By Dalia Beata Kasmauskaite
When I had my first breathing session 14 years ago, its power and effectiveness overwhelmed me. For the first time in my life, I realized how potent the inherent energy in breathing is and the immense potential it has for human transformation.
Breathwork allows the body to enter into deep relaxation. All of the inner organs relax when they receive more oxygen, and as a result, mood improves, positive thoughts surface and inner forces build up. Emotions and thoughts change our breathing every second. When we think different thoughts or experience different emotions, our breathing continuously changes. With these changes in breathing, our body tenses up or relaxes. If negative thoughts and emotions abound, our body becomes tight and breathing becomes compressed. If we feel happy, our breathing becomes free. A happy man breathes one way, and an unhappy man breathes a different way, as each emotion affects human breathing. All of these aspects of us—our thoughts, emotions, breathing characteristics, bodily relaxation and the supply of oxygen to our inner organs—are all directly associated with our health. According to the late Sheldon Saul Hendler, Ph.D., M.D., “Breathing is the key that unlocks the whole catalog of advanced biological function and development. Breathing is the first place, not the last, one should investigate when fatigue, disease or other evidence of disordered energy presents itself. Breathing is truly the body’s most basic communication system.”
Moreover, experiments show that after in-depth relaxation, your creative powers increase. You acquire vital forces and your talents are exposed. Breathwork could even be called the practice of changing psychological behavioral patterns. This breathing technique opens up a person very deeply. With the help of such practice, it is possible to liberate yourself from painful emotions. When someone says, “I cannot forgive myself,” or “I hate,” negative emotions begin to take over and the person becomes a captive of these emotions. Although they may say, “Release these thoughts; do not think like that;” the person may not be able to do this because it is like there was something inside that keeps hold of it. During practice, the breathing energy penetrates very deeply and slices through the body; this triggers a release of such emotions which may be cured this way.
Often worries overshadow a person’s mind and heart. Sometimes, it is not even possible to pray or meditate in a focused way, and it seems that noone is listening or cares. This is not because God does not hear; it is more akin to the person hiding in a basement where nobody can hear them. This breathing technique opens up a person very deeply; this is the practice of changing your consciousness. In fact, if such a behavioral pattern is inherent in you, it means that you are smaller than it, your consciousness is narrower. Then the breathing technique may help, as the energy of breathing expands the consciousness, you may start releasing different behavioral patterns that confine you.
Dalia Beata Kasmauskaite is the founder and director of the public institution, The Centre of Breathing Therapy. Dalia is a breathing therapy coach who has coordinated breathing therapy seminars in Lithuania and abroad since 2008. She is known for her special and unique ability to “read” the information and look at the deepest state of the person. Due to Dalia’s devotion, ability and desire to heal, she has earned the recognition and love of thousands of seminar participants. Breathing therapy is Dalia Beata’s absolute mission. She authored the e-book, Insights into Spiritual Breathing and Personal Experiences.
All of Dalia’s breathing workshops are widely attended. Participants are encouraged to share their opinions, experiences and discuss their results. Most often, they are pleased with the regained inner peace and self-confidence.