Paying attention to the air as it passes in and out during breathing is called “mindful breathing.” Dr. Bell has found mindful breathing to be a common thread used to improve overall well-being in the holistic healing techniques that she has studied. Instructions on various mindful breathing techniques are given in each healing tradition. The healing benefits of breathing techniques are realized through practice, not through intellectual understanding alone.
Dr. Bell uses many different mindful breathing techniques and teaches them to her patients for the following benefits:
- Pain reduction
- Stress reduction
- Relief from symptoms of anxiety & depression
- Improved sleep
- Increase overall healing
Uninterrupted attention to breathing is the beginning of learning the art of concentration.
Sustained concentration can eventually become meditation, which is also a powerful practice for transformation of the self and deep healing.
Her continuing education courses on dizziness, vertigo and imbalance include instruction on breathing techniques that her patients have found most beneficial.