Private Sessions on Breathing
your breathing patterns and learn techniques to develop your
breathing so it becomes optimal and effortlessly deep.
Cost: $120 per hour.
LOCATION: Ojai, California.
Also check the Travel Schedule.
Please contact Visions Of Joy
for an appointment.
received after Breathing Development lessons:
your workshop] I learnt what I had been looking for for some time,
ever since I went to Tom Q.
I really feel that you took out the 'blur' from breathing!!!!, at
least for me.
The lungs/diaphragm thing and your clear explanation of the process
were one of the keys, another being that exhaling occurs when we
speak. Wow, never thought of that before. It's so simple to
Clarity of mind is clarity of sight. Well, breathing becomes
clear. And I look forward to explaining it in a clearer way to my
students. I'm very grateful to you.
Ani Bohen, France (Ani's
were really helpful to me. My breathing is so much
better. I hiked Mount Whitney! My heart did not pound so
hard, I was not as slow, and did not need to stop as often - it was
awesome. I can keep going now without stopping to catch my
breath. Thank you so much!
Margaret F. (age 65), Los Angeles, California
Well...I know it's a
little early on in the process to get too excited, but I finally
started doing the ten count method four days ago and can already
tell a difference. It isn't a perfect, linear improvement; stressful
days at work (or playing poker for 5 straight hours and losing
money:( will definitely take it's toll on your
Overall, it has opened my eyes to my bad breathing habits...I hold
my breath a LOT, and I think I sacrifice mental clarity and
emotional stability by doing so.
Remember when I described how I freaked out during the straw
exercise? I did it again the other day after doing the count for 20
minutes straight, and didn't feel short of breath at all...great.
I know the results are going to take time, though. But the key is
that I have a positive EMOTIONAL connection with doing the
exercises: experiencing the difference in the way that I breathe
afterwards, small though it is, will ensure that I make a habit out
of it :)
I will keep you posted. Thanks for everything. I really feel that my
breathing problems have given me that "Killing a mosquito with a sledgehammer feeling."
Chip H, New York, New York
I have been doing my
Stough exercises for 10 minutes, between every other day and every
day. These days, I start out at about low forties and end up
in the fifties, which is obviously a significant improvement from
the low teens I was reaching at Esalen. Pretty exciting. It really
enables you to be more present.
Chip H, New York, New York
I just wanted to keep
you posted on how things have been. I definitely notice that during
times of stress, my breathing gets shallow and
"higher." I can't get over how amazing your
breathing was. The more time that goes by, the more aware I
become of the connection between a relaxed, limber body, a solid
breathing foundation, and a calm, clear mind.
Chip H, New York, New York
breathing became so much easier,
Wow! I have more space in upper chest.
It opened the chest majorly, and opened the sides up; the
sides feel huge, nice.
I had a nice increase in lung volume, 4250 on Voldyne, which
is a quarter liter more than before.
I'm very happy, thanks!
Marjukka M, Mount Shasta, California
|Feels like I now use all of
my body to breathe with!
Adele S, New Paltz, New York
|Your session with me 10 months ago
has made an enormous difference. I was at 40% lung volume at
that time and could not walk upstairs without sounding like I had
just ran a marathon. Your techniques increased my lung volume
to 50% and it has held steady there, making breathing so much
easier, and climbing stairs is possible again. Thank you so
much, I hope to see you next time you're in this area.
Gladys B, Berkeley, California
aim was to improve/keep breathing during tense/critical
moments. After the session my posture has felt better, where
it should be. My breathing is more open up high, easier and
more volume, it goes up to the sinuses better.
I think that my
Pilates training has been
Also, it's to do with
the pecking order.
If you're on top of the pack you get to breathe freely.
If you're wanting to hide behind others, have less
confidence, that equals less 'entitlement' to breathe, therefore
shallower breathing, and constriction.
So opening up the breathing gives me
H, Salt Point, New York
feels like I'm breathing in all of the lung now instead of a quarter
Cynthia C, Steuben, Maine
has asthma and had a very shallow breathing pattern ~ EJvdW)
a noticeable difference. It feels better and lighter; it's
easier to breathe into the belly, a definite improvement.
Lisa S, Accord, New York
|Last month when I first learned
your breathing techniques I couldn't feel my back move when
breathing, now it moves fine. I've been practicing the number
count and have improved a lot, from 60 to usually 150. I'm
able to breathe deeper without my shoulders moving up. I've
started sleeping on my back, which has made a big difference, I no
longer have a tight feeling in my chest when I wake up, nor any
shoulder pain. I'm happy with my new breathing awareness.
Nandi K, Newry, Maine (Nandi's
breath volume increased from 3800 to 4400ml during 3 sessions ~
breathing became smoother, more open and much deeper!
Cool. I notice a free flow of air in my back.
I'm very happy with the improvements.
was taught a yoga 'complete breath' but was never able to do
it, now it seems effortless.
I have easy long exhales now, and smoother breathing overall.
Chris W, Palmyra, Maine
|The man kindly taught her how to
breathe slowly and deeply from the abdomen, concentrating on a long
out-breath, letting the in-breath take care of itself. "It
will relax you," he said.
(from: 'The Holy Man'
by Susan Trott)
I found this quote on the
website visionsofjoy.org in a desperate search for help on
breathing. My problem was, after my last 'breathing
breakthrough', I had been focussing too much on breathing.
As soon as I tried to inhale I realized that I could only take short
shallow breaths. This quote solved my problem. The key
is to relax the exhale as much as possible, and the inhale will just
happen. Trying to make it happen just tenses every muscle in
the upper body it seems.
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