Breema is a form of bodywork that has been described as a cross between
partner yogaand Thai massage. The techniques may be utilized in either a practitioner-recipient mode or solo as "Self-Breema." The practice is intended to relax and enhance the balance and flow of "life energy," and no strong exertions or muscular contortions are involved. cite journal|title=Breema|journal=Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine|date=|first=Rebecca|last=Frey|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0002/ai_2603000228|format=|accessdate=2008-02-15 ]
Breema is a unifying, harmonizing method that includes the Nine Principles of Harmony, Breema bodywork, and Self-Breema exercises. Breema bodywork provides an ideal opportunity to actualize the Breema principles. Through practicing and receiving Breema, we can take many steps towards tasting the essential unity of all Existence. cite book|title=Every Moment Is Eternal|date=|first=Jon|last=Schreiber|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://www.breema.com/about/bookstore/moment.html|format=|accessdate= ]
Breema is taught at the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, as well as by Certified Instructors worldwide, for example at the Rowe Conference Center cite journal|title=Breema, the Art of Being Present|journal=The Center Post|date=|first=Marcie|last=Romano|coauthors=|volume=|issue=Spring 2008|pages=|id= |url=http://www.rowecenter.org/centerpost/2008-spring/MarcieRomano.htm|format=|accessdate=2008-05-23 ] in Massachusetts this fall.
There are 300 exact Breema sequences, which are based on exercises from a village in Kurdistan. cite journal|title=Dr. Feelgood: Jon Schreiber brings Breema to the people|journal=SFGate.com|date=April 11, 2007|first=Amy|last=Moon|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/04/11/bomisp.DTL&hw=BREEMA&sn=001&sc=1000|format=|accessdate=2008-09-09 ]
The Nine Principles of Breema
When we look at the body, not as something separate, but as an aspect of a unified whole, there is no place for discomfort.
To express our true nature, nothing extra is needed.
Firmness and Gentleness
Real firmness is always gentle. Real gentleness is always firm. When we are present, we naturally manifest firmness and gentleness simultaneously.
The most natural way of moving and living is with full participation. Full participation is possible when body, mind, and feelings are united in a common aim.
The more our Being participates... the more we are able to support life and recognize that Existence supports us. Giving and receiving support take place simultaneously.
The atmosphere of nonjudgment gives us a taste of acceptance of ourselves as we are in the moment. When we come to the present, we are free from judgment.
Single Moment/Single Activity
Each moment is new, fresh, totally alive. Each moment is an expression of our true nature, complete by itself.
No Hurry/No Pause
In the natural rhythm of life energy, there is no hurry and no pause.
When we let go of assumptions of separation, we let go of force. cite book|title=Breema and the Nine Principles of Harmony|date=|first=Jon|last=Schreiber|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://www.breema.com/about/bookstore/principles.html|format=|accessdate= ]
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