The Breathwork Blog

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The Simple Key to Health: Acceptance

Step 1: Breathe into Resistance Step 2: Acceptance The practice of Breath Work and the reason why it works, are both remarkably uncomplicated. So much so that anyone can heal themselves through their breath if they want to do the work. Breath is life and if you breathe without resistance or tension you will also live without resistance or tension. […]

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Projection and the Art of Creating Your Own Reality

I’d like to share with you what it’s like to help others out of their false creations by taking on the creation of being their teacher. Hang on though, that may be confusing. I’ll explain. The external world is a projection. Your consciousness inside you is projected out by your soul at the moment of birth. At birth, your inside […]

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Why Effiji is the BreathWork Practice You Need to Try

Your breath is your life. It is the first thing you do when you are born and the last thing you will do before you die. It is the power of life itself. Every breath you take is your life’s potential looking to be actualized. All breath practices provide this opportunity, however with varying degrees of potency. BreathWork is becoming […]

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The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

By : Jim Catapano · Shut Up & Yoga · shutupandyoga.com JIM CATAPANO has been attending Effiji Breath Classes since January 2018. His insight and words truly reflect the essence of the practice and the benefits one can hope to achieve. Jim is a friend of Effiji and a true seeker on the spiritual path. Click the image below to […]

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American Spirituality

“Don’t judge a book by its cover”, is easily applied to the spiritual path. We seek because we want to heal, but the unhealed part doesn’t really know what he or she is looking for except to get out of pain, turning to the outer world to find it in a teacher, path, community, and sets of rites, rituals and […]

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Outsourcing Your Work to Foreign Entities

What we like to do here in America is find a foreign entity that will do the work that we don’t want to do. It is a perfect metaphor for the entitlement of American culture. We will pay to have someone else do our work as if our money can buy us freedom. When I meet people in China they […]

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The Three Minds

Consider that there are 3 minds. An animal mind that, in fear, has the instinct to survive like when you are crossing the street and are avoiding traffic. The second mind is a linear mind which is constantly witnessing, processing and interpreting one’s life’s experiences. It is working beyond survival but is trying to make your life better. This is […]

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Evidence vs. What Works

When I was growing up, I felt different in relation to almost everything around me. I was full of love and interested in connection. But even as a child, I felt like I was a foreigner in a foreign land. Kids picking on other kids hurt me. I’m sure most of you healers out there have wondered what this ‘Earth […]

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Worry : The Denial of Your Desire

Worry, anxiety, self-criticism and guilt are essentially strategies that cover a person’s real experience. They are acts of the mind used as a strategy to repress what you really want. This is why all of these states eventually lead to resentment toward others and then anger. Anger being the expression of creative energy when it’s blocked. Did you know in […]

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The End of Tribalism and the Rise of BreathWork

The word cult has the same etymological roots as culture and cultivate which refers to something you tend to, guard or to till. Where culture is the behaviors and beliefs of a group; we think of a cult as something negative when it’s just the rituals and beliefs of a group. The trouble we are having now is that the […]

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