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As tensions in the breath unravel, old emotions that have been suppressed may surface. Mindfulness plays a vital role in learning how to witness these emotions without collapsing into them or avoiding them. In our approach, the intention is to cultivate what is referred to as “emotional presence." Staying present when uncomfortable feelings are awakened and experiencing them with loving acceptance can initiate deep shifts in consciousness. These shifts in consciousness literally transform us. The ultimate goal is to stay present when emotional discomfort arises and experience the transformational power of non-resistance.
As old emotions are released, the innate breath becomes even more liberated and invites us to dance, we call this The Dance of Breath, the fourth key principle of Restorative Breathwork.