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  1. What he needs to learn. Find a special audio recording with rhythmic music and noisy breathing to the beat, lie down, but not on a narrow bed, normally – on the floor (at the end of the process, due to complete relaxation, you will feel it as a soft, comfortable surface). Turn it on, close your eyes, and breathe to the beat. This is simply deep, rapid breathing without pauses.�

    The first time will be spasmodic: Adherents of transpersonal psychology believe that this is how the muscle clamps associated with complexes are worked out, and through them the internal complexes themselves are removed, neurotic blah-blah-blah, the consequences of psychological injuries, starting from mythical birth injuries.�

    God knows. In any case-do not be alarmed, posvodit and let go, and usually for the next couple of experiments it comes to naught. Either all the injuries were worked out, or the body stopped being surprised by hyperventilation and adapted.

    Keep breathing; this is generally a trance state; you are unlikely to see real cartoons , but some images and associations can come.�

    Stanislav Grof, the author of the method, systematized them and explained them as four BPM, basic perinatal matrices – in my opinion, all this is bullshit – but you, of course, read it.

    Images and associations-very similar to what comes in a half-dream, before falling asleep-in fact, all this is a trance, of comparable depth.

    If you want to mark yourself, you'll find it wonderful. Look, in all sorts of ashrams, oshoists are engaged in dynamic meditation – well, you do it, but not vertically, but horizontally. That's what it is.

    Then, most often, the trance passes into a normal sleep – in fact, the music is designed for this-while maintaining the rhythm, it becomes smoother, “cosmic”.

    The recordings themselves – you will find them for yourself, I breathed and conducted holotropics several times as an element of some trainings in the early 2000s, then I simply had a rewritten audio tape)

    Is it dangerous?�

    I assume that if you have epilepsy, it is better not to experiment. Although, if a person receives all the prescribed therapy, the risk is minimal; and an attack for an epileptic, in general, is most often not an extraordinary event, the main thing is that no one pushes objects between the teeth from a big mind: the mucous membrane is injured and the teeth crumble… I wouldn't risk it – why would I?

    Go into psychosis? – So this can only happen here with a person who has already come to breathe so much in a pre-psychotic state that if you sneeze at him, he will enter the acute phase. Unfortunately, it cannot be ruled out in advance, but here, really, it will not be about holotropics at all.

    In short, if you are not literally in a pre-stroke state, more or less healthy, then everything will be fine for you.

    However, holotropics are usually practiced as a group, or individually, under someone's well-paid, authoritative supervision. “Well, that's not necessary. At all. More fun and meaningful, yes; but from the point of view of process technology, it doesn't matter.

    Good luck!)

  2. I consider the “experts” incompetent loudmouths. The method has the right to be.I used holotropic breathwork for 3 years,conducted group sessions. The results are good. It acts on “deep” neurotics, brought by medications to the state of “vegetable”. Most comments say that people have nothing to do with the method.

  3. All these breaths are the result of making money and nothing more. These ugly techniques won't get you anything but emphysema. At one time, a pack of crooks from India and China came to America and Europe to chop cabbage on suckers. But if everyone says the same thing, no one will earn anything. Therefore, all these bastards began to cry about some kind of super technique of their own, which, allegedly, was passed down to them from the depths of time and is incredibly effective. In the yogic pranayama technique, there is the exercise of bhastrika and kapalabhati. Here they are connected and pass off as something super-duper-exceptional. Bhastrika and kapalabhati are used when the lungs should be lightly ventilated before meditation. Overdoing it is dangerous.

  4. There are a large number of different breathing exercises. For example: Strelnikova, Buteyko, yogov, pevchaya, etc., etc. For those who want to understand the mechanism of their action, I recommend the book ” Zyuzin (not exactly)”How I lived without oxygen. The experience of an “impudent” doctor.” The trick is to saturate the blood with carbon dioxide. At the same time, a number of phenomena are observed. Exactly. Opening of capillaries. After all, our cells do not eat cutlets. They need a normal blood supply. To remove the waste products of the cell and provide it with everything necessary for normal life. Including oxygen. After all, at a low concentration of carbon dioxide, oxygen is not captured by the cell! Do not close the glottis when you pause to inhale or exhale. It is necessary to leave the feeling of inhaling or exhaling, respectively. How to determine the duration of exhalation? If you break down for an intermediate breath or yawn, then you have overexposed. To check whether I'm telling you the truth is simple: when climbing stairs or on a slide, breathe like this. One step inhale, two steps exhale. There will be a feeling of lack of air, but you will not break down for rapid breathing. I do breathing exercises on the go. Usually 1-2 steps inhale, 4-6 steps exhale. Moreover, the exhalation is done for one step for three quarters, the rest is completed instead of a pause.

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