Discovering Breathwork: A Journey of Personal Growth

Welcome to our first breathwork blog, where I dive into the depths of exploration and self-discovery. I’m Nicky, and I am thrilled to share the beginning of my journey into the captivating world of breathwork.

My introduction to breathwork was somewhat unexpected. Initially, guided by my husband Oli, an AIDA international master freediving instructor my focus was on enhancing freedive performance through a much-studied practice called The Oxygen Advantage. Brought to fame by Patrick McKeown, focussing on the importance of nasal breathing and improvements of athletic abilities. Little did I know that this path would lead me to the ancient practice of Pranayama and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

As I delved deeper into my studies fuelled by the focus of improving my own freediving along with improving the freediving courses we teach at Delphy Pool, I found myself drawn to the gentle techniques of Pranayama, each breath unlocking a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me. It was a revelation—a shift in perspective that forever altered the course of my journey.

Reflecting on my past learning, I am reminded of the twists and turns that brought me to where I am today. Through my notes, journal ramblings, and reflections, I hope to offer a window into how I evolved from a curious seeker into a dedicated practitioner of breathwork, not only for freediving but for every breathing human in search of better health, well-being, forgiveness, release of trauma and a door to something much bigger than themselves.

So, join me as I revisit the moments that shaped my understanding and appreciation of breathwork. Together, let’s uncover the transformative power of the breath and discover the endless possibilities it holds for our lives.

Breathe deeply and dive in with me.


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