Meditations


FAQs

Q. I sometimes get a headache when I start breathing.
A. The ego doesn’t like change. It likes to keep the status quo because it’s main job is to protect us and keep us alive. It doesn’t care about our quality of living or if we are happy. So, it physicalizes resistance by causing a headache or “not enough time.” Let your body know that it is safe to change. It is safe to feel your feelings. It is (now) safe) to be in your body. Slow down the breath and try to work through the resistance. You will feel better on the other side. Or if the symptom persists, try again another day when you feel better.
Q. Sometimes I feel lightheaded and dizzy when I do the breathwork. Is that safe?
A. Most people breath shallowly so their oxygen supply doesn’t get fully replenished and they end up getting fatigued from lack of oxygen in their muscles. It can feel strange at first to take in more oxygen with deeper breaths. The difference with breathwork and hyperventilating is that you are in control. You can slow down the breath at any time to control the oxygen intake. Also, you are relaxing on your back with nothing under your head so unlike hyperventilating in which the blood vessels to the brain constrict, with breathwork, they stay open so you receive more fresh oxygen, which oxygenates the brain and makes the entire body more energized.
Q. Why do my fingers feel tingly when I do the breathwork?
A. You are getting more oxygen which increases the circulation. The tingling can indicate blood moving through the body.
Q. Why do emotions come up during breathwork?
A. The breath stimulates the amygdala which is the area in your brain that holds traumatic memories. The memories that are ready to heal come to the surface and the original feelings that were not processed then come forward to be felt. Otherwise, they stay in your body causing anxiety, depression and illness.
Q. Sometimes, when I do breathwork, my heart hurts.
A. Our ego puts a lot of protection around the heart as we experience insults, losses and misunderstandings growing up. As an adult, this protection keeps us from connecting with others and being intimate. The heart’s natural state of being is connection with all so it may hurt to remind you to clear your adult protection and experience giving and receiving love. Or the pain could be the protection moving out. You can also try lightly tapping the heart. This stimulates the thymus and aids in clearing stuck energy.
Q. My hands get rigid when I do the breathwork. Why?
A. Our ego uses resistance to protect us. Sometimes certain energies get stuck in our bodies. Our “chi” stops flowing. The breath clears the chakras and removes the blocks. Some people subconsciously “hold tightly” to what is not working. If your hands get rigid, focus on letting go and releasing. On a physical level, you can massage them to relax.
Q. My hands get rigid when I do the breathwork. Why?
A. Our ego uses resistance to protect us. Sometimes certain energies get stuck in our bodies. Our “chi” stops flowing. The breath clears the chakras and removes the blocks. Some people subconsciously “hold tightly” to what is not working. If your hands get rigid, focus on letting go and releasing. On a physical level, you can massage them to relax.
Q. Why do I get really cold when I do the breathwork?
A. As we face our early traumas, the fear can make our body cold. Shiver even. Cover yourself with a blanket or two and keep going and you will clear the fear energy.
Q. You said, you have visions when you do the breathwork. How can I do that?
A. Setting your intention at the beginning of a breath session (or anything you do in life) is really important. Your intention guides your subconscious as to what experience you would like to have. If you want guidance on a project, if you want to stop procrastinating, whatever you want, intend it.