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Benefits of Circular (Connected) Breathing


In the realm of alternative wellness practices, circular breathing breathwork has gained significant attention for its remarkable benefits. Offering a multitude of advantages, circular breathing breathwork has the power to enhance physical health, boost mental clarity, and promote emotional balance.Let’s explore how this simple yet profound practice can revolutionize your everday life!

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Breathwork and Spirituality: A journey into inner Peace and Connection

Introduction: In our fast-paced and often chaotic lives, finding moments of stillness and connection with our inner selves can be challenging. However, there is a powerful tool that can help us on this journey: Breathwork. Beyond its physical benefits, Breathwork holds a profound connection to spirituality, enabling us to tap into our higher selves and explore the depths of our consciousness. In this blog post, we’ll explore the fascinating link between Breathwork and Spirituality and how it can enhance our well-being.

The Essence of Breathwork: At its core, Breathwork Meditation is a practice that focuses on conscious and intentional breathing techniques. By manipulating our breath, we can experience a range of effects on our physical, mental, and emotional states. Breathwork techniques have been utilized for centuries across various cultures as a means to attain spiritual enlightenment, self-discovery, and inner peace.

The Connection with Spirituality: Breathwork serves as a bridge between our physical and spiritual realms. Through intentional circular breathing, we can quiet the mind and open the door to heightened states of consciousness. By directing our breath, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing relaxation and allowing us to access deeper levels of awareness. This heightened state provides a fertile ground for spiritual exploration and introspection.

Expansion of Consciousness: As we delve into the depths of Breathwork, we begin to explore the expansiveness of our consciousness. The rhythmic and intentional breaths help to dissolve the barriers that separate us from our higher selves. In this expanded state, we may experience a sense of interconnectedness with the universe, a feeling of oneness, and a deeper understanding of our purpose in life.

Healing and Release: Breathwork Therapy offers a unique avenue for healing and emotional release. As we practice circular breathing, we create space within ourselves to release stored emotions, traumas, and energetic blockages. By consciously breathing through these experiences, we can heal old wounds, release negative patterns, and foster a greater sense of well-being.

Integration and Transformation: Through regular Breathwork practice, we can integrate the insights gained from our spiritual experiences into our everyday lives. The heightened awareness and sense of peace cultivated during Breathwork sessions can permeate our thoughts, actions, and relationships, leading to a more authentic and purposeful existence.

Conclusion: Breathwork  Meditation Therapy is not merely about taking breaths; it is a profound spiritual practice that invites us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. By harnessing the power of our breath, we can access the vast realms of our consciousness, heal emotional wounds, and cultivate a deeper connection with our true Nature.


Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation offers virtual private Breathwork Sessions, and in-person sessions and Breathworkshops in the Asheville area.










What is Breathwork?

Breathwork is a type of practice that focuses on regulating and controlling your breathing patterns in order to improve your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. It involves a variety of techniques, such as deep breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and circular breathing, which can be done through various methods, including meditation, yoga, and mindfulness.

Benefits of Breathwork

Breathwork has many benefits, both for your mental and physical health. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration and focus, enhance sleep quality, and boost your immune system. Additionally, breathwork has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and even reduce chronic pain.

Techniques for Breathwork

There are many different techniques that you can use for breathwork, depending on your goals and preferences. Some popular methods include:

  • Circular Breathing or Connected Breathing which we teach, and which involves connecting the inhale with the exhale. There are many different approaches involving different modalities but the essence is maintaining a circle of breath either through the nose or the mouth.Diaphragmatic breathing: This technique involves breathing deeply into your diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates your chest and abdomen.
  • Alternate nostril breathing: This technique involves breathing in through one nostril and out through the other, which is believed to balance the flow of energy in your body.
  • Box breathing: This technique involves inhaling for a count of four, holding your breath for a count of four, exhaling for a count of four, and then holding your breath for another count of four.

How to Start Practicing Breathwork

If you’re interested in starting a breathwork practice, there are many resources available to help you get started. You can find classes and workshops at yoga studios, wellness centers, and meditation centers, or you can practice on your own at home using guided meditations or online resources. It’s important to start slowly and work your way up to longer and more intense breathwork sessions, and to listen to your body.

In summary, breathwork is a simple and effective way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. By learning how to regulate your breathing patterns and practicing various techniques, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve your focus and concentration, and enjoy a greater sense of calm and relaxation.

What are the physical benefits of

Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation?

How can it help my breathing?

One of the questions people frequently ask us is: What are the physical benefits of Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation and how can it help my breathing?

Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation opens up your whole breathing mechanism permanently by releasing tension and blocks that may even have arisen with the traumatic first breath at birth. 

The result is more expansion of the chest and lungs for a more open breath, which   helps respiratory illnesses such as asthma as well as increasing sports performance. 

This expansion in turn results in more oxygenation of your system.  It is medically proven that cells lacking in oxygen, anaerobic cells, are prone to all kinds of disease including cancer and heart disease.  Whereas cells with enough oxygen strengthen the immune system, and give rise to a feeling of greater aliveness and vitality. 

With full healthy breathing our body is designed to expel 70% of its toxins through our breath. However, as most people sub-ventilate, breathing to only a third of our capacity, we are not detoxifying nearly as well as we could. As Dr. Andrew Weil says:  “Improper Breathing is a common cause of ill health.”

Many people have been helped with numerous other physical ailments such as chronic pain fibromyalgia, migraines and insomnia. And of course Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation addresses the psychosomatic component of any condition by allowing the release of repressed emotions and past traumas including abuse and abandonment. With Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation you are activating your own healing energy, your life force. 

Breathwork is a Spiritual Gift

“Breathwork is a spiritual gift…You can let go of human misery to be a free and natural person.   Your human personality can be filled with serenity, joy, health and spiritual wisdom.  Breathwork actually delivers more of these things than we can possibly promise.  The reality of them is far more glorious than words.”

                                                          Leonard Orr

Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation available in the Asheville area

Fire of Transformation

As residents of Colorado Springs we have all collectively undergone a trauma with the devastation to life, property and nature of the recent wildfire. Everyone was impacted to a greater or lesser degree and, as a result, everyone’s life has changed proportionately.

Not in any way to minimize the pain and suffering that this event has caused, nevertheless life is change, and there is another perspective  from which to view the recent events. In the personal development field, change is often metaphorically referred to as ‘ the fire of transformation’. Here we are having the literal experience, metaphor becomes reality.

In the face of such disaster, we naturally re-evaluate our life’s priorities. What is really important to us suddenly becomes very apparent as we are faced with the transient nature of all things, maybe the loss of all belongings. This kind of self-questioning leads to inner growth, transformation. This in turn leads to outer change. Who knows what kind of Phoenix will arise out of these ashes?

And transformation has been clearly experienced by the local population in the unprecendented coming together to offer support and condolence. Rick Harvey, the incident commander, said that in his 30 years experience as a firefighter, he has never before witnessed such community cohesion and support as demonstrated in the Springs and the surrounding areas. A Red Cross worker told me today how easy his job was made due to the strength and purpose of the local charities.

I know that, after experiencing the incredible response of our city to the catastrophe, I feel safer to be a part of such a community should future upheaval occur, whether man-made or natural. There is something special about this place.

Quotes from the awesome global Breathwork Telesummit

The highly inspirational (and, yes, I choose that work deliberately!) Breathwork Summit came to a close today. It was a big coming out for Breathwork worldwide with most of the top authorities presenting.  A fascinating exploration of Breathwork from a myriad of perspectives.

You can still listen to free recordings of the speakers for a few more days at

Here are some quotes from the Summit:

“Breathing is one of the fastest ways of shifting your consciousness that I have ever found.” Gay Hendricks

‘Conscious breath becomes a refuge and a vehicle for living from a place of power, integration and wisdom.’
‘Attention to breath brings kind attention, loving awareness and reality of the present moment.’
Jack Kornfield.

‘When you take a full conscious breath you light up all 3 areas of the brain…you can experience the present moment without defensiveness.’
‘Breath is our greatest nutrient and our greatest medicine.’ Jessica Dibbs

‘Breath is an essential part of transformative practice that leads to health’. ‘
‘Conscious Breath improves heart rate variability which aids in reducing stress and trauma’
‘Bringing awareness to the breath brings amazing transformative possibility. With awareness you can intentionally modulate it or let it be. You play with the boundaries of being active or letting go. It trains the mind to let something be or take an active role.’
Dan Siegel