Breathwork and Mindfulness

Do you feel tired and unfocused? Is your breathing pattern limiting your lifestyle?

Breathing is an unconscious natural process, as instinctive as swallowing, sneezing, or coughing. You inhale and exhale thousands of times over the course of the day and probably never give it a second thought.

But are you breathing in the most efficient manner?


Consider the speed or depth of your breathing. Do you take many short, shallow breaths or fewer slow, deep ones? Do you breathe through your mouth or sigh frequently? These are some common signs of dysfunctional breathing. It is a pattern, but with training, a pattern that can be broken. Breathwork can help you become healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

Become the master of your mind, not the servant.

I am an Oxygen Advantage™ certified breath coach. Through physiological adaptations to your breathing patterns, I can help you:

  • Increase calm
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Improve stability
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Stay in the present moment


Cadence or paced breathing reduces your breathing rate while increasing the air you take in with each breath. As your breathing rate decreases, so do your heart rate and blood pressure. In addition, conscious, functional breathwork is an effective way to practice mindfulness with a unique ability to quiet your mind and create space in your day-to-day activities. While breathwork is a vital component of mindful meditation, it involves more than simply closing your eyes and inhaling and exhaling. Like learning any new skill, breathing exercises take work and are meant to be practiced regularly.

Understanding the science and biochemistry behind breathwork, I can guide you through that work to become a healthier, more efficient breather.

Everything about your body is tied to your breathing. Breathwork increases your heart rate variability; the greater the variation between heartbeats, the more adaptable your body can be. Your system can respond to stress, maintain balance, and basically change gears more easily.

The positive benefits of deep breathing are numerous. True deep breath — cadence and coherent breathing will:

  • Release toxins
  • Relieve pain
  • Bring clarity
  • Improve stamina
  • Release tension
  • Synchronize heart and breath
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Improve posture
  • Aid in digestion
  • Increase heart efficiency
  • Boost energy
  • Regulate the nervous system

When I would get frustrated as a young athlete, my dad would ask me, “Where’s your breath, Leigh?”

I’ve found it. I’m eager to help you find it, too. I present to groups of all sizes and work one-on-one with clients of all ages. I’ll help your breath find its way back home.

Contact Leigh for a free consultation.

Talk to Leigh about what's best for you on your journey to better health.