Safety & Contraindications

Welcome to the Elemental Rhythm Breathwork. Breathwork and this website in general has the potential to change your life, so my best recommendation is to take it seriously and try your best. With daily practice, we have personally witnessed massive transformations in a wide range of people with different ages, occupations,states of health and stress levels.

The following disclaimer is based upon our most intense breathwork courses. We personally feel these are the extreme potential outcomes however we want everyone to be aware of them and if you have any concerns or questions to speak with a health care practitioner or doctor.

In over 5 years of training and facilitating The Elemental Rhythm Breakthrough Experience, we have never seen or heard of anyone getting injured or having a serious contraindication using breathwork. The scientific literature also strongly supports this.

A report from 2013 documented the results of 11,000 people over 12 years who participated in a certain type of intense breathwork sessions experienced no negative effects. In addition to the many benefits that were observed, no adverse reactions were reported. This makes breathwork a low-risk modality. In fact, there have been NO reported cases in the research or literature of any reported incidents of things like strokes, heart attacks, etc. happening from breathwork.

Advanced Breathwork has the potential to bring about intense feelings. Because of the strong physical and emotional releases that may arise, it’s not recommended for some people. Please talk to your doctor before practicing this type of breathing.

General Safety Tips

Whenever practicing breathwork, it is important to be situated in a safe environment. In some cases you may experience dizziness or feel light headed, in some cases – although rare – you may lose consciousness. Therefore we recommend lying on the floor or in an area that you will not hurt yourself if you fall. It is also important that you never perform while driving, in water (drowning can occur) on in any situation that passing out could harm yourself or others.

Contraindications to be aware of:

If you have any of the below or are unsure please consult with a health care professional before participating in any class, video or online course on this website. Breathwork is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease, including angina or heart attack, high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis, significant recent physical injuries or surgery without first speaking with a medical professional.

Breathwork is not advised for persons with severe mental illness or seizure disorders or for persons using major medications. It is also unsuitable for anyone with a personal or family history of aneurysms. Pregnant women are advised against practicing breathwork without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician. Persons with asthma should have their inhaler present at all times and consult with their primary care physician.

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