Friday, December 9, 2022
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
For the past six months members of the Bowen community have been enjoying the relaxational powers of breathing at free weekly Breathing Classes held by Whitsunday Suicide Prevention Network.
Held by facilitators Megan Mattingley and Donna McLauchlan, the weekly classes are proving popular, with between 9 and 12 people attending each week.
“You can learn some simple breathing techniques to slow your heart rate down, as well as gentle movements to open up your body and calm your central nervous system,” said Megan.
“This creates a deep sense of relaxation and is great for anyone who wants to simply practice good self-care or those that are managing stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss.”
Breathwork supports so many of the challenges that we all face in day-to-day life, and it has been used for years to connect mind and body.
It reached global fame when Wim Hof broadcast the merits of breathwork to audiences all over the world.
The way you breathe strongly affects the chemical and physiological activities in your body, by learning different techniques you can incorporate them into your everyday life to provide calm in times of stress.
The weekly classes are completely free and take place at Dynamic Health and Fitness, 33 Maroona Street in Bowen from 6pm to 7pm every Monday.
The venue is a beautiful community space with polished wooden floorboards and a relaxing vibe.
Attendees are requested to bring a warm blanket or jumper, a pillow, a yoga matt, and an open mind.
There is another breathing class in Airlie Beach every Monday at EvoPrime Fitness, 1A/11 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale every Monday from 6pm-7pm.
WHAT: Breathing Classes
WHERE: Dynamic Health and Fitness, Bowen and EvoPrime Fitness Cannonvale
WHEN: Every Monday from 6pm to 7pm