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Rebirthing-Breathwork, also known as Rebirthing, Connected Breathing, Intuitive Energy Breathing, among other names, is a therapeutic process whose practice primarily involves a circular breathing technique and spontaneous form of regression therapy. Founded in the 1970s by Leonard Orr, some of the practices resemble those of ancient yoga methods, though the founder was unaware of this until after he had developed his original theories. It is founded partly on the belief that the act of being born is an inherently traumatic event, leaving a deep psychological imprint that most people are unable to recall but that nonetheless affects their behavior and breathing ability, and that birth trauma has a natural tendency to reach the conscious mind when one is relaxed and feels safe. Rebirthing in ...

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