Returning to the intelligent fluidity of life
DHARA means TO FLOW.
DHARA BREATHING is an invitation to explore our natural flow and free expression, through fluent breathing.
DHARA also means HOME and reminds us that we can always find refuge in our own Essence.
A human being is an ever-changing life form, in interconnection with other beings and the environment. All forms constantly interact, shape and reshape each other. When we understand this experientially, we see that they all move as one and they have never been separate forms.
What we call our ”personal self” is a liquid painting.
We breathe, we look within, meet and make friends with our own being, as it is right now, in all its colours and forces.
Intergenerationally, DHARA BREATHING is an opportunity to ReWomb and ReBirth the exiled parts of ourselves. Breathing consciously, we reconnect to our innate intelligence and compassion which inspire fresh ways of looking at our life story. Intuitively, we remodel or repaint our inner landscapes. As our natural curiosity returns, we feel free to explore new ways of being and relating to others.
DHARA BREATHING can also be seen as an ART of RELAXATION. Our body is wired to find balance and heal itself, constantly moving towards maintaining homeostasis. This process is often blocked by habits of tension and limiting beliefs. Breathing is a means to deeply relax, melt tension and reconnect to this natural movement towards harmony that is inherent in all of us.
A DHARA BREATHING session consists of three steps:
- A short discussion followed by a FELT-INTROSPECTION – we identify patterns of tension and/or trauma
- DHARA BREATHING – we breathe consciously, bringing our attention into the body. Mindfully meeting our bodily sensations, emotions, images and beliefs, we gain new insights into our thought and emotional patterns. Unconscious or suppressed aspects of our mind – that are ready to be seen – surface. Reintegrating these exiled aspects results in a profound feeling of relief and return to wholeness.
- INTEGRATION – together, we contemplate the insights and wisdom inspired by the process and identify ways to integrate them into our daily living, using mind-body codes such as drawing, sounds, specific postures or movements.
”A very important aspect of my work is to remind you that the only authority worth following is inside you. It expresses as your Wisdom-Self. ”
An individual session lasts for 1.5 h and is completed with a non-verbal form of integration, such as drawing, sound or movement. Shared here is a drawing made by Raluca Oprea, depicting her experience during the breathing process.
Here, a client drew her felt-sense before and after a Dhara Breathing exploration. Breathing fully, she rediscovered her joy and sense of courage and adventure. After the session, she choose the colours red and yellow to express them.
Breathing together, as a group, is a powerful practice. Trauma often occurs in social interactions, and it is deeply liberating to integrate it in a safe, loving environment, as a group. We hold each other and give each other permission to be our vulnerable, sad, angry, weird, beautiful and strong selves. At the end of the Dhara Breathing group session, we draw or paint, individually or together. Here, an example of group painting:
DHARA BREATHING in FLOAT SPA
Another way one can enjoy the benefits of Dhara Breathing is by opting for a session in water. Zen Float Spa is the perfect space for breathing, introspection, and deep relaxation.
The contents of this website are provided for information purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical specialist.