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International Day of Conscious Breathing Jan 22nd 2015

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Once again a year cycles by, and, here we are at one of the greatest days in any year, the day we globally come together to celebrate the gift of conscious breathing.

Attached is the document prepared by The International Breathwork Foundation with instructions on how to find out and connect with what is happening in your part of the world. One is in English the other is in Spanish.

Even if there is nothing planned in your area you can simply go to the Breathing Room on  Breathwork Europe or the Do-As-One website at midday where you are, enter the Universal Breathing Room and just follow the instructions and simply breathe for 15 minutes.

Were ever you are join us in the breath during the day.

I am offereing a free group breathwork experience in the evening here in Hellerup, Denmark. Details of my event can be found here: http://bit.ly/14hD5Hd

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The IBF commitment to heart-centred community relating by Judee Gee

Judee Gee

Love is not the answer. It is the assignment.
Martin Luther King Junior

My first encounter with the IBF was at the GIC Poland in 1995. We were 38 participants representing 11 countries. That GIC remains one of my most memorable experiences. Not only was it a huge leap into the unknown for me - I knew nothing at all about the IBF or anybody else attending - it was also an intense roller coaster ride of discovery, pleasure, healing and renewal. I left with a feeling of homecoming, of having discovered a quirky, questing, heart-centred family of very like-minded souls.

As a result of my Poland experience, I fully embraced the IBF and participated with great enthusiasm at every GIC until 2004 in Estonia. And then, I took a break. After 11 years of non-stop involvement, it was time to step back, take a breath and digest my experience.

It took me some time to leap back in again. After a break of nine years, in July 2014 I attended my next GIC. And what a joy it was to be back! GIC 2014 in Ireland was pure nectar for me. Such a pleasure to mix and mingle with the IBF old-timers, make new GIC friends and enjoy the rich professional and cultural diversity present at the gathering.

Read more: The IBF commitment to heart-centred community relating by Judee Gee

The Winter Solstice and the still place in the out breath -by Martin Jones

MartinJonesH100This video and poem our about the winter solstice and how it mirrors the levels of consciousness and energy available in the out breath. -

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IBF seeking UN recognition for breathwork as positive impact on life

IBF LogoIt all started at the GIC in India 2013 when one of the keynote speakers, Julie Gerland, informed the GIC that the United Nations were in the process of identifying initiatives that would have a positive impact on the well-being and happiness of all people. Julie saw how Conscious Breathing could contribute to this endeavour and she offered her support to have the IBF apply for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). She herself is the Chief United Nations representative of the World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations (OMAEP).

A IBF members got the ball rolling after GIC 2013, but it was at GIC 2014 that a team of 3 (Brigitte martin-Powel, Veronique Batter and Judee Gee - all either past or present President of the IBF) joined forces to affirm and realise this vision.

One of the first objectives is for the IBF to attain a membership of 300 before the end of February 2015 (end of the IBF financial year), the increased membership will add significant weight to the application for recognition.

Read more: IBF seeking UN recognition for breathwork as positive impact on life

Take a deep breath on the longest night... by Jeremy Youst

Winter SolsticeWhat does it mean to celebrate the winter solstice, the return of the light? What is the deeper nature of this time of the year, and how can you honor it?

The Winter Solstice is like the bottom of the breath, the point of total surrender before the next impulse to inhale. It is a gateway to other worlds, a doorway into darkness, and a potent reminder of the presence of Grace. It is the opportunity to celebrate the transition between what is no longer needed and what is yearning to be born. It is at this time that a quieting occurs, a release, and an opportunity to plant the dreaming seeds for the upcoming cycle.

Your very biology mirrors the absolute and integrated perfection of physical life expressed in human form. Next in importance to the rhythm of your heartbeat, the rhythm of your breath as a circular song of Love that inspires the arousal, propulsion and delivery of awareness within your consciousness. At the bottom of the breath, after the Light has been expressed, there is a surrender into the abiding faith and absolute continuity of Life.

Read more: Take a deep breath on the longest night... by Jeremy Youst