The breath is–of course–oxygen. However, mixed with intention, it is also life, light, and love. Just as oxygen is essential to our cells, the experience of life flowing is yearned for by our spirit. Just as disease can't live in the presence of oxygen, when we evoke light, life, and love, everything unlike these rises up to be healed. To study the breath is to study our most fundamental relationships: those to ourselves, the universe, god, and life itself. These relationships and our feelings about them are imprinted from our first breath and in experiences throughout life. Working with the breath is a powerful way to heal any sense of break in these relationships and restore trust in the support of life.
The term "Breathwork" refers to the technique of "consciously connected breath." There are many ways of using this breath, and Clarity Breathwork applies it in a very gentle way. This releases stress and toxins from the body, and limitations from our energy and mind. It takes us all the way back to our first breath, putting us in contact with the sacred tasks of this life. This can bring about profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. The consciously connected breath evokes a non-ordinary state of consciousness that facilitates healing through the experience of bliss, emotional release, insight, and expanded awareness. Instead of guiding therapy by the intellect alone, an intention is set, the breath is used, and the psyche reveals where the work needs to go. This work rests in a deep belief in the inner capacity for healing and knowing. This form is gentle but fierce, emphasizing your ability to welcome everything that arises. Learning this capacity of the heart to open to all elements of life and self is the true nectar of healing.
Sessions begin with verbal counsel to explore life situations and clarity intention, and then let the breath be the guide. Skillful support, grounding, resource and loving kindness are applied to help you navigate whatever arises. This work goes back to the first breath, conception, and intergenerational patterns, helping release the resonances and patterns that underlie dis-ease. Though nothing is guaranteed, and healing does not always mean that physical situations change, profound healing has taken place through the willingness to be the one who breaks the chain. Consideration of the entry point of this life gives permission to directly address what may otherwise be avoided or taken for granted: do we want to be here? Do we feel we deserve it? And what did we come to believe was required in order to survive? The medicine may be forgiveness, self-kindness, processing of grief, a revising of old wounds, an opening to guidance, retrieval of parts of self, or a remembering of who you really are.
This technique is powerful physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Benefits of Clarity Breathwork can include: (from Clarity Breathwork)
• Release of stress and increases energy, aliveness and sense of well-being.
•Release of toxins from the cells of the body: 70% of toxins are released through the breath, so when you breath more, you release more.
• Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe, gentle way.
• Access and transform the source of dis-ease by understanding the underlying resonances.
• Understand relationship issues by embracing and healing old wounds of abandonment, rejection and loss.
• Access expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one's path and purpose.
• Heals the wound of imagined separation.
• Increases the experience of peace and surrender.
• Allows a feeling of being connected to–and caring for–yourself, the earth, the universe, and all beings.
• Transcends the mind and emotions and supports the awakening to the truth of who you really are.