Working with breath inhalation and exhalation patterns to achieve emotional, mental, spiritual and material changes, e.g. rebirthing.
The soul of yogic practice and all forms of meditation, breathwork focuses the mind on inhalation and exhalation. It has been scientifically validated for its ability to relax the central nervous system, thus managing stress, anxiety, and even insomnia.
Using hyperventilation for extended periods of time to facilitate healing. A variety of types exist.
A general term used to describe directed breathing patterns that take breath to a deeper level, thus improving one's physical health as well as one's mental and emotional state of being. Breathwork is an integral part of many types of spiritual/healing practices such as yoga, chi gong, and meditation.
This method is marked by its focus on the breath. The practitioner guides the client through a breathing process. Breathwork rejuvenates the body and mind and can release emotional memories that are stored in the body. It is also used to reach deep inner peace, clarity, relaxation and healing on many levels.
A variety of techniques that use patterned breathing to promote physical, mental and/or spiritual well-being. Used as a calming, peaceful way to induce relaxation or manage pain. Used therapeutically, a stronger breathing technique can stimulate emotions and emotional release.
Eastern cultures have explored the power of breath and its effect on the body's energy, known as ‘chi' or ‘prana', extensively. Breath is a major source of energy supply to the body. Breathwork involves achieving change through the use of a special breathing technique known as 'Connected Breathing'. During Connected Breathing the breath is guided back to its natural state: relaxed, rhythmic, flowing, and open. This promotes the 'whole body' integration of the physical, mental, and emotional states of being. Dysfunctional breathing habits tend to be associated with internal stress and disharmony leading to confusion, tiredness, illness, and poor results in life generally. Read an article on Breathwork
This is a general term for a variety of techniques that use patterned breathing to promote physical, mental and/or spiritual well-being. Some techniques use the breath in a calm, peaceful way to induce relaxation or manage pain, while others use stronger breathing to stimulate emotions and emotional release.
Chi Kung (Qi Gong)
After stating an intention, the breath work involves very deep breathing to slow, then faster music, while the instructor states affirmations to open the chakras. High states of ecstasy can be reached as the high amount of prana reaches the cells. Reiki will be administered during the session to small groups.
Breathwork usually refers to deliberate hyperventilation, when used within psychotherapy or meditation. Proponents believe the technique may be used to attain alternate states of consciousness, and that sustained practice of breathwork may result in spiritual or psychological benefits.