for years, you may like to experience the combined power of breathwork and movement at one of our Perth workshops.
Breath Heals. You are the Master of your body. Inquire within.
Annelise is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach specialised in helping her clients gain movement freedom in their bodies and vitality in their life.