FAQFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the benefits of Transformational Breath?
Many people have experienced improved physical health, cleared emotional issues and enhanced their mental capabilities. Many have also found a stronger connection to their true essence and sharpened their intuition while cultivating a greater awareness of the breath and self. Your life, being so intrinsically linked to your breath, also expand, have more flow and you can feel more connected to the environment and people around you.
How can Transformational Breath be experienced?
You can experience Transformational Breath by coming to a private session, a group 2.5 hour Workshop, a 2-day Training, or by registering for a 6-day Seminar. Typically, after 3 to 5 Facilitator-guided sessions you will be able to experience Transformational Breath by beginning to guide your own personal sessions.
How does Transformational Breath work?
You will be guided to use all the elements of the technique – including gentle movement, sound vibration techniques and simple core affirmations so that you achieve and maintain the wave-like “full circular breath” pattern. This activates a high frequency of electromagnetic vibration throughout the body and mind. According to the scientific principle of Entrainment, low frequency energy patterns are raised and transformed in the presence of the higher frequency energy state. This clears blockages within the energy systems.
How is Transformational Breath different than other breathing methods?
Judith Kravitz developed Transformational Breath after extensive training and experience in teaching yoga, Rebirthing and many other modalities. Transformational Breath incorporates the best from each of these practices. It insures the fastest, most reliable way to experience a complete and lasting shift physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Transformational Breath is an important foundation upon which to build the value of other enjoyable breathing practices. It quickly and reliably clears out resistance and gives a powerful jumpstart to the person’s overall energy level.
How does Transformational Breath differ from yogic breathing?
In pranayama or yogic breathing you practice controlled breathing which is fantastic if you have a full, healthy breathing pattern. However, should you have any restrictions in the breath, you will only reap a few of the benefits. Once the breath is fully opened using the Transformational Breath technique, all the yogic breathing exercises can be enjoyed on a deeper level.
Yoga uses the deep belly breathing to support physical stretching and postures. Transformational Breath is not a replacement for the important physical exercise and body toning provided by yoga. However, Transformational Breath achieves different results than yoga and makes the practice of yoga more enjoyable and more effective.
What is the value of learning and practicing Transformational Breath over other holistic approaches to wellness?
If you want significant, immediate and positive change in your life, just try it. Unlike most self-help methods, even your very first session will bring immediate results. There is so much to gain, even from one session. Group sessions cost around £40-£65, and individual sessions range from £75 to £150. As you do more sessions, whether self practice sessions or a facilitated session, the benefits will expand exponentially.
How do I prepare for a Transformational Breath session?
Due to the abdominal nature of the breath work, it’s best to wear loose and comfortable clothing. It is preferable to only eat lightly or not at all a couple of hours before the session. Blankets and yoga mats/cushions are provided but if you have a particular jumper/socks you like to wear for relaxation do bring these too. It is always recommended for you to bring an open mind and begin to formulate a positive intention for the session.
Is it alright for individuals with health problems to do Transformational Breath?
Many individuals with a wide diversity of health issues have safely benefited from Transformational Breath. It is important for participants to inform their of their health issues before a session. Within the Level 4 Facilitator Training, we are taught to work with individuals whose health has been compromised. It is always recommended that an individual check with their licensed health care provider. Breathing better is a great adjunct to better health and healing any condition.
Does Transformational Breath offer different benefits than exercise to increase oxygenation and decrease stress?
Although it offers some of the same benefits, Transformational Breath is not a replacement for a regular exercise program. Neither does exercise offer all of the benefits of Transformational Breath, since the intention and energy generated during a breath session is not all used up by the demands of physical stress. The energy generated by the sheer act of circular breathing remains available to heal various aspects of the body, mind, and spirit, according to the intention set for the session by the individual.
Aerobic exercise and other breathing practices usually become much easier to master once the breath has opened, transformed the body, mind, and spirit energies. Many people who exercise do not have an open breath, and thereby create strain and over-exert trying to give the body the oxygen it needs. Sometimes the breathing required to fuel the body during exertion can bring up unpleasant feelings and emotions from the subconscious mind. Most people stop breathing during exercise without realising it in order to avoid the conscious awareness of such uncomfortable feelings. Once such feelings have been transformed and the breath mechanism is opened up, resistance to exercise tends to drop away. Maintaining a regular regimen can then become an enjoyable reality.
Is it alright for a pregnant woman to have a Transformational Breath session?
Many midwives, doctors, and mothers have reported that Transformational Breath is a very good practice for both the mother and the baby. Bringing oxygen into the system is a positive thing. Both the mother and unborn child need good quality oxygen in sufficient quantities during pregnancy.
The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Transformational Breath are very valuable during pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the respiratory system is compromised by the growing baby. Transformational Breath allows the system to compensate for this condition. It is good to breathe through fears and trust the process of life that is happening. The breath and life-force are an integral part of pregnancy. The use of the integrated breath during the labour contractions will help integrate the intensity of sensations.
During pregnancy, especially the last trimester, we make sure that the woman is comfortable. We are taught to use certain techniques for pregnant women and avoid other techniques to maintain safety in the session. I used Transformational Breath-work throughout both my pregnancy and found it an invaluable technique to practice in the early weeks of Motherhood too.
How does Transformational Breath affect the emotions?
The process may evoke and resolve repressed emotions. Participants may experience joy or sadness during a session. The Transformational Breath session promotes low energy vibrational patterns to entrain with higher vibrational states. Former negative feelings stored in the cellular memory are often transformed into feelings of acceptance and gratitude for having experienced the situation that produced the original perceptions and emotional responses. Individuals have reported feeling more positive in their emotional states and less stress.
Is there an optimum way to breathe, as we go about our daily business?
It is not recommended to use the circular pattern we use in the sessions, but rather to be aware of our breathing throughout the day. We need to make sure we are using our full respiratory system and that we do not hold our breath. We encourage individuals to breathe as fully and keep the breath flowing in and out without long pauses. This will keep us open, energised, and connected. After doing Transformational Breath we become more aware of the times and circumstances that cause us to close our breath. We can make a conscious effort to keep our breath open and work through the issues or feelings that close our breathing down.
adapted from the US Transformational Breath website: www.transformationalbreath.com