Spinning a BMC Web – Online Somatic Summit
May 13-18, 2021
Susan’s Presentation May 15, 1 pm ET:
Topic: The Physical Breath, the Emotional Breath, and the Spiritual Breath
Exploring top-down vs bottom up breathing, recognizing a more profound autonomic relationship to the breath, that goes beyond the overly simplistic formula of chest breathing is sympathetic and belly breathing is parasympathetic. This presentation includes a lot of breathing practice. We will discuss and experiment with the embryonic breath, the autonomic nervous system, and healthy and dysfunctional patterns of breathing relative to anxiety, depression, as well as emotional overwhelm and emotional release. Finally, we will explore the relevance of breathing to spiritual development.