Shamanic Breathwork™ is an important tool for conducting our inner-work, as it allows us to enter altered states of consciousness safely and effectively, access sub-conscious patterns that “run” us, and release past trauma and old dysfunctional thought patterns. By using the “breath of life” as an accelerator to enter the trance state, participants are able to cross the threshold of consciousness, allowing the the body and subconscious mind to take over and remember to breathe for you while you focus on your journey.
combines the ancient practice of Shamanic Journeying with new scientific breakthroughs in brain science. By marrying the two disciplines, the experience becomes exponentially more powerful and effective.
Breathwork – There are a number of techniques for using the breath to alter brain chemistry and thereby induce an “altered state” of consciousness, which allows the breather to set the conscious mind aside and access higher planes of consciousness. Yogis of India and Tibet, and other eastern meditation practices, as well as modern psychology use conscious breathing techniques.
Shamanic Journeying—Shamanism is the earliest spiritual practice known to humankind, dating back at least thirty thousand years. “Shamanic Journeying” is the inner art of traveling to the “invisible worlds” beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in any area of our lives – from spirituality and health, to work and relationships.
As Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitators we are continually amazed by the variety and depth our Journeyers experience during their process. It has become commonplace to hear about the breather morphing into a jungle cat and stalking its prey, experiencing the time before birth, or becoming a giant hawk who can fly high and see things that have previously been hidden.
Sometimes the journeyer is discovering a personal spirit totem animal or object. Or they are receiving guidance for next steps in their career or relationships. Sometimes we are recovering hidden memories and emotions that are ready to be brought into the conscious mind and released.
Every Breathwork Journey is different. While many contain vivid images, sights and sounds, others are very quiet, deep, and peaceful. All are powerful experiences, with insights and benefits continuing to unfold long after the experience itself is finished, usually resulting in greater feelings of peace, well-being, and feeling more at home in one’s skin.