Conscious Connected Breathwork - The Medicine of Breathing
What is Conscious Connected Breathwork?
Conscious Connected Breathwork is a dynamic breathing technique, which helps to activate and recalibrate the nervous system, by rapidly oxygenating the body. It can help to create a connection with the many different parts of our conscious awareness, from the the ecstatic realms of the transcendental, to a deeper connection with the everyday.
It is used for self-healing and transformation. It is often practiced as a a tool for emotional release and enables us to become more present in our bodies, in the here and now, and embrace the changes in life as and when they occur.
It is generally practiced with an open mouth. The inhalation is active
The exhalation is passive
There is no pause between breaths.
The focus is on remaining consciously connected to the breath in the body throughout the breathwork session.
Its benefits can include
Increased feelings of Vitality
Balances Oxygen and CO2 levels
encourages a deeper sense of interception which encourages a deeper sense of awareness and connection with the messages of the breath and the body
Supports Emotional & Physical Release of tension
Relief from Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
Can help to improve the quality of sleep and general energy levels
Release and integration of trauma and its 'trigger' patterns
Supports Immune and Cardiovascular health System
It can help to release repetitive emotional patterns of 'reactive' behaviour and supports the breather into feeling more 'grounded' in a present moment awareness response.
It is not an everyday practice, but serves as a powerful tool for self-healing and transformation. In a typical Conscious Connected Breathwork session, we include a framing of the breathwork process, we breathe for around 40-45 minutes, whilst also leaving some time for shares and connection. It can often feel like a really rich and deep way to connect with ourselves and each other.
It can also be an amazing experience, connecting us to true value of what it means to be human and experience the many colours of the feeling spectrum.
Artist: A WAldon
Concious Connected Breathwork Sessions can be held on a one-to-one basis, or in a group setting, either online or in person. Sometimes it can be combined with other aspects of the healing arts such as Dreamwork, Shamanic Healing and Sacred Soundwork, and each session tends to bring with it, its own unique set of gifts and insights.
Important: Because this type of breathwork can be a dynamic practice (although sometimes really gentle too). There are some practical health considerations to be aware of before practicing. To understand more, please visit the Contra-indications and Health Waiver information page by clicking on the link below.