There is no rule about how often to do breathwork, some people do it once a month, others do it once a week or more and the general guideline is to trust your instinct/inner guidance on what works the best for you. Each breathwork session stands on its own and can create a profound breakthrough experience but there are also potential additional benefits to doing it on a regular basis such as:
1) Getting more in touch with your inner guidance on a regular basis. As they say in neuroscience, “the neurons that fire together, wire together”. Once your brain starts seeing that the answers are within and uses the neural pathway to your inner intelligence on a regular basis, it is easier to access in your everyday life and you are less likely to always be looking into the outside world for “fixes” and giving your power away.
2) Allow yourself to become more vulnerable and real..you can practice this in your sharing. If you start doing this on a regular basis and see how great this feels in the breathwork sharing sessions and also how it makes you feel closer to others when they share from the heart, you will be more inclined to bring that beautiful quality of vulnerability into your life.
3) Everybody projects the cause of internal emotions and the “stories” that our brain creates on things that happen in the outside world. If you think about it, this cannot be true. If it was, everybody would have the same or similar emotions when something happens which is not the case. For example, if somebody cuts in front of somebody else in traffic, one person might get really upset and another person might not react at all. It is not what happens but the STORIES we create around what happens that cause our internal states.
Through your breathwork sessions, you start to see more clearly about how projection works and how it dis-empowers you in your life. For example, some participants have experiences where they re-frame or reinterpret things that happened in their past. They then have a completely different reaction when it comes up in the future. For example, one participant had barely seen or spoken to her Mother for over a decade because she felt that her mother had abused her emotionally in her childhood. During her breathwork session, she experienced herself being in her Mother’s body when her Mother was young and seeing how her Mother was severely abused by her own parents. After her session, she called her Mother to check and see if what she saw really had happened, and it did!
As a result of this experience, she completely re-framed her childhood experience from a situation where she thought her Mother hated her to a situation where she thought that her Mother was just passing down an imprint from her own childhood. She shifted from feeling hatred and disgust when she thought about her Mother to feeling compassion and love and reconnected with her and started talking to her on a regular basis.
Once you start to have these types of experiences in your breathwork sessions, you can start to consciously re-frame other stories that you have created that are disempowering you in your life.
4) Bringing the breathwork principle of surrender, acceptance and openness to whatever is happening into your life. This will result in your being more open to life, loving and appreciating what is instead of resisting it. The more you do breathwork, the more your brain will “get” how wonderful and effective this is.