Opening to it is the only way through it ... Breathe!
The Breath is a Portal, a Gateway to the Realms of Consciousness Within
The dynamics of Focused Breath consist of
- The Breath as a Vehicle for Transformation
- Heart-Based Dialogue
- Transformational Energetics
1. The Breath as a Vehicle for Transformation
In times of stress we have a tendency to either breathe high and fast into our upper chest -- or hold our breath. When this becomes habitual our energy becomes restricted and affects every area of our lives. The stress response of fight-or-flight keeps us stuck in a fragmented and contracted mode with little room for breathing space or movement. We mistakenly have the illusion that we are "in control." Really what is happening is we are being controlled by old tendencies.
Rather than being empowered we resist life's experiences through various energetic holding patterns. These manifest like invisible suits of armor and postures that cause us to hold on, hold in, hold back, and hold together. These patterns are our defenses against perceived attack from outside. Afraid to let go we feel these holding patterns keep us safe and somehow earn us the love and approval we crave. We do this by being too compliant, hiding our feelings, staying in our comfort zone, keeping ourselves small, or being in our head and vacating the rest of our body.
Through conscious connected breathing and focused awareness we can identify these patterns, complete the energy cycles and release what no longer serves us. Then we can move into a place of empowerment, free to expand and express more authentically.
2. Heart-Based Dialogue
In heart-based dialog our guidance comes from a deep level of inner awareness. This guidance can reveal itself in the forms of insight, vision, somatic experience, revelation and messages from nature. It's important we pay attention to the insights we are given through contemplation, practice and action. Doing so allows us to keep expanding our consciousness rather than returning to the previous limiting tendencies.
Connecting with this inner guidance requires that we simply be focused and present to our own experience. When we are open to the present moment, the endless chatter of the mind has less power over us. We are less likely to be distracted by outside influences. We learn to embrace and move through all our feelings and experiences with more acceptance. We are less likely to be dictated to by past or future. In this way we honor and align with the voice of wisdom in our heart that guides us intuitively to the next steps on our journey.
3 Transformational Energetics
Transformational Energetics (TE) addresses the relationship of the energy systems of the mind, body and emotions. It is highly effective in releasing the charge behind events and fears. It contributes to serenity, health and well-being, and addresses habits, phobias, traumas and attitudes.
- TAPPING - Literally is tapping into and clearing energetic pathways in the body/mind and anchoring a new direction. It's also moving from fight, flight and freeze to rest and renew.
- BALANCING the chakras, the subtle energy centers of the body
- EXPANDING the energy field that permeates the physical body
- Introducing SACRED SOUND to raise vibration
Preparing for your session
The first step in Focused Breath is to form a clear intention.
After forming a clear intention, the best way to approach a Focused Breath session is to drop expectations of results. This allows us to be open to the experience of the moment. Shifts and changes can then take place in a natural and authentic way.
There will be time spent at the beginning of each session to help clarify your intention.
Each Focused Breath or Tap & Breathe session lasts about 60 to 90 minutes.
You will have time to review your experience of the session through discussion, writing or drawing.
You will leave with follow-up suggestions to integrate and enhance your experience.
To optimize your experience five to ten sessions are suggested.
Lynn is available in person, Skype, or Zoom.
- Focused Breath sessions
- Individual Tap and Breathe sessions
- Chakra Classes
Please see the Contact page for more information.