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Preparing for a Breathwork Session

May 12, 20226 min read

Welcome to the beginning of your breathwork experience! Breathwork is a powerful healing modality that helps you to release energies and bring you closer to your intention and an abundant life. To prepare for your session, it is important to create a comfortable and safe space for yourself and take a few moments to mentally, physically and emotionally prepare for the journey ahead.

What you may experience

Breathwork is a powerful healing modality that can bring about profound physical, mental, and emotional transformation. During a breathwork session, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience a wide range of sensations, emotions, and experiences. Here are some of the things that may be experienced during a breathwork session: 

  • A heightened sense of awareness and clarity

  • An increased ability to access emotions and feelings (joy, sadness, anger, frustration, happiness, peace, etc.)

  • A deep sense of relaxation and peace

  • Altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences

  • Unexpected physical sensations such as tingling, heat, or cold

  • Release of deeply held emotions and trauma

  • A feeling of connectedness to one’s self and to the world around

  • A feeling of being supported and held by the breath and Earth

  • A sense of joy and freedom

  • A feeling of being supported and guided by a higher power

  • Intuitive or creative insights

  • Surfacing memories and visions

  • Tetnay - A build up of CO2 in the body caused by not fully exhaling. This can cause the hands, feet or other parts of the body to numb or cramp. This is a normal experience and will go away after the journey. Do not try to force the body part to move or open if you experience this. Feel free to shake the body part or exhale with sound or vibration a few times to fully release the CO2.

Breathwork can be a powerful tool for healing and transformation.  By allowing yourself to be open to the experience, you can gain insight into your inner world and access a deeper level of self-awareness and understanding.

It is important to understand and know that anything that comes up during the session is completely normal and perfect for you.  Every journey and person is unique. 

Prepare your space

By preparing a breathwork space in these areas, you will be able to create an atmosphere that is conducive to healing. Taking the time to create a physical space for breathwork will help you to relax and get the most out of your session.

  • Wear comfortable clothes

  • Eat a light snack prior to the session but do not have a full belly

  • Using headphones will allow the music to engulf your body and reduce distractions

  • Be sure that you are going to be in a quiet place for the duration (located in the invitation) of the session

    1. Inform others that you live with (children, partners, roommates, etc.) that you will need to be undisturbed for the duration of the session

    2. Also inform them that they may hear music (if no headphones) and sounds coming from the room, but this is okay

    3. Make sure all pets are out of the room

    4. Turn sounds and notifications from all devices off

  • Join the session from a laptop, desktop or tablet with all notifications off

    • Make sure the device is set in a way where we can see you during the session

  • Find a quiet place to lay down or sit back comfortably

    • This can be on a bed, mat on the floor or a reclined chair

  • Get comfortable

    • Use a bolster or pillow to put under your knees to take pressure off your back (if you prefer)

    • It is not preferred to have a pillow under your head, this can restrict the breath

    • Make sure your neck is straight but put a small support pillow under the curve in your neck for comfort (if you prefer)

    • Use blankets to keep yourself at a comfortable temperature

  • Adjust the lighting

    • Turn off or dim lights

    • Use an eye cover to avoid brightness and ensure relaxation

  • Have water ready for before and after the journey

  • Use chapstick to moisten lips prior to the journey

During the Journey

During the breathwork journey, I will guide you through the breathing technique.  The music will start off slow and increase in rhythm to allow for energy to move through the body.

  • Breathing will be done with inhales and exhales through the mouth with full conscious connected breath.  You should feel the breath go into the stomach and chest fully and then drop out of the mouth during the exhale.  It should not be forced, but fully exhaled

  • We will set an intention prior to the start of the journey.  It is important to surrender the intention to the Universe and allow the energy to move

  • When the music peaks in rhythm, I will invite you to use sound vibration and movement to release built up energy

  • Feel free to continue to use these techniques after this peak as much as you'd like to continue to help energy flow

  • When the music stops, continue to breath as I guide you on what to do next

  • We will integrate the session slowly as we come out of the session with ease

After the Journey

Self-care is an important part of the breathwork journey, helping to integrate the released energies from the session. Taking the time to be gentle with yourself and to listen to your body can be very helpful in the integration process. Engaging in activities that bring joy and connecting with loved ones can also be beneficial. It is important to remember that self-care is a journey and to be mindful of how you are feeling during and after the journey.

Below are some suggestions -

  • Drink A LOT of water (double your usual amount) for the next 12-24 hours

  • Take a salt bath

  • Be in nature - take a walk, lay in a hammock or sit under a tree

  • Take a nap (no shame in napping!)

  • Journal (get rid of the negative, keep the positive)

The journey of breathwork is one of healing and transformation. Taking the time to pause and focus on your breath can be a powerful experience. We hope that after this session, you feel empowered and inspired to continue your journey towards health and wellbeing. 

Breathwork is a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing that can help us gain insight and clarity, reduce stress and anxiety, and tap into our innermost potential. With regular practice, you can start to experience the benefits of breathwork in your daily life. We are excited for the journey ahead and the amazing transformation that awaits you! Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope to see you again soon!

If you'd like to schedule another breathwork session or another healing session, please visit my website at https://pathwaytofreedom.co/services

Keep breathing and keep healing!

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