Breathwork helps you to relax and de-stress, it can iron out the nervous tension and worry of the daily grind and busy modern lives. It can help yo...
Breathwork is the generic term for specific breathing exercises where the breathing is done in conscious and systematic ways, with specific purposes in min...
EXPLORING HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK: AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF ALTERED STATES OF AWARENESS AND PATTERNS OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL ... by AJ Rock, NC Denning, M Psych, GI Clark, DC Psy... - Association for ..., 2015
ABSTRACT: It is a long-standing assumption that holotropic breathwork (HB) induces an altered state of consciousness. However, this assumption has not been empirically tested. Consequently, 32 participants were recruited for the present study, which aimed to use the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI) to quantify the pattern of phenomenological subsystems and Altered State of Awareness (ASA) scores associated with a HB condition relative to a comparison condition and a baseline assessment. The hypothesis that the HB group would report a different pattern of relationships among phenomenological subsystems relative to the comparison condition and baseline was partially supported. In addition, the hypothesis that, while controlling for baseline, the HB group would report higher ASA scores than the comparison group was supported. Finally, for the HB group, transliminality did not significantly improve the prediction of ASA, while controlling for baseline. Various suggestions for future research are discussed.
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The Empathetic Nurturing life theme shows strengths and core qualities which include the ability to be empathetic, serene, and to love directly from the heart. An individual with this theme can be a person of high intelligence and articulate with a sensitivity to injustice. They are light, approachable and warm with a yielding and receptive manner. Empathetic and compassionate with self and others, confident in their inner source, they have the ability to be happy and feel abundant with what they have. They are good in helping professions, do not over-identifying with others and able to care for themselves.
The negative polarity of this theme is most frequently associated with depression and a fear of abandonment and dependency. Inner rage over feeling abandoned is coupled with a denial of having any needs, therefore the individual responds as either overly self-reliant or excessively needy. Deep-seated feelings of loneliness, and the fear of being alone, are met with disappointment and helplessness. There is a tendency to feel misunderstood. The lifelong strategy is a constant search for the place, person, event and situation, who or which, will meet their needs - relieving fears about their inability to survive alone. See the video for positive resources.
Fasting enables us to be healthy and feel good most of the time. Fasting is a discipline of pleasure. Fasting gives the physical body a break, an opportunity to rest for many of our organs, it cleans and balances our Energy Body, and teaches us many things.
The one day per week fast is an amazing practice. I have been doing this for most of at least 40 years. My body is very thankful and loves me for it.
Today during my fast this week, I am noticing again how the fast cleans my large intestine. When I overeat on my eating days, my colon can feel full and even blocked. But on my fast day, it can clear itself and feel empty and free. Fasting cleans the mind and body more than we can measure. It is good for our mental and physical health. Fasting enables the body to heal the soul. Out colon and other functions of the body can clean emotional energy pollution as well as dietary pollution.
Why and how did the study of mastering our breathing become popular again?
Pioneers of the modern breathwork movement began to experiment in the hot tubs of California in the early 1970's. Their life-changing discoveries lead to a revival of popular and professional interest in both ancient techniques and new advances in healing, peak performance and spiritual renewal. The keys: focused breath and intention.