Transformational Breath® is a cutting edge breathwork therapy combining conscious breathing, gentle body mapping (similar to acupressure), movement and toning (vocal sound). The unique combination of these self-healing modalities was founded in America, in the 1970’s, by Dr Judith Kravitz, a leading world expert in breathwork. She has devoted three decades to teaching this profound and yet simple breathing process to hundreds of thousands of individuals in over 20 countries. It is now a recognised therapy by the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine.
The techniques used in Transformational Breath® can benefit the participant’s body, mind and spirit, improving well-being and raising consciousness. Popular in the States, the modality is now making waves in the UK, as scientific evidence is now sound proof of the self healing qualities of the breath.
Breathwork therapies derive from spiritual practices dating back to 5,000 BC. Influenced by the ancient Vedic Yogic ‘prana’yama (breath / life-force control) and Tibetan Tantric Tummo, Transformational Breath®, is unique from other forms of breathwork in the way that it utilizes the entire respiratory system in combination with several other modalities.
Theory of Transformational Breathing
Transformational Breath®, is a self-healing technique that helps people to access the full potential of their breathing system for better physical, emotional and mental well-being. The connected pattern of conscious breathing is a natural, safe and easy –to-learn technique, which has proven to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a positive way.
Breathing controls the functioning of every cell and the physiology of the entire body. With the majority of the population using only approximately 25% of their full respiratory capacity, it is no surprise that improper breathing is a contributory factor to ill health. Transformational Breath® helps correct old unhealthy patterns of breathing and helps access full breathing potential, encouraging a fuller more conscious breath.
Diaphragmatic breathing is paramount to the Transformational Breath® process. Encouraging a deep breath into the abdomen is not only relaxing; it’s been scientifically proven to positively affect the heart, brain, digestive and immune system. Once the breath is moving in the abdomen, the upper lungs can be activated so eventually the breath is full, connected and active.
- Fully opens the respiratory system
- Removes toxins
- Stimulates circulation
- Unblocks tensions in the muscular body
- Energises entire body
- Balances flow of energy
- Helps with weight management
- Resolves addictions
- Improves sex life
- Improves well-being for many conditions and ailments such as stress, respiratory ailments, headaches, low energy, psychosomatic illness and anaerobic diseases – the list is endless!
Mental and Emotional Integration
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Helps manage panic attacks
- Improves and resolves body image issues
- Allows you to let go
- Clears past traumas and dramas
- Awakens light heartedness and joy
- Relieves depressive and negative thought patterns
- Improves self-esteem
- Enhances intuition
- Expands meditational capacity
- Strengthens spiritual connections
- Expands awareness
- Harmoniously blends the female (yin) and masculine (yang) energies
- Deepens creative expression and sexual energies
Transformational Breath® Session
Private sessions are held in a quiet, relaxing and safe space with natural light and the beautiful healing sound of music. In the introductory session, after a few preliminary questions, you will learn the theory of Transformational Breath® and then be asked what you would like to gain from the session, be it to learn how to improve your breathing, letting go of unwanted emotions or simply to feel calmer. Throughout the session you will be lying down, in a comfortable position, supported by pillows and blankets. After an analysis of your natural breathing pattern, you will hear gentle, clear instructions to guide your breath into a connected rhythm. Pressure or body mapping will be applied to certain areas of the body to release tension. Toning and movement might also be used to free any negative emotion in the body. You will continue to use the Transformational Breath® pattern for around 45 minutes to an hour. You will then return to your normal breathing rhythm. There is then time for deep relaxation where you lie for 10 – 15 minutes to allow the process to integrate and complete. After the session you will have time to discuss your experience and how you can incorporate a self-practice in to your daily life. A complete session lasts between 75 minutes to 2 hours.