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Leonard Orr's style of Breathwork, Rebirthing-Breathwork is based on
the technique of conscious connected breathing; connecting the inhale
and exhale without pause or lock in between them. Stanislav Grof's
Holotropic Breathwork can include hyperventilation, which Grof
believes can aid emotional integration.. According to Vivation
Breathwork, hyperventilation is unnecessary and is caused by a
non-relaxed exhale. Emotional integration comes from connecting with
the feelings honestly, which is made easier through a relaxed and
connected breath. 
There are many other types of Breathwork which have emerged over
the last few decades, including Integrative Breathwork, Transformational
Breathwork, Shamanic Breathwork, Kris Kassidy's Breakthrough
Breathwork, Clarity Breathwork, Conscious Connected Breathing,
Radiance Breathwork, Zen Yoga Breathwork, and others. Older
non-Western techniques such as Yoga, Pranayama, Tai Chi, and
Chi Kung are also offered as classes and written about in the West
more frequently than in the past.
Orr founded conscious breathing as one of the five aspects of spiritual
purification that he still supports today. In his low intervention approach,
there is breathing guidance at different points and no encouragement
for movement or externalising emotion.
Grof's Holotropic Breathwork emerged from his study of the healing
potentials of nonordinary states of consciousness since the mid-50s.
It utilizes deep, fast breathing in combination with loud evocative music.
In Holotropic Breathwork, the sessions are less facilitator-directed
and more client-directed, believed to be guided by an innate healing
intelligence. Trained facilitators support each individual's process
Kris Cassidy's Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation combines music,
massage, and energy work with verbal support to facilitate profound
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual breakthroughs. Physical
movement and emotional release are encouraged to promote a
deeper connection with the Higher Self.