“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~ Sanskrit proverb
Where awareness goes, energy flows.
My personal experience with breathwork has been very powerful and healing. It was one of the main tools that helped me heal after a devastating relationship and more recently has been helping me move through my grief after one of the most important people in my life died.
The prana yogic breath connects you to your energy and is an active meditation which is the basis for all healing. It is very effective at helping you balance your energy physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It is simple and direct and gets you out of your mind in a powerful way as your mind can be the number-one block to healing. Most people don’t breathe properly, holding their breath and breathing too shallowly to release tension and blocked energy. They live in their heads and your brain is always going to try and keep you safe! Breathwork gives you a safe outlet for repressed anger, grief, sadness, fear.
During a session:
*Active breathing happens for about 30 minutes and then there is about 10 minutes of relaxed slower breathing.
*During the active breathing, you may feel extreme tingling, vibrating sensations in your hands, legs, jaw, an intense desire to move, yawn.
*Every experience is different for every person depending on what they are working with, where they want to go with the work and what their body and soul feels ready to release on any given day.
*Our emotional experiences of our family, creativity, sexuality, all of our relationships and any trauma live in our low belly - which is our Second Chakra (energy center). This is where a lot of our murkier, shadow material can hang out – shame, guilt, humiliation, things we don’t want to admit to ourselves or to others.
*When you direct attention to this area or any other by infusing it again and again with your life force (breath), things begin to shake loose. We are effectively “stirring our own pot” of a lifetime of emotional experience. We then draw this breath up to the Heart to be purified and transformed, and then exhale to let it all go.
Amazing benefits of breathwork:
*Helps to focus and balance the brain.
*Activates the hypothalamus gland, which in turn expands the person’s consciousness and helps with creativity and centeredness.
*It alkalizes the body by oxygenating the blood – like exercise.
*The oxygen stimulates the endorphin system through the ductless glands – hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, adrenals, ovaries, testicles – and stimulates the body to release blocked energy.
*Meditating is a proven way to release tension and unwanted negative energy.
*Working with one’s energy and raising the vibration will provide a definite recharge to the person physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
"I gathered my habits and released the ones
that could never lead me to joy and freedom."
- Yung Pueblo