What is Beats & Breath?
Founded by Christopher August and Johnny Buffalo, BEATS + BREATH is a revolutionary digital platform that brings together the two primordial forces of life (breath and sound). Our signature Sonic Breathwork™ journeys, programs, courses and events are designed transform, heal and empower you on all levels.
What is Sonic Breathwork™?
Derived from SOMA Breath, Sonic Breathwork™ is our signature technology that blends together ancient rhythmic breathing practices with cutting-edge muscial compositions, binural beats and solfeggio frequencies.
How do I practice Sonic Breathwork™?
Sonic Breathwork™ is generally practiced sitting straight up or lying down flat on your back. To have the most optimal experience, it’s best practiced with a pair of headphones and eye covering.
During our journeys, you will be guided through multiple rounds of rhythmic breathing and breath retention phases, beginning with a short meditation to relax your body and mind. After the meditation, you will be instructed to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth in a certain rhythm. Some sessions are quicker, some are slower. Generally, it’s an even 4 count inhale followed by a 4 count exhale.
After about 4-5 minutes of breathing you will then be guided to take a deep breath in and hold your inhale at the top for a few moments before exhaling out all of your air and then holding your breath at the bottom until instructed to breathe back in.
This is the most transformational part of the breathwork for most people. Physically, your body and your cells enter a stage called intermittent hypoxia in which your oxygen levels drop below 85% and your self-healing mechanism turns itself on. It’s in this breath retention phase where many people experience breakthroughs and insights.
After some time, you will then be guided to breathe back and we’ll then return to the next round of rhythmic breathing followed by another breath retention phase and so on.
We’ll then end with a short meditation to bring you back into your body and the space you’re in.
The key is to let go and allow your body and breath to work together in a harmonious way. It’s from this state of surrender, where people experience the most benefits from the practice. And by also doing it daily.
What are the benefits?
Sonic Breathwork™ offers various benefits that positively affect your body, mind and spirit.
- Improves Sleep
- Lowers Inflammation
- Boosts Recovery Time
- Strengthens Immune System
- Improves Digestion
- Elevates Mood & Boosts Confidence
- Improves Focus & Concentration
- Increases Brain Power
- Releases Trapped Emotions and Negative Energy
- Enhances Creativity & Productivity
- Reduces Stress, Depression & Anxiety
- Deepens Levels of Self-Awareness
- Enhances Intuition
- Clarity of Life Mission & Purpose
What can I expect?
Everyone’s experience is different. You may experience none or some of the below:
- Tingling sensations throughout various parts of the body, most common in hands and feet.
- Tetany – overstimulated nerves which cause involuntary muscle cramps and contractions, most often in the hands and feet. But these spasms can extend throughout the body.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Emotional release. Since breathwork works on the subconscious mind, people may experience a spectrum of emotions as limiting beliefs, fears, and traumas are unearthed from the body.
- Altered states of consciousness or out of body experience
Can I experience Sonic Breathwork™ in person?
Yes. We offer both virtual and in-person experiences. Please see our events page for more details.
Are these practices safe?
The techniques practiced are very safe. However, there are some people who should consult a doctor before embarking on breathwork journey, including those who are pregnant or suffer from:
- Severe hypertension or heart disease
- Acute somatic and viral diseases
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD-I and COPD-III)
- Chronic diseases with symptoms of decompensation, or terminal illness
- Individual intolerance of oxygen insufficiency
- Epilepsy, pacemakers or heart arrhythmias