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Breathwork and Pranayama are both practices that involve conscious control and manipulation of the breath, but they originate from different traditions and have distinct approaches and purposes.


Pranayama is a term from the yoga tradition. It consists of various breathing techniques aimed at controlling the prana (life force energy) within the body. Pranayama practices are deeply rooted in yogic philosophy and are considered an integral part of the yogic path towards self-realization and spiritual awakening.


Pranayama techniques often involve specific breath patterns, breath retention, and breath control, which are used to regulate energy flow, balance the nervous system, and enhance overall well-being. Pranayama is traditionally practiced within the framework of yoga, often as a preparatory practice for meditation or as part of a broader yoga practice that includes asana (postures), meditation, and ethical observances.


Breathwork is a more general term that refers to a variety of therapeutic techniques and practices that focus on conscious breathing for healing, personal growth, and self-awareness. Breathwork encompasses a wide range of approaches, including but not limited to those derived from yoga and other Eastern traditions. It also includes modern therapeutic modalities such as breath awareness, conscious connected breathing (rebirthing breathwork), integrative breathwork, and transformational breathwork.


While some forms of breathwork may draw inspiration from yogic pranayama techniques, they often have a broader scope and may incorporate elements from psychology, somatic therapy, and other holistic modalities. Breathwork practices can be used for various purposes, including stress reduction, emotional release, trauma healing, personal growth, and spiritual exploration.


During this session, I can tailor the experience to focus on traditional breathing practices such as Pranayama, or opt for a therapeutic approach aimed at releasing embedded emotions or tensions in your body. Additionally, I offer a blend of these two approaches to maximize the benefits for you, ensuring a holistic healing experience. Depending on your specific needs, achieving lasting results may require multiple sessions.

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