Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between breathwork and meditation?
Meditation is the practice of focusing on one thing (usually the breath) and not reacting to thoughts. There is no ‘goal’ for meditation other than for the mind to be still (or just notice that it isn’t still)
Breathwork is connecting the breath and then connecting to life and connecting to the universe. Breathwork begins with ‘intentions’ something specific we desire to receive in our life. Intentions can be set for any desire.
Can I just hyperventilate at home?
Our breathwork practice is the opposite of hyperventilating.
We are breathing in a powerful but relaxed way.
And the group dynamic brings even more power to the experience. Similar to a live music performance.
What are the benefits of Breath.Energy breathwork?
- Reduce stress
- Increase Energy Levels
- Boost your immune system
- Self awareness
- Increase emotional IQ
- Self Love and Truth
- Improve Sleep
- Release & Heal Trauma
- Alleviate Chronic Pain
- Improve Digestion
- Relieve Joint Pain
What happens at a session
We do a quick 10 minute intro discussing intentions & Tetnany Everyone introduces themselves and states their intentions, “I am grateful that I am…..”
I then guide you through breathwork for about 20 minutes. After the guided portion the music gets louder and more powerful. And you continue on for about an hour of self guided Breathwork. Then agua de florida will be placed on your forehead & cheeks, this is a refreshing scent that provides relaxation & relief.
If it is a session that hape is offered we will offer hape.
After hape we close the session with a sharing circle about the experience.
How often should I do breathwork?
The most life changing results we have seen are from people who come every week. Once a week for 3 months will create a dramatic difference in your life.
Meditation for 5-15 minutes every day will be a great supplement.
What is happening in my body during Breathwork?
This is where everyone else tells you how breathwork changes the oxygen in your blood. These people are simpletons. Through wearing a Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor while doing breathwork its easy to see your Oxygen levels don’t have the ability to change. If your O2 saturation levels are 97% before starting breathwork are they going to sky rocket to 98% or heavens to betsy 99%? You aren’t going to notice a 2% change in O2. What does happen is your Carbon Dioxide levels start to drop dramatically. Like as low as 20-30% of normal levels. It’s speculated that DMT is produced in the lungs and creates a lucid dream state.
This helps you journey from your conscious/rational mind to the subconscious/feeling body. Your nervous system slows down and you ‘drop in’ to your body.
What is Breath.Energy Breathwork
The type of Breathwork we use is Conscious Connected breathing.
Breathing mostly happens without thinking about it.
We actively focus our attention on the breath making it Conscious.
And Connected because we focus the effort on the inhale into the belly and hips and relaxing on the exhale and remove the natural pause at the end of our exhale.
It doesn’t seem like just changing your breathing pattern would be that big of a deal. But it is.
It helps you put down your emotional baggage, reconnect with your authentic self, and helps you with clarity and certainty about who you are what you are here for in this life.
Breathwork is a journey to the wisdom that is already in you and connecting that wisdom to your own life.
What is the breath pattern?
Inhale through the mouth into your hips, then your belly, then your chest. When you are full of air, relax, let the exhale happen. No need to help the exhale just let it happen. As soon as you are done exhaling immediately inhale. Every breath is connected.
The speed or tempo of your breathing doesn’t really matter. Eventually your body will find the pace it likes. Some people breath really slow (like 3 breaths per minute) some people breath really fast. Like a breath a second.
You guide the depth and power of your experience through your breath. The tempo and depth of your breath will match your personality and your life.
What if I have a medical condition??
If you have any medical conditions or are currently taking medication, please consult your doctor prior to practicing Breathwork. It’s recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider (including any mental health provider) prior to practicing breathwork if you are unsure if breathwork is right for you.
Breathwork can result in intense physical and emotional release.
It is not advised for persons with a history of:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Family History Of Strokes
- Retinal Detachment
- Severe Mental Illness
- Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia
- Diagnosed Psychiatric Condition
- Seizure Disorders
- Using Major Medications, Blood Thinning Medicine
- Recent Surgery
- RECENT/CURRENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
Pregnant women are advised against practicing Breathwork without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician.
Persons with asthma should bring their inhaler and consult with their primary care physician and the Breathwork facilitator before their first session.
What does a breathwork session feel like?
Breathwork taps into the energy that gives you life. As you start to connect with your breath your body will feel like it is coming alive with energy. It’s also very common at some point during the session to feel like you are being pushed up against some resistance (stuck or stagnant energy) that might show up in the form of tightness, tensions , or emotional releases. By advice? Keep breathing, you want to get that energy moving.
Here are some common feelings and reactions the body can experience throughout your session:
Vibration – It is very common for the body to begin vibrating either all over or in certain areas, depending on where energy is moving.
Emotions – we get to the source of your emotions. With the breathwork practice, we are bypassing the conscious fear and emotional barriers that are stuck. It may be momentarily uncomfortable. Lean in to the discomfort. We are here for a cure. Not soothing.
Temperature Fluctuations – it is normal for your body temperature to fluctuate from hot to cold as energy is either accepted, rejected or given away.
Body Stiffening – The body can tighten and contract in places that commonly hold stress and emotions.
- Hands (Tetany)
- (Basically the whole body)
Movement – during the session your body may shake, vibrate, move around. Listen to your body! Sometimes people even dance.
Releases – you may feel the need to release energy through crying, laughing, screaming. We support you.
You may experience some of these or you may experience none.
Every experience is different.
Know that all of these experiences are temporary and you can use your breath to move through them.
With breathwork you can always increase or decrease the intensity for your comfort, it it becomes to intense you can just relax the breath. Everything that happens here is for your benefit.
Any resistance you feel is an opportunity to receive a message from your body.
What if I’m nervous about trying breathwork?
It’s completely normal to be nervous the first time you try something. I was nervous the first time I went to the opera. How do I get in where is the tickets? Will everyone be nice or will they look down on me. So let’s explore why are you nervous.
I’m nervous because I don’t know how to get there
Picture of the place. Video.
What do I need to bring? We provide a first class experience. We provide everything you need expect for a bottle of water.
Comfy mat with a clean sheet, pillow, blanket, instruction, clean accessible bathrooms. Wear comfy pants that are loose in the waist. We got you.
I don’t know what to do?
During my first breathwork session nothing happened. And I mean NOTHING. Why because the instructor was used to dealing with people who were ‘sensitive’ and didn’t need much instruction. I’m not sensitive. I will guide you exactly through the process and what you need to do. You will know exactly what you need to do and you don’t need to worry about anything else.
What if people are mean?
One of our members recently told me, “Everyone here is so AWESOME.” I nodded slowly and replied, “Eventually.” Eventually? Yeah trust me buddy everyone who walks through that door for the first time is dealing with something. And at first they can be a little difficult. But eventually they discover their true self. And with that knowledge they are AWESOME.
What if I get emotional?
Great. That’s literally what you are here for. The difference between a good movie and a great move is the emotion it brings up in you. Breathwork can be an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows. But it almost always ends on a high.
Ultimately you are in control of how intense your experience becomes. It’s your breath. Breathwork allows you to access the deepest core of your true self.
How often does nothing happen?
When new people come to breathwork 149 out of 150 have some level of elevated consciousness experience.
My favorite story was a friend telling me nothing happened. I asked if he remembered me shaking his shoulder and asking him if he was ready for the next segment. He didn’t remember it. Yeah i physically shook you, asked if you wanted to continue but you didn’t respond. You were gone. Oh. So I guess something did happen. Now that you mention it I do recall a bunch of fractals and colors.
Massage Your Mind. Free Your Life.
125 E Southern Ave, Suite 102
Tempe, AZ 85282