Nov 04, 2013 01:50PM
Transformational Breath, a self-healing modality that uses guided breathing exercises to bring about emotional release, inner peace and relaxation, was co-created by Judith Kravitz, founder of the Transformational Breath Foundation. The author of Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly: The Joy of Transformational Breathing, Kravitz says she used her breath to heal a cancerous growth in her throat in 1979.
Different than rebirthing, holotropic breathing or yogic breathing, Transformational Breath uses a fully relaxed breath that originates in the lower abdomen with repeated inhalation and exhalation without pausing.
The benefits of a consistent, at-home practice may help individuals cope with daily stressors by bringing about increased clarity, focus, peace, joy, energy, vitality and improved mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. The greatest benefits are reported after consistent practice. Three sessions of guided Transformational Breath are recommended prior to an at-home practice.
Increased oxygenation throughout the body, which is the result of deep breathing, improves energy levels, stimulates circulation and balances the flow of energy through the body. A 2005 study of 21,563 individuals conducted by Japanese Medical and Dental Practitioners for the Improvement of Medical Care, found that systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate were significantly reduced after deep breathing.
Resource: Carrie Sopko, certified Transformational Breath facilitator/trainer, 239-898-0281. TransformationalBreathing.com. Monarch Therapy, 4500 Executive Dr., Ste. 100, Naples; 239-325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com.