What is Transformational Breathwork?
Transformational Breathwork uses the body’s breathe ability to heal itself. It practices breathing and helps release physical pain and emotional trauma.
Conscious breathing is a general name that gathers under it a wide variety of breathing methods and treatments. There are a variety of ways that work in different ways when the goals are ultimately the same.
– Correcting and training breathing patterns
– Emotional release and discharge of past experiences
– Regulating the nervous system and putting the mind and body to rest.
Most of the methods use the body’s natural ability to breathe in a way that most of us don’t know and didn’t know was possible. The breathing is carried out in a circular motion without a break between inhalation and exhalation. Emphasis is placed on inhaling and exhaling large amounts of air and combining breathing exercises from the nose and mouth.
Breath over centuries
Breathing has been an important and powerful tool in various treatments and spiritual practices since 5000 BC. In the Indian yogic culture where the control of the breath gives control of the life force called prana. In Tibetan and Hawaiian culture. The breath controls the life energy in the body known as Chi according to Chinese medicine. and reversing developed by Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray in the 1970s.
Additional breathing techniques were developed in the seventies when they are based on the knowledge from ancient cultures and add more layers to them. Practices such as Reversing developed by Dr. Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray in 1974, and Transformational Breath developed by Dr. Judith Kravitz in 1977.
Practices such as Pranayama Yoga, Reversing, Kundalini Yoga, Transformational Breath and many more, work on the same magical and ancient secret that enables control over the entire body, our breath.
All the exercises allow the creation of a receptive action for the mind so that we can free ourselves from its grip and go deep without interruption. There we can release any trauma or repressed emotion that we hold deep inside and balance the activity of the body and the nervous system.
Each person breathes in his own unique way and you can see how the different physical conditions determined the breathing according to his condition.
Transformational breathwork uses a variety of tools known in different practices and combines them into one practice that allows the practitioner to control himself in the way of working and choose how deep he is willing to go.
The breathwork combines exercises along with promoting changes in small steps which allows the body to regain confidence in breathwork and allows it to remember how to return to work in a harmonious and normal manner.
The work combines daily self-practices and longer sessions for inner work and deeper practice.
The fascinating part of the whole story is that it is possible to change the way we breathe, changing thinking patterns and allowing us to deal with traumatic situations from our past. Changing these patterns brings about an internal change in the physical aspect where the body releases physical problems it carried with it and externally when things change in our external world.
The various breathing techniques enable feelings of transcendence to the body and soul and induces a feeling of awakening in the body. It improves the feeling of vitality and allows to raise the consciousness. Over time, the practice enables a change in the nervous system by increasing the amount of oxygen and decreasing the amount of of carbon dioxide in the body in general and cells in particular.
The work also increases the sense of personal awareness for both emotional feelings and physical feelings and coping situations.
How do you start practicing?
It is recommended to start the exercises lying on your back with your eyes closed to give the body a sense of security and reduce other sensory disturbances.
There are a wide variety of exercises in different lengths of time where each exercise can be performed at several levels of difficulty depending on the patient’s abilities.
It is recommended to start with exercises of 5 to 10 minutes with slow circular breathing. Emphasize the work of the lower abdomen (navel breathing) while maximally inflating the abdomen during the intake of air and full contraction during exhaust. This short work makes a significant change in the daily work of the body and in its dealing with different situations on a daily basis.
It is always recommended to start with the personal skilled trainer or breathwork instructor or in group work. During the exercises, you can feel powerful physical or emotional sensations, so you should pay attention to your health condition, such as in situations of pregnancy or epilepsy, and consult a doctor beforehand.
Personal practice is the safe and correct way to experience and feel for yourself what is right for you.
You are welcome to come and experience group or personal therapy.