How and Why does trauma affect our breathing?
We do not think ourselves through situations we feel our way through situations. When we experience anything in life that is so hurtful to us that we cannot bear to feel, this is trauma. The logical mind cannot comprehend what has occurred until our bodies have been allowed to feel. In fact, the root of the word ‘sensitive’ comes from the Latin ‘sensible’ The ancient humans knew that it is because of our ability to ‘sense’ that we are able to understand the experiences we are having in our lives. The breath functions on the waves of our emotions and so too does it stop flowing when we stop the flow of feelings.