A private Effiji Breath Session is approximately 2-2 1/2 hours in duration. There is 30 minutes of consultation, followed by one hour of breathing, then time to rest and integrate afterwards.
A Group Session lasts between 2-3 hours, depending on the length of the Facilitator’s introduction and the number of questions. Again, one hour is allotted for the Effiji Breath Technique®, then a period for resting.
Prepare yourself for a transformational experience. It is suggested that you refrain from alcohol and recreational drugs before attending a session. Also, do not eat a heavy meal before attending. The Effiji Breath Technique™ will be explained and demonstrated by the Facilitator.
Before attending a workshop consider leaving some time after the session to move slowly. Being out in nature, getting bodywork, taking a bath or having a nice meal are good choices. It’s not suggested to be anywhere that is chaotic, loud or where you have to be “on” for other people. Doing it this way will continue the deep healing that will take place over the next two or three days.
No, yogic breath techniques are different type of BreathWork.
While some full weekend workshops produced by Effiji Breath may include other activities such as Tai chi, Yoga or other spiritual practices, a 2-3 hour Effiji Breath is only about Effiji Breath.
Everyone’s experience is completely unique and each time you do it will be different. As you open up to the breath you will experience a wide array of body sensations, emotions and thoughts just as we do in our normal day to day life but it will be stronger and there will be more of it. Body temperature may also fluctuate.
Dress comfortably. For most venues you will want to bring a yoga mat, blanket, a pillow and a water bottle.
We do not suggest that the Effiji Breath Technique™ be practiced without someone to facilitate for you. We suggest a Facilitator hold space for you due to the nature of the processing taking place until the breather understands clearly what is happening with them during the process. Every session is different; having someone to encourage and support you is part of that process.
There is no limit to the frequencey and amount of breaths a person can do. During the training for Facilitators, as students, they breathe 3 times in one day. It is best to consult with your Facilitator and create your own prescription.
Effiji Breath is one full concentrated hour. It is not longer or shorter. You are never paired with another practitioner, therefore, you are always working with a trained Facilitator. You also never slow down or are encouraged to look at the material that arises in the breath. Philosphically, Effiji Breath shies away from any particular ideology or set of beliefs regarding what comes up in the breath. It is not an intellectual or academic pursuit, nor does it try to define what the breath experience is about, but rather encourages the breather to experience what’s there and let it go.
That depends on your definition of meditation. If you compare Effiji Breath Techinque to traditional Vipassana, where a person sits and watches their breath allowing and accepting everything that arises, without attachment, then the answer would be yes.
The beauty of Effiji Breath is that it could be considered an active form of Vipassana, which can help many people who cannot sit still and watch their breath without the mind taking over.
Effiji BreathWork, as a practice, can lead to a much deeper, easier and more rewarding meditation practice.