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 Breathing 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 compare with yogic breathing patterns?
Yoga breathers are trained to control the exhale which produces tension and blocks the energy in the solar plexus if they carry it over to everyday breathing. It is essential that those muscles be able to relax fully for free energy flow, as well as have the control for yoga. They are also prana experts so they can really feel when the breath (i.e. energy) flows freely. Transformational Breath is the “Yogic breath of Integration”.
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
How do I prepare for a TB session?
Most facilitators suggest that their clients prepare by wearing loose and comfortable clothing. It is preferable to only eat lightly or not at all before the session. Check with your facilitator about bringing blankets and pillows for comfort along with a journal to record after-session thoughts. It is always recommended for you to bring an open mind and begin to formulate a positive intention for the session
What can I experience during a Transformational Breath session?
There is no set or predictable experience during or after a session. Since you are an individual, your experience will reflect your uniqueness. Common patterns include tingling sensations, temporary dry mouth, feelings of joy and even mystical adventures. Some experience their buried emotions which are integrated and healed in the session. During the first couple of sessions you may experience tetany. See below for further discussion on tetany.
The session may be occasionally uncomfortable due to the emotional content but it is paradoxically blissful at the same time. In an altered state of consciousness, the individual’s higher self guides the healing, providing only what is needed with a feeling of absolute safety. You will leave in a higher vibration with access to higher consciousness. It is best to let go of your expectations and judgments so you can accept the part of you that wants to heal. Every session is unique, based on the pieces that are present for integration.
How does Transformational Breath affect physical health?
The practice of Transformational Breath brings more oxygen to the physical body. Providing more oxygen to the body has been beneficial for many conditions. Every individual has the innate capacity to heal. Transformational Breath enhances each participant’s ability to restore balance and well-being in their physical body. Since we use full diaphragmatic breathing, the lymphatic system and pumps are activated and begin to pull the fluids from the cells. This allows the cells to take in more oxygen rich blood and pranic life force. Additionally, the major way our bodies detoxify is through exhaling the carbon dioxide, so the better we breathe, the more effectively we detoxify.
What problems may be alleviated through Transformational Breath?
Participants in Transformational Breath may experience resolution of many different situations, problems and issues during a session and afterwards. The source of all healings and solutions comes from within the individual and from their connection with their Higher Self. In Transformational Breath, many deep feelings are resolved. We believe the mind and emotions can create physical symptoms and conditions. The resolution of these feelings may connect with, affect and improve physical conditions within the body.
Is Transformational Breath dangerous?
It is not dangerous to breathe. It is good to breathe openly, deeply and frequently. This is the ultimate goal of Transformational Breath. Breathing correctly brings more life and more energy to the individual.
Some have thought that Transformational Breath is dangerous because by breathing in a continuous cycle the C02 levels could be lowered and cause hyperventilation. Because one is coached to exhale in a relaxed fashion, the CO2 levels are not depleted and the oxygen levels are increased but the blood does not become alkaloid. Transformational Breath oxygenates the blood which has a positive chemical response in the body. The brain releases beneficial chemicals such as endorphins and neuropeptides that create feelings of joy and ecstasy.
Some also hold the opinion that breathing too much is bad and actually deprives our body from oxygen. This has not been found to be true with the Transformational Breath experience. The body needs oxygen as one of its main components to flourish and survive. Breathing more and more openly gives the body more energy and life force to function. It also creates a healthier cellular state. If one were blowing or emphasizing the exhale that might decrease the quantity of CO2. Transformational Breath guards against that kind of breathing pattern and the sessions give the body exactly the oxygen it requires while keeping the appropriate levels of CO2
Is it alright for individuals with health problems to do TB?
Many individuals with a wide diversity of health issues have safely benefited from Transformational Breath. It is important for participants to inform their facilitator of their health issues before a session. Within the Level IV facilitator training, Judith teaches the facilitators 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.
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.
How does Transformational Breath work?
Your facilitator will use proven gentle movement, sound vibration techniques and simple core affirmations so 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