World Breathing Day - April 11 - "One Breath, One World"
World Breathing Day is an annual global event that invites everyone to remember, experience and celebrate the healing and unifying power of breath.
We all breathe, and we all breathe the same air ; yet rarely do we stop to acknowledge how fundamentally important our breath is, or how it connects us to our planet and to each other beyond our differences. An international day dedicated to breath will help reconnect us to this reality, and by doing so, will enhance, inspire and promote peace, health and wellbeing worldwide, for humanity and the Earth.
World Breathing Day will expand our understanding - amongst individuals, professionals and institutions - of what optimal and conscious breathing is so that everyone can benefit from it. It will also serve to remind us of the basic, vital importance of clean air and of a clean and healthy environment for present and future generations.
This annual celebration invites all healing professionals who work with conscious breathing in their practice to host an event in their community on World Breathing Day.
Please join us in making World Breathing Day a resounding, inspirational global success.
The Global Day of Conscious Breathing is a world awareness day celebrated every year on 22 January under the initiative of the IBF. The objective is to expand the importance of the breath as a healing power and maintainer of wellbeing for each human being*. This initiative was conceived in 2004 by Geoffrey Smith, Lars Mygind and Luc Maertens and was officially launched in 2006 by the assembly, under the initiative of Maya Gubler. The choice of the 22 January was found to be an excellent mid-year day away from the annual GIC congress usually held in July, and a good starting of the year. During electronic voting in 2018, the date was changed into April 11.
Read the full history here.
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