When strangers become friends

Wonderful review about our Breath to Breath workshop during the Portugal Spirit Festival by Noemie Causse 

Another experience which was kind of lifechanging was the class „Breath by 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

Emotional Release – 90min – Music Mix

Namaste People!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for participating in our ‘Breath to Breath’ workshop at the Portugal Spirit Festival 2018.

What an incredible journey that was!
As promised here is a playlist link of the workshop, so you can experience it all over again anytime whenever you want and wherever you are.

This is the binaural, isochronic, healing music by sound healer Loose Lion. The playlist was created just for the Spirit Festival for the “Breath to Breath” session and this original music will also be on our upcoming Documentary Breath.

Emotional Release – 90min

Sound Medicine for the Heart Space

Energy Healer, L. Farrah Furtado (Usui Reiki 3rd degree) and Musician/Doctor of Natural Medicine @jerometruman created this sound bath as a healing balm for the Heart chakra and used a base frequency of 341hz to produce its’ effects.

128 Hertz, 256 Hertz and 512 Hertz frequencies were also placed to create this piece: SOUND MEDICINE-HEART CHAKRA

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                                                          4th Chakra – Heart – Anahata

Keynotes:  F, C

Frequency:  341. 3 Hz.

Element:  Air

Sound:  Wind

Energy: Compassion, Patience, Love

 

This 20 minute~Anahata- Heart chakra continuous sound bath with 7 antique, hand made Tibetan singing bowls originating from the Himalayans were recorded by the ocean and monkey mountain in Kaohsiung, Taiwan about 35 kilometers away from Fo Guan Shan Buddhist monastery in Dali where the sacred Buddha tooth relic is safely kept.


Notes
used for Tibetan Singing Bowls  B/A/G/F/E/D/C~ representing each Chakra~Crown to Root~
7 Tibetan Bowls per chakra used in sequence~ Low~Medium~ High.

Musician @Dominique_sings assisted in this piece by adding Rose Quartz long tones ~using rare Crystal Bowls originating from Arizona~

Rose Quartz is traditionally used for healing the Anahata heart space as well as overall good emotional feeling. We combined the Tibetan Bowls and Rose Quartz to produce a profound and palpable effect on the heart center; the inner space associated with your emotions, compassion, patience and love nature.

This Binaural Beat sound bath can help prepare you for bedtime for deeper sleeps or for a Heart-ANAHATA Cleansing or for a Positive Energy Boost depending on what your personal intent is.

Reiki was infused to this audio by L. Farrah Furtado while the Rose Quartz Crystal singing bowl sessions were recorded in Victoria, BC-Canada.

Binaural beats, or binaural tones is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves, both with frequencies lower than 1500 Hz are presented to a listener dichotically, the listener will perceive the auditory illusion of a third tone, in addition to the two pure-tones presented. The third sound is called a binaural beat.

Science suggests that binaural beats help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone. In this particular recording we use frequencies of the Delta and Theta range which will induce deep meditation, relaxation, NREM sleep, deep dreamless sleep and loss of body awareness. During NREM, the brain waves on the electroencephalographic (EEG) recording are typically slow and of high voltage, the breathing and heart rate are slow and regular, the blood pressure is low, and the sleeper is relatively still.

Scientific research suggests that Binaural Beats influences the brain through the entrainment of brainwaves and provide other health benefits such as control over pain. The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the amplitude and sound localization of a perceived sound; two tones at slightly different frequencies.

 The Ashtanga Opening Mantra or Invocation is sung by Ashtanga Vinyasa instructor, L. Farrah Furtado; certified student of BNS Iyengar-last living link to this pure paradigm of yoga originating in Mysore, India -lineage of Krishnamacharya, the Father of Modern Yoga. This is an ancient, sacred invocation and is sung in one of the oldest languages; Sanscrit. This mantra is a blessing of gratitude offered to the lineage of teachers and their students who have enabled the ancient practice of Yoga to survive through thousands of years so that we can experience its powerful healing benefits today.

The recitation of this mantra cleanses the energy of the outer physical space, as well as preparing the mind, body and emotions for the forthcoming Ashtanga yoga sequence. The act of chanting mantras elevates the consciousness of the individual and triggers a tuning into a higher level-closer to its Source and taps into a consecrated space within.

 The inspiration and initial idea to create this sound bath came through in a mantra class for our students during the 200-hour yoga teacher training in Tainan, Taiwan. I envisioned students listening to this as a way to practice the Ashtanga opening chant and for meditation, self-reflection, pranayama ( breathing techniques), Reiki and journaling in a new way.

Essentially, it is all the artists’ joint effort and intent to share this sound bath for a healing balm for the Heart center and the effect will increase the more times one listens to this sound medicine.

This Binaural Beat can also be used for instructors’ background music for yoga classes for example during Shavasana, Yoga Nidra meditations or yoga home practice…

This sound bath is also useful for background music for body workers, energy healers or massage therapist work.

 

For self-healing practice and to get the most experience out of binaural beats you should be listening with headphones but using a speaker is fine as well.

 

Contact  L. Farrah Furtado

 https://portugalyogaretreats.wordpress.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/indigotribe

Contact Jeremy Clubb

https://www.facebook.com/thehealersclubb

www.looselion.com

 

 

 

Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha is an arm balance to find inner strength and balance. Here are a few photos from our teacher training in Goa, India.

 

How to: draw the trapezius muscles away from the neck, engage core, glutes & legs, press the base of each finger down. Work up to it by holding dolphin and walking your feet as much as you can towards your chest and hold it for as long as possible to build strength.

Check out Kino McGreggor’s advices on Pincha HERE