Curious to learn breath science and some patterns of breathing you can use to regulate your nervous system, teach clients or family, or train to become a facilitator? Have a read from this exert from my faciliator training manual for my upcoming training in September.
Aya Breathwork and Dynamic Meditation Facilitator Training Lesson
Breath Pattern, Body Positions and Their Effects –
To best learn to regulate the energy in your body, it is important to be aware of several different breath patterns and body positions and their respective effects.
As a Breathwork and Dynamic Meditation facilitator is important to be able to read a client’s body and breath and choose the optimal combination of body positions and breathing patterns to clear the blocked energy from their system. There are many ways to form breathing pattern sequences and what ratios to use between the inhale, exhale, and breathing holds, or where in the body one will instruct the client to breath into.
- Nose-Nose Earth Breath:
a. This breath is optimal for the default pattern one breaths with during the day.
b. In a breathwork session, nose-nose breathing accords to the element earth due to is grounding and regulating qualities.
c. This breathing pattern is ideal for balancing and clearing 1st chakra.
- Box breathing: inhale for 4 seconds, holds for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, and hold for 4 seconds – repeat (5-20 minutes)
- Nose-Mouth Water Breath:
a. This breath is optimal for releasing energy.
b. In the breathwork session, nose-mouth breathing is often used to purge.
c. This breathing pattern is ideal for balancing and clearing the 2nd chakra.
- Deep breath in and release with a sigh (3-5 breaths)
- Mouth-Nose Fire Breath:
a. This breath is optimal for building heat.
b. In a breathwork session this breathing pattern will cause a sympathetic response and will activate the body.
c. This breathing pattern is ideal for balancing and clearing the 3rd chakra
- Strong inhale, with mouth exhale while flexing muscles (30-40 breaths).
- Mouth-Mouth Air Breath:
a. This breath is optimal for balancing, releasing, and activating.
b. In a breathwork session this breathing pattern can used to
balance the inhale and exhale, to release by placing emphasis on the exhale, or to activate when placing effort on the inhale.
c. This breathing pattern is ideal for balancing and clearing the 4th chakra.
- Inhale push belly out, exhale pull belly in; breath rapidly and pump the soft belly like a bellows (20 breaths, then breath hold on the inhale to activate)
- Nose-Nose Ether Breathing:
a. This breath is optimal for deep meditation and quiescence.
b. In a breathwork session this breathing is often chosen at the end when the individual is primed for ease and meditation. Ether breathing differs from earth breathing because in ether breathing, an individuals aims to breath in and out as little as possible, initiating a subtle breath and becoming more aware of subtle energy.
c. This breathing pattern is ideal for balancing and clearing any chakra.
Despite each breath style having it’s own qualities, it is important to note that it depends how one is breathing. If an individual is inhale with effort and breathing deep with nose-nose Earth Breath, then it will be stimulating. In order to best understanding these breathing patterns, you will need to practice with them yourself and build various combinations. The first one to try is to take 5-10 breaths in each, starting from earth, then moving into water, fire, wind, and ether.
if interested in learning more…
July 5th – breath pattern and body analysis workshop
1-on-1 guidance and mentorships available
August retreat 20-23 – 4 days
September level 1 training – 5 days
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