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Why Breathe? Why Learn Breathwork?

DanBruleH100Many people who have never done breathwork wonder what all the fuss is about. They ask what is the point of it; they want to know what the value or the benefits of it are.

For those of us who are immersed in the practice—our direct experience makes it all obvious and self-evident. But still, it is important to remind ourselves and to inform others of the astonishing power and potential of Breathwork: so that’s what I’ll do here this month.

We use breathwork for self-improvement and personal growth; we use it to increase our physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing; we us it to enhance our creative abilities and to boost our self-healing capacities. We apply it for achieving peak performance, for attaining optimum health, and for realizing our ultimate potential.

Breathwork gives us more energy on a day-to-day basis, and it helps us to sleep better. Breathworkers are not as tense, stressed, anxious or afraid—as often or as much—as others. Breathwork helps us to maintain a peaceful loving heart, a relaxed energized body, and a clear quiet mind—even in the most difficult moments of life.

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ES: Training in Breathwork Mastery with Alakh Analda in Madrid Spain

May 24th to June 8th 2014 ~ with choice of dates 

You can book for one session, 
    •    one day (two sessions),
    •    weekend (four sessions) or 
    •    six day intensive retreat (twelve sessions)

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A Special Update from Leonard D. Orr

Leonard OrrWhat is obvious is that in India last autumn, I received some permanent changes in my energy body from Babaji. Some he made directly, some occurred through Shiva linghams, some occurred through the beautiful people that we played with and some occurred through the way India stimulates past life memories. And some occurred as a result of dealing with the overwhelming stimuli, which India is.

We can pretend that we are separated from Him, but He is always there, supporting us, even when He allows us to create our own misery. It would also seem that communicating with Babaji all the time – who is always there in the space between our thoughts – is not difficult either. How many of us are doing this? He is our ultimate friend.

What is also obvious is that Babaji expects us to create Heaven on Earth with our own intelligence and spiritual maturity. This can be achieved by having more conscious higher quality thoughts in our spiritual lives and religions, and by participating more consciously in politics, which includes local government.  Participating in politics may involve giving basic spiritual education to our local elected representatives, as well as state, county, and national representatives.  Some of them also require basic information about how republican democracy works. We have to educate our neighbors as well – concept by concept. All this is not very difficult.

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Breathing and Feeling By Giten Tonkov

Giten100Ever notice how much fear we have around connecting with our deepest feelings?

I have come to realize in my work with BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release as  this approach developed based on my experience of working with hundreds of clients, that most of us will do just about anything to stop ourselves from feeling our deepest emotions. We are desperately afraid to feel.

We spend much of our lives wasting huge reservoirs of energy and resources in the active avoidance of encountering our deepest selves.  It is no accident that Facebook, Internet, medication, TV, food and many more numbing agents make up a booming industry.

But the price to pay for avoiding our inner fears is just too high. It costs us our life force, creativity and literally takes our breath away. We deprive ourselves of life nourishing oxygen to cut off the intensity of feeling.

What is it that scares us so much about feeling our feelings?

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There is no path to peace. The path is peace. by Thich Nhat Hanh

thayThich Nhat Hanh says that only deep listening, mindfulness and gentle communication can remove the wrong perceptions that are the foundation of violence.

When you sit in your car on the way to work, you might like to use that time to come home to yourself and touch the wonders of life. Instead of allowing yourself to think of the future, you might like to pay attention to your breath and come home to the present moment. We breathe in and out all day, but we are not aware that we are breathing in and breathing out. The practice of bringing our attention to our breath is called mindful breathing: Breathing in, I know I am alive. Breathing out, I smile to life. This is a very simple practice. If we go home to our in-breath and out-breath and breathe mindfully, we become fully alive in the here and now.

In our daily lives, our bodies are present, but our minds might be elsewhere, caught in our projects, our worries and our anxieties. Life is only available in the present moment. The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. When we establish ourselves in the present moment we are able to live our moments deeply and to get in touch with the healing, refreshing and nourishing elements that are always within us and around us.

With this energy of mindfulness, we can recognize our pain and embrace it tenderly like a mother whose baby is crying. When a baby cries, the mother stops everything she is doing and holds the baby tenderly in her arms. The energy of the mother will penetrate into the baby and the baby will feel relief. The same thing happens when we recognize and embrace our own pain and sorrow. If we can hold our anger, our sorrow and our fear with the energy of mindfulness, we will be able to recognize the roots of our suffering. We will be able to recognize the suffering in the people we love as well.

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