WAT KUN JE ERVAREN TIJDENS EEN ONLINE BREATHWORK SESSIE?
IK BEN LAATST AANGENAAM VERRAST DOOR EEN SUPERLIEF MAILTJE. DAVINIA HEEFT MEEGEDAAN MET EEN ONLINE ADEMSESSIE EN HEEFT HAAR PERSOONLIJKE VERHAAL GEDEELD MET MIJ. HET WAS HAAR EERSTE KEER!
IK VIND HET ZO SPECIAAL DAT ZE DE MOEITE HEEFT GENOMEN OM HAAR ERVARING OP TE SCHRIJVEN. IK MOCHT HET VAN HAAR OOK MET JULLIE DELEN. DAT DOE IK GRAAG!
VOORAL ALS JE NOG NOOIT EEN ADEMSESSIE HEBT ERVAREN, GEEFT DE ERVARING VAN DAVINIA EEN MOOI BEELD VAN WAT JE LICHAMELIJK EN EMOTIONEEL ALLEMAAL KUNT MEEMAKEN TIJDENS EEN BREATHWORKSESSIE.
DANK JE WEL LIEVE DAVINIA EN TOT SNEL WEER!
Today I participated in a breathwork session for the first time. A friend of mine highly recommended it. Mainly because we’re both pretty excited about psychedelics, and he had a very special experience doing breathwork.
Honestly, I had this thought that being me, probably nothing much would happen. However, I had that same thought when I tried magic truffles for the first time. And what happened then? Not much. So for the breathwork session, I wanted to also have that mindset of just seeing what happens, letting go completely.
I really enjoyed Djeena’s guidance. Her voice is very nice to listen to, calming and encouraging. The first meditative moments with some breathing exercises were great to get into a relaxed mood.
We were asked to set our intention for this session. My intention came to me: “I want to invite my curiosity and feminine energy during this session. I want to welcome it, let it come to me, let it move through me.”
We started together, without any music to get the breathing right.
Pretty soon, Djeena started a very fitting playlist. After the first song, I already felt stuff happening.
There was some pleasant pressure around my mouth and all around my head. Maybe it was a tingling sensation, but it’s hard to describe. Then my hands started to tingle. It was all pleasant and very intriguing, and I just let it all come.
Then my hands actually did start to cramp up somewhat, but at the same time there was some sort of numbness. And then suddenly, emotions overflowed. I just cried. I let all the tears come. I did not even know why I was crying, whether I was crying because I felt grateful, feeling loved, or that there was a lot of sadness that had to come out.
A lot happened to me during this time. I cried, whilst breathing fast, so I made a lot of noise. I was really happy I did not have my video on. I had closed all the windows, so the neighbors would not hear me. And I really made a lot of noise, whilst breathing like I was dying (or, I imagine this is what it would sound like to an outsider).
“I cried as if my partner had just died, but now I realized it was more like a release of something, I did not feel sad. I noticed it was quite tiring for my body, but it was exquisite, even ecstatic.”
Though the music became calmer, and Djeena was speaking again, I was not really hearing it. I was still in full thrall with my different state of mind. I realized she was guiding us to get back, to settle down. Suddenly I got cold, so I got my blanket. I realized I had been very warm during the session, even sweating. There was a lot of energy expenditure for sure!
After some time, I did feel a pleasant numbness in my hands and in my head. Though I also felt something in both my hands. It felt like some round, soft stones were placed in my hands. I thought these were probably the folds of my blanket, that I then perceived as something heavy because my hands had gotten numb. But suddenly I realized they were gifts. In my left hand I held curiosity. In my right hand was feminine energy. This realization made me cry all the more. I felt so grateful. At the end, when I first started moving my hands again, I realized nothing had been touching the palms of my hands. The blanket was above my hands, held up by my body. Interesting. My hands were empty.
Djeena gave the participants the opportunity to share or ask questions. I felt not ready for this. I actually just wanted the music to continue for at least the next hour or so. It felt so peaceful. Then I thought: “but I want to let her know how important and special this time with her was for me!” Second thought: “I can write an email to her later.” So that’s what I decided to do. I felt amazed at the results of this breathing technique. How powerful, why don’t more people know about this?!