Breathwork is a powerful tool for personal transformation and liberation. With presence, conscious breath and awareness, we attend to the quality of our thoughts, releasing limiting beliefs and replacing them with more affirmative notions. Applying the principle of acceptance to ourselves, we discover the capacity to accept our endlessly changing emotional landscape. We learn the value of letting go, of surrendering to what is.
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Intuition, our capacity for perceiving truth and receiving immediate insight, is an innate ability serving us well as we navigate our way through the myriad challenges of everyday life. It helps us to discern what is really going on, what is really being meant and what is really essential in the moment-to-moment unfolding of events and interactions as we experience them.
There is probably nothing else on this earth as challenging as conscious relating. As there is surely nothing more delicious than the harvest we can reap from it. From a tantric perspective, the commitment to conscious relationship that two people make when they engage into a couple journey, creates a secure venue as well as a daily framework for the practise of their on-going spiritual journey towards self-realisation.
In this essay we will be exploring the importance of trust and intuition in the healing process. Whether we find ourselves in the role of Breathwork client or Breathwork practitioner, these two qualities are essential components of the wellness journey. When we recognize their importance and consciously choose to develop them, we are equipping ourselves with invaluable tools for creating fulfilment in our quest for wholeness.
Although breath awareness has been an essential element in spiritual practices since ancient times, the significance of breath and its utilization as a therapeutic tool in contemporary psychological practice is relatively recent. Conscious breathing is advocated in several « modern » methods of body/mind therapy - Primal Therapy, Reichian Work, Postural Integration, Feldenkrais, Bio-energetics and Rebirthing - and while each of these techniques has it’s own « trademark » style and precise method of application, they all acknowledge …
All spiritual traditions agree; along with love, trust, enthusiasm and being carefree, joy is intrinsic to our true nature! And yet, even though we have certainly known moments of joy, we may well have the feeling that happiness - the stable and enduring expression of joy – continues to elude us.