When strangers become friends

 

A wonderful review about our Breath to Breath

workshop during the

Portugal Spirit Festival by Noemie Causse 

Another experience which was kind of life changing was the class, Breath to Breath with L. Farrah Furtado and DJ Loose Lion. It was my first ever experience with breath work, and it was – in the truest sense of the word – breathgiving not -taking. Such an incredible energy!

In retrospect I find it hard to describe what we actually did, as it was more about the intense energy in the room, also fuelled by the great live music from DJ Loose Lion. You can find the 90 minutes music mix here.

What I do remember: When it comes to breath work, you can forget everything you know from yoga, meaning that you are allowed to let your jaws fall open and to breathe deeply into the lungs through your open mouth. This alone feels wonderful already. Now imagine you do that in a room with many different people you don’t know. Strangers, basically. Now imagine, you look deep into the eyes of these strangers while you all breathe deeply and heavily through your open mouths. Pure and instant intimacy. You see no reason why you shouldn’t reveal to these people, what you’re missing in your life. And you have no inhibition to hold one “stranger‘s” hand, look them deep into the eyes and say to their face:

  • I’m sorry.
  • Please forgive me.
  • I love you.
  • Thank you.
  • And now I’m letting you go …

You can probably imagine that you will let go of that person’s hand with the feeling of saying goodbye to a friend, not a stranger. It’s as easy as that.

And this is how I would sum up this wonderful festival: As a meeting of people, merging to become friends.

Friendship

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