Christopher August, otherwise known as the “Breath Alchemist”, has dedicated his life to this concept of breathwork by helping people across the globe connect, access, and awaken their inner power. Breathwork is a powerful technique proven to enhance your health, elevate your mental and emotional state, and empower you to take control and reach your fullest potential.
Our interview with Christopher was as follows:
Q: In a nutshell, what is breathwork?
Breathwork is an ancient therapeutic practice and timeless technology that utilizes the power of conscious, connected breathing patterns to recalibrate, restore, and reprogram the body, mind, and spirit. There are many styles of breathwork from classic pranayama breathing to rebirthing and holotropic. Regardless of the technique or style, breathwork is by far the fastest and most powerful way to access your body’s innate healing intelligence and create rapid transformation in all areas of your life.
Q: How is breathwork different than meditation?
Although different from classic styles of meditation, breathwork is often referred to as an ‘active meditation’ because the practice relies on the conscious awareness of each breath to take one into a calm and peaceful state. The practice of breathwork itself essentially offers a direct pathway to inner freedom which can oftentimes take years to reach through a standard meditation practice.
Q: What is breathwork good for?
Breathwork is by far the fastest and most powerful way to access your body’s innate healing intelligence and create rapid transformation in all areas of your life. In just a few short minutes of deep, rhythmic breathing, one will be able to slow down their heart rate and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, quickly taking them from a state of stress to a state of relaxation. But the benefits go far beyond just reducing stress, anxiety, and tension, the practice itself will help:
- Boost the immune system
- Increase energy levels
- Improve focus, memory, and mood
- Enhance self-awareness, presence, and joy
- Release toxins, trauma, and stuck emotions in the body
- Amplify creativity and intuition
- Tap into the 'flow’ and reach altered states of consciousness
Q: Why should conscious entrepreneurs develop a breathwork practice?
Being an entrepreneur can be one of the most challenging paths. Therefore, having a practice such as breathwork can be an absolute game-changer. As someone who has been on this entrepreneurial path for over 4 years, there have been times I’ve wanted to give up and without the breathwork, I may have. Breathwork has kept me centered, grounded, and present, allowing me to be more productive and stay focused on what’s most important. What I appreciate the most is that it’s given me the ability to elevate my own consciousness so I can help others do the same.
Q: Are there different types of breathwork?
There are many variations of breathwork practices from classic pranayama often found in yoga to rebirthing to holotropic to shamanic. Each practice utilizes a variety of different breathing patterns, but all provide the same benefits. After becoming certified as a SOMA breathwork instructor, I connected with musician and sound healer, Johnny Buffalo to create a new style of breathwork. By blending hypnotic beats from various genres of music like rock, hip-hop, and electronic with solfeggio frequencies, nature-based soundscapes, and rhythmic breathing patterns, we’ve created multi-sensory breathwork journeys that support deep inward journeying and potent transformations.
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Christopher August, a.k.a ‘The Breath Alchemist,’ is a transformational Sonic Breathwork Facilitator who inspires, leads, and guides others on their journey within. Over the years, he’s had the opportunity to connect and collaborate with hundreds of individuals from around the globe, including men, women, and children in the villages of Tanzania, Africa to internationally-acclaimed thought-leaders. Through his immersive 1-1, corporate, and group work, he seamlessly blends ancient wisdom with modern-day practices to guide others into the depths of their heart, providing them direct access to their innate power, gifts, wisdom, and vision so they can create a life of meaning, purpose, and impact in service to all.