What are the benefits of Conscious Connected Breathing?
Countless benefits are self-realized through the practice of Conscious connected breathing. These benefits include improved physical health such as; improved digestion and elimination of toxins, balanced blood pressure, clear lymphatic system, stronger immune system, less tension, pain relief and more energy. Also cleared emotional patterns and a more positive attitude to life as well as enhanced mental capabilities. Many also find a stronger connection to spirit while cultivating a greater awareness of the breath and self.

Can people with health challenges experience BreathWave?
Through many years of experience, practitioners and facilitators have learned that anyone can benefit from improving their breathing. In fact many individuals with a wide diversity of health issues have safely benefited from conscious breathing. Breathwave Facilitators are professionally trained to encourage participants to inform their facilitator of their health issues before a session. Within the facilitators training, facilitators learn how to work with specific health challenges. It is important if you have specific health challenges such as high blood pressure or a history of heart disease that you breathe with a certified facilitator.

Can pregnant women breathe in this way?
This type of breathing is a very positive practice for both the mother and the baby. Bringing fresh vital oxygen into the system nourishes the mother and unborn child during pregnancy. No one has ever indicated that breathing would harm an unborn child in any way other than if the mother had a lot of toxins in her system for example from heavy drug use. The breathing could cause it to “dump” a lot of the toxins right away and the baby would be subjected to some of those toxins.
It is very beneficial for the mother to breathe through natural fears during the process of transformation she experiences during pregnancy and to ultimately trust the process of life that is gestating. Breath is an integral part of pregnancy. The power of this practice can also give a mother the tools to integrate her own birth trauma before she gives birth.
The use of this integrated breath during the labor in between contractions will help integrate the intensity of sensations.
During the last trimester we make sure that the woman is comfortable and propped up with pillows under the knees. It is helpful for the mother to set an intention to resolve any fears and breathe through them while connecting with the child. The oxygen is good for both the mom and the baby.

How is this breathing different from yogic breathing?
Most techniques of yogic breathing are designed to focus the mind and or to cultivate a specific quality such as heating or cooling the body. Controlled yogic breathing is beneficial while moving in and out of physical postures or asanas or to focus the mind in meditation. The main difference is the quality of the exhale. To effectively practice this more integrative breath of conscious connected breathing it is important to keep the breath relaxed in order to fully free up the energy flow. There is a very different experience of freedom with this form of vibrational medicine.

How does conscious connected breathing affect one’s physical health?
This breathing practice circulates more oxygen to the physical body. Providing more oxygen to the body is beneficial for many conditions. Every individual has the innate capacity to heal. The relaxing effect on the nervous system enhances each participant’s own innate ability to restore balance and well-being in their physical body. As we use full diaphragmatic breathing, the lymphatic system is activated and begins to pull the fluids from the cells. This allows the cells to take in more oxygen rich blood and pranic life force. Additionally, the major way our bodies detoxify is through exhaling the carbon dioxide, so the better we breathe, the more effectively we detoxify. This breathing also massages internal organs such as the colon, the spine and the heart while also detoxifying the liver and kidneys, purifying our blood and urinary tract.

What is the most optimal way to breathe as I move throughout my normal day?
We simply encourage to be aware of our breathing throughout the day. It is unsafe to practice circular breathing while driving a motor vehicle for example as you can potentially create an altered state. Notice how you can use your full respiratory system and when hold our breath. We encourage individuals to breathe as fully as possible and keep the breath flowing in and out without long pauses. This will keep us open, energized and connected. After learning conscious connected breathing we become more aware of the patterns and circumstances that cause us to close our breath. We can make a conscious effort to keep our breath open and be more conscious of our triggers or feelings that close our breathing down.

What can I experience through a full session of conscious connected breathing?
Your experience will be unique each and every time you breathe based on what needs to move and integrate. Common sensations include tingling, temporary dry mouth, pockets of old discomfort can be healed and therefore felt, feelings of joy as well as insights and even mystical adventures. Some experience their buried emotions which are integrated and healed in the session. During the first couple of sessions you may experience tetany – which is a cramping of the hands as you move and integrate the life force through the body more dynamically
The experience may be slightly uncomfortable due to the emotional content that arises and can be blissful at the same time. In an altered state of consciousness, the individual’s higher self guides the healing, providing only what is needed with a feeling of absolute safety. You are creating a higher vibrational frequency which facilitates access to higher consciousness. It is best to let go of your expectations and judgments so you can accept the part of you that wants to heal and the insights and gifts that want to be received. Be gentle with your self is and stay present without attachment.