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What is breathwork?



Definition of breathwork


Breathwork is a term used to describe various practices that focus on controlling and manipulating the breath for therapeutic or spiritual benefits. This can include techniques such as deep breathing exercises, controlled hyperventilation, and rhythmic breathing patterns.


So simply put: breathwork can be many different techniques and approaches.


It can be a whole array of breathing exercises which involve breathing in a certain way, sometimes a more controlled breath while you are counting to a certain number, sometimes more free-flowing, some with a breath hold and other modifications.


Some techniques just require three breaths, some a certain amount of time so you can literally do breathwork from a few seconds up to hours.


What is breathwork good for?


Various breathing techniques can have completely different, sometimes even opposite, effects (e.g. calming, relaxing or activating and energizing) and serve different purposes.


There are specific breathwork exercises to e.g. calm yourself down, de-stress, focus more,

re-balance, energize yourself, get clarity, ground yourself etc.


What are the long breathwork sessions like that I offer?


Unlike the shorter and often very functional and powerful breathwork exercises, these sessions are more free-flowing and lead you deep within yourself. They are used as a tool of self-exploration, healing, embodiment and/or personal development. These journeys can bring profound insights, releases, realizations and changes.


What technique are we using in the breathwork sessions?


The breathwork style we are using is called Conscious Connected Breathwork.

Conscious meaning we consciously influence our breath. The breath is one of the few bodily functions we can influence consciously and unconsciously. Thus it is also seen as the bridge between the conscious and subconscious.


Connected meaning we are connecting the inhale and exhale, so there is never a pause or breath hold, we are breathing in a circular pattern.


What is Conscious Connected Breathwork?


Conscious Connected Breathwork is a type of holistic therapy that combines breathing exercises, visualization, and body awareness to promote physical and emotional healing. This practice is based on the idea that the breath is a powerful tool for accessing and transforming unconscious emotions and patterns of behavior.


During a Conscious Connected Breathwork session, you will lie down and will be guided through a series of connected breaths, designed to stimulate the body's natural healing process. The breathing exercises are accompanied by music, affirmations, and sometimes other techniques such as body movement or visualization.


The goal of Conscious Connected Breathwork is to release stored emotions and physical tension, promote relaxation and inner peace, increase self-awareness and consciousness, and facilitate personal growth and transformation.


It is important to note that while Conscious Connected Breathwork can be a valuable tool for self-exploration and healing, it is not a substitute for traditional medical or psychological treatment and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions.


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