Held In The Heart
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MY APPROACH


 
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Held In The Heart is a holistic healing arts practice & global support community founded by Beth Barbaglia. Offering live and virtual wellness workshops, trainings, and healing retreats throughout the U.S. and worldwide. In addition to the various group events, Held In The Heart also offers self-study programs online, and private, personal 1:1 coaching as well. Learn more about Beth’s story here


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My own spiritual and wellness practices draw from multiple ancient & Sacred lineages, including both Native American traditions and Astrological sciences, among others. All weave and work well together for me, as they stem from similar roots of practicing inner-awareness, Self-Love and having an active, committed relationship with Mother Earth/Nature and the Universe. Bhakti is the "Yoga of Devotion", also even often referred to as the "Yoga of Love", and is one of the roots of my personal healing journey. The Sanskrit word Bhakti means “to adore or worship God.” My belief is that God lives in each of us. Therefore this unconditional Love is meant to be expressed not only to God (or whichever Name/word or form you choose), to ourselves and all beings as well. Bhakti is often referred to as "The Path of Grace", or “The Path of Love” and is, like any other form of yoga, a path toward self-realization. The Bhakti practices of selfless service, or Seva, and Kirtan, (chanting mantras), are very important aspects of my personal spiritual path. I share about these practices and offer them as tools and support in the EXPLORE work.

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Breathwork, or Pranayama (Conscious Breathing), is a simple, yet profound breathing technique. It is an active meditation used to move and clear stuck energy. It purifies the nervous system, eliminates toxins from the body and blood, and restores balance emotionally, physically, and spiritually. With Breathwork you have the power to heal old wounds, cultivate a deeper, clearer connection with your true, authentic self, and step into a whole new way of being that is lighter, more free, and in alignment with your soul's highest purpose. When we clear stuck energy, we also make space for creative energy to flow. Creativity is a powerful tool for piercing through your pain, letting go of the past, and shifting your life to a place of freedom, joy, peace, and love – organically tapping in to that childlike aspect of yourself, and opening to imagination without fear or judgment. When you experience a connection with your creative self, pathways in all areas of your life start to open, and you are also able to see your whole life as Art. These two practices are a powerful combination, and an integral part of the work we do together.

 
 

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Breathwork, or Pranayama, is a simple, yet profound conscious breathing technique. It is an active meditation used to clear stuck energy in the body, and connect you with your intuition. Breathwork assists in the relief of chronic pain and can drastically reduce stress levels, therefore is highly supportive in overcoming emotional imbalances and/or preventing future illness or dis-ease. This breath purifies the nervous system, eliminates toxins from the body, blood, and mind, and restores balance emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

 

WATCH THIS PREVIEW ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH BREATHWORK

 

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In our private Soul Support sessions, we work energetically to uncover where and why you are "stuck". With support, safety, and intuitive guidance, you will have the opportunity to go deep within yourself, reconnect to your Heart, and experience profound clarity, peace, and presence.

 
 
 

 
 
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The breath reflects the condition of the mind and it is a very accurate gauge of one’s mental state. When agitated, for example, our breathing will be very shallow and quick. In the face of fear we often breathe heavily or even hold the breath. When sad or depressed, there will be a deep, sighing breath. It was discovered that by changing the breathing patterns, the mind was also affected and changed. We can direct our prana, our life-force, with our thoughts. The breath and the mind are so intertwined that wherever one goes, the other follows. By sending our thoughts to an affected area, we send our prana.
That is the secret behind self-healing.
— Swami Satchidananda, from 'Pranayama: The Breath of Life'