Working With “Negative” Emotions in Breathwork

Sometimes participants have a series of sessions with release of “negative” emotions such as crying or sadness and wonder “will this ever complete”.

Yes, it will evolve.  It is more effective in breathwork to let go of categorizing emotions  into positive and negative. Emotions are merely signals from inside your being that want to be felt and expressed. There is not a positive or negative valence to them.  If you do not feel the negative emotions in life, you will not feel the positive ones either. They are a “package deal”.  The distinction of “negative” and “positive” comes from the judging mind.  Any emotion when expressed without suppression and fully released has a beauty of its own. And that goes for sadness or anger or anything else. They are all beautiful  in terms of the human ability to feel and to release and to let go. It will change though. If you allow yourself to feel and let the emotions come out it will change to something else.  If you suppress it back into your system, it will not change.  It will keep trying to release.  As long as you let whatever wants to happen to happen and let the emotions flow through you and release, once they are released other emotions take their place.  That is part of the reason why people in life get stuck in negativity because they do not want to feel it. They keep pushing it back into their body and it keeps wanting to get out.  So, it is this never-ending cycle.  And ultimately, either they try to suppress it with medication which is still altering  their natural body chemistry but they are more functional in the short-term or they ultimately decide to  jus t let themselves feel it.  Once you do,  since you have been suppressing it for many years or decades, it can be a difficult experience temporarily but once it is out, it is out and then different feelings can take their place. They can feel more joy, more happiness.

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