Contraindications for Breathwork

Medical and Psychiatric Contraindications To Participating in Breathwork

Breathwork results in certain specific physiological changes in the body and also can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, for safety purposes, we do not allow persons with the following conditions to participate in a Breathwork session.

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Detached Retina
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  5. Osteoporosis that is serious enough whereby moving around actively could cause potential issues.
  6. High Blood Pressure that is not controlled by medication.
  7. Pregnancy
  8. Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack
  9. Family history of aneurysms
  10. Use of prescription blood thinning medications such as Coumadin
  11. Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis during the past 10 years
  12. Strokes, seizures, TIA’s or other brain/neurological condition or disease.
  13. If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, you are required to be in therapy and to get your therapists approval to participate before you register
  14. Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and or emotional release.

If you are not sure if this class is safe for you due to any physical condition then please consult with your doctor, physician, or therapist.