"For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth."
About Rebirthing Breathwork
Rebirthing Breathwork is a simple breathing methodology that moves increased amounts of spiritual energy through your system.
Experiencing breathwork normally involves lying down and breathing in a specific way for around one hour. The breath is relaxed with no pause between the inhale and the exhale. This way of breathing induces a state of deep relaxation where one then “journeys” with the breath.
During a breathing journey one may experience a range of thoughts, feelings and sensations that lead to some aspect of your experience having “shifted”. The positive change that is experienced in a breath session is then reflected in your life. As one proceeds with the practice, spiritual awareness is gained through repeated experience with the process and the impact it has on your way of understanding and embodying the spiritual life.
Rebirthing Breathwork was pioneered by Leonard Orr in the USA the 1970’s and has since been developed through various different schools around the world. These include Shamanic Breathwork, Clarity Breathwork, Liberation Breathwork and Integrative Breathwork amongst others in addition to Leonard Orr's original Rebirthing. At the heart of all approaches the way of breathing described above and known as “Conscious Connected Breathing”.
There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then there’s another way; a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity."
How Does it Work?
Our breath is the bridge between the conscious and the unconscious.
The breath is the only function we have which is both conscious and unconscious. When we breathe using conscious connected breathing we move increased amounts of energy through our system and unconscious feelings, beliefs and physical sensations are brought into conscious awareness. This enables us to feel what may have been suppressed for many years, to reframe our beliefs about our experience and to integrate the associated discomfort. The result is greater presence and a fuller expression of who we want to be.
The process is deeply relaxing, enlivening and life affirming. Rebirthing Breathwork is particularly useful for helping go beyond the story of what we think has happened to us and operates at a level within us that often no words can describe. There is an intelligence to the process which is difficult to translate as experiences are often in the form of unique encounters with our own spiritual nature. There is part of us that knows just how far we want to travel in any given session and arranges our experience accordingly. As such, we are always in control of the process. The main requirement is simply to be able to sit or lie down and breathe.
Breathwork is a safe and highly effective way of moving beyond problems that may have been present for many years. It works at a level where no language is required and clients are often surprised at the results when all they do is “lie down and breathe”. A commonly reported phenomenon is that your experience of life starts to change for the better, often without any outward effort other than doing the sessions. Every session is unique and will be particular to your own specific needs at that time, however the following benefits are likely to be observed:
• Increased sense of aliveness and wellbeing
• Deep relaxation and release of tension
• Freedom from long standing emotional discomfort and states such as anxiety and depression
• Resolution of the past
• Healing of trauma
• Profound healing experiences
• Freedom from unhelpful patterns of behaviour
• Insight and awareness
• More present and alive to life
• Sense of deep connection to something greater than self
• Being “at home” in the body
• More integrated sense of self
• More relaxed and accepting attitude to life's challenges
• Feeling of completeness
• Improved health and detoxification of the body
• Create what serves you in life
• Greater fulfilment in all areas of life - relationships, money, work etc
• Greater sense of connection and purpose in life
• Be at ease with dying and the process of life