Holotropic breathwork is a method that used by those who search new ways of self-exploration and personal transformation. This method is supposed to be very powerful. Holotropic breathwork was created and developed by Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof, Czech scientists based in the USA. The method includes breathing techniques that allow people to reach non-ordinary states. This practice was developed in the 1970s and 1980s. Researches done by Stanislav Grof were forbidden in some countries for a long period of time. Why so? Obviously because Grof spent some time doing researches of LSD and its effects.
There are still many people who are against this type of practice. Well, I’m not for or against it. I just want to understand what the practice means and what can be useful in it?
As the rule holotropic breathwork practiced in pairs. But there are some exceptions and people are allowed to practice it individually. The practice includes several elements. Among them are group meeting, hyperventilation also known as intensified breathing, evocative music, physical work and finally drawing in an expressive way.