… is a form of transformative breathing. We use a specific breathing technique within the context of distinctive reformative tools that are specific for the Integral Presence environment. It is obvious that this breathing style and breathwork are NOT to be adopted for normal, day to day breathing. They serve a transformative purpose.
Although BreathWork+ is NOT a regular breathing style, it can, however, liberate and improve the natural breathing cycle. Other purposes are:
- to increase the strength in life force,
- to deepen the transformation work to release
- blockages of any nature (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, relational, social),
- negative beliefs,
- trauma, and
- …, and
- to accelerate the enlightening journey towards Self realization.
BW+ breathing technique
In order to find more breathing ease and to provoke liberating momentum, one of the tools offered is to breathe as follows:
- Breathe through the mouth only and all the time
- Breathe with your diaphragm
- Make great inspiration
- Exhale loosely and gently
- Breathe connect, that is to say no pause between inhale-exhale-inhale …
- We breathe mainly in the belly at the beginning.
Once it is acquired in the belly, the breath is taken to the heart, therefore in the rib cage. It is from there that we can feel that our respiratory system becomes efficient. The average person uses only 20% of their breathing capacity.
It is important to be comfortable in order to relax the physical body. The head supported by a cushion. You can breathe lying down or breathing high using 45° angle support for the back. Several positions are possible depending on the person’s breathing, physical comfort, and physical condition.
We breathe through the mouth to maximize the oxygen absorption (we take 6 times more O2 than through the nose).
We use the diaphragm which is the major muscle of our respiratory system, the other muscles are less needed when we use this way of breathing. It is important to relax the diaphragm which is a muscle that often holds tension.
The breathing style is inspired by what we call conscious breathing. This comes from a wide selection of different styles of connected breathing used as a tool for transformation. BW+ places this breathing style in the environment of expanded awareness of Integral Presence and where specific IP transformational tools are applied where useful.
As mentioned, BW+ is a tool and not a breathing style to use 24/24. However, when the technique is well integrated, it can be used very often. For instance, as soon as we feel an emotion that destabilizes us we can apply BW+ for a few minutes to welcome that emotion and come back to our center. Or when we confront a difficult situation we can activate BW+ for a moment in order to generate the inner strength to handle the situation.
Breathing with ease means we are out of our own way and let the rhythm of our natural breath carry us, it’s just beautiful.
It allows us to integrate what is.