Don’t pace yourself to your breath.  Breathe to a pace.  It doesn’t matter how fast the pace is, keep one and breathe to it – rather than go as fast as your breath will allow.


Facebook Friends Ask Great Questions

Karen Cadera asked if un-exercise is about the breathing.  The 30-Minute Soulmate works.  But the un-exercise I teach you to do is a means to an end.  Its sole purpose is to get you breathing.


Un-exercise, planned in partnership with your doctor, is a “gift box.”  The breathing required is the “present” inside.  


Holotropic Breathing is a Thing


The breathing required by un-exercise seems very similar to holotropic breathing.  It might be the same thing, but I can’t be certain because I’ve never done it.  Holotropic breathing is a technique created by Stanislav Grof.  This is a quote from the website:


“The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike.”


Given that description, The 30-Minute Soulmate might be another avenue to the state achieved by Dr. Grof’s technique.  It is not unusual for me to have out-of-body experiences during un-exercise.  And I’ve come to expect insights and revelations during un-exercise that blow my mind.  I almost always connect with a greater intelligence.


Un-Exercise Is a Fun, Enlightening Ride


Last night, for example, I left my body as I ran.  And I heard the following idea, spoken to me:  “The key (to un-exercise) is to breathe to a pace.  Don’t set a pace to your breath; bring your breathing to a pace.”  I don’t run as fast as my breath will allow, I catch my breath up to a pace I set.


That’s so precisely true, it blew me away.  While un-exercising, ask yourself two simple questions: “What am I feeling?” and “Why did it hurt that much?”  If you do that, you can actually discover solutions to some of your most painful experiences.


It truly doesn’t matter how fast your pace is.  All that matters is your pace is swift enough to require you to catch your breath.  It’s that simple and it works.  And, you’re right Karen, it’s about the breathing, not the exercising.



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