Breathing heals on many levels and understanding how it performs this function is good for our mental and physical well-being. Our breath constantly converts our life-sustaining energy, taking in oxygen, invigorating red blood cells and expelling carbon dioxide, which is a metabolic waste product.
By breathing deeply, you allow the diaphragm to drop downward, the rib cage to expand and create more space for the lungs to inflate. By mastering the art of deep breathing, increased oxygen floods into the body, eventually helping the heart pace to slow down to create feelings of calmness and relaxation.
“Breath work has had so many benefits for me in my life. It has helped me clear past trauma, heal my body physically, and mentally, allows me to breathe deeper which helps me in athletics, connect to a deeper aspect of myself so I can live my passion and purpose, helps me quiet my mind and focus better and allows me to just be in my moment. There are so many benefits to this practice and I would love to share with you something that has changed my life!”
Breath Increases Energy; Improves the Respiratory System; Calms the Nervous System; Strengthens the Lymphatic System; Releases Muscle Tension; Improves the Cardiovascular System; Elevates the Digestive System; Affects Our Mental State & KeepsUs Looking Youthful!
In a nutshell… breathing and cold therapy detoxifies, releases toxins and strengthens the immune system
Around 70% of our toxins are released from our body through our breath. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product of your body’s metabolism. The benefits of breathing deeply help the systems in the body to process this more efficiently.
Colleen has been working with Special Populations and athletes for 16 years and has been practicing holistic health for 21 years. Colleen believes that the mind and body are connected and that taking care of both are essential for overall wellness and health. She has worked in several country clubs including Boca West and Broken Sound and has a heart to help and serve her community. She now owns a gym Beyond Fitness in Delray.
Colleen graduated FAU with a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion then continued her education each year taking courses and several certifications. She believes that one must always be a good student to be a good teacher.
Colleen's certifications include NASM-CES, SFE, PES
ROCK STEADY BOXING
PIliates Institute of America
Yoga Alliance 500 hours
Sara Meeks Osteoporosis
MS Fitness and Wellness Specialist
Active Isolated Stretching
Colleen is dedicated to her craft and would love to share her love and passion with all she works with.