Why this interest in breathing when it seems as natural as digestion or the heartbeat?
We can’t stop breathing, that’s true! But do we always breathe freely and in a healthy way? When we feel emotions (positive and negative), our breathing rhythm and lung volume change: we hold our breath, we are out of breath, etc…
You may also have noticed that your breathing has changed over time, you may not be singing like you used to, you may be breathing much higher in the chest area. Perhaps lung problems have arisen.
Breathing is the only activity of the body that is controlled by both the autonomous system (passive, unconscious) and the voluntary system. Breathing is the bridge between these two systems. We breathe automatically, but we can also control our breathing.
Life has an influence on our bodies. Life has an influence on our breathing. And because we can direct our breath at will, we can reach areas where emotional and physical tension have built up and free the circulation of blocked energy.
A baby breathes in a functional way, freely and circularly, with ‘connected’ breathing. This means that there is no pause between breathing in and breathing out. Our ‘adult’ breathing is not the same and has been changed by past experiences. These have resulted in the build-up tensions in our daily breathing.
The baby’s free breathing can be used very effectively as a therapeutic aid. It can unleash the impact of our experiences on our bodies and minds. When we breathe in a circular and connected way, we create a flow of energy in the body, which releases blockages on a physical and emotional level. Imagine, if we had used this breathing pattern all our lives, we would be much calmer, healthier and balanced.
When a person breathes in a circular, connected way, she goes through one phase of relaxation after another, each phase releasing tension.
Breathing can be a simple and important tool that you can easily learn. Breathing becomes a meditative tool when we do it consciously. You can use breathing techniques to calm various bodily functions without taking medication. These techniques can be gentle and pleasant, or dynamic and powerful.
If you can change something as primitive and fundamental as your breathing, it suddenly becomes easier to make changes elsewhere.
Some doors open only from the inside. Breath is a way of gaining access to these doors.
We start our session with some relaxation and breathing techniques, which are easy to use at home. After this warm-up we start with the main Breathwork session of one hour (or more). During the first set of Breathwork sessions you will need a facilitator. Reaching areas of deep tension can be uncomfortable and there are times when you might want to give up. Your counselor will guide you through these difficult moments. Experience shows that after about ten sessions you are ready to continue the sessions alone at home.
My priority is to my clients. To be a true partner, I come with an accepting and empathetic outlook to enable transformation.
Flexibility is perhaps the best thing about this client-oriented concept. Every person, every situation, is different, and requires tailor-made solutions.
Decades of practical experience have given me an in-depth understanding of our living anatomy, a functional view of our physiology, and a sound vision of how to build natural balance, for optimal health.