What Can I Expect During A Revelation Breathwork Class?
A Revelation Breathwork class is approximately 45-55 minutes long, separated into three parts. Each person has their own space and usually lays on a yoga mat or blanket.
The first part includes a short five-minute introduction explaining how to do the 2-part active breathing technique. We make sure everyone understands the process before moving forward. We also may raise a brief theme for the night like wholeness, surrender, empowerment, compassion, etc.
The second part consists of the active breathing portion. This lasts about 23-28 minutes long. It is accompanied by positive, upbeat music played at a loud volume. The reason for this is so that each person feels like they are in their own cocoon. This helps people feel more comfortable if they have emotions coming up.
In the third part, the active breathing technique stops and our breathing returns to normal. Softer music is played and occasionally participants are guided through a process.
How Can I Integrate My Experience After Class?
Revelation Breathwork is extremely personal. As such, participants have a wide-range of experiences that are unique to their lives. It can be common to be at a loss for words after a session since your analytical mind has been moved to the side. When the session is over, this analytical mind can come rushing in wanting to understand or explain what happened. There are several ways we can integrate after a session:
Some people find that talking about their experience can validate it. They find comfort in discussing the experience with others.
Other people wish to remain in silence and enjoy the quiet before the analytical mind kicks in.
It’s common to feel ungrounded after a session. Drinking water helps a lot. As does eating healthy, nourishing foods.
Some people like to journal or draw after their experience.
Some people feel charged and energized. While others may feel drained.
All experiences are OK. And because each session is different, how we feel after each session may be different. If you have any concerns about how you feel or your state-of-mind after a session, please contact your facilitator to discuss this.
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What Are The Contraindications Of Revelation Breathwork?
Revelation Breathwork can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, it is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease, including angina or heart attack, high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis, significant recent physical injuries or surgery.
Revelation Breathwork is not advised for persons with severe mental illness or seizure disorders or for persons using major medications. It is also unsuitable for anyone with a personal or family history of aneurysms.
Pregnant women are advised against practicing Revelation Breathwork without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician. Persons with asthma should bring their inhalers and consult with their primary care physician and the Revelation Breathwork class facilitator. Persons with infectious or communicable diseases are asked to avoid attending a Revelation Breathwork class due to the nature of group breathing.
This work is deeply experiential. It may involve intense and energetic emotional release. Revelation Breathwork work does not substitute for psychotherapy, but it can significantly deepen and enhance psychotherapy and other healing and personal growth efforts.