Conscious Breathing 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.

As human beings we hold onto tension within our bodies and in doing so create physical, mental and emotional blockages. This technique helps to release the blockages and transform your life and energy.

Mental and Emotional

  • Creates space for clarity and a relaxed mind
  • Feel more centered, calm and balanced
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relieves depression and negative thought patterns
  • Help alleviate addictions and eating disorders
  • Helps sleep patterns
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Feel more positive and energised
  • Let go of emotional baggage
  • Release unhealthy patterns, belief systems, past hurts
  • Let go of repressed and supressed emotions
  • Clears past traumas and experiences

Physical Wellbeing

  • Increases energy
  • Detoxification
  • Improves metabolism and helps digestion problems such as IBS and constipation
  • Relief muscle tension
  • Improves well-being for many conditions and ailments such as:
    • Respiratory issues
    • Asthma
    • ME
    • Headaches
    • Sleeplessness
    • Low energy
    • And much more – the list is endless!

Spiritual

  • Expands our awareness inside
  • Creates feelings of peace
  • Deeper connection with self and inner wisdom
  • Deepens creative and sensual energies
  • Deepens yoga and meditation practice

It is often emotional or mental upset that causes breathing restrictions, because our tendency is to hold our breath as a reaction to overwhelming feelings.

Not everyone’s breathing pattern is the same, quite the opposite, in fact – we are all unique. Consider these statistics: 70% of us don’t use our breath in full capacity and indeed most of us only use 33% of our respiratory capacity. Transformational Breath® helps us to fully open our respiratory system – something the body has difficulty doing if breathing is restricted. In these cases, physical, mental and emotional ailments often arise, such as stress, anxiety and lack of energy.

During treatments, people are taught to use a full connected, diaphragmatic breath, which massages the various tissues and organs surrounding the diaphragm. The client’s breath is closely monitored and told where they are restricting their breathing. This then tells us where any blockages may be, they are gently adjusted to their breathing practice position whilst the use of techniques like hands-on acupressure, sound, movement and positive affirmations to help the breath open up and flow more freely are applied. Transformational Breath® helps these blockages to be safely dispersed and integrated, encouraging a greater sense of well- being and a more balanced and harmonious state of mind. By practising Transformational Breath® frequently, the breath soon becomes less restricted, and alongside the physical benefits of freer energy flow throughout the body, people develop better mental and emotional health too.

Transformational Breath® is easy to learn and can be beneficial to people of all ages, from infancy to old age.

A few sessions will enable you to use this technique for yourself as a lifelong tool. Many people have discovered an expanded state of consciousness as they improve their breathing process. Your life can open up and become more fulfilled through Transformational Breath®.

Every culture in the history of the world has, in one way or another acknowledged the existence of a life-force energy in the human body. The Indians call it prana, the Chinese call it chi, and the Japanese call it ki. In the West it is called human electricity. This energy can be attained and expressed in different ways, and so again each culture interprets it slightly differently. For example, prana and chi, as well as meaning ‘energy’ also means ‘breath’ because one can generate energy by practising breathing exercises.

For thousands of years, humans have understood breathing has a powerful influence over our physiological and psychological wellbeing. But many people still find it difficult to understand the link between breathing and its impact on our body’s physiology and stress levels. Research has shown the way we breathe has a powerful effect on how stressed we feel. When we feel stressed, one of the physiological changes that occurs is activation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight response) and an immediate increase in respiration switching from slow, abdominal breathing to faster, shallower, chest breathing. This is a normal and healthy response in the short-term. If we are constantly triggering the sympathetic nervous system throughout the day however, we begin to habitually take shorter, shallower breaths with our upper chest, even though the stress may have passed. The danger is that this style of breathing sends signals to the brain that we are under stress when the reality is, it may not really be under stress at all.

Transformational Breath® was the conceptual discovery of Dr Judith Kravitz. She applied her existing knowledge of conscious breathing to a variety of healing techniques, including acupressure, to develop a holistic breathing-based treatment. This treatment has become recognised as a hugely effective self-help tool and the intention is to equip individuals with an appreciation of how they can use their breathing today and every day to bring about personal transformation. Transformational Breath® can be combined with other kinds of alternative therapy to maximise effectiveness.

Conscious Breathing Benefits

Breath detoxifies, releases toxins and strengthens the immune system

Around 70% of our toxins are released from our body through our breath. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product of your body’s metabolism. Breathing deeply helps the systems in the body to process this more efficiently.

Breath increases energy

Oxygen is the most essential natural resource required by our cells. We can go without food for up to 40 days and without water for three days yet we can die after just a few minutes of not breathing. From a purely physical point of view, breath equals life.

Breath improves the respiratory system

Breathing deeply helps to release tension in the diaphragm and primary breathing muscles, relieving many long-term respiratory issues such as asthma and breathlessness. It opens up the chest, releasing tension within the intercostal muscles and around the scapula, erector spinae and trapezius muscles, allowing for a more relaxed posture.

Breath calms the nervous system

Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, bringing us into a relaxed state. It functions in the opposite way to the sympathetic nervous system, which stimulates activities associated with the fight or flight response.

Breath strengthens the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system depends on gravity, muscle movement and breathing to keep flowing so that the body can be cleansed. Deep breathing can play an important role in protecting the body from bacteria, viruses and other threats to our health.

Breath releases muscle tension

When we are stressed or experience uncomfortable feelings such as anger or pain, our breath becomes shallow and our muscle tissues contract. Deep breathing helps to release this.

Breath keeps us looking youthful

It’s a universal truth that a happy face is more beautiful than a stressed or angry one. Even better news… breathing deeply slows the ageing process by increasing secretion of anti-ageing hormones! By reducing stress, it improves our mood, elevating the levels of serotonin and endorphins. A 2013 study by Harvard Medical School’s psychiatry department showed that people who meditate daily for four years have longer telomeres – the protective caps found on the end of chromosomes – than those who do not. Short telomeres have been linked to premature cellular ageing.