Power of the Breath

breathe2From Judith Kravitz, Founder of Transformational Breath Foundation and the co-creator of the Transformational Breathing process.

“Effective breathing is your most important tool for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

1. Oxygen is the most essential natural resource required by our cells.  It has been said that we can go without food for up to 40 days and without water for three days.  Yet in just three minutes without taking a breath we die.  From a purely physical viewpoint, then, breath equals life.

2. Breathing stimulates the electrochemical processes of every cell in our bodies: skin, organs, muscles, bones, blood, etc.  The breath is their primary delivery system for food and electrical charge (energy).

3. Deep diaphragmatic breathing tones and massages the heart, liver, and all other internal organs and muscles including the brain and reproductive organs!  An ingenious system of eight diaphragms, connecting the head to foot, stimulates every part of the body when the abdominal diaphragm bellows.

4. Inhaling oxygen strengthens the immune system and toxins are expelled through the exhale.  Shallow breathers are literally poisoning themselves.  When you’re not breathing sufficiently, toxins remain in the body, running through the entire elimination system again, and back into circulation.  Is it any wonder that the incidence of disease is at an all-time high?

5. By assisting the release of natural biochemical secretions which enhance mood and brain function, breathing plays an important role in determining emotional and mental states which, if allowed to deteriorate, contribute to physical stress and disease.  Mental acuity, the ability to learn and assimilate information, focus, concentration, and memory are all greatly affected by the quality of breathing.”

Transformational Breathing® is a self-empowering healing process that creates great transformation in one’s life.  The Transformational Breath is a dynamically powerful technique that utilizes a high vibrational energy force created by a specific breathing pattern.  The three levels of Transformational Breathing allows us to breathe better, have more energy, feel more peaceful and loving and ultimately attain higher levels of consciousness.

Kravitz, Judith. (1999, pgs. 14-15). 

Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly: The Joy of Tranformational Breath®.



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About Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW, RPT-S

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. She also supervises clinical social work interns pursuing licensure. She has worked as a psychotherapist for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida.

Her experience includes foster care, adoption, youth shelter, youth related research, school-based counseling, and sexual assault crisis center settings prior to private practice. She specializes in counseling children, families, and adults struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Kimberly is a current Board member of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida and former Vice-President of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and EMDR International Association.

Kimberly is founder of Monarch Wellness (originally Monarch Therapy), an integrative center focused on empowering individuals and families through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis. In addition to counseling and play therapy, the center offers other supportive modalities to further enhance emotional healing and stress management including support groups, yoga, laughter yoga, breathwork, integrative relaxation, and sound therapy. Monarch Wellness' sister site eFitFamily.com offers health related information and inspiration for everyday families to live healthier every day. The center is also involved with House of Gaia community center and other community and service focused organizations. More information about Kimberly and her practice can be found online: www.MonarchWellness.net.

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