On this page, you can find my blog posts on topics related to breathwork, meditation and healing in general.

Slow-Paced Breathwork: Benefits and Physiological Mechanisms

In recent years, practice of breathwork has surged in popularity, especially following the publication of James Nestor’s New York Times Bestseller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Out of a myriad of breathwork techniques, the ones which utilize a slower than normal breathing pace have received the most focus. This post delves into the science behind slow-paced breathwork, summarizing some of the findings that have been reported in the literature.

Defining Slow-Paced Breathwork

Slow-paced breathwork involves consciously reducing the breathing rate to less than the typical pace of 12-15 breaths per minute. Of course, there is a lot of variability on just how much slower the breathing rate is. 

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