Breath Work Will Fuck Your Shit Up Something Proper

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There are so many odd things that can get you coherently higher than drugs basically for free. I mean, I’m sure you could teach yourself how to do this sort of thing just by watching YouTube videos even though a session like this would be sort of pricey. Strangely, my wife’s been getting super into Yoga, so I’ve just minorly started experimenting with breath work here in the last few weeks. Yet another way of sober head tripping I’ve thusfar never had the proper time to dive into. (From VICE):

“Almost immediately I release a massive roar from deep within me, as tears start running down my cheeks. It feels good, though I don’t really know where it’s all coming from, or why.

There’s some research supporting the idea of breath therapy, like a study by a researcher at Stanford University, which found that symptoms of PTSD in a group of war veterans were drastically reduced after a series of breath therapy sessions. Another study by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (a nonprofit working to raise awareness and understanding of psychedelic substances) reviewed responses from 482 volunteers who had done breath therapy, and found that 82 percent of the participants had so-called transpersonal feelings—out-of-body experiences that seemed to transcend the boundaries of what it means to be an individual. Sixteen percent of participants described feeling some effects, while the remaining 2 percent didn’t experience anything at all.

Back on my mattress in Aarhus, I’m definitely experiencing something. I cry for 15 minutes straight, and then start laughing. For the first time since the session started, I wonder if I’m just losing my mind.

Read the rest over at VICE

Thad McKraken

Thad McKraken

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Thad McKraken is a psychedelic writer, musician, visual artist, filmmaker, Occultist, and pug enthusiast based out of Seattle. He is the author of the books The Galactic Dialogue: Occult Initiations and Transmissions From Outside of Time, both of which can be picked up on Amazon super cheap.
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