What type of breathwork do you use?
Conscious connected breath – a circular breath with no pauses between the inhale/exhale – a continuous flow from belly to chest.
What will a session look like?
You will find a comfortable position lying down as you are guided into the breathing technique. Lauren incorporates movement, sound, touch, plus other modalities deemed appropriate for the individual. This will all be discussed and explained before we begin the practice. A curated playlist will be played throughout.
What can I expect from a session?
Everything is possible with breathwork – the breath has the ability to shift energy throughout our whole system – bringing us back into homeostasis. Changes can be felt both emotionally and physically - it can widen our awareness and give us access to deeper levels of consciousness.
Is it safe?
Conscious connected breathwork is an active practice using the breath as our guide – it is always best to discuss with your breathwork facilitator if you have any concerns regarding your health before participating in a session. If at any point during the breathwork you feel it has become too intense you will be invited to slow down the breath – you are supported and listened too throughout the process.
Active Breathwork is a powerful healing modality and although usually resulting in a deeply relaxing and enjoyable process, it can bring on certain specific physiological changes in the body and also intense physical and emotional releases.
Please be aware that sessions can cause and are not limited to:
* Trembling, shaking or other physical sensations
* Emotional experiences
* Experience of energy moving through your body
As a precaution, the following conditions are contraindicated for anyone thinking of practising Active Breathwork:
* Detached Retina or Glaucoma
* High Blood Pressure (not controlled with medication)
* Cardiovascular disease including angina, previous heart attack or stroke.
* Diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen
* Uncontrolled thyroid conditions and diabetes
* Respiratory Issues / Asthma
* Epilepsy / Seizures
* Prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or previous psychiatric condition.
* Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last 10 years.
* Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.
It is crucial that you consult your healthcare provider before engaging in an Active Breathwork practice if you are unsure if it is a suitable practice for you.