The Power of Shamanic Breathwork

The 3 Keys of SkyDancing Tantra are breath, sound and movement and all are incorporated in the Shamanic Breathwork process. Breathwork is a powerful tool for healing and transformation. Over the years I have experienced may different forms of breathwork; from Lamaze breathing, when I had my kids, to body-centered therapy, and Osho’s active breath meditations, so I wasn’t expecting Shamanic Breathwork to be that that different from other things I had done before.

I was first introduced to Shamanic Breathwork by Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins in Sedona, May of 2010. Since I was already familiar with breathwork and shamanism I mainly attended their event to meet them and show my support for their work. I was blown-away by my first Shamanic Breathwork journey. The combination of the music, circular breathing, shamanic healing and sacred art was profound. I recognized that this was something I wanted to become proficient at and share with others. Since then I have experienced the process 12 times. Each time has been powerful and unique. Over the past 9 months I have experienced many benefits from this work. It has unlocked and cleared old patterns and enhanced my ability to live in flow and trust Source.

Learn more about the upcoming trainings:

https://shamanicbreathwork.org/training/breathworkcertification/SBWsedona.php

Here are a few testimonials from others:

I have found the Shamanic Breathwork Process to be incredible for me at a personal level. It has helped to open doors that I didn’t even know I had. It has also been a remarkable tool to use in my workshops for health professionals.

– Lee Lipsenthal, MD, ABHM

CEO, Finding Balance in a Medical Life

As holistic physicians, my husband and I are familiar with many different modalities and have seen the value in looking “outside the box” of traditional Western medical techniques. Shamanic Breathwork is one of the most powerful healing modalities we have seen. It gets to the heart of the physical, emotional or spiritual problem in order for shifts to occur very rapidly. In addition, it taps into the person’s core strengths and honors the deep wisdom within us all, since true healing inevitably starts from within.

– Molly Roberts, MD, MS

Physician

Synchronicity Center & Canyon Ranch Health Resort

Tucson, Arizona

I confess that I approached the technique of breathwork with some skepticism as to its value, having tried so many experiences that failed to make a meaningful difference in my life. Well, all it took was a one day introductory Shamanic Breathwork session for me to know that this unique combination of altered state experiencing of guided, theme based teachings was an extremely effective method of processing core level issues, issues that can be huge stumbling blocks to our spiritual progress.

I am truly thankful for the blessing this program has been for me, and would highly recommend it to anyone dedicated to their spiritual journey. Nothing I have experienced previously has been more beneficial. It has made a believer out of me in the work being done here, and I intend to support it in any way that I can.

– Buzz Gibbs

Businessman and Entrepreneur

Gainesville, GA

Awakening the Inner Goddess in Ventura, CA

Reclaiming the Power, Passion and Sensuality of the Divine Feminine
Sunday March 13, 2011 10am-6:00pm
Ventura Nia Center, 2343 East Thompson Blvd

* Breathwork, Dance and Nia Movement
* Activating Shakti and Creative Energy
* Transforming the Shadow into an Ally
* Loving Our Sexuality
* Celebrating the Goddess Within

Join us as we ignite our passion, celebrate our juiciness and speak our truth. Connecting to “Shakti,” the life-force energy, we will expand our capacity for Bliss. Through breath, sound and movement we honor the body as a sacred temple of love and aliveness.Open to Women of all ages. Bring a water bottle and sarong. Wear beautiful clothes that are easy to move in and make you feel like a Goddess.

Cost $100   To Register Contact: Kate Nash 805.766. 6755

This workshop will be facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and founder of Tantra for Awakening in Sedona, AZ and Kate Nash, Nia Instructor and owner of the Ventura Nia Center. They will weave together Tantra and Nia, creating a vibrant energetic tapestry for you to explore and celebrate ecstasy.

www.VenturaNiaCenter.com

Awakening the Light-Body in Ventura, CA

Awakening the Light-Body

A Day of Chakra Activation and Celebration

Saturday March 12, 2011 9:30am -6:30pm
Ventura Nia Center, 2343 East Thompson Blvd

  • Guided Meditation and Breathwork
  • Dance and Nia Movement
  • Open Your Inner Flute
  • Deepen Your Capacity for Intimacy
  • Communicate Authentically
  • Celebrate Life in Every Moment

Feel more present, vibrant, and open. Recognize the love you are. Live life as a celebration of the “Divine in Form.” Awaken to the beauty all around you. Learn to be in the flow of life and feel the support of the universe. Open to Men and Women of all ages. No previous experience is needed. Bring a water bottle and a towel. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.

Cost $125   To register contact: Kate Nash 805.766. 6755

This workshop will be facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and founder of Tantra for Awakening in Sedona, AZ and Kate Nash, Nia Instructor and owner of the Ventura Nia Center. They will weave together Tantra and Nia, creating a vibrant energetic tapestry for you to explore and celebrate ecstasy.

www.VenturaNiaCenter.com

Tantra – A Spiritual Path for Planetary Awakening

I recently discovered this article on my friend Jivana’s website https://www.tantrichealingtouch.com/ and it is reprinted with her permission. This article does a wonderful job of explaiing that tantra is about much more than sex, it is about the transformation of global consciousness. I hope you enjoy it! I would love to hear your comments.

TANTRA: AN ANCIENT SPIRITUAL PATH FOR PLANETARY AWAKENING
INTO A NEW AGE OF LOVE AND ONENESS
by JIVANA KENNEDY

If you’re like many people I know, the word Tantra conjures images of generously endowed gods and goddesses in lusty cement poses, circling ancient temples in the Far East. At a glance, it may generate thoughts of a hedonistic culture that fell to it’s demise through over indulgence in the physical senses. When you hear it in a modern context does it cause discomfort for reasons not fully understood by the conscious mind?

Please allow me to attempt to demystify the ancient spiritual path of tantra, and try to reveal how it may relate to a great healing of our planet and Her people. I use the pronoun ‘Her’ because in Her fertility and Her ability to recreate life, the earth may be seen as a ‘she’….and in that sense she requires the male principle to spark and protect her generativity so that she may continue her cycles of replenishment. The yin and the yang that make up the whole. No higher or lower is implied here. Both are vital to the creation of balance and wholeness.

The ultimate goal or essential experience of the ancient tantrika was union with God. Oneness with all life. Sometimes called nirvana, or samadhi, or enlightenment. The ancient tantrikas had awakened to the reality that in the depths of sexual union, partners became gods and goddesses, illuminated by the uninhibited flow of source energy. Thus the union of the lovers became an energetic prayer that blessed the relationship, the family, the community and the world. These ancients were a matriarchal culture honoring the abundant capacity of the feminine principle to open, energize and shine light, beauty, and replenishment upon all within her energyfield. They understood that all sentient beings emerge from the union of male and female and to honor this aspect of life was to bring honor to the forces of nature, and nurture their divinity.

But to think that tantra was all about sex is akin to thinking the tail is the elephant. The tantric path was about bringing awareness and balance to every aspect of life. And thus the use of meditation to quiet the mind, bring attention into the body and into the present moment was one of the vital disciplines of the tantric initiate. They saw themselves as a part of a much greater interconnected whole and dedicated their union responsibly to the balance and upliftment of the whole. Does that make you wonder what kind of world we might be living in now if that path had flourished? It does me.

Emerging out of the awareness of the physical empowerment and spiritual enlightenment that became available in the union of two, came the path of yoga, which also means union with the divine, and seeks to harness the power of source energy through awareness of breath, postures and disciplines, and create a meditative awareness in the yogi and yogini. Tantra yoga is the aspect of yoga and one of a very few spiritual paths on our planet that uses the most vital force of nature to create more consciousness of the god that dwells within and animates physical form.

Well then, where did we go wrong? I suppose if we look at our current planetary predicament from a place of non-duality then everything is at this moment, perfect as it is. All is just grist for the evolutionary mill. But a quick look at some of the historical elements (and forgive me here… I am a very simple historian), may evoke a spark of a ha..

The postulation that Christ and Magdalene were adepts in the Egyptian mystery schools, married and tantric lovers is not the exclusive idea of Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code. Many contemporary religious and secular writers believe this, and I have heard it said that Christ evoked the power of their sacred union to endure the crucifixion. Then as the Christian religions were forming, and men were exerting their dominance and control, Magdalene became a whore and sex became a sin, except in situations deemed virtuous by the all powerful patriarchal church. And humanity as a whole, began to fear and mistrust its own basic nature. I ask you, what might the world look like if Christ were not the celibate son of a virgin mother, and Magdalene was not cast as a prostitute? The implication that sex is bad is buried deep in our collective psyche.. The contemporary theologian Matthew Fox calls the church’s attitude towards sex the mortal sin of religion. And the Indian Tantric master Osho claimed that sex was the elemental pathway to the flowering of love and consciousness.To repress a society is to be able to control it, and limits growth, awareness and spiritual development.

In my practice for the past 16 years I see daily the fallout of this. People starving for touch and intimacy, who are as though traversing a foreign territory. We have all the tools to dangerously overpopulate the earth, but have we yet harnessed the love to sustain it?

We need to reclaim and honor the wholesomeness of our natural humanity, forgive each other for our past blindness, and emerge a victorious people moving purposefully into a new age of love, peace, sensuality and enlightenment. This then frees us to replenish our beautiful planet with our love, and the ecstatic recognition of our intrinsic and eternal Oneness..

Tantra Tip of the Day- Beyond Birth and Death

As I listened to this video this morning I was deeply touched by it. I tasted Truth. Please watch and enjoy! Today allow moments for melting into Oneness and remember your True Face.

Avadhuta Gita – Why do you run? – Mooji – Tiruvannamalai Retreat

Mooji YouTube- "You Can Be Free Today"

Mooji's Teachings are Powerful – Audio Satsang 11/2/09

Mooji is a non-duality spiritual teacher. I have been listening to him on Youtube.com and I find his approach to self-inquiry very helpful in letting go of egoic attachments. His teachings are helping me awaken to Truth.

Mooji, aka Anthony Paul Moo-Young and Tony Moo to his friends, is from Antonio, Jamaica and now lives in England. He attributes his awakening to an unnamed Christian mystic in England in 1983. He visited with Papaji, the Indian guru from Lucknow, for three months in 1993 and he then recognized Papaji as his Master and Guru. After Papaji’s death, Mooji clarified the nature of the True Master: “That Principle that manifests as the Master is ever HERE NOW. The True Master never dies, it is the mister that dies. The true Master, that Sat Guru within, alone is the Real”.

Mooji will offer Satsang via an Internet radio program on Sovereign Mind Radio. This is an audio-only program.

The program will be broadcast live Monday, 2 November, 2009
9am – 10am PST
12pm – 1pm EST
5pm – 6pm GMT

Check www.timeanddate.com for exact times in your country.

There are three ways to present Satsang questions to Mooji:
Via email (ahead of time or live)
Via telephone (live): +1 646-915-8361
Via chat on www.blogtalkradio.com/Sovereign-Mind-Radio: chat box will show up when the show is live

To listen, simply go to www.sovereignmindradio.com

Another option is to go to: www.blogtalkradio.com/Sovereign-Mind-Radio
Click on “Listen Now” at show time

Note: the program will be replayed
Monday, 2 November, 2009
6pm PST
9pm EST
2am GMT (3 Nov)

Tantra Tip of the Day – I AM THAT

“I AM THAT” is a book recommended by Eckart Tolle and Adyashanti. This book is a collection of the timeless teachings of one of the great modern sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Nisargadatta Maharaj was a shopkeeper live in Bombay, India.  He was not formally educated, but came to be respected and loved for his insights into the causes of human suffering. Hundreds of seekers traveled to his humble home from all over the world to hear him speak. He gave them hope that “beyond the real experience is not the mind, but the self, the light in which everything appears…the awareness in which everything happens.” His mission was to guide individuals to understand their true nature and as “timeless being.” He died there in 1981, at the age of 84.

Here are a few quotes from the book…

Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. (I AM THAT p.113)

The window is the absence of the wall, and it gives air and light because it is empty. Be empty of al mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in. (p260)

All are mere words, of what use are they to you? You are entangled in the web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found. (p295)

Too much analysis leads you nowhere. There is in you the core of being which is beyond analysis, beyond the mind. You can know it in action only. The legitimate function of the mind is to tell you what is not. But if you want positive knowledge, you must go beyond the mind. (p341)

True knowledge is ever fresh, new, unexpected. It wells up from within. When you know what you are, you also are what you know. Between knowing and being there is no gap. (p520)

To know what you are, you must go beyond the mind. Awareness is the point at which the mind reaches out beyond itself into reality. In awareness you seek not what pleases, but what is true. (p346)

Stop making use of your mind and see what happens. Do this one thing thoroughly. That is all. (p197)

Today see if you can feel the stillness that is always present beyond the mind’s thoughts. Stop for moments throughout the day and be still. Be “aware” of conscious. Know that you are this “Awareness,” not the body/mind which you are occupying in this lifetime. Discover that which is never born and never dies.

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Tantra Tip of the Day- Lucid Living

I read this great little book yesterday, called Lucid Living by Timothy Freke, https://www.timothyfreke.com/. It takes about one hour to read it, if you savory each word. I checked it out of the library. What I love about the book is that it is so simple and direct. The Good News, you can awaken today.

Here are 7 insights for waking up from the dream called life:

1-Life is a mystery.
2-Now is all you know.
3-You are not a person.
4-The world exists in you.
5-All is One.
6-You are a paradox.
7- Being one, is loving all.

Lucid living is whole-heartedly engaging with ordinary life as an epic adventure of awakening.

Today recognize that life is a dream and you are the dreamer. You are both in the dream and the dreamer of it. Everyone else is dreaming and the dreamer too. When you recognize that life is a dream, you shift your perspective. Then you see that you are not the story going on in your dream. You are the awareness that contains all dreams and is beyond form, space and time. You become aware of your true nature as conscious awareness.
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Tantra Tip of the Day- Looking Beyond the Surface

I am reading a wonderful book on the practice of eye gazing as the primary practice that Rumi used with his teacher Shams to become enlightened. It is called The Spiritual Practices of Rumi, Radical Techniques for Beholding the Divine by Will Johnson. It contains Rumi’s poems and explores how the poems contain the secrets to his awakening process. It is beautiful and inspiring.

Eye gazing opens you to looking at life in a new way. The presence you develop in the practice begins to color your life. You begin to see beyond the surface of things.

Try this: As you move through your day take every opportunity to look beyond the surface of life. This requires being present and connecting to the world around you. Take a few moments every hour or so to connect with your breath and call yourself into the present moment. Breathe deeply into your belly and allow your shoulders to relax. Notice how it feels to be present. Look deeply into the eyes of the people you meet even if only for a moment. Become aware of the beauty hidden all around your. Feel gratitude for being alive.

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