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...
On November 3rd, an unusual Hybrid Solar Eclipse will cross the Atlantic Ocean, starting 600 miles east of the coast of Florida, in the region of the 'Bermuda Triangle'. It begins as an Annular Eclipse, which means that the eclipse shadow does not touch the Earth, but remains above the surface, in the energy body of the Earth. As it progresses across the Atlantic Ocean, the shadow touches the Earth to become a Total Eclipse. The Eclipse path will pass about 300 miles south of the Cape Verde islands, and 1,400 miles south of the Canary Islands. From the Canaries, it will appear as a 50% partial eclipse, but at maximum Eclipse (12:50 UT/GMT) the north-south meridians of the Sun and Moon will be exactly aligned over the summit of El Teide, the sacred mountain at the centre of Tenerife in the Canaries. After that, the Eclipse path crosses Africa, through Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, ending on the border between Ethiopia and Somalia.
We arrived at the verdant rural Omega campus in upstate New York on Sunday. Our driver described entering this world as time travel back to the sixties in the friendliness and dress of the staff as well as the simplicity of the vegetarian cuisine. He also good-naturedly joked about how many attendees he made a quick stop for carnivorous and sweet-tooth quenching upon leaving the campus. I found the well tended gardens, lake with a beach, bookstore, wellness center and cafe as well as the diet a perfect backdrop for a week of heightening our vitality with breathwork.
The conference was an historic step in bringing the worlds of practice, research and education from majors schools of breathwork to share and grow together in one location. The conference helped in the validation of breathwork as a healing and growth modality in our world.
Mornings started with optional yoga, meditation and tai chi classes.
This is a video introduction to Holographic Breathing there is a free text tutorial +audio tutorials on this link - http://www.holographic-breathing.com/3/index.php/free-audio-tuition.
The Unified Global Breathwork Movement was launched on September 20th, 2013 on the last day of the historical conference Breathwork Immersion: Science to Samadhi at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Over one hundred candles were lit by a group that consisted of Breathworkers, Faculty and Teachers, Therapists, Yoga teachers, physicians, nurses, writers, Omega staff and other attendees. The candles represented each person's commitment to contribute to bringing the power, medicine and nourishment of breath more fully onto the world scene. Some of the ways that will happen is through exchanging more information between breath schools, calling each other to a higher standard of ethics and training, increasing collaboration, demonstrating respect for all schools that are ethically based and having positive impacts on clients, and creating an on-line Breathwork University. The model that was presented is that BREATH is the center of our connection and that we all work together to support its infusion into our cultures and societal structures - beginning with the first breath.
In today's world, being able to demonstrate an open, healthy breath is like knowing how to darn socks - it seems to be an ever-diminishing art form. Yet, it is in fact a wholly pursuit! It is probably practiced by fewer than 5% of the population, and yet it is one of the most essential keys to awareness, conscious choice and presence - the ability to be being fully aware and awake in this present moment. In his book, "Free Your Breath, Free Your Life", Dennis Lewis claims...
"Like learning any body-mind technique or art, from riding a bicycle to yogic pranayama, it takes clear instruction, some good coaching and lots of practice. And, like any body movement regime, it also begins with directing the attention to the body, bringing awareness to the muscles involved, and then some simple warm-ups. The only problem with learning to breathe correctly and fully is that approximately 70% of the respiratory movement is performed by the diaphragm, a smooth skeletal muscle that has very little sensory-motor nerve attachments."
Because of this, it is often really hard for beginning clients and students to FEEL what they are doing with their breath to make correctional adjustments. This is why it is so vital for good coaching to be integral to the teaching of conscious, connected breathing. Therefore, good breath coaching means being guided by a good breather, someone who can demonstrate an open, healthy breath themselves, on command. They also need to have an understanding of the underlying reasons why the client's respiration is less than optimal. A good breath coach knows both how to expertly guide the breath as well as how to encourage each client's "inner healer" to provide the direction for reclaiming limited respiratory function.