PRANAYAMA VS. BREATHWORK In pranayama you control the breath.
Pranayama is a set of ancient yogic breathing techniques. Originally passed down through yogic generations.
What pranayama does it slows down the breath and therefore slows down your thoughts. As the ancient saying goes, “control the breath, control the mind.” So in pranayama you control your breathing in order to achieve a certain state of meditation.
BREATHWORK In breathwork you release control letting your mind run wild.
During breathwork you lay down on your back, breathing in a cyclical way. The objective is to release control and allow yourself to experience whatever comes up. In breathwork the conscious connected breathing hypo-oxygenates the cells. Which means it fills your bloodstream with more oxygen than ever before causing a rapid healing to take place in the body and mind.
The mind gets completely out of the way, dropping into a deep meditative state, your awareness of self gets activated allowing you to surrender.
Breathwork, releases the agenda of your ego, or all the barriers you put on, allowing the sacred purpose of your soul to come through. When you surrender, the breath takes you on a journey.
THE SCIENCE ~ BODY + BREATH Have you ever observed your breath when you're feeling stressed? There's a good chance that you're breathing into your upper chest, shallow breathing. Shallow breathing is often an indication of stress. When your breath is shallow, you are drawing only a small amount of air into your lungs. As a result, breathing is often more rapid than usual. If you've ever found yourself breathing this way, chances are you were also feeling agitated or ill at ease. Many of us live like this without even knowing it.
The stress response is linked to the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)—a branch of the autonomic nervous system that is responsible for reacting to a perceived threat - “fight or flight". When you're stressed, the SNS goes into hyperdrive, constricting blood vessels throughout your body. This leads to an increase in heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure and restriction of digestive function.
Your body and brain are part of a continuous feedback loop in which the body sends signals to the brain about the state of the system, and the brain sends information to the body to respond to the body's cues. In that loop, shallow breathing is letting your brain known you are under stress. If your breath remains shallow, the stress feedback loop remains activated.
The "off-switch." The SNS has a counterpart—the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The PNS is often referred to as the "rest and digest" system in the body. It contributes to relaxation and the sensation of feeling calm.
Similar to the SNS, the PNS can be activated by modulating the breath. Imagine that you're lying somewhere where you feel calm and peaceful. Notice how your breath flows. When relaxed, you are more likely to be taking long, slow, deep diaphragmatic breaths rather than shallow ones.
The breath is the only autonomic nervous system function under your control! Let me say that again...The breath is the only autonomic nervous system function under your control!
WHAT ARE WE RELEASING? Remember that we used to think the body and the mind were separate and distinct? Your entire body is intelligent, not just your brain. Your organs are separate intelligent agents within your body that perform certain functions and also produce specific emotions or feelings!
Ancient physicians were right! If you are feeling an emotion of anger, it's not coming entirely from your brain; the energy of the emotional vibration you are feeling is emanating from your liver or gallbladder.
The power of conscious breathing goes far beyond mere relaxation. By accelerating your breathing, and increasing your air intake, you induce changes in your body chemistry. Your blood becomes heavily oxygenated, as carbon dioxide levels drop. This often causes tingling sensations and other physical symptoms, energetic releases. These is the energy of the grief, pain, trauma, guilt, sadness or any feeling that has not been process but yet is being carried in your magnetic field. You might not even be aware that you have it, yet it is keeping you blocked, in a limiting belief pattern, or stuck. The tingly sensation is the released that happens after setting the mind and body into a place of comfort with moving through what would seem really uncomfortable to process in a natural state of mind. This is where the magic flows!
This breath can also induce powerful altered states of consciousness. These altered states vary tremendously, based on the individual, the method, the set and setting, and other factors. But they are often profoundly healing and therapeutic and involve processing repressed emotions and traumas, confronting addictions, problematic behaviors, and other personal issues.
Occasionally, this breathing can produce visionary states, spiritual experiences of profound meaning, beauty, and connection – up to and including the ultimate mystical experience of union with God, being at one with the universe.
If you have never experienced this practice, I highly recommend it. I first tried breathwork as a participant in 2016, and it changed my life. I was able to unroot deep trauma that was holding me down into a constant state of anxiety, and PTSD. It taught my body to process emotions and circumstances at the same time as they are happening, moving through things in a constant flow of connection with my higher self.
ASTRAL BREATHWORK PRIVATE SESSION Astral Breathwork is an ancient two-step breathing technique that allows you to transform your emotional state and process all that your heart, body, and mind have been holding onto consciously and subconsciously. It heals trauma, moves stuck energy, removes anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. It is a compelling way of connecting with your body and moving through heavy and unwanted patterns written in your nervous system, opening your heart and your intuition to the embodied wisdom of your soul. Breathwork healed me from years of trauma written all over my nervous system, it is very close to my heart to offer this to you. After a session, you will feel a sense of clarity, peace, focus, creativity, and centeredness, walking into your journey with a different system.
Part of why I love breathwork so much is that it reminds us we hold power within ourselves to shift and heal ourselves and our past experiences even when the pain is deep and rooted within. It's in the subtlety of the breath that we can ease pain and grief. All, ready to be released, unwanted patterns, come to float while the breath works its way deep into the written physical and emotional chemistry of your body to bring it to the surface to be released. Holistic tools always work when our body and mind are open (relaxed) to receive the healing and release the lesson, this is the beauty of this practice, it sets your mind to open up and your body to release.
This session includes sound bath, tuning forks, and energy healing.