Sacred Breathwork Meditation
“Journeying beyond the limits of the self “
Breathwork is a dynamic practice for releasing, purifying, healing, and attuning with Source.
Bridging the conscious and subconscious, conscious connected breathing is one of the quickest ways to personal transformation, enhanced well-being, and the direct heart-opening experience of Divine Love. It is a profound dimension of the process we offer in our retreats.
What Happens in Breathwork Sessions?
For centuries, people have sought spiritual awakening, self-healing, and meditative relaxation through breathing techniques. Breathwork has its roots in Eastern practices like yoga, Tai Chi, and Buddhism.
Several approaches to breathwork were developed from the in-depth explorations of many innovators during the consciousness raising era of the 60s and 70s. Early pioneers, Dr. Stan and Christina Grof developed Holotropic Breathwork which literally means “moving towards wholeness.” Their work, grounded in almost fifty years of observations and clinical research of the healing potentials of non-ordinary states of consciousness, has influenced many contemporary approaches to breathwork.
Most breathwork is based upon insights from modern consciousness research, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, Eastern spiritual practices, and the world’s mystical traditions. It uses accelerated breathing, heightened levels of oxygen, evocative music and deep inner focus to help participants open to non-ordinary states of consciousness for self-healing, transformation, and spiritual awakening.
The process invokes a profound journey into whatever state of consciousness is relevant for the breather at the time. The process brings more energy and awareness into the body, releasing stored stress, repressed feelings, strain and trauma. It activates both unconscious pain and ecstatic bliss as the intelligence of the life force leads us to exactly where we need to awaken. It allows one to examine limiting beliefs and emotional addictions, bring to awareness self-limiting habits, resolve life long relationship patterns, relieve the fear of death and illness, open to the capacity for self-healing, and experience states of pure unconditional love, acceptance and bliss.
Breathwork is self-empowering as it allows us to look back at the landscape of the psyche, to free us of limiting patterns and to embody the Radiance Infinite Essence that we are.
Although classic pranayama (breath focused practices) will also be offered and appropriate for al, The Sacred Breathwork Meditation practice, because it involves uninterrupted conscious connected breathing, is not appropriate for anyone with epilepsy, cardiovascular disease, recent abdominal surgery, pregnancy, detached retina, glaucoma, history of severe emotional disorder.
A further description of Breathwork by Patricia and Surya can be found here
A blog on Breathwork by Patricia is here