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FIRE Breath Intensive
May 1 - May 2
According to respiratory research, a 20% reduction in oxygen blood levels may be caused by the aging process and normal breathing habits. Poor breathing robs energy and negatively affects mental alertness. Unless breathing is exercised, aging affects the respiratory system through stiffness. The rib cage and surrounding muscles get stiff causing inhalation to become more difficult. Less elasticity and weak muscles leave stale air in the tissues of the lungs and prevents fresh oxygen from reaching the blood stream.
Many cultures believe that the process of breathing is the essence of being. A rhythmic process of expansion and contraction, breathing is one example of the consistent polarity we see in nature such as night and day, wake and sleep, seasonal growth and decay and ultimately life and death. The breath is known as a universal energy that can be used to find a balance between the body-mind, the conscious, unconscious, and the sympathetic-parasympathetic nervous systems. Unlike other bodily functions, the breath is easily used to communicate between these systems, which gives us an excellent tool to help facilitate positive change. Breathing is the only bodily function that we do both voluntarily and involuntarily. We can consciously use breathing to influence the involuntary (sympathetic nervous system) that regulates blood pressure, heart rate, circulation, digestion and many other bodily functions.
If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Your entire body will be affected.
Once developed through daily practice, this technique will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens - before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit.
F.I.R.E is proud to present our Breathwork/Meditation Seminar. The seminar is a two-day experience that will teach various breathing techniques and the benefits of understanding the breathing process. Previous students have experienced high levels of emotion, relaxation, spiritual enlightenment, and personal awareness. The process is life-altering as the techniques can be employed at will and virtually in any setting.