Why Breathwork Will Revolutionize Medicine

We are in the tidal flow of a new earth. In this age we are seeing the rapid cycles of old systems decaying, and the new order arising. The realm of wellness and medicine will see a great turn in this century. What we are witnessing:

  • Moving beyond the dualistic split that treats mind and body as separate
  • Including a wider variety of integrative and functional medicine practices
  • The empowerment of individuals to heal themselves
  • Expanding the view of health to be holistic, taking the whole human into account, from their connection to community and the health of their spirituality as central factors in their well-being

Breathwork lends itself to the service of shifting the paradigm. The field of breathwork is relatively new, though breath sciences have been around for thousands of years, the emergence of the modern breathwork movement began building momentum in the 1970’s. It is currently seeing a surge in popularity, especially Wim Hof Breathing techniques, and the numerous styles of Conscious Connected Breathwork (CCB). Though there are many other breathing practices, I will focus this article on CCB.

Conscious Connected Breathwork is an umbrella term for a number of different breathwork schools that focus on a circular breathing rhythm that connects the inhalation to exhalation without pause. Typical sessions last around an hour, some CCB styles employ hands on facilitation, others do not.

CCB is a powerful self healing method that holistically brings balance to the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual domains of the individual. For example, breathwork balances the two main branches of the nervous system, it clears the mind, releases unprocessed emotion and trauma, and can even be used to access out of body, altered, and mystical states of consciousness. This remarkable technique for accessing deep healing and profound shifts in consciousness will revolutionize people’s perceptions of what is possible.

The current systems of medicine are slowly being overturned, but it takes a certain tidal force to shift a paradigm. There are many who have offered great service to seed the revolution in the way we treat and understand health, the emergence of breathwork is going to be a powerful force.

Why will breathwork help to shift the paradigm?

Because the old ways of thinking of ingrained into the majority of people’s belief structures. Simply telling them that mind and body are one is not enough, simply telling an individual they have the power to heal themselves only goes so far, simply talking about spirituality is not enough. People need an actual felt-sense experience. Breathwork offers just that. You can be a devote atheist, and suddenly as you begin to practice CCB you may start having unexplained mystical experiences. These experiences will not be the result of an external substance or someone imposed upon you, they will be the result of you and your breathing. Or perhaps an individual will not have a mystical experience, but rather they will experience releasing a deeply held belief or emotion, and find themselves empowered in the process. When an individual comes to realize they have the most powerful tool available to them, and it’s been right under their nose their whole life, their mind will shift its understanding of what is possible.

Because spiritual experiences and profound states are easily accessible for all who try breathwork under good guidance, it will cause a rapid shift in the models we use to discuss health and healing. You can’t practice breathwork for long without needing to upgrade your understanding the human bioelectrical field of energy. And as an individual begins to encounter mystical domains of consciousness, they must them accommodate these new experiences into their understanding.

As a breathworker, I see first-hand the shifts that take place when an individual is connected with the spirit of the breath. For the evolved understanding I operate with is that the breath is beyond the air we breath, there is a more vital substance within the breath that gives life – which can be called life force or prana or spirit. This spirit of the breath, is your connection with the Great spirit, with God, and with your soul. Through the practice of CCB an individual learns to ‘work’ with the breath, which refers to the way an individual deeply listens to the intelligence of how the breath wants to breath. There is an intelligence that arises in the individual as they deeply tune into the flow of breath, which gives a sense of guidance…this guidance shows up during the session and leads to the profound healings, releases, and connections with higher forces. When an individual learns to re-connect with the spirit of the breath, it is akin to finding their soul, or the piece of themselves that is beyond the tangible mind and body.

My life is witness, as are those I work with, there is an internal guidance that arises when we learn to listen to the breath.

Breath medicine lends itself to a new way of being and understanding oneself. It encourages individuals to turn within and it gives them the tools to do so. Breath medicine raises the consciousness of an individual, it is the very nature of the technique. When one breaths with conscious awareness, they are in the present moment, they can rise above mind, and the structures of the current paradigm that is influencing their thinking. It allows individual to be more self-aware of their mental emotional state, and what is blocking them from moving forward, and making that shift. For this reason, breathwork leads to accelerated evolution.
As more and more individuals become acquainted with breathwork medicine, their will be a collective shift. Just as when one individual breaks a certain record or accomplishment, other have an increased capacity to do the same. There are many pioneering breathworkers moving the dial forward on what is possible, and then offering their practice to the wider community to offer guidance. Further, CCB is best offered in community, which will be a center piece of the massive healings that are going to happen when we put behind this current madness. It’s an honour to guide breathwork and be of service in this time.

Remember, the source of all of creation lies within you, you breath it in with every breath.

Thank you.

  • Zachary Koop


Couples Intimacy Session – Dynamic Meditation

Introduction to Couples Intimacy Session.

This Meditation is for:

  • Clearing blockages between partners
  • Increasing connection
  • Opening up to one another in a safe way

This meditation asks:

  • Each partner hold the space for one another
  • Each partner commit to holding a non-judgmental and loving awareness
  • Each partner be committed to letting go and releasing

This meditation has 6 parts:

  1. Awareness – Mindful witnessing
  2. Voicing – Dyad
  3. Connecting – Conscious Connected Breathwork
  4. Releasing – Breathwork and movement
  5. Loving – Wholeness meditation
  6. Celebrating – Dancing


  • Each section should last 10, 15, or 20 minutes, thus set aside the appropriate amount of time
  • Prepare your mind to enter into the process and eliminate distractions
  • Have a timer prepared or a soundtrack to keep the process flowing without interruption
  • You will be sitting with one another, it would be good to sit on a pillow and be cross legged

Meditation Follows:

Step 1: Awareness – Mindful witnessing

  • Sit approx.. 1 m apart, or about the length of a yoga mat
  • Mindful witnessing involves staring at the tip of the nose
  • Be aware of your breath, body sensations, emotions, and mental activity
  • Have a non—judgmental and loving awareness
  • Sit for the whole time without speech.


  • Step 1 focuses on becoming aware of what is moving through one’s mental-emotional field of awareness. It gathers the attention inward, and each individual can tune into their own field and get clear on what is coming up for them in the moment.

Step 2: Voicing – Dyad

  • Move closer together, a few feet, or just beyond arms length
  • Each partner will take turns speaking for 5 minutes continuously, while maintain eye contact
  • Maintain non-judgmental and loving awareness
  • While one partner speaks, the other simply holds the space, observing without reaction – neutral face-
  • Things that the partners may choose to speak to: anything that they want to be heard, blockages they are having within themselves, voicing concerns, etc.


  • Being heard and seen is integral to emotional connection. This portion of the process allows each partner to express what is on their mind, and be assured it will heard and met with love. The partner is given no chance to respond, or to solve the issue, only to listen. If they maintain a loving and non-judgmental awareness, the information will be received on a deeper level and build trust.

Step 3: Connect – Conscious Connected Breathwork

  • The partners can maintain the same distance, or move closer, or one partner may even choose to sit on the other with legs wrapped around.
  • Maintain eye contact, or close eyes and put foreheads together
  • Conscious connected breathwork involves connecting your breath so that there is no pause between inhale or exhale. Option to breath gentle and calm, or deep and fast.
  • It is important to be aware of your body, especially your heart, and to connect with your partners heart and breath.
  • If any triggers or dense emotions came up during the last section, this section should be used to clear those and come back to love


  • Conscious Connected Breathing helps clear emotions blockages, improves body connection, expands electromagnetic field, and can enhance intimacy and feeling
  • The previous section may have brought up some triggers, this section re-connects the couples and gives opportunity to clear those blockages and meet each other in love.

Section 4: Release – Chaotic breathing and shaking

  • Breath out and in fast and deep – chaotically
  • Shake the body and exhaust yourself
  • Breathing through nose, mouth, nose-mouth, mouth-nose… it does not matter
  • *Become a witness of your body, an un-identified observer – allow the process to happen naturally without control or force


  • This portion clears blockages and shifts the state of the individuals

Section 5: Loving – Wholeness Meditation

  • Sit close together so that knees touch …place hands either palms up, or hold hands if that is comfortable
  • Open your heart
  • You can use this visualization, Begin by becoming aware of the center of your chest and the feelings of love your have for your partner. As you inhale, visualize a field of love expanding and wrapping around your partner.
  • This visualization is not necessary, you can do this section with eyes open, but focus on the feelings of love you have for your partner
  • Stay connected to your center, while also connecting with their heart
  • Synch breaths
  • If emotion arises, let it come out
  • Bonus: focus not merely on the love that you have for one another, but expand your awareness to relate it to how the love you share for one another helps the planet.
  • give thanks


  • At this point the bodymind will be open and each participant will be better able to feel their emotions and allow their heart to expand.

Step 6: Celebrating – Dance

  • Dance – either together or apart
  • Celebrate your love…celebrate all love… give thanks


  • No explanation is needed, just dance.


  • this is a powerful meditation process that is most effective when done daily for the course of several weeks.
  • There will be residual effects with daily practice as the subconscious continues to release and open.

For full explanations and guidance on these sessions, contact me for a session.

This is one meditation I offer, this one focuses on connection and clearing, other sessions focus on pre-sex opening, and deep meditation.



Tantric Meditation Series

Sharing Tantra’s 112 meditation techniques.
This week, a technique for examining the past…
It is a fairly controversial technique.

The technique simply says: “look at the past disidentified.”
How to practice?

This is a good practice to perform before bed.
Start by tuning into the breath and the present moment, and in your mind’s eye, begin to review your day from the present moment, until the morning. You may go back further, days, weeks, years…. This is a technique that Buddha has also shared to remember past lives.

The key to this technique is to review the past without identification.

Meaning, you are a witness. Seeing yourself, your actions, your emotions, and your thoughts from a unidentified position of witnessing.
This technique will help you to see yourself clearly, when practiced regularly.
It will help to untie the personal attachment to story and emotion.
Let’s explore deeper layers…

It is true that most people, most of the time, do not experience reality as it is. They instead view the present through the lens of the past. Instead of seeing life as it is, fresh and unique, they is a subtle lens of expectation, bias, and their vision is blurred by the patterning of memory and emotion. There is an emotional residue and carried concept of self or identity through which experience is filtered through. This technique recognizes the level of consciousness that is associated with the limited self-concept, and it encourages awareness to expand beyond the identification of this self-concept.

You are not simply your self-concept. You are pure awareness. Pure awareness is beyond the personal body and mind complex. To practice this meditation is to come in contact with pure awareness, and to see yourself more clearly. If one is always limited to the position of their self-concept, and they are too much caught up in their emotions and story, they are tied to the limited awareness available. A more expansive awareness is available.

Why is this technique controversial?

There are different thoughts as to what to do with the self-concept or ego.
There are some who think the ego is to be transcended and annihilated, until pure awareness is all that is left.

Then there are those who think that the ego should be transcended, but not abandoned….they would wish it to be integrated…so that one can be simultaneously be their higher self -pure awareness- and their lower self -the limited self-concept-. It is a basic, but fundamental split between dualism and non-dualistic thinking.

The first conception generally would wish to transcend society, to move beyond sex, and marriage, and are most often they become vegetarian guru’s and spiritual leaders, for they are entirely interested in the transcendental spirit, and not the limited forms that spirit inhabits.

The second conception see’s that spirit lives in all things, above and below, and thus there is an openness to live in the world of society, marriage, sex, and to eat meat, etc.

I am not here to put forward a right or wrong way, and in each conception I have witnessed exemplary individuals worthy of recognition, and I have also seen dysfunctional patterns.
For example, in the first conception we find spiritual bypassers, out of touch, world denying, pleasure denying, and judgemental spiritualist.

In the second conception there are greedy, abusive, addictive, and manipulative individuals.

Life is set up with polarities so that we have a choice, and that we must think for ourselves.

—Getting back to the meditation…

This technique can be of benefit for both groups.
For the individual who seeks transcendence, the continual dis-identification of the self-concept can offer a doorway into transcendence.

For the individual who seeks transcendence and integration of the self-concept, this technique is basic psychotherapy. Which is founded on the notion that our psyche is the collection of laid down memories, emotions, and stories…all of which are plastic… meaning they may have been encoding one way, but a re-examination of them from a different perspective can alter the memory, emotion, and meaning of the event.

Thus, if this technique is performed daily before bed, or practiced extensively on someone’s past, they can consciously encode their memories, emotions, and the stories about themselves. No longer trapped in the autonomic and conditioned ways of imprinting memories, an individual can look unto their past with love, and with a seeking for meaning, and purpose. This can decondtion habitual patterns of self-judgement, release blocked emotions of guilt, or shame, and allow an individual to forgive themselves.

Whether you seek to transcend your ego, or to integrate your ego, this technique can offer you much in terms of building a relationship with your ego and its imprints.

When the self-concept has been shifted, the current state, and the projections the self-concept carries can be lightened. It is like dropping a heavy burden one has been unconsciously choosing to carry.

It is a powerful technique.

Exploring Love

“Love is at the heart of all things. It penetrates this world, and all worlds, for love is that which transcends all dimensions.”

No one comes and goes from this life without feeling the touch of love, whether it is her sweet embrace, or the bitter loneliness she casts.

To enter into love, is to commune with a force far greater than ordinary emotions.
Many cultures and organizations have spoken of love: For example, the Greeks recognized 4 types of love:

1. Eros: erotic, passionate love.

2. Philia: love of friends and equals.

3. Storge: love of parents for children.

4. Agape: love of mankind.
The Buddha discussed 4 components of love, and being the practical person he was, he gave meditations for each component.

1. Maitri is translated into kindness or benevolence

2. The second element of true love is Karuna, meaning compassion.

3. The third element is Mudita, translated as joy or happiness

4. The final one of the four elements of love is Upeksha, meaning freedom.

The above mentioned lists are linear, and they fit into nice categories for conversation. But, few experience love in such a rational way.

Listen to these words from a Sufi poet.

” love you.

If I love you

I love myself.

I’m drenched

in the flood

which has yet to come

I’m tied up

in the prison

which has yet to exist

Not having played

the game of chess

I’m already the checkmate

Not having tasted

a single cup of your wine

I’m already drunk

Not having entered

the battlefield

I’m already wounded and slain

I no longer

know the difference

between image and reality

Like the shadow
I am And I am not”
In the mystical teachings and language of Sufism, love between persons is a doorway into the divine. Buddha speaks to love from the place of transcendence, he has gone beyond his human heart, and like a discarnate intelligence, his love is universal, it comes not from a self, and it is for all people. But a Sufi’s love is not ungrounded, it lives in the human heart. The Buddha went beyond emotion, a Sufi moves into emotion.

A Buddha experiences calm abiding bliss.

A Sufi experiences rapture.
Buddhist meditation involves simply sitting and witnessing, it is passive.
Sufi meditation involve whirling, spinning, dancing, and writing poetry.

Both are pathways towards self-lessness. Let us explore Sufism.

In Sufism there is self-renunciation and self-sacrifice, the giving up of all possessions–wealth, honour, will, life, and whatever else individuals value–for the Beloved’s sake without any thought of reward.

In Sufism, love is a ladder to higher consciousness.Why?To be in love, is to surrender your ego.

The word orgasm in French is called ‘little death’.
Being in love with anyone is like dying to your old life and being reborn into a new dimension.

The relationship is dangerous.
It is dangerous because the more you love someone, the more and more you evaporate. But, in order to achieve enlightenment through love, you must love so totally, that nothing of you remains.
To love someone in this way, is not “till death do us part”…death is just the beginning! It is a requisite to love!

The whole deal with liberation is to move beyond death…you must consciously die before you die. Love, in its highest is voluntary sacrifice, an offering of your life to love.
When the individual dies in love, they are surrendering person will. Love is a force far greater than individual will, love is higher intelligence.

When you surrender to this force, you are not falling in love with someone, you have fallen into the great mystery.

Hear these words:
You think you are alive

because you breathe air?

Shame on you,

that you are alive in such a limited way.

Don’t be without Love,

so you won’t feel dead.

Die in Love

and stay alive forever.

The poetry of Rumi has touched millions. Not because of their form, they are merely words on a page, they resonate through time because they were scribed in love. The force of love transcends all dimensions, time being a dimension.

Love…your love… is eternal. It is not bound. The love in your heart, whether you have someone near and dear, or not, is reverberating into eternity.

On this day, Valentine’s day, let love be your guide. Blessings, ZK

Tantric Meditation part 3: Devotional Breath

Tantric Meditation part 3: Devotional Breath

This is the 3rd article I have written recently that explores the 112 tantric meditation techniques.

I have chosen 3 techniques that involve love, and this third one is about devotion.

Let us hear the technique:

‘With utmost devotion, center on the two junctions of breath and know the knower’

This is the 3rd technique of the 112 that instruct to focus on the junction between the two breaths.

This is foundational, for the 112 meditation techniques are about becoming conscious.  Breath, is the vehicle for consciousness.

If you can become aware of 20 breaths without thinking, in their full cycle, you will immediately shift your consciousness.

Try it. It is much more difficult than one would expect to focus purely on the breath without mental fluctuations and thoughts interrupting.

The full breath cycle is

  1. Inhale – which has a beginning, middle, and end
  2. The turn between
  3. Exhale – beginning, middle, and end
  4. The second turn

8 separate moments in one cycle to become aware of. But this technique, unlike some of the former ones is not simply saying be aware of the breath. It is saying to be aware of the breath at the junction.
With devotion.

The junction is key. The second key is devotion.
First, let’s explore the junction.

The space between inhale and exhale is a unique state of consciousness. As one inhales life force energy is coming into their body… it is bringing life and sustaining life…the exhale is letting go, it is death.  The full cycle of breath is a complete lifetime, life comes in, it is maintained, and then it dies.

The place between the two breaths is void. Life force is neither coming in or going out. There is a still point…the zero-point energy field…when this still point is made conscious, all kinds of beauty may arise.

Consciousness is no longer coming in or going out of your body at the still point.  There is not doing, thus there is an entry into pure being. In this moment of stillness, is the calm between the storm, it is where you feel god… it is beyond life and death. When the moment between two breaths is known with every breath, you can become constantly aware.

The second part of the technique is about devotion. Many express devotion for God, for Jesus, for Buddha, for their beloved. This technique is concerned with your devotional heart. It is not asking for you to project that devotion onto an image or person.  It is instructing you to place it between the two breaths. 

One could say…
Between the two breaths, there is God…without form or name, not to name the god, but to experience the god through the stillness.

As you tie an intention and a heart felt devotional energy field into the breath, you imbue the breath with devotion…this devotion enters you, and you become divine. It is akin to recognizing your own divinity and blessing yourself. You are a temple, to bless the breath, is to consecrate yourself.

As a practice… you are purifying yourself. To practice this meditation daily, is it purify your body and mind.

Remember, Tantra is a technology. It is not to be believed, but explored. I have said many things, they are not to be believed… know for yourself -gnosis.

Tantra has techniques to cultivate our nervous system. Do you want to live with more devotion in your life? This is a practice of self-cultivation… make each breath a devotion, a prayer… see how your life changes. Devotion lies within you, it is yours to know and grow. This technique does not ask you hang a picture of your guru on your mantle and practice devotion. It does not ask you sing to Jesus or to repeat hare Krishna.

It instructs you to become a witness of the breath, and to have devotion for it.

Why a witness?

A witness is an observer.

These techniques are about raising consciousness. The witness is a place of being, that is beyond the body and mind. To be a witness means to watch the body sensation, to watch emotions, to watch the thoughts… not to be in them, but to be aware of the one who is thinking them. It goes beyond, it is an expanded awareness. When you are beyond the body and mind, and you are attuned to the vibration of devotion.. your whole body and being may then align with your intention. Your intention is like a thought-feild of energy and information that surrounds the bodymind, and if this field of awareness is held continously, it will harmonize the system.

It is true of all thought fields. If you have anger, your whole being will become angry. All of your cells will become angry, your body will become red and inflamed.

When you become devotional, your energy and whole being and all your cells shout the high heavenly cord of hallelujah. Your blood no longer runs, but dances.

‘Between two breaths, witness the junction with devotion’

When we cultivate a devotional heart, we are primed to be devotional. When this practice takes root, you may find yourself becoming devotional to strangers, to objects in your home… you may find yourself expressing new levels of love and appreciation for your beloved and your family.

Remember these are cultivation techniques… and to cultivate takes time… and good conditions. But the technique is scientific. It will change you. By changing the way you relate to yourself, you will alter your physiology…by consistently changing your thinking, it will ripple through your entire system. 

Remember, you are always living and dying with every breath cycle… all the cells in your body live and die, the being you were 7 years ago is no longer here. Just thinking of who you could be if you practiced devotion with each breath for just 7 days… 7 days, with over 24,000 breaths per day… that’s a lot of prayer.

Even if it is for just 20 breaths… see how it changes your state. There may be reistence at first… if you are not feeling at home in your body and emotions.. it may be hard to be devotional unto yourself and breath… this is when the medicine has a chance to work.

Remember that this practice is not simply about you.  To raise one’s vibration helps all beings.

An encouragement to explore this simple mediation throughout your day and offer your devotion to your loved ones and all beings.

May all beings be happy
May all being be healthy