|What are the benefits of Transformational Breath?|
There are many benefits people realize through the practice of Transformational Breath. These
benefits include improved physical health, cleared emotional wounds and enhanced mental capabilities. Many have
also found a stronger connection to spirit while cultivating a greater awareness of the breath and self. Your life
can open up and become more fulfilling through the practice of Transformational Breath.
|How can Transformational Breath be experienced?|
You can experience Transformational Breath by coming to an introductory session, a workshop
or by registering for the seminars. Typically, after 3 to 10 facilitator guided sessions you
will be able to experience Transformational Breath by self-guiding your own personal session.
|How does Transformational Breath work?|
Your facilitator will use proven gentle movement, sound vibration techniques and simple
core affirmations so you achieve and maintain the wave-like "full circular breath"
pattern. This activates a high frequency of electromagnetic vibration throughout the body and
mind. According to the scientific principle of entrainment, low frequency energy patterns are
raised and transformed in the presence of the higher frequency energy state. This clears
blockages within the energy systems.
|How is Transformational Breath different than other breathing methods?|
Judith Kravitz developed Transformational Breath after extensive training and experience
in teaching yoga, Rebirthing and many other modalities. Transformational Breath incorporates
the best from each of these practices. It insures the fastest, most reliable way to experience
a complete and lasting shift physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Transformational
Breathing is an important foundation upon which to build the value of other enjoyable
breathing practices. It quickly and reliably clears out resistance and gives a powerful
jumpstart to the person's overall energy level.
Please see our Q&A Library below for more information concerning other methods
|How does Transformational Breath compare with yogic breathing patterns?|
Yoga breathers are trained to control the exhale which produces tension and blocks the
energy in the solar plexus if they carry it over to everyday breathing. It is essential that
those muscles be able to relax fully for free energy flow, as well as have the control for yoga.
They are also prana experts so they can really feel when the breath (i.e. energy) flows freely.
Transformational Breath is the "Yogic breath of Integration".
Yoga uses the deep belly breathing to support physical stretching and postures.
Transformational Breath is not a replacement for the important physical exercise and body
toning provided by yoga. However, Transformational Breath achieves different results than
yoga and makes the practice of yoga more enjoyable and more effective.
|What is the value of learning and practicing Transformational Breath over other
holistic approaches to wellness? |
If you want significant, immediate and positive change in your life, just try it!
Unlike most self-help methods, even your very first session will bring immediate results.
There is so much to gain, even from one session. You decide! Group sessions cost only $25-45,
and individual sessions range from $50 to $150 depending upon the facilitator. If you decide to
engage in more sessions or the training program, you will realize many positive effects. As you
do more sessions, your benefits will expand exponentially and within 3 - 10 facilitator coached
sessions, you will be able to engage in self-guided sessions, which are free!
|How do I prepare for a TB session?|
Most facilitators suggest that their clients prepare by wearing loose and comfortable
clothing. It is preferable to only eat lightly or not at all before the session. Check with
your facilitator about bringing blankets and pillows for comfort along with a journal to record
after-session thoughts. It is always recommended for you to bring an open mind and begin to
formulate a positive intention for the session.
|What can I experience during a Transformational Breath session?|
There is no set or predictable experience during or after a session. Since you are
an individual, your experience will reflect your uniqueness. Common patterns include tingling sensations,
temporary dry mouth, feelings of joy and even mystical adventures. Some experience their buried emotions
which are integrated and healed in the session. During the first couple of sessions you may experience
tetany. See below for further discussion on tetany.
The session may be occasionally uncomfortable due to the emotional content but it is
paradoxically blissful at the same time. In an altered state of consciousness, the individual's
higher self guides the healing, providing only what is needed with a feeling of absolute safety.
You will leave in a higher vibration with access to higher consciousness. It is best to let go of
your expectations and judgments so you can accept the part of you that wants to heal. Every
session is unique, based on the pieces that are present for integration.
|How does Transformational Breath affect physical health?|
The practice of Transformational Breath brings more oxygen to the physical body.
Providing more oxygen to the body has been beneficial for many conditions. Every individual has
the innate capacity to heal. Transformational Breath enhances each participant's ability
to restore balance and well-being in their physical body. Since we use full diaphragmatic
breathing, the lymphatic system and pumps are activated and begin to pull the fluids from the
cells. This allows the cells to take in more oxygen rich blood and pranic life force. Additionally,
the major way our bodies detoxify is through exhaling the carbon dioxide, so the better we breathe,
the more effectively we detoxify.
|How can Transformational Breath facilitate your innate healing capacity?|
Everyone has healing power that is as unique as the individual. You are the healer, not
your facilitator. You are responsible for doing the work and believing in your own healing
potential. We have found from our experience that healing miracles occur constantly. To list
a set of "diseases" or "conditions" treatable or curable by the breathing
practice is both limiting and unethical. We make no healing claims!
There are no limits to the power of your breath. Dr. Kravitz healed herself of cancer
through the application of conscious breathing techniques. The healings extend way beyond the
physical. We have seen miracles occur emotionally, mentally and spiritually. People may transform
dramatically and permanently on many levels even after one session. The ability to transform
one's life in a positive fashion only gets better with practice.
It is medically proven that many "dis-" eases are anaerobic, meaning they cannot
live in an oxygenated field. Cancer is one of these diseases. When we breathe better the innate
ability of the body to heal and function perfectly is enhanced and all systems improve.
|What problems may be alleviated through Transformational Breath? |
Participants in Transformational Breath may experience resolution of many different
situations, problems and issues during a session and afterwards. The source of all healings
and solutions comes from within the individual and from their connection with their Higher Self.
In Transformational Breath, many deep feelings are resolved. We believe the mind and emotions
can create physical symptoms and conditions. The resolution of these feelings may connect with,
affect and improve physical conditions within the body.
Please see our Q&A Library below for further information on medical conditions. And
read our Medical Disclaimer (Terms and Conditions page)
|Is Transformational Breath dangerous?|
It is not dangerous to breathe. It is good to breathe openly, deeply and frequently.
This is the ultimate goal of Transformational Breath. Breathing correctly brings more life
and more energy to the individual.
Some have thought that Transformational Breath is dangerous because by breathing in a
continuous cycle the C02 levels could be lowered and cause hyperventilation. Because one is coached
to exhale in a relaxed fashion, the CO2 levels are not depleted and the oxygen levels are increased
but the blood does not become alkaloid. Transformational Breath oxygenates the blood which has a
positive chemical response in the body. The brain releases beneficial chemicals such as endorphins
and neuropeptides that create feelings of joy and ecstasy.
Some also hold the opinion that breathing too much is bad and actually deprives our body
from oxygen. This has not been found to be true with the Transformational Breath experience.
The body needs oxygen as one of its main components to flourish and survive. Breathing more and
more openly gives the body more energy and life force to function. It also creates a healthier
cellular state. If one were blowing or emphasizing the exhale that might decrease the quantity of CO2.
Transformational Breath guards against that kind of breathing pattern and the sessions give the body
exactly the oxygen it requires while keeping the appropriate levels of CO2.
|Is it alright for individuals with health problems to do TB?|
Many individuals with a wide diversity of health issues have safely benefited from
Transformational Breath. It is important for participants to inform their facilitator of
their health issues before a session. Within the Level IV facilitator training, Judith teaches
the facilitators to work with individuals whose health has been compromised. It is always
recommended that an individual check with their licensed health care provider. Breathing better
is a great adjunct to better health and healing any condition.
|Does Transformational Breath offer different benefits than exercise to increase
oxygenation and decrease stress?|
Although it offers some of the same benefits, Transformational Breath is not a replacement
for a regular exercise program. Nor does exercise offer all of the benefits of Transformational
Breathing, since the intention and energy generated during a breath session is not all used up by
the demands of physical stress. The energy generated by the sheer act of circular breathing
remains available to heal various aspects of the body, mind and spirit, according to the intention
set for the session by the individual.
Aerobic exercise and other breathing practices usually become much easier to master
once the breath has opened, transformed the body, mind and spirit energies. Many people who
exercise do not have an open breath, and thereby create strain and over exert trying to give the
body the oxygen it needs. Sometimes the breathing required to fuel the body during exertion can
bring up unpleasant feelings and emotions from the subconscious mind. Most people stop breathing
during exercise without realizing it in order to avoid the conscious awareness of such uncomfortable
feelings. Once such feelings have been transformed and the breath mechanism is opened up,
resistance to exercise tends to drop away. Maintaining a regular regimen can then become an
|Is it alright for a pregnant woman to have a TB session?|
Many midwives, doctors and mothers have reported that Transformational Breath is a very
good practice for both the mother and the baby. Bringing oxygen into the system is a positive
thing. Both the mother and unborn child need good quality oxygen in sufficient quantities during
pregnancy. No one has ever indicated that breathing would harm an unborn child in any way other
than if the mother had a lot of toxins in her system for example from heavy drug use. The
breathing could cause it to "dump" a lot of the toxins right away and the baby would
be subjected to some of those toxins.
The physical, mental and emotional benefits of Transformational Breath are very valuable
during pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the respiratory system is compromised by the growing
baby. Transformational Breath allows the system to compensate for this condition. It is good to
breathe through fears and trust the process of life that is happening. The breath and life force
are an integral part of pregnancy. The use of the integrated breath during the labor contractions
will help integrate the intensity of sensations.
In troubled, stressed pregnancies or during the last trimester we make sure that the woman
is comfortable. The best position is propped up with pillows under the knees. Start with a slower
breath, full but not necessarily connected. If you keep a gentler pace the body's wisdom will
take over and the system will not be over-worked. It is helpful for the mother to set an intention
to resolve any fears and breathe through them while connecting with the unborn child. The oxygen
is good for both the mom and the baby. Transformational Breath will definitely decrease emotional
and physical stress. Toning during the session is ok, however pounding and kicking would best be
left out of the session. Affirmations of health and perfection are great ways to set an intention
for a pregnant participant.
Please see our Q&A Library below for more information on Pregnancy.
|How does Transformational Breath affect the emotions?|
The process may evoke and resolve repressed emotions. Participants may experience joy
or sadness during a session. The Transformational Breath session promotes low energy vibrational
patterns to entrain with higher vibrational states. Former negative feelings stored in the
cellular memory are often transformed into feelings of acceptance and gratitude for having
experienced the situation that produced the original perceptions and emotional responses.
Individuals have reported feeling more positive in their emotional states and less stress.
|What is the relationship between Transformational Breath and spiritual growth?|
You do not need to have any specific beliefs, religious or otherwise, to experience
Transformational Breath. The Transformational Breath Foundation does not promote any religious
belief system. Instead it embraces all paths that lead an individual to connect with Source and
to the full expression of our spiritual nature. The process of Transformational Breath may
shift your belief system. Virtually all who engage in Transformational Breath find that their
spiritual growth is accelerated, as awareness expands. In the final analysis, your beliefs will
be formed and re-formed by your life experiences and the insights you glean from any spiritual
practice. Transformational Breath accelerates this process.
|What is the third level of breathing, often referred to as the spiritual level?|
Easterners have known for thousands of years that the breath is the ultimate pathway to
God. The third level of Transformational Breath is using our breath to connect more fully with
spirit and express our spiritual nature more fully. As we continue to clear the negativity in our
subconscious, an opening or pathway is created to our higher consciousness. This allows us greater
access to the mystic part of ourselves and life itself. The more we practice Transformational
Breathing, the more we experience the spiritual level and the joy that is found in spirit.
|Is there an optimum way to breathe, as we go about our daily business?|
It is not recommended to use the circular pattern we use in the sessions, but rather to be
aware of our breathing throughout the day. We need to make sure we are using our full respiratory
system and that we do not hold our breath. We encourage individuals to breathe as fully as possible
and keep the breath flowing in and out without long pauses. This will keep us open, energized and
connected. After doing Transformational Breath we become more aware of the times and circumstances
that cause us to close our breath. We can make a conscious effort to keep our breath open and work
through the issues or feelings that close our breathing down.
|Can an individual who has participated in Levels 1 through 3 facilitate a session for another person?|
It is very important that folks DO NOT facilitate others after Levels 1-3, as the focus
for that program is Personal Transformation. If someone wants to facilitate others then they need
to take Level IV, Professional Facilitator Training, which is done over three five-day sessions.
It can be harmful and irresponsible to facilitate others in this powerful work without being
trained in it. While it is simple and pure it is also very powerful. Folks who are not trained
properly are in over their heads with what could come up and not know how to fully deal with it.
Facilitating others in Transformational Breath is highly rewarding and it is very important to
be trained properly.