Breathing Threshold

Your Breathing Threshold is the point in your breathing where you have an opportunity to retain more energy than you use up, for the purpose of healing, transformation and success.

Your Breathing Threshold is the point in your breathing, where your inhale tends to end, and your exhale starts. It is the depth you are inclined to inhale to.

When you do the 5 Breathing Basics, you breathe more than you are inclined to and thus retain more Life-force than sub-ventilating suggests. This is called “Breathing Beyond your Breathing Threshold”.

  • You add more Life-force and go beyond your Breathing Threshold by being aware and inhaling deeper than you are inclined to.
  • You use up Life-force and breathe below your Breathing Threshold by being unaware, moving and thinking.

Locating the Breathing Threshold
Your Breathing Threshold is encountered in every breath.

The depth of your inhale, before you hit the Breathing Threshold varies, depending on how much Life-force you are using up.

For example, if you run, you can breathe deeply, without going beyond your Breathing Threshold. If you are very present and relaxed, you don’t need to breathe much to go beyond your Breathing Threshold.

Breathing beyond the Breathing Threshold is where you retain more energy, health, passion and success.

Natural Breathing builds Life-force through speed, depth, and surrender.

How deep and fast you need to breathe to go beyond your Breathing Threshold, depends on how much energy you use up.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

Your Breathing Threshold is the point in your breathing where you have an opportunity to retain more energy than you use up, for the purpose of healing, transformation and success.

Your Breathing Threshold is the point in your breathing, where your inhale tends to end, and your exhale starts. It is the depth you are inclined to inhale to.

When you do the 5 Breathing Basics, you breathe more than you are inclined to and thus retain more Life-force than sub-ventilating allows. This is called “Breathing Beyond your Breathing Threshold”.

  • You add more Life-force and go beyond your Breathing Threshold by being aware and inhaling deeper than you are inclined to.
  • You use up Life-force and breathe below your Breathing Threshold by being unaware, moving and thinking.

Locating the Breathing Threshold
Your Breathing Threshold is encountered in every breath.

The depth of your inhale, before you hit the Breathing Threshold varies, depending on how much Life-force you are using up.

For example, if you run, you can breathe deeply, without going beyond your Breathing Threshold. If you are very present and relaxed, you don’t need to breathe much to go beyond your Breathing Threshold.

Breathing beyond the Breathing Threshold is where you retain more energy, health, passion and success.

Natural Breathing builds Life-force through speed, depth, and surrender.

How deep and fast you need to breathe to go beyond your Breathing Threshold, depends on how much energy you use up.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation means Too Much Breathing.

That is a mis-labeling. Do you worry about breathing Too Much when you run, have emotions, dance or make love? I don’t think so.

Hyperventilation is a topic that often comes up in Breathwork, so here is clarification what it really is and how to deal with it.

The concept of Hyperventilation was born from watching distressed people and noticing that they were breathing a lot. Once, the “heavy” breathing was stopped, these symptoms diminished. 

The idea followed that it was the breathing that caused the distress and that got labelled Hyperventilation and was considered dangerous.

Unfortunately, the interruption of the “heavy” breathing also created additional anxiety and an extensive recovery period.

The symptoms included emotions and Tetany, which were very difficult for onlookers to just stand by and do nothing about. They didn’t understand that a natural healing process was taking place. So, so called solutions were developed, which basically meant techniques and medicine to stop breathing like that. 

What was really happening was that the “hyperventilation” was releasing and healing a sub-conscious trauma.

Traumatic experiences are stored as sub-conscious memories, by holding one’s breath or “getting the air knocked out of you”. 

Eventually, you’ll recover more aliveness and feel safe again. Then, the shield, that conceals your sub-conscious memory, loses its need to protect you and turns transparent, letting your guarded memory to be faced again. This is what you need, to release it, and to be free to live fully, now.

If you get interrupted in the middle of a Hyperventilation and don’t get to complete your release of your sub-conscious trauma, you get stuck with your trauma being half uncovered, but without processing your fear memory. This is painful and takes time to fully suppress again.

To successfully release a sub-conscious memory you need to feel safer than normal and have a built up energy momentum, which you get by Natural Breathing. This may look, to an inexperienced eye as Hyperventilation. But, it really is a fortunate opportunity to free oneself.

Too Much Exhaling
Sometimes Hyperventilation can become a forced exhale – a pushing the exhale out more and longer than you inhale.

You cannot inhale too much, but you can exhale too much. 

This can cause a lack of CO2. The body needs a certain amount of CO2, so if there is a lack of CO2, the body will self-correct and stop your intensified exhale.

You can never inhale too much O2. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE AN EXCESS OF O2.

What To Do
Nowadays, we have learned that, if someone is exhaling more than inhaling, sometimes labelled Hyperventilation, having them breathe into a paper bag, makes them inhale the CO2 that they exhaled and thus recover their CO2 balance.

Even better, if you can just sit, wait, and do nothing, except be present for someone “Hyperventilating”, then, within minutes, the whole process is quickly completed and the person feels better than they ever had. This also leaves no need for a recovery period.

The Main Skill
If you encounter “Hyperventilation”, and you want to make it easy for yourself and others, make sure you switch the focus from pushing the EXHALE out, to pulling the INHALE in.

Hyperventilation can be used as a great tool if you handle it correctly. Natural Breathing can free your trauma and repair your breathing.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

Hyperventilation means Too Much Breathing.

That is a mis-labeling. Do you worry about breathing Too Much when you run, have emotions, dance or make love? I don’t think so.

Hyperventilation is a topic that often comes up in Breathwork, so here is clarification what it really is and how to deal with it.

The concept of Hyperventilation was born from watching distressed people and noticing that they were breathing a lot. Once, the “heavy” breathing was stopped, these symptoms diminished. 

The idea followed that it was the breathing that caused the distress and that got labelled Hyperventilation and was considered dangerous.

Unfortunately, the interruption of the “heavy” breathing also created additional anxiety and an extensive recovery period.

The symptoms included emotions and Tetany, which were very difficult for onlookers to just stand by and do nothing about. They didn’t understand that a natural healing process was taking place. So, so called solutions were developed, which basically meant techniques and medicine to stop breathing like that.

What was really happening was that the “hyperventilation” was releasing and healing a sub-conscious trauma.

Traumatic experiences are stored as sub-conscious memories, by holding one’s breath or “getting the air knocked out of you”. 

Eventually, you’ll recover more aliveness and feel safe again. Then, the shield, that conceals your sub-conscious memory, loses its need to protect you and turns transparent, letting your guarded memory to be faced again. This is what you need, to release it, and to be free to live fully, now.

If you get interrupted in the middle of a Hyperventilation and don’t get to complete your release of your sub-conscious trauma, you get stuck with your trauma being half uncovered, but without processing your fear memory. This is painful and takes time to fully suppress again.

To successfully release a sub-conscious memory you need to feel safer than normal and have a built up energy momentum, which you get by Natural Breathing. This may look, to an inexperienced eye as Hyperventilation. But, it really is a fortunate opportunity to free oneself.

Too Much Exhaling
Sometimes Hyperventilation can become a forced exhale – a pushing the exhale out more and longer than you inhale.

You cannot inhale too much, but you can exhale too much. 

This can cause a lack of CO2. The body needs a certain amount of CO2, so if there is a lack of CO2, the body will self-correct and stop your intensified exhale.

You can never inhale too much O2. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE AN EXCESS OF O2.

What To Do
Nowadays, we have learned that, if someone is exhaling more than inhaling, sometimes labelled Hyperventilation, having them breathe into a paper bag, makes them inhale the CO2 that they exhaled and thus recover their CO2 balance.

Even better, if you can just sit, wait, and do nothing, except be present for someone “Hyperventilating”, then, within minutes, the whole process is quickly completed and the person feels better than they ever had. This also leaves no need for a recovery period.

The Main Skill
If you encounter “Hyperventilation”, and you want to make it easy for yourself and others, make sure you switch the focus from pushing the EXHALE out, to pulling the INHALE in.

Hyperventilation can be used as a great tool if you handle it correctly. Natural Breathing can free your trauma and repair your breathing.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

How long is a Breath Session?

A BREATHING CYCLE is the time it takes for you, through Natural Breathing, to increase your Life-force, let it saturate you, and finally integrate into your new life.

The Breathing Cycle is a natural and internal experience.

You engage in a Breathing Cycle in the same way as you engage in a meal. When you are hungry, you start off eating a lot. Once your initial hunger is stilled you might continue eating because it tastes so good, but not as fast. Eventually you can’t eat anymore even if it is delicious.

THE 3 PHASES OF THE BREATHING CYCLE: 
A Breathing Cycle includes the same phases as flying an airplane. First, you need to rev your engines to take off. Once you are up in the air you can back off a little on the throttle, even though you must keep your engines running. Eventually you will back off on the engines and land.

  1. BUILDING Life-force
    The 1st Phase of the Breathing Cycle is when you increase your retained Life-force in your body. Here you focus on all the 5 BREATHING BASICS. You know when you are in the Building Phase, because you are increasing your tingling sensation.
  2. MAINTAINING Life-force
    The 2nd Phase of the Breathing Cycle is where you maintain your increased retained level of Life-force. Here you continue your 5 Breathing Basics, except that the full passionate breath becomes more relaxed.
  3. INTEGRATING the increase of Life-force
    The 3rd Phase of the Breathing Cycle is to integrate your new Life-force. This phase starts when you feel saturated and feel like completing your Breathing Cycle. In this phase, you need to get out of the way, loose control and let your body’s breathing take over and do whatever it wants. Here you keep your awareness while staying relaxed.

The “Building” phase of the Breathing Cycle takes between 5-15 minutes. The “Maintaining” phase takes between 30-45 minutes. And the “Integration” phase takes between 10-20 minutes.

HOW HIGH DO YOU WANT TO GO?
If you start your Breathing Cycle with a shallow slow breathing your take off won’t get you very high – similar to how a propeller plane taking off at a low speed can only take you to about 5000 feet altitude. At this level you get a glimpse of your potential consciousness just like the view from 5000 feet brings you a new perspective of your world.

If you start your Breathing Cycle with deep strong breathing, you take off to full body tingling like a jet plane that quickly launches you to 37,000 feet altitude. At this energy level you get the full experience of your awakening consciousness, like the panorama from 37,000 feet shows you the whole world.

You can make your breathing session easy and profoundly effective by giving it a little extra effort at the takeoff.

Excerpt from Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

A BREATHING CYCLE is the time it takes for you, through Natural Breathing, to increase your Life-force, let it saturate you, and finally integrate into your new life.

The Breathing Cycle is a natural and internal experience.

You engage in a Breathing Cycle in the same way as you engage in a meal. When you are hungry, you start off eating a lot. Once your initial hunger is stilled you might continue eating because it tastes so good, but not as fast. Eventually you can’t eat anymore even if it is delicious.

THE 3 PHASES OF THE BREATHING CYCLE: 
A Breathing Cycle includes the same phases as flying an airplane. First, you need to rev your engines to take off. Once you are up in the air you can back off a little on the throttle, even though you must keep your engines running. Eventually you will back off on the engines and land.

  1. BUILDING Life-force
    The 1st Phase of the Breathing Cycle is when you increase your retained Life-force in your body. Here you focus on all the 5 BREATHING BASICS. You know when you are in the Building Phase, because you are increasing your tingling sensation.
  2. MAINTAINING Life-force
    The 2nd Phase of the Breathing Cycle is where you maintain your increased retained level of Life-force. Here you continue your 5 Breathing Basics, except that the full passionate breath becomes more relaxed.
  3. INTEGRATING the increase of Life-force
    The 3rd Phase of the Breathing Cycle is to integrate your new Life-force. This phase starts when you feel saturated and feel like completing your Breathing Cycle. In this phase, you need to get out of the way, loose control and let your body’s breathing take over and do whatever it wants. Here you keep your awareness while staying relaxed.

The “Building” phase of the Breathing Cycle takes between 5-15 minutes. The “Maintaining” phase takes between 30-45 minutes. And the “Integration” phase takes between 10-20 minutes.

HOW HIGH DO YOU WANT TO GO?
If you start your Breathing Cycle with a shallow slow breathing your take off won’t get you very high – similar to how a propeller plane taking off at a low speed can only take you to about 5000 feet altitude. At this level you get a glimpse of your potential consciousness just like the view from 5000 feet brings you a new perspective of your world.

If you start your Breathing Cycle with deep strong breathing, you take off to full body tingling like a jet plane that quickly launches you to 37,000 feet altitude. At this energy level you get the full experience of your awakening consciousness, like the panorama from 37,000 feet shows you the whole world.

You can make your breathing session easy and profoundly effective by giving it a little extra effort at the takeoff.

Excerpt from Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

Cold Water Breathing

The 6th CHALLENGE to CHANGE is to learn how to remain in well-being and happiness regardless of external circumstances.

(Freedom is to not need your world to change for you to feel great.)

Cold-water Natural Breathing is a powerful initiator to your freedom from dependency.

Doing Natural Breathing in COLD WATER is a powerful experience that is designed to help you become independent of external circumstances for your happiness and well-being.

After you learn to do Natural Breathing in cold water, you’ll:
* Know that “cold” is only your thinking process hijacking your attention and
* You’ll also be comfortable, regardless of your external temperatures.

You will recognize and connect with your Source Power and enjoy everything.

You will also learn that the only thing that can make you miserable is you clinging to limiting, negating and victimizing thoughts.

You will realize that if you slack off on your Natural Breathing your thoughts of dis-like creeps in, but as long as you keep breathing you feel warm.

But, when you do Cold-water Natural Breathing, you can’t keep that negating suffering going, because breathing in cold water constantly brings you back to the awareness of your now.

Your Awareness can only bring you freedom and you are THAT.

All you have to do is to breathe more, remain aware and not get hijacked by unawareness and limiting thinking.

LIVING OPTIMALLY is the loss of ability to blame and be a victim, replaced by living with Consciousness and OWNING YOUR LIFE.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

The 6th CHALLENGE to CHANGE is to learn how to remain in well-being and happiness regardless of external circumstances.

(Freedom is to not need your world to change for you to feel great.)

Cold-water Natural Breathing is a powerful initiator to your freedom from dependency.

Doing Natural Breathing in COLD WATER is a powerful experience that is designed to help you become independent of external circumstances for your happiness and well-being.

After you learn to do Natural Breathing in cold water, you’ll:
* Know that “cold” is only your thinking process hijacking your attention and
* You’ll also be comfortable, regardless of your external temperatures.

You will recognize and connect with your Source Power and enjoy everything.

You will also learn that the only thing that can make you miserable is you clinging to limiting, negating and victimizing thoughts.

You will realize that if you slack off on your Natural Breathing your thoughts of dis-like creeps in, but as long as you keep breathing you feel warm.

But, when you do Cold-water Natural Breathing, you can’t keep that negating suffering going, because breathing in cold water constantly brings you back to the awareness of your now.

Your Awareness can only bring you freedom and you are THAT.

All you have to do is to breathe more, remain aware and not get hijacked by unawareness and limiting thinking.

LIVING OPTIMALLY is the loss of ability to blame and be a victim, replaced by living with Consciousness and OWNING YOUR LIFE.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL.

The Premise – The Promise

The premise of Natural Breathing is that you are already created perfect, so you cannot create a healthier or better you.

Do you believe that you are naturally nurtured and provided for, so you can relax in to an easy abundant life, or do you believe that you are put here with faulty bodies and lack, so now you need to join the rat-race, to try to get healthy and successful. This premise leaves you to struggle with limiting mentally fabricated techniques and stress.

Defining your Premise is important, because it WILL DEFINE YOUR STRATEGY to how you will try to be healthy and achieve your goals.

If you have some mis-education, mis-learning and inhibiting Incomplete Experiences, your job is to gain correct understanding and complete any Incomplete Experiences, so you can access your innate true wisdom and thus connect with to your original peaceful supportive, comfortable being.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL

The premise of Natural Breathing is that you are already created perfect, so you cannot create a healthier or better you.

Do you believe that you are naturally nurtured and provided for, so you can relax in to an easy abundant life, or do you believe that you are put here with faulty bodies and lack, so now you need to join the rat-race, to try to get healthy and successful. This premise leaves you to struggle with limiting mentally fabricated techniques and stress.

Defining your Premise is important, because it WILL DEFINE YOUR STRATEGY to how you will try to be healthy and achieve your goals.

If you have some mis-education, mis-learning and inhibiting Incomplete Experiences, your job is to gain correct understanding and complete any Incomplete Experiences, so you can access your innate true wisdom and thus connect with to your original peaceful supportive, comfortable being.

Excerpt from the Natural Breathing OWNER’S MANUAL

The Right Way to Breathe

Having been a Breath Coach and Trainer for over 30 years, I have been researching “The Right Way to Breathe”.

Of course, there are many ways to breathe and many intentions to use breathwork and they always produce results, because breathing is so powerful.

The intention with Natural Breathing is to recognize our True Self, which includes connecting with well-being, fulfillment, happiness and abundance. This journey, also automatically reverses any conscious mis-learning and uproot any sub-conscious material.

What is the Right Way to Breathe to access the full power of the breath?
There are many theories and explanations, but it seems to me that they are based on that we are created with a faulty Breathing System that the mind can fix, so it can do a better job.

How do we know what is true Natural Breathing?
Watching how we actually breathe, when we ‘stop holding our breath’ and ‘get out of the way’, might give us a clue. This happens when we sigh, yawn, sneeze, have emotions, laugh, jog, fall asleep, etc. THE BREATHING CHANGES BY ITSELF to NATURAL BREATHING.

It stands to reason, that these changes in the way we breath, when we get off guard, indicates what our breathing really wants to do, when it is not controlled, but set free.

Having been a Breath Coach and Trainer for over 30 years, I have been researching “The Right Way to Breathe”.

Of course, there are many ways to breathe and many intentions to use breathwork and they always produce results, because breathing is so powerful.

The intention with Natural Breathing is to recognize our True Self, which includes connecting with well-being, fulfillment, happiness and abundance. This journey, also automatically reverses any conscious mis-learning and uproot any sub-conscious material.

What is the Right Way to Breathe to access the full power of the breath?
There are many theories and explanations, but it seems to me that they are based on that we are created with a faulty Breathing System that the mind can fix, so it can do a better job.

How do we know what is true Natural Breathing?
Watching how we actually breathe, when we ‘stop holding our breath’ and ‘get out of the way’, might give us a clue. This happens when we sigh, yawn, sneeze, have emotions, laugh, jog, fall asleep, etc. THE BREATHING CHANGES BY ITSELF to NATURAL BREATHING.

It stands to reason, that these changes in the way we breath, when we get off guard, indicates what our breathing really wants to do, when it is not controlled, but set free.