Start the Practice Now!

The practice starts with a question “What is your most difficult feeling?”

As we get along with our busy days, the sun comes up and goes down quickly. We don’t seem to be able enjoy the day as we are continuously busy with our thoughts and ideas. The body goes along with the thoughts, carry such a heavy weight of responsibility to fulfill all of the obligation, complete task and responsibilities. It doesn’t seem like we have time even to stop for a minutes and enjoy our own breath on this kind of day. Unfortunately, this is all we have learned for the entire time of our life, in our school, college and now at the work place.

We all have needs to be completed. Money to buy food for us and our family, monthly electricity bills, petrol and transports, clothes and blanket to keep us warm and many other stuff we cannot mention one by one. Does it mean that we are not allowed to enjoy our life even for a little bit, understand what is the essence of living and what is the purpose of our life? We can surely enchanted by the glamorous night life with boost, pretty girls and nice looking shoes. Believe it or not this entertainments are not long lasting. Even thought we have a great party night, there is something missing, something feels incomplete and still we crave more for this feeling of contentment.

Our breath has been with us from the first second we arrive in this life, and yet it never got appreciated. We have forgotten our breath entirely. We have forgotten that we are complete with it and it completes us. Even sometimes we forget to breathe.

When you start to practice with your breath, you have no other choice but to be honest. There is no way out, unless you allow it to be opened. And honestly, to open the breath is effortless. It is so easy that we have the desire to complicate it. Just like the nature of our life.

Our breath witnesses each time of memories of our life. The breath knew when was the time it was painful and also knew when was the time it was nice and beautiful. Each of the most powerful memories comes with the expression of breathing, whether it was fast or slow. And those are the gate of knowledge to pursue the wisdom from our past so we can all safe ourselves from suffering the same old life pattern, making the same mistakes, chasing tales.

OUR NEXT PRACTICE: HEALING BREATH SEMI-PRIVATE CLASS 13 APRIL 2017, LIMITED TO 4 PARTICIPANTS ONLY!

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Healing Breath Semi-Private Apr 2017

PROGRAM NAME : HEALING BREATH SEMI-PRIVATE CLASS (APRIL 2017)

DAY/ DATE             : THURSDAY, 13 APRIL 2017

TIME                       : 13.00 – 16.00

INVESTMENT        : IDR 350.000

SPACE                    : LIMITED TO 4 PARTICIPANTS

TEACHER              : VIA WIJAYA

About Via Wijaya at Healing Breath programs here.

When we faced with stress situation, our body will automatically respond in flight or fight mode. Or if the stress is too much, sometimes the body respond with freeze mode. In this trauma situation, the body remembers the most. Each trauma situation carries feelings within each memories, and those feelings stays in the body. What the mind has forgotten, the body remembers long after.

Healing Breath Semi-Private Class is three to four hours of breath work session, maximum 4 participants. With less participants, our facilitators will be able to direct their attention to each participants deeper throughout the practice, this way the participants can be more focus on their own practice and allow the release to happen. The agenda of the Healing Breath Semi-Private Class include:

  • Self introduction & intention setting, introduction about breathing, core of the problem, benefits, expectation, breathing techniques and breathing practice (75 minutes)
  • Toilet break (10 minutes)
  • Breath work and healing (70 minutes)
  • Awakening, sharing, and closing (45 minutes)
  • Nourishment and free time

 

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Open Class March 2017

“I have learned that is only through courage, we can all find that profound space within us.”

The healing journey has become even deeper nowadays. Most participants reached out their feelings and started to understand “the pain”. Sometimes (in fact most of the time), this is not the most beautiful place to visit. Yet, only by understanding it, allowing it to happen and accept that it has happened, it only can be released.

The battle with the fabricated mind is still on! See you in April.

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Healing Breath Weekend Retreat

Most of our trauma happens at the time that we have forgotten. Each of the memory carries different feelings that is so painful as we don’t want to see it anymore. Our brain has erased the memory to prevent the body to experience it in the future. However, as the mind has forgotten, the body remembers. Each of that trauma has been stored in the muscle. The pain has been stored in the body. So we don’t have other choice, so we all suffer.

The experience that cause our suffering has happened, but we don’t have to suffer all the time. The only way to be free to this suffering is to release and let go of that pain by understanding the feelings. This way we can make each time as precious as it should be, this way we can prevent the suffering to be repeated by us or by others.

Healing Breath Weekend Retreat is a two days healing programs, maximal 10 participants. the programs are including asana practice, breath work, mentoring and detox program. This program will be held at our wellness center Yoga Umah Shakti in Sanur. The overall agenda of the retreat include:

DAY #1

07.00 – 08.30 : Asana Class (Gentle Hatha Practice)

08.30 – 09.00 : Healthy Breakfast

09:00 – 12.00 : Healing Breath Class (breath work)

12.00 – 12.30 : Silent Meditation

12.30 – 14.00 : Healthy Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 : Workshop (Understanding Trauma, Feelings and Emotions)

16.00 – 18.00 : Healing Breath Trauma Release Exercise

18.00 – 19.00 : Sound Healing with Mantra

19.00 – 19.30 : Closing Day #1

DAY #2

07.00 – 08.30 : Asana Class (Gentle Vinyasa Practice)

08.30 – 09.00 : Healthy Breakfast

09:00 – 12.00 : Healing Breath Class (breath work)

12.00 – 12.30 : Silent Meditation

12.30 – 14.00 : Healthy Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 : Workshop (About Meditation and Freedom)

16.00 – 18.00 : Healing Breath (breath work)

18.00 – 19.00 : Awakening and Closing Day #2

*Agenda can be changed anytime.

 

Contact us to sign up for the next retreat.

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Healing Breath Semi-Private Class

Are you often feeling easily annoyed or angry by something unimportant when you get through your daily activities? This might be caused by the suppressed feelings and emotions that you have carried most of the time, without realizing.

When we faced with stress situation, our body will automatically respond in flight or fight mode. Or if the stress is too much, sometimes the body respond with freeze mode. In this trauma situation, the body remembers the most. Each trauma situation carries feelings within each memories, and those feelings stays in the body. What the mind has forgotten, the body remembers long after.

Unfortunately, we are tend to suppressed these feelings in our daily life. Because we are busy with our work or because the tradition has not allowed us to express the feelings. When the feelings and emotions are not freely expressed, they are suppressed in the body. Suppressing feelings and emotions takes a lot of energy. The goal of our practice is to allow the opportunity for suppressed feelings to arise and allow unexpressed charge to be released.

Healing Breath Semi-Private Class is three to four hours of breath work session, maximum 4 participants. With less participants, our facilitators will be able to direct their attention to each participants deeper throughout the practice, this way the participants can be more focus on their own practice and allow the release to happen. The agenda of the Healing Breath Semi-Private Class include:

  • Self introduction & intention setting, introduction about breathing, core of the problem, benefits, expectation, breathing techniques and breathing practice (75 minutes)
  • Toilet break (10 minutes)
  • Breath work and healing (70 minutes)
  • Awakening, sharing, and closing (45 minutes)
  • Nourishment and free time

Check out our next Healing Breath Semi-Private Class on our facebook.

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Healing Breath Open Class

All of human activities are basically either conscious or unconscious. Movements of our limbs (legs, arms, etc) are conscious; it only moves when we want it to move. While the activities of our heart beat, or the inner organs (like kidneys or stomach) are unconscious, most of the time the work of these organs happen automatically without us knowing it.  However, our breath is unique. It can happen both conscious or unconscious.

Conscious breathing happen when we aware of our breath, remember to breath slow or when we practice pranayama, this activities also called as “controlled breathing”. While unconscious breathing happen when we don’t realize that we are breathing, mostly happen on our daily life especially when we are under stress or too busy with our daily obligations.

Without we realize, restricted breathing pattern happen when we tend to the breath unconsciously. This restricted breathing are mostly caused by the suppression of emotions and feelings. Therefore the goal of the practice is to allow the emotions and feelings arise to the surface and allowing it to be expressed and released.

In our  Healing Breath Open Class we practice long-deep-connected breathing. The breath is flowing continuous and naturally. In the practice we don’t try to control the breath, but we still aware of the breath and that we must practice deep and connected breathing.

Healing Breath Open Class is three to four hours of breath work practice with maximum 12 participants on each session. The session is normally happen on monthly basis at our wellness center Yoga Umah Shakti in Sanur. The agenda of the breath work session including:

  • Self introduction & intention setting, introduction about breathing, core of the problem, benefits, expectation, breathing techniques and breathing practice (75 minutes)
  • Toilet break (10 minutes)
  • Breath work and healing (70 minutes)
  • Awakening, sharing, and closing (45 minutes)

Check out our next Healing Breath Open Class on our facebook.

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Fear

Fear is that feeling when you afraid to face the darkest part of the night, not knowing that it is almost dawn.

Do you know that the darkest part of the night happens few hours before dawn? Those few hours are the most powerful part of the night. Most magic happens in those hours, most curse happens in those hours too.

Fear is when you react negatively before anything (even) happen to you. Constantly being suspicious with your life, thinking that something will go wrong. Fear is that feeling of distrustful to our own universe. The universe that we have created.

Fear is probably the most powerful feelings that we try to avoid all the time. It is difficult for us because we have learned that being born is a scary thing to happen. Imagine when we live in the womb, with a nice floating bed, warm, soft and quiet. And then, without knowing it, we were rejected from that comfy bubble. Arrive to a cold, bright, loud hospital room. The first thing that we learn was: this world is a scary place. Our mind have forgotten about it, but our body remembers.

Not only that, in our first 10 years we depend on our parents and our families. We learn to be depending on others.  We learn to trust them, we learn to be fit to the society, even tough sometimes things not always went the way we want. Leave us feeling lonely and distrust, afraid and not confident.

We afraid to do anything. We afraid to make decision, we afraid to love, we afraid to stand for ourselves, we afraid to protect those who we love most, we even afraid to feel our feelings. We afraid about everything.

This worry creates insecurity. In fact we learned insecurity from our surrounding, our parents and our society. We feel insecure that we don’t have money, we feel insecure that don’t look sexy and attractive, we feel insecure that we can’t express our sexuality and love.

This fear is within everything. Fear of losing, fear of having. Fear of wanting, fear of rejecting. Fear of hating, fear of loving.

What shall we do?

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Ignorance

“In this difficult days when each morning filled with heart broken and each evening filled with confusion and anxiety. Why unfortunate things happen to me? Why people hurt my feelings and not realize doing it? What did I do wrong?”

We are all suffering in this life. But what is the greatest suffering can happen to us? We suffer from lacking money; suffer from unhappy relationship; suffer from physical diseases; we suffer from attachment on to something; we suffer from wanting and grasping more and more..  To me, the greatest suffering is: not knowing that we are suffering. This all comes down to the behavior pattern of ignorance.

In most cases, people are afraid that they will lose the opportunity to get more money, so then they work every single day to make sure they catch all potential opportunity to get money. Ignoring the fact that they need to rest and they need to make time for themselves. Ignoring the fact that the body needs to take a pause. I would rather choose to be able to take a pause and then work efficiently.

Most problem that happen in many generation is that: we all repeat the same life pattern that has happened before us. Including all mistakes and difficulties. Unfortunately, most of us not aware about this because we are too busy with our daily activities. We are too busy with our anxiety and worry, we are too busy avoiding or denying our life. So that we don’t even have time to take care of ourselves and understand what is actually going on here?

It is all mostly easy to say, but hard to do.

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Emotions VS Feelings

What is the different between emotions and feelings? Emotions (E-motions) is some kind of fast moved reaction/ immediate feedback to a situation. For example, your lips will say, “Ouch!” when you accidentally hit your finger with a hammer. Or you may shout to a person who accidentally step on your toes. While feelings are hidden down deep in the heart, and it is only sometimes can be felt through a realization and understanding, normally comes up after a deep contemplation or with the help through breathwork. Feelings are very private, while emotions are more common.

“Feelings is the bottom of the ocean, and emotions is the surface part of a wavy tide.”

In my understanding, feelings are built up from emotional experiences or planted by a traumatic situation. A person who has lost their parents or has lost the person they loved so much may experience deep grief and sadness. A child who has experienced childhood abuse may have feelings of deep insecurity and fear. Unfortunately, our behavior are based on these feelings. A child who has experience abusive contact from their parents may become an abusive person in their adulthood, and without realizing it they hurt other people. It is because this child has deep fear, insecurity and anger. A person who has deep grief may become a sad person and feel their life is not worth it and experience sadness, anxiety and worry in their daily basis.

Generally people hurt other people, because they are hurt inside. But, most of us don’t realize this. We have learned to avoid feeling the pain. We have learned not to admit the pain that we have. For many reason, mostly because other will judge us, we hide our pain in a sacred place. We are so afraid if other people will find out about our pain. We feel embarrassed having pain, and feel shame if other find out.

Take sadness for example, have you felt sadness before? Do you have sadness? How does it feel? Can you describe it?

Note: On our breathing practice, we categorize emotions as a form of distraction. It is similar to physical/ emotional sensations.

 

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Distraction

“With the highest honor to all of my teachers, students and friends. I would like to tell you all that I am not interested in experiencing sensations while doing my practice. I’d rather listen to my breath and let my thinking mind concern about what’s happening on the physical level rather than allowing my thinking mind wonder around and take my concentration away which destroy my practice entirely. I would love to experience the real feelings of lost and gratefulness, the real feeling of guilt and forgiveness, the real feelings of sadness and love.”

Feelings are profound and simple. Understanding feelings allow us to learn how to respect ourselves within what we do. This practice also allowing ourselves to understand that each of our life time is precious, so we can spend our life time to benefit ourselves and those who we love.

Unfortunately, no one teach us earlier how to get in touch with our feelings. Instead, most of the people around us and the society teach us to bury the feelings deep down inside our heart in the place far away to reach out. That we must peel-off layers after layers before we can get to the deepest feelings which reveals who we are.

For those who has never done breathing practice or even for those who have done the practice for a long time will find distraction along the practice. This is normal, because the body automatically refuse to experience the feelings (for many reasons). Imagine when you are threaten by a tiger, your body will automatically freeze and closed up. Same within the breathing practice. The healing journey of being open and vulnerable sometimes can be scary and surprising. The only way to get through is by having an open heart and surrender to receive and let go, allow the heart to take the lead.

Distraction happens when the feelings are almost arrive. It comes on different form of sensations. Distraction can manifest in physical sensations like dry mouth, dry tongue, dry throat, stiff neck, stiff jaw, light headed, arise heat or cold, tingle, itchiness, numbness, tremor, pounding chest, and many more; or emotional sensation like feelings relax, feeling “gone somewhere”, feeling nice, etc. Not only this, the thinking mind is very clever (but the heart mind is far more intelligent). The thinking mind will bring new ideas for life or new ideas about concept, or manifesting is different kind of thoughts that will distract your concentration to your breathing.

“To me it’s really interesting. Sometimes I feel like something is crawling on to my arm, but then when I open my eyes there is nothing on my arm. The body is super intelligent.”

The body struggle so much not to let the feelings happen, because the body knows that it will be painful. The body knows that it will be hurt. The body knows that before the release happen, it has to get through the crisis of profound confusion, painful moments that makes it not wanting to allow the feelings to arise.

Quoting from my good friend, “Just before the release happen my neck was so stiff, the back part of my legs was so painful. It feels like I just finish with a hardcore Ashtanga class. But then, the release happened and I cried so deeply. At that moment the pain is all gone.” – Lilik Manuaba.

When dealing with distraction, it is all about your intention. What do you want from your practice? That is what you will get from your practice.

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