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Breathwork Preparation

Preparing for a breathwork session is a deeply personal and sacred process that begins with creating a serene and welcoming space conducive to introspection and release. This practice is not only about physical readiness but also setting intentions and cultivating an environment that supports the journey inward. The cornerstone of preparation is constructing a 'nest'—a comfortable, nurturing spot where you can lie down and move freely, typically with a yoga mat as the base, cushioned with blankets for warmth and comfort. This personal sanctuary becomes the center stage for your breathwork practice.

To prepare for your breathwork session, consider the following steps:

  1. Create Your Nest: Arrange a yoga mat in a quiet, undisturbed area. Add blankets for a soft, supportive surface that will cradle you throughout the session.

  2. Gather Comfort Items: Have additional blankets within reach to regulate your temperature, as body temperature can fluctuate during breathwork.

  3. Prepare for Good Sound:  Have earphones ready—wireless ones are preferable to avoid any tangling or restriction.

  4. Set the Ambiance: Dim the lights and consider lighting candles to create a calming atmosphere, ensuring they are placed safely away from any flammable materials.

  5. Purify the Space: Clear the energy of the room with sage or palo santo, allowing the smoke to waft around your nest and throughout the room.

  6. Create an Altar: If it resonates with you, set up a small altar with items that hold personal significance or support your intentions for the session.

  7. Hydration: Ensure you have water nearby to stay hydrated before and after the session.

  8. Comfortable Attire: Wear loose, comfortable clothing that won’t restrict your breathing or movement.

  9. Technology-Free Zone: Other than what you need for the breathwork session, keep it out of reach or turned off to prevent disruptions.

  10. Intention Setting: Take a moment to reflect on your intention for the session, perhaps journaling your thoughts or simply meditating on your purpose.

  11. Time Management: Allow enough time before and after the session so you're not rushed, creating a buffer for your experience to unfold naturally.

By attentively preparing your physical space and internal mindset, you enhance the potential for a transformative breathwork experience. Each element, from the comfort of your nest to the sanctity of your altar, weaves together to support the deep work of your breath and the journey it will facilitate.

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