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Sep112018

Rebirthing. – by Dan Brule

So many people around the world are doing this work now. And each person brings his or her
own style and focus to the process. As we learn and grow, what we teach and how we teach,
naturally changes: as we change, our work changes.
But one thing has not and will not change: it is the specific way of breathing that defines the
Rebirthing movement. So I’d like to offer my understanding of it, and the kind of coaching that I
give in sessions.
The Rebirthing Breath, also called the “Circular Rhythm” or Connected Breathing.” can be
defined or described in this way: “conscious, connected, circular, rhythmic, energy breathing.”
It’s the art of breathing energy as well as air. Here in a nutshell are the key elements of the
practice: the how to’s and what not’s of Rebirthing.
1. Breathe in and out the through the same passage.
2. The inhale is active and the exhale is passive.
3. There are no pauses or gaps between the breaths.
An active inhale means that you pull the breath in deliberately, expanding the entire breathing
cavity. A passive exhale means you simply let the breath go: you set it free. Breathing through
the same channel means that you breathe either in and out the nose, or in and out the mouth:
but not in the nose and out the mouth. No pauses means that inhale and exhale come together
into a smooth steady uninterrupted flow: like a wheel turning. Making the inhales active and the
exhales passive is the act of merging opposites—polarities like yin and yang—above and below,
within and without, past and future…
“Conscious Breathing”
Consciousness is the latest development in evolution: it is our greatest tool for survival. For the
most part, breathing is usually automatic and unconscious. Your unconscious breathing habits,
patterns and tendencies are not necessarily natural or optimal. Conscious breathing allows us to
correct unhealthy or dysfunctional ways of breathing, and to heal the breathing mechanism
itself. Conscious breathing allows us to take over from the machine. With conscious breathing,
we can deliberately give the breath a certain quality: we can breathe with a specific intention.
We can use the breath to increase our aliveness and joy, peace and power. We can use it to
reduce pain and tension, anxiety and stress. We can use it to express and reflect our highest
spiritual aspirations and values.
“Connected Breathing”
Connections in life are vital. We are intimately connected to life, to nature, to each other, and to
reality. The mind is connected to the body. Emotions, chemistry, physiology, psychology, are all
part of a unified whole, and they are all connected to the breathing. Eliminating pauses, gaps,
and breaks in the breathing gives us a sense of wholeness, and a direct experience of
“oneness.” It creates in us a unity of spirit, mind, and body.
2
“Circular Breathing”
Circles and cycles are fundamental patterns or structures in life and in the universe. Existence
expresses them on every level. Life is rife with them. Nature is based upon them, and functions
according to them. Our own growth, as well as cultural and social development moves forward
in a cyclical, circular fashion. Completion and wholeness is expressed by circles and cycles. Any
so by building this principle into the technique, we ensure that what we do is in harmony with
nature, life and the universe.
“Rhythmic Breathing”
Rhythm is another fundamental universal principle. Building it into the technique assures us that
what we are doing with the breath is in harmony with “what is” naturally happening in the
universe and in life. And rhythm allows us to really get into the process. It provides a focus and it
acts as a gauge. As various thoughts and feelings and emotions arise, we can observe changes
in the breathing rhythm. And by consciously changing the breathing rhythm, we can activate and
clear various energies from our system.
“Energy Breathing”
Everything in life is an expression of energy; everything is a form of energy. We are energy
beings. This energy has been called prana, chi, ki, life force, or spirit. It is the animating principle
of life. It is the “breath within the breath.” Light, sound, vibration: it’s what makes life beautiful
and powerful!
Changes always occur on the energy level before they are expressed physically. By developing
awareness and control of our life force energy, we can stay ahead of illness. We can take a
more conscious and creative role in our own healing process. We can work in harmony with the
changes taking place on the planet. And we can better handle the everyday conditions and
circumstances of our lives. Mastering our relationship to energy makes us captains of our ship,
and masters of our destiny.
A simple way to understand the practice is to see it as engaging in one of three breathing
rhythms: fast and full, slow and full, or fast and shallow. Use fast and full breathing when you
want to activate a lot of energy, or when you find yourself spacing out or going unconscious.
Use slow and full breathing when you want to integrate something wonderful—when you want to
take in a beautiful moment. Use fast and shallow breathing when you are experiencing
something intense or uncomfortable, or when you simply want to have fun—when you want to
play with the energy!
When you practice the rebirthing technique—while breathing in this connected circular rhythmic
way—stay awake, be aware! Watch your thoughts. Pay attention to the feelings and sensations
in your body. Don’t react, resist or judge. Instead: accept, allow and enjoy! Don’t try to control
the natural healing process. Just observe it. Be a witness to it.
3
It is so simple: just breathe in and out without stopping, holding, pushing, forcing, avoiding, or
resisting... In the beginning, it helps to give the inhale an “oohh” shape; and to give the exhale
has an “aahh” shape.
After several minutes of connected breathing, the “energy experience” begins. Allow this energy
to come up, to move, and to take over your body. Use every inhale to draw in more energy, and
use every exhale to relax into the energy. Keep letting go into the experience. Don’t try to
control the energy. Keep relaxing more with each breath. Notice any tightness in your muscles.
Deliberately release this tension with each breath. Keep expanding with each inhale.
Think “soft and open, soft and open” “expand and relax, expand and release” “pull in and let go,
pull in and let go” Keep your jaw, neck, shoulders, hands, back, belly, legs relaxed. Keep your
throat open and your chest loose.
Various “symptoms” will come and go throughout the process: like dizziness, tremors,
vibrations, sensations of heat, cold, spontaneous laughter, crying, primal sounds, emotional
releases, memories, images, insights, etc. Simply allow and observe these things along the way
of this inner journey. Don’t let any of these things interfere with, or interrupt the breathing
rhythm, or your relaxation. Don’t let them send you into thoughts and judgments. Simply breathe
and relax into each new feeling, sensation, and emotion.
Remember that under every feeling is another feeling; behind every emotion is another emotion.
And behind it all, under it all, is pure love, pure peace, and pure joy. Keep moving—breathing
and relaxing through everything—all the levels, until you arrive at your “Highest Center.”
Feel your feelings. Allow and accept whatever is happening in you to happen, without acting on
it, or reacting to it. Don’t judge or resist your feelings. Turn every new thought, feeling or
emotion—every reaction—into another conscious inhale and another releasing exhale. Get
out of the way! Let something higher and deeper in you direct the process. Let the life force
have its way with you! Let go into the peace that passes understanding!
Don’t be afraid of the unknown, or of loosing control. You are always already free. You are
always already safe. You are surrendering to a higher part of yourself. Say “yes” to life. Say yes
to every part of you. Say yes to everything that happens inside of you. Breathe love and light
into every cell of your body. Practice Forgiveness and Gratitude.
Let the breath open you to your deepest highest self. Melt into it. Merge with it. Expand with it.
Then come back, bringing with you the energy, the flavor, the quality of that source, that
essence! Be renewed by the experience. Stay with the awareness of it. Use every breath to
keep the awareness of this place alive in you. And in between sessions, find simple creative
ways to share and express the divine being that you are! Find ways to express the love and light
that fills you when you breathe your way to this place of awe!
Good luck in your practice!

Rebirthing. – by Dan Brule
So many people around the world are doing this work now. And each person brings his or herown style and focus to the process. As we learn and grow, what we teach and how we teach,naturally changes: as we change, our work changes.But one thing has not and will not change: it is the specific way of breathing that defines theRebirthing movement. So I’d like to offer my understanding of it, and the kind of coaching that Igive in sessions.The Rebirthing Breath, also called the “Circular Rhythm” or Connected Breathing.” can bedefined or described in this way: “conscious, connected, circular, rhythmic, energy breathing.”It’s the art of breathing energy as well as air. Here in a nutshell are the key elements of thepractice: the how to’s and what not’s of Rebirthing.1. Breathe in and out the through the same passage.2. The inhale is active and the exhale is passive.3. There are no pauses or gaps between the breaths.An active inhale means that you pull the breath in deliberately, expanding the entire breathingcavity. A passive exhale means you simply let the breath go: you set it free. Breathing throughthe same channel means that you breathe either in and out the nose, or in and out the mouth:but not in the nose and out the mouth. No pauses means that inhale and exhale come togetherinto a smooth steady uninterrupted flow: like a wheel turning. Making the inhales active and theexhales passive is the act of merging opposites—polarities like yin and yang—above and below,within and without, past and future…
“Conscious Breathing”
Consciousness is the latest development in evolution: it is our greatest tool for survival. For themost part, breathing is usually automatic and unconscious. Your unconscious breathing habits,patterns and tendencies are not necessarily natural or optimal. Conscious breathing allows us tocorrect unhealthy or dysfunctional ways of breathing, and to heal the breathing mechanismitself. Conscious breathing allows us to take over from the machine. With conscious breathing,we can deliberately give the breath a certain quality: we can breathe with a specific intention.We can use the breath to increase our aliveness and joy, peace and power. We can use it toreduce pain and tension, anxiety and stress. We can use it to express and reflect our highestspiritual aspirations and values.
“Connected Breathing”
Connections in life are vital. We are intimately connected to life, to nature, to each other, and toreality. The mind is connected to the body. Emotions, chemistry, physiology, psychology, are allpart of a unified whole, and they are all connected to the breathing. Eliminating pauses, gaps,and breaks in the breathing gives us a sense of wholeness, and a direct experience of“oneness.” It creates in us a unity of spirit, mind, and body.
2
“Circular Breathing”
Circles and cycles are fundamental patterns or structures in life and in the universe. Existenceexpresses them on every level. Life is rife with them. Nature is based upon them, and functionsaccording to them. Our own growth, as well as cultural and social development moves forwardin a cyclical, circular fashion. Completion and wholeness is expressed by circles and cycles. Anyso by building this principle into the technique, we ensure that what we do is in harmony withnature, life and the universe.
“Rhythmic Breathing”
Rhythm is another fundamental universal principle. Building it into the technique assures us thatwhat we are doing with the breath is in harmony with “what is” naturally happening in theuniverse and in life. And rhythm allows us to really get into the process. It provides a focus and itacts as a gauge. As various thoughts and feelings and emotions arise, we can observe changesin the breathing rhythm. And by consciously changing the breathing rhythm, we can activate andclear various energies from our system.
“Energy Breathing”
Everything in life is an expression of energy; everything is a form of energy. We are energybeings. This energy has been called prana, chi, ki, life force, or spirit. It is the animating principleof life. It is the “breath within the breath.” Light, sound, vibration: it’s what makes life beautifuland powerful!Changes always occur on the energy level before they are expressed physically. By developingawareness and control of our life force energy, we can stay ahead of illness. We can take amore conscious and creative role in our own healing process. We can work in harmony with thechanges taking place on the planet. And we can better handle the everyday conditions andcircumstances of our lives. Mastering our relationship to energy makes us captains of our ship,and masters of our destiny.A simple way to understand the practice is to see it as engaging in one of three breathingrhythms: fast and full, slow and full, or fast and shallow. Use fast and full breathing when youwant to activate a lot of energy, or when you find yourself spacing out or going unconscious.Use slow and full breathing when you want to integrate something wonderful—when you want totake in a beautiful moment. Use fast and shallow breathing when you are experiencingsomething intense or uncomfortable, or when you simply want to have fun—when you want toplay with the energy!When you practice the rebirthing technique—while breathing in this connected circular rhythmicway—stay awake, be aware! Watch your thoughts. Pay attention to the feelings and sensationsin your body. Don’t react, resist or judge. Instead: accept, allow and enjoy! Don’t try to controlthe natural healing process. Just observe it. Be a witness to it.
3It is so simple: just breathe in and out without stopping, holding, pushing, forcing, avoiding, orresisting... In the beginning, it helps to give the inhale an “oohh” shape; and to give the exhalehas an “aahh” shape.After several minutes of connected breathing, the “energy experience” begins. Allow this energyto come up, to move, and to take over your body. Use every inhale to draw in more energy, anduse every exhale to relax into the energy. Keep letting go into the experience. Don’t try tocontrol the energy. Keep relaxing more with each breath. Notice any tightness in your muscles.Deliberately release this tension with each breath. Keep expanding with each inhale.Think “soft and open, soft and open” “expand and relax, expand and release” “pull in and let go,pull in and let go” Keep your jaw, neck, shoulders, hands, back, belly, legs relaxed. Keep yourthroat open and your chest loose.Various “symptoms” will come and go throughout the process: like dizziness, tremors,vibrations, sensations of heat, cold, spontaneous laughter, crying, primal sounds, emotionalreleases, memories, images, insights, etc. Simply allow and observe these things along the wayof this inner journey. Don’t let any of these things interfere with, or interrupt the breathingrhythm, or your relaxation. Don’t let them send you into thoughts and judgments. Simply breatheand relax into each new feeling, sensation, and emotion.Remember that under every feeling is another feeling; behind every emotion is another emotion.And behind it all, under it all, is pure love, pure peace, and pure joy. Keep moving—breathingand relaxing through everything—all the levels, until you arrive at your “Highest Center.”Feel your feelings. Allow and accept whatever is happening in you to happen, without acting onit, or reacting to it. Don’t judge or resist your feelings. Turn every new thought, feeling oremotion—every reaction—into another conscious inhale and another releasing exhale. Getout of the way! Let something higher and deeper in you direct the process. Let the life forcehave its way with you! Let go into the peace that passes understanding!Don’t be afraid of the unknown, or of loosing control. You are always already free. You arealways already safe. You are surrendering to a higher part of yourself. Say “yes” to life. Say yesto every part of you. Say yes to everything that happens inside of you. Breathe love and lightinto every cell of your body. Practice Forgiveness and Gratitude.Let the breath open you to your deepest highest self. Melt into it. Merge with it. Expand with it.Then come back, bringing with you the energy, the flavor, the quality of that source, thatessence! Be renewed by the experience. Stay with the awareness of it. Use every breath tokeep the awareness of this place alive in you. And in between sessions, find simple creativeways to share and express the divine being that you are! Find ways to express the love and lightthat fills you when you breathe your way to this place of awe!Good luck in your practice!

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