Breath work in its deeper forms can help you
breathe free of limiting patterns laid down in
infancy, birth, and your first moments as a conceived
being. Here we are moving into a territory that is
difficult to prove in the scientific sense but that I
have seen clinically many times. After an extended
period of breathing, clients often have memories of
birth and even earlier events such as conception.
Breathing affects every cell in your body, and there
is mounting evidence that the cells themselves contain
imprints of past events. When you breathe deeply
enough, you are likely to stimulate a form of cellular
memory that can aid you in the resolution of early
trauma. During therapy I often ask a client to breathe
into a problem feeling. As the session goes along, the
person may sense that the feeling actually goes back
to birth itself.
I have seen many people have spontaneous
experiences of love, forgiveness, and joy while doing
breath work. These feelings are all the more important
because they have emerged from the body rather than
from the mind.