During breathwork sessions you might be feeling different emotions each time you practice. By this I don’t mean you will always feel emotional, just that you will experience your journey in varying ways. It’s common to feel resistance, but it’s necessary to trust in the process and stay focused. During this month, you will get to a certain point in your journey when you experience a sense of change. This moment can be felt in many ways:
Sense of I cannot continue
Seeing into the future
Questioning what you are doing
Increased motivation and drive
So now, imagine you are climbing a large mountain. Your old self is at the bottom, your new self is at the top. You have a large elastic band connecting you to the bottom of the mountain. As you push to reach your new goals the elastic band tightens. It builds up resistance. When you reach halfway up the mountain the resistance in the band becomes intense. At this point you cannot see the view of the top of the mountain yet (the reward). All you can feel is the resistance in the band building. You have a few choices, return to where you feel comfortable (the same place you have always been). Or make a choice to continue. This place is the point in your journey that will test you. It’s your test to see if you will receive the reward that awaits you. As your body wants to drift back to where it feels more comfortable, you allow yourself to notice this resistance, but you choose not to react. As you continue to build the energy of the breath, your power to climb the mountain increases. You notice the fibres in the band start to fray and the band starts to break. Your attachment to your old self begins to loosen and you start to get a glimpse of the view from the top of the mountain. You sense your motivation increasing, your focus on the top of the mountain sharpening. The drive for change is now more powerful than the elastic band that holds you in your past. As the band snaps you feel the overwhelming feeling of change. New energy fills your body. At this point nothing feels the same, there is a sense of uneasiness as well as excitement, as past unwanted connections are released. You reach the top of the hill and as you look ahead it now all makes sense. It’s the view of some of your dreams. The elation is overwhelming, sometimes even uncomfortable. But you know its the place you want to be. You then notice the road ahead starts up hill again, the feelings of elation, peace and drifting start to lessen. The next journey begins. You feel forever changed.
I hope this little story gives you some insight into what we are working on. Peak performance covers many areas like athletic performance, maximising vitality and energy as well as achieving personal / work related goals.