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I'm curious where everyone is based in the world? I'm in Israel and was wondering if there are others from previous cohorts who are also here? I'd also love to know how people are bringing this work into their practices? Individual sessions, group sessions, online, face to face? I found myself getting overwhelmed at the possibilities and we aren't even there yet 😂

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Michelle Voytko
Joyce Harris
Neil Griffiths
Ilya Kuipers
Mike Carney
New comment 5h ago

Since reading James Nestor's book Breath, I've started paying more attention to the contractions in my body and I realised that many times when I do breathwork my chest doesn't expand so much. He says that breathing correctly through the nose or practising all kind of techniques won't help much if we don't have the lung capacity to hold the air. So I decided to follow a different approach to breathing and I started doing yoga and the Five Tibetan rites before I do my breathwork practice almost every day. Conclusions: 1. My breathing has become more fluid 2. My chest feels less contracted 3. Breathing is becoming effortless 4. I can hold the breath holds with more ease and enjoy their benefits So, I was wondering what other people in this beautiful community are doing to expand their lung capacity, breathe better and reap more benefits of this amazing tool we have. I would love to hear back from you so we can all inspire each other and grow together.

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Emile Verkerk
Alina Stoicescu
Margarita Florodimitri
Amber Fleming-Shon
Franky Descoteaux
New comment 20h ago
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    @Franky Descoteaux I use this one on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BURK01vNAZY Enjoy

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    @Franky Descoteaux I take a deep breath before I click and know that the universe will guide me to what I need at that moment.

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Emile Verkerk
New comment 20h ago

Good morning guys! 🌞 I am in the 10-week training for the breathmasters certification that starts on the 27th of March. And feeling very excited!🙏 Which of you is also participating in the training?

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Ilya Kuipers
Aggelis Kosmos
Yvonne Wierenga
Marc Assaraf
Margarita Florodimitri
New comment 21h ago
  • 5 likes • 3d

    I'm also on board

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    @Margarita Florodimitri I got a whole bunch of emails. However, some had incomplete links and my member portal only shows the MB30 program. Still waiting, waiting...

As long as i know i am struggling with morning routine Or rituals. I am not so motivated for that and give up quick. I start fresh with all sorts of it and after a week, sometimes i start skipping days and in the end i quit. Now i am in the MB 30. First week was Great. Week two the struggle came with the holo breath. Now i allready skipped 2 days and Its so hard to get back in it. Does Antbody have tips or advice for me? When do You do it, what helps, what time is the best to do it? I could use an accountability partner. Want this so bad. I it fear or sabotage? Help is really appreciated 🙏🏻❤️

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Kevin Smith
Yara Randa
Margarita Florodimitri
Yvonne Wierenga
Alina Stoicescu
New comment 22h ago
  • 4 likes • 2d

    My mornings start with the motto, TAKE IT SLOW. Must be the lazy gene expressing itself. My mornings were chaos for a very long time and then when I decided to do a morning routine to get a little organization going into each day, I took it slow. One thing at a time, for as long as it took to become a habit. Don't overload yourself. For example: 1. Start with having a morning routine of one thing. It's not important what it is, when you get up, JUST DO IT. Make sure that you focus on what you're doing, stay in the present, and don't let your mind wander to what may happen later on in life. It's not important. Staying focused on your morning routine is. 2. When you've done this one thing for a week or two and it becomes part of you, reassess (see where you would like to go next), and add a second thing to your morning routine. 3. Now do both things until they become second nature. This may take a day, a week, a month, a year. Time is irrelevant. It took me 8 months to have an eight item morning routine which is how I choose to start each day in a focused and relaxed manner. Some of the items n my list are extremely short. (Juice half a lemon, add 8 ounces of water and drink.), some are variable (Breathwork du jour ==> 5 minute breathwork, 1 hour journey, whatever resonates for me at that time), and some are fixed (read a book for half an hour, spend 20 minutes journaling). Keep in mind though, since you are the boss, that if something doesn't feel quite right in your morning routine, you have the option to change it so that it fits (and feels) better with your growth and the direction that you want to go. Good luck!

I love it to Be myself and Be seen as me. All the lovely responses of Every one i even not know. This site has beautiful people in it. Thank You so much for being here 🙏🏻❤️

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Emile Verkerk
Nathaly Coualy
Margarita Florodimitri
New comment 1d ago

We humans are fueled by incentive and reward. Do something good, feel good about it, rinse and repeat. This is how we’ll sculpt your nervous system so your thoughts and feelings become a source of strength and internal inspiration rather than a source of self-sabotage and suffering. Basically this: the more you put into this group the more you’ll get out. I’ve designed this ecosystem to reward you for doing the things you know you want to do. The more you do the practices, the more you engage in a positive manner, the more you show up, the more you will get rewarded. In this way we create a positive feedback loop which spirals you upwards to the place you want to be. The other awesome thing? If you’re short of cash but you’re playing full out, you’ll be able to earn the points to access the full 9D Breathwork Community. If that’s not your jam and you just want access to my Premium stuff right away (cos there’s no time to waste and you’re on a fu**in' mission) - then go right ahead, click this link and follow the steps. Either way, we’re going to get you where you want to go. Enjoy the journey my friend. My team and I plus this community of game changers will be right there with you every step of the way. Brian

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Noah Long
Mona Bitar
Josh Masterson
Franky Descoteaux
Mike Carney
New comment 2d ago
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    @Hala Galal I think the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time. I really don't think this is insane as with each breathwork, session or journey, we are all getting different results.

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    @Yvonne Wierenga Welcome to yourself

Hello dear friends! I need some inspiration.. How do you cope with denial? Denial to practice in order to feel good, to be happy, to live a nice, happy life.. The breathwork, meditation, yoga, gratitude, journaling, anything! When you know what you should do but don't do it.. Is it all about self-worth, strength, perseverance, willingness? Even though I don't believe it, I think that I am still conditioned to see a worthy life as something that should be difficult and hard. And all the tools that I am learning those past years, really helped me and made life easier. But I still seem to seek troubles, problems to solve... Even during my practice, I am only trying to see my dysfunctions. Like not accepting life. How can I stop this denial? I hope my post is clear.. English is not my first language.. Thank you.

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Emile Verkerk
Franky Descoteaux
Paulo Silva
Erin Forbes
Margarita Florodimitri
New comment 3d ago
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    I AM ENOUGH. Tell yourself that all you need is yourself to feel good, to be happy, to life a happy life. In the end, the only experiences that count are your interpretations, not those of others. See the light that shines within, take a deep breath, and then share that.

Hi everyone, I know my question might seem weird. And I already know the answer to it but just want to double check. Is the down regulating breathing ok with cancer patients who are in late stage 4 of Adenocarcinoma which is an aggressive type in lungs? The patient is in deep pain all the time and I’m advising her to do down regulating simple techniques but she’s afraid that it might make the cells spread more. Can this really happen? Can breathing make cancer more aggressive? Thanks in advance.

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Emile Verkerk
Barbara Lanz
Amber Fleming-Shon
Franky Descoteaux
Hala Galal
New comment 4d ago
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    I'm not a doctor by any stretch of the imagination so all I can give you is my opinion. All dis-ease is caused by imbalance and that imbalance is caused by what we eat, breathe and drink. (by using the wrong or tainted fuel, eventually the motor has problems and breaks down). If one is in a state of dis-ease, I think that improvement can be realized by seeking balance. (but in some cases the motor is so broken that it can't be fixed anymore)

"They" say we are what we eat, but wouldn't it also make sense that we are what we breathe. I'm sure that a breathwork journey out in nature would have a different effect than that same journey taken at a busy intersection. Studies have shown that our indoor air quality is sometimes worse than what we experience outside, yet most people do their breathwork inside. I'm awaiting the arrival of a negative ion generator, which should give me nature quality, mountain top air in the space where I do most of my breathwork and journeys. I'll keep you posted.

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Anati Bloch
Nikki Clifton
Emile Verkerk
Alina Stoicescu
Marion Dekindt
New comment 4d ago
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    For those of you who have shown some interest in acquiring your very own negative ion generator, here are some tips. 1. I would love to to send you a link but I live in Bali, so the only purchase links are from Shopee, Lazada, Tokopedia which probably don't ship outside of East Asia. 2. Most of the info I have is in Indonesian. 3. Ask our good friend Google (negative ion generator air purifier) and you'll get plenty of information, including purchase links. 4. I have attached the instruction manual for my device as a feature guide so you know what to look for. 5. The manual is in English, but the pictures are multi-lingual.

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    @Alina Stoicescu see below

Finally managed 2 minutes cold shower! I feel incredible. Thanks for inspiring me, buffalos! If I’m going to dive down that hole with my daughter I’ve got to start somewhere 😘

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Emile Verkerk
Alina Stoicescu
Amber Fleming-Shon
Franky Descoteaux
New comment 5d ago
  • 2 likes • 7d

    Kudos. So far I've managed to keep my head under a cold shower for about 30 seconds. I will take the plunge one day.

Good morning beautiful ones. I am reaching out for support. Some days living with cptsd kicks my a**. I find myself in a self-saboatge shame cycle again and this one has been a doozy. Full of overwhelm, avoidance, self-deprecating self talk, binge eating and spending money recklessly. Laying on the couch doom scrolling. Ugh. I feel shame around not leading a single journey thus far. I did some Journaling this morning and my shame is wrapped around success, that's all that mattered to my ex. If I didn't succeed at something, and I never did in his eyes, I wasnt good enough, smart enough, worthy enough, deserving of anything. I wasn't wife enough or mother enough. I'd never get it right and I'd just mess things up for him to have to fix. Better of just staying in the background as a pretty little thing. Just a trophy wife. More that 20 years of manipulation, control, gaslighting, abuse. That's the garbage that still runs through my head nearly 10 years later. I'm free now but I'm not. I am so afraid of not succeeding. That fear becomes paralyzing. I numb out, that became my befault survival mechanism. Even though I'm in a safe, loving and supportive marriage now my brain doesn't always believe it. Ive been working on healing my mind, making better connections and associations for my mind. I know what I need to do but I can't get my mind, body and emotions together to do it. To that end I am asking for recommendations on journeys to help get me up and over this bump in the road. I haven't done a journey in a couple weeks and I definitely feel the difference. Maybe I need to revisit a journey I've already done? I overthink everything so help me keep it simple! I know I can't effectively use the medicine of breathwork to help others if I don't use it first to help myself. Thank you all for being the amazing human beings you are. ❤️

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Yvonne Wierenga
Marc Assaraf
Michelle Voytko
Yara Tarek
Alina Stoicescu
New comment 5d ago
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    Thanks for sharing. That took a lot of courage. My suggestion. Get a pack of post-it notes. Write on each one I AM ENOUGH. Post them where you end up being every day. The mirrors in your house, the fridge, your car, your computer screen, you get the idea. Keep consciously reminding your subconsciousness that I AM ENOUGH. p.s. Leave them out in the open so everyone can benefit from them.

Time to write about 2 things. One . . my experience with Sandra's breathwork 2. How to liberate parents from the victimhood that is SO easily fallen into because of the broken fragmented way our culture is currently raising children. I continue to share breathwork with mom friends and I'm almost always met with "I cant do that with a kid" Oooooh. And my heart feels heavy in this. Because I too go there. I wasn't able to wake up before my child for 4 years unless I wanted to also wake her up - and that defeats the purpose of waking up early to do my self care. So i am grateful that now at 4.5 years later, I'm able to wake up to do my practices. AND. . . my first experience of doing breathwork with her was accidental. Sandra's journey. I was putting her to bed and hoping she'd fall asleep before the journey began. But I had earbuds in to keep an ear out for what was happening. She wouldn't go to sleep that night. So I began to do the breathwork lightly while she was still awake. As soon as Sandra started I began to cry. I was soon weeping and my daughter reached her hand up to my face and caressed my cheek and held me. She didn't ask what was happening. After 5 or 10 minutes I felt called to speak into the space that 'I am safe. . .that I'm simply releasing and being guided through this journey to be held and release emotions that I never got a chance to release growing up." Something to that effect. My daughter continued to cuddle with me. The scream came and I screamed. The second scream came and I warned her I'd do it again. She was so relaxed, so accepting, so holding of all the big emotions. Part of me judged that she shouldn't be holding me. I've always cried openly in front of her. But part of me always wonders . . .is there a boundary? I'm not asking her to hold me in it. It feels like that's the boundary. But she's learned through the ways I hold her . .and her beautiful innocence that she came in with and knowing of how to hold unconditional love. . . how to hold me and others anytime there's pain. She feels it and speaks into it sometimes. The other day she told me she was giving this mans anger to mama gaia to hold.

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Emile Verkerk
Joyce Harris
Monica Benedetto
Helene Eklund
Barbara Lanz
New comment 15d ago

Hello everyone. I’m so excited and would love to share those moments with you. I just finished guiding my first parasympathetic zoom journey. I had 11 students. I Had @Mohamed El Dakkak and @Anati Bloch from my pod. I’d love to thank them for their usual support. I appreciate that🙏🏻. I also had two family members and 7 friends. Actually, I didn’t get the chance to listen to their sharings. I guess all fell asleep except for two or three who wrote in the chat that they will share later😂. Let’s hope everyone is safe and sound😀.

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Emile Verkerk
Yara Tarek
Joyce Harris
Brian Kelly
Hala Galal
New comment 16d ago

What’s up BM Fam! A gentle reminder for our awesome Breath Masters Senior Coach @Marina Savic “Journey of the Heart” 7pm Dubai Time this evening! Who’s joining LIVE? Let us know in the comments below 🤍💫 PS Zoom link is in “Calendar” @Brian Kelly @Hanna Alcantara

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Marina Savic
Andres Castellano
Julien Fatisson
Keira Jose
Prateek M
New comment 18d ago
  • 4 likes • 25d

    I would love to join live, but here in Bali, I'd already be asleep. I'll catch the recording when it becomes available. Thanks.

Hi. My names monica ....and its been 10 days since i did a journey. 😝 Do others experience detox like symptoms from all the release? Fatigue, dull headache for days/weeks. Ive been moving so much energy, ripping out roots of dysfunction and uncovering trauma in so many different modalities and ways that i need some extra integration support. ....any tips?

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Emile Verkerk
Kevin Smith
Claire McNally
Siam Lee
Rob Hanrieder
New comment 19d ago
  • 7 likes • 29d

    I seem to be in a continuous state of detox. I drink more more water, get more sleep, become more aware of my breathing. It's all growth. Got to go through it. Can't skip the unpleasantries as they're all lessons we're learning.

Tip for when you're working a large group and you're offering bodywork for support - how to remember who said yes to you touching them? Have with you small colored stickers (I use green for "go") that you can stick to their leg or mat. You can get really creative and make personalized stickers that might say "I agreed to body work" or "Anati's TBJ" (your name obviously).

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Emile Verkerk
Anati Bloch
Andres Castellano
Julie Maree
Erin Forbes
New comment 20d ago

Hello Breath Magicians 💞 I'd like to share with you my first PS journey of ACCEPTANCE. I enjoyed creating it, basing the path to healing on the four noble truths (a major concept in Buddhism). It's short and works great before bedtime or just for calming down the bananas hungry monkey 🐒 in our heads 😁 Love the support emanating here, thank you all for your presence 🙏 https://youtu.be/nC7t9cHvgtA

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Andres Castellano
Emile Verkerk
Alexandra Schulz
Amber Fleming-Shon
Anati Bloch
New comment 20d ago

As we navigate the transformative times on our planet, it has never been more important to tap into the energy of the heart. The heart holds the key to so much wisdom, love, and compassion, and I believe that our collective journey toward the heart is essential for personal growth, healing, and the betterment of our world. That is why I created the "Journey of the Heart" Breathwork Journey, as a way for each of us to step into the knowledge of the heart and connect with our inner selves in a deep and meaningful way. I hope that this experience has provided every one of you who could attend this session on Tuesday, with an opportunity to connect with your heart and tap into its infinite wisdom. In these times of uncertainty, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected, but I believe that by coming together and connecting with our hearts, we can create a world filled with love, compassion, and understanding. Once again, I extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to every one of you for being a part of this Heart remembering the journey. Your presence and participation have created a warm and loving energy that will stay with me always.🙏 I hope that every one of you received exactly what meant to be and if there is anything I can do for you to support you further with integration, my space is always open. With love, gratitude, and appreciation to all of you for showing up and keep breathing and evolving for leveling up the energy of your being and the energy of the entire Planet. My beyond gratitude and aporeciation to @Brian Kelly for holding this space, seeing not just me but all of us and for having an magical opportunity to serve in this space. Thank you❤️✨🙏⁣ With Love and Light Marina

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Alina Stoicescu
Marina Savic
Kevin Smith
Emile Verkerk
New comment 21d ago

-handle with care- This is prolly my no.1 go to track for anger release. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=civuoU_NE38#bottom-sheet

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Emile Verkerk
New comment 23d ago
  • 2 likes • 23d

    I can see (hear) how that would stir things up. Cool track!

It really would help me so much in my personal grow if you guys would pick an answer below. And maybe it could help the others, too... I don't know if it is possible to comment below the poll but if does and you have a totally different methode pls share with us, it could be very valuable. My answer is the first one. Question: During your breathwork (the long sessions) how do you work on your issues? (And.. sorry for my English :))

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Nunzio Longhitano
Diana Gero de Munnik
Emile Verkerk
Cindy Howard
Joyce Harris
New comment 27d ago
  • 4 likes • Feb 18

    I enter every breathwork session with no expectations. I have no idea what is causing me pain or what needs to be healed. (My body seems to know though). If something comes up during a session or a journey, I go with the flow. If nothing comes up at that time, it will surface when I'm ready to deal with it. That could be 10 minutes after or 10 days after the journey. It is truly amazing how that works.

I've been saying that I want to start celebrating everything going on 2 years now, and everyone keeps saying celebraye your milestones and achievements big and smol , I've come to realize I have little to no idea as to how to go on about that, any suggestions? Also ... can we collectively please stop confusing comfort with stagnation?

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Emile Verkerk
Joyce Harris
Angie Andersen
Yara Tarek
Enoch Abraham
New comment 27d ago
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    Every time I take a conscious breath is time for celebration. When I inhale deeply I feel the universal life energy (love) envelop my heart and it puts me in touch with my higher self. When I exhale, I feel the connection I have with all of reality and my contribution to creating it. What more reason is there to celebrate. There is no comfort or stagnation, only celebration.

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    @Yara Randa Bless your heart and breath as well. Celebrate!!!

Sharing 🌱❤️ Jenn - click for attachment

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Candy McCarty
Emile Verkerk
New comment 29d ago

Breathwork Revolutionaries! ✊ I decided this morning instead of making this journey only accessible when y'all get to a certain level, it would be more fun to just gift it all to you guys as a way of saying thank you for being a part of this epic community ❤️ There's just one catch... To keep it fair to everyone who pre-paid and to all my private member's in my Level Up Community - I've gotta pull it down on Friday 🙅🏼 So, here's what you need to do. Click the link below to watch the intro ONLY from the live recorded session... https://breathewithbrian.wistia.com/medias/4mvttexwwm Once the intro is finished, jump over to the 9D at the link below. Make sure to use headphones 🎧 to experience the full audio effect. https://breathewithbrian.wistia.com/medias/2gelw5hdm3 WARNING: This is an incredibly intense experience. It will rock your fu**ing worlds, so start out nice and slow and build into it 🙌🏻 Once you're done, give yourselves a pat on the back for surviving the deep dive and when your fingers work again drop your comments/feedback here into this thread. Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Healing ❤️‍🩹 -Brian

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Diana Gero de Munnik
Mona Bitar
Steve Rogers
Emile Verkerk
Taz Street
New comment Feb 23
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    It is planned for tomorrow morning. Looking forward to it.

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    @Steve Rogers hope your dog recovers fully

It really works. I purchased some medical tape on the advice of @Brian Kelly and attached it to my face as in the attached photo. Woke up after 7 hours sleep feeling really refreshed. I guess I was a closet sleep mouth breather. (I breathe through my nose during the day). I will continue to do this faithfully for the coming month to train myself that it is nose only while sleeping.👃

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Julien Fatisson
Coco Achinger
Britta Dewit
Krystal Jackson
Emile Verkerk
New comment Feb 23
  • 2 likes • Feb 20

    @Anati Bloch It has taken a couple of days but now I'm sleeping through the night and waking up with my mouth still taped shut. It may take some time for you to get used to it. Just keep at it.

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    @Britta Dewit I really don't think that that is that important. As long as the mask is comfortable (not too tight) and doesn't let any light through (a two ply black cotton) you should be ok. Besides which, I live in Indonesia so any brands here would be foreign to anyone who doesn't live here.

My mouth gets dry when breathing, and I need to cough sometimes on the inn breath hold.. do you experience this?

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Emile Verkerk
Ilan Weijel
Renee Ramsey
Angie Andersen
Christie Grace Callister
New comment Feb 21
  • 5 likes • Feb 19

    My mouth did get dry and I solved that by running my tongue over the roof of my mouth every couple of breaths. Seems to be a reflex that releases saliva. Maybe the cough is related to a dry mouth. Try one and maybe the other is resolved as well.

I have experienced a hyper sensitivity to the sounds when I do breath holds during the breath journey. It's like I hear this high pitching sound and all the sounds around me are intensified. Any one else has experienced this?

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Paula Billourou
Tim Fisk
Beth Rouintree Pritchett
Sylvia Stiefel
Jessica Brace
New comment Feb 15
  • 1 like • Jan 20

    I've noticed that there has been a heightened sensitivity of all my senses and I attribute that to my body and soul starting to reacquaint with each other after a long time apart. Just another non scientific based intuitive share.

today I coached my first Breathwork Journey and I am still flying. There is room for improvement, technically I was very challenged, and now understand the purpose of using a microphone and headphones. I was soooooo far out of my comfort zone. I did some practice sessions several times this morning, recording myself on zoom and playing it back. It is weird watching it back, the judgments running through my head, so unkind! I did it!!! It feels amazing! Thank you fellow pod 12 members, you made this experience a pleasure to lead.

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Emile Verkerk
Louis Robert
Simon Couturier
Monica Benedetto
Aviva Belfer
New comment Feb 14
  • 5 likes • Feb 9

    It was too late for me (night time in Bali) but I hope to experience the recording.

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Barbara Lanz
Emile Verkerk
Derek Udy
Andrew Larkin
Monica Benedetto
New comment Feb 13

I did it! I recorded my first intro! I don't look all that happy, or like I might puke 🤣 But it's done. 💃🏼 I did something that scared me, and I know the more I do it the better I'll get. This journey is going to test me, some days I will struggle but I won't quit. I was stuck in my head about being a week behind, telling myself all kinds of bs stories. I had to forgive myself so beating me up so much! I know I'll finish this training in the time that best serves me. I will do my best to remember to give myself the same Grace I give others So if you are struggling just know that you are not alone, even those that seem to have it all together and make it look easy have struggles. Be gentle with yourself, your struggles make you stronger. You are not alone. You got this.❤️

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Julien Fatisson
Aggelis Kosmos
Cindy Emmerson
Marc Assaraf
Jenny Faulkner
New comment Feb 9

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