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Leonard Orr

Leonard Orr is the original discoverer and founder of the worldwide Rebirthing Breathwork movement. As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as ‘conscious connected breathing’, where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. Since the early days of Rebirthing Breathwork the technique has been used and adapted by many different conscious connected breathing teachers across the world.

Leonard was spiritually enlightened in 1960, he unraveled the death urge learned from his family tradition in 1967, and had numerous spontaneous birth, prenatal and infancy memories. Leonard sometimes says that his healing and personal evolution was caused by spiritual accidents in the bathtub. However, he was in fact being guided by Shri Mahavatar Babaji who asked Leonard when they first met at his ashram in Haidakhan, India, “did you like the breath I taught you?”

Leonard became a disciple of Babaji and from 1977 to 1984 Leonard visited and worked closely with Babaji, visiting him every year. Babaji taught him the principles of Spiritual Purification and self mastery with the practices of earth, air, water, and fire. Babaji also told Leonard that Rebirthing Breathwork, including spiritual purification with the elements, was the new yoga for liberation and self mastery, appropriate for our present civilization.

Leonard is considered as one of the originating pioneers of the New Age movement and Prosperity Consciousness. He has devoted over 40 years of his life to spreading his ideas and the healing power of Rebirthing Breathwork around the globe, covering six continents and circling the globe dozens of times. He has authored over 20 books in more than a dozen languages.

He is famous not only for discovering Rebirthing Breathwork, but for also defining the 8 Biggies of Human Trauma, which are birth trauma, parental disapproval syndrome, specific negatives, school trauma, past life karma, the unconscious death urge, religion trauma, and senility.

In 1975, he founded Rebirth International (RBI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting breathworkers around the world and improving the quality of Rebirthing Breathwork, as well as teaching the practical methods to personal mastery of body, mind, and spirit.

Leonard is a lifelong student of self mastery, body mastery, and is a leading pioneer in the field of human potential and the Physical Immortality movement. Over his years of study and exploration, Leonard has met over seven immortals, including: Babaji, Deva Raha Baba, Bhartriji, Gopichand, Ram, Sita.

Currently, Leonard Orr is based in Virginia, USA, with his lovely wife Elvi Orr, and the Rebirth International Headquarters. Elvi offers monthly trainings, lectures and events.

What is Rebirthing Breathwork?

Rebirthing Breathwork, as taught by Leonard Orr, is the original form, which is being practiced widely today by thousands of professional Breathworkers. It is estimated that more than 10 million people around the globe have experienced the healing power of Rebirthing Breathwork as a result of receiving at least 10 high quality individual completed energy cycles with a high quality Rebirther.

Rebirthing International

Rebirthing Breathwork International is a non-profit organization with the purpose of uniting Rebirthers-Breathworkers and Conscious Breathers around the world and improving the quality of the Rebirthing work on the planet, by offering rebirthing trainings for self-healing, rejuvenation and renewal, as well as by training rebirthing professionals.

  1. RBI is dedicated to teaching the substance and the form of practical personal mastery of Spirit, Mind, and Body. The three secrets include:
  2. Judging each thought as it flows through our consciousness.
    Cleaning and balancing our energy body with earth, air, water, and fire.
  3. Building spiritual community by sharing secrets 1 and 2 with as many people as possible.

Our organization has to keep our priorities right. We have to carefully and sensitively maintain an organization that is not lost in techniques, human power games, emotional problems – including birth trauma, parental disapproval syndrome, death urge and greed – in any way that consciously or unconsciously causes us to lose the Power and Presence of God. Organizations are created by their members.

Rebirth International membership is for everyone who has an interest in and supports Rebirthing Breathwork, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual purification, spiritual community, spiritual growth, and total healing through all forms of self-improvement. The only requirements for becoming a member are to have an interest in healing, growing as a Divine human being and to pay annual dues.

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FAQs

What benefits can I receive from learning Conscious Breathing?

Learning the ability to breathe Energy as well as air has all kinds of practical values: it improves our physical health; it enables us to feel happy more; it increases our ability to receive love and give love, which makes our relationships work better. Conscious Breathing improves our energy level, which enables us to be more productive and increase our income.

Since God is the source of the Breath, Conscious Breathing enables us to contact God more efficiently and bring the power of Spirit into our body more efficiently.

Learning to breathe enables us to relax, experience peace, transcendence, ecstasy, bliss, and fill our body with fresh Life Energy every day. Better breathing helps in the healing of everything. Breathing is the headwaters of our Life Stream. If you stop breathing, you will die; if you master your breathing potential, you will live more fully.

I have been breathing my whole life, I know how to breathe! Why would I want to learn to breathe?

Most adults think they know how to breathe, even though they rarely think about it, but almost none does know how to breathe until they have had ten Energy cycles with a well trained Breathing Guide.

Here are a few simple tests:

1.   Do you still have colds? If you still have colds, you do not know how to breathe. People who receive ten sessions have fewer and shorter colds the first year they learn Energy Breathing and a few years after ten sessions, they typically have their first cold-less year. I have gone as many as ten years with no cold symptoms since 1974. So have many of my early students. Rebirthing heals the common cold because we learn to breathe air at birth and cold symptoms are caused by birth trauma built into the breathing mechanism. The most reliable cure for the common cold is to heal birth trauma.

2.   Can you remember your birth or the moment of your first breath? If you cannot, the chances are that your breathing is inhibited. Most people experience their breathing ability to be transformed during their first ten Energy Breathing sessions. As a result of ten private personal 2 hour appointments with a well trained Rebirther-Breathworker, people find they can breathe freer and easier.

3.   Do you fully know what it means to breathe energy as well as air? One of the basic goals of the first ten sessions is to master this ability.

4.   Do you have strong headaches, asthma, or epilepsy? If you do, you definitely need Rebirthing. Energy Breathing is a skill that can help you manage various symptoms and make Life easier and fuller.

5.   Do you have strong negative emotions? Energy Breathing is the secret to the health and aliveness of the body as well as the mind. We can breathe ourselves out of anger, depression and troublesome feelings into peace and clear, pure Life Energy.

Along with the ability to think for yourself and transform your thoughts and feelings, Energy Breathing is the most valuable ability you can learn as a human being.

When we learn the ability to breathe Energy consciously, we are just learning to master the art and science of breathing voluntarily and willingly. We are cooperating with our Creator to keep us healthy and Alive.

What happens in a Rebirthing Breathwork session?

Rebirthing Breathwork sessions are done laying down and fully clothed (except for water sessions). The Rebirther Breathworker guides the rebirthee’s breathing into a gentle connected rhythm where the inhale and the exhale are merged.

After a few minutes, Life Energy starts to flow in the body and various physical or emotional tensions might be experienced and released through the connected breathing.

The session ends an hour to 2 hours later when the flow of Energy lessens and finally stops. The result of a completed session or energy cycle is deep peace and total relaxation.

What should I know before I start my first sessions?

Some people experience fear during their first few sessions when their body is miraculously being washed inside out with natural divine Energy – fears from the past or fear of new Life. With experience the fear dissolves into pleasure.

The most valuable thing you can know during your first session is that your natural divine Energy is washing away pain and tension. The physical sensations you may experience are not caused by the breathing rhythm nor your natural divine Energy, but by the pain and tension you are releasing. After we release our accumulated tension, we only feel gentle energy flows. There is no longer dramatic sensations. We can dissolve daily unpleasant energy concentrations which we accumulate from participating in the world with Connected Energy Breathing as well as bathing and other spiritual purification practices.

Whatever sensations or fears you may have in the middle of a session, as you keep breathing, they dissolve or recede as the breathing relaxes you. Many people experience the peace that passes all understanding for the first time in their lives. People often say after their first session, “I’m more relaxed than I have ever felt since I was born.”

Can I learn Rebirthing alone?

It is possible to have partial Rebirthing experiences alone, but it is slow and tedious. Even I had to train Rebirthers before I could receive high quality Rebirthing sessions.

Rebirthers supply many virtues that are invaluable to breathing mastery.

1.   Their experience of having from ten to hundreds of sessions enables them to relax and this makes it easier for the student to relax during early sessions. They provide a comfortable environment combined with certainty about the peaceful outcome of the session. The experienced presence of the Rebirther is a catalyst that makes the session work.

2.   They give expert, intuitive guidance about your breathing rhythm during the session that is essential. This only comes through practice and experience and good training.

3.   During breathing sessions we often have powerful energy flowing in our body and can have frightening physical sensations as we release old patterns of tension. The Rebirther’s guidance is comforting and helpful to complete the session and reach a deep state of real peace.

4.   Rebirthers Breathworkers can provide support groups for people going through ten sessions so that they can share their experiences and insights and give each other mutual encouragement.

What should I know before I start my first sessions?

Some people experience fear during their first few sessions when their body is miraculously being washed inside out with natural divine Energy – fears from the past or fear of new Life. With experience the fear dissolves into pleasure.

The most valuable thing you can know during your first session is that your natural divine Energy is washing away pain and tension. The physical sensations you may experience are not caused by the breathing rhythm nor your natural divine Energy, but by the pain and tension you are releasing. After we release our accumulated tension, we only feel gentle energy flows. There is no longer dramatic sensations. We can dissolve daily unpleasant energy concentrations which we accumulate from participating in the world with Connected Energy Breathing as well as bathing and other spiritual purification practices.

Whatever sensations or fears you may have in the middle of a session, as you keep breathing, they dissolve or recede as the breathing relaxes you. Many people experience the peace that passes all understanding for the first time in their lives. People often say after their first session, “I’m more relaxed than I have ever felt since I was born.”

How much does a Rebirthing Breathwork session cost?

Rebirthers Breathworkers usually charge between $40 and $150 for a two hour session. Psychologists and other health professionals who charge $50 to $100 per hour for their time charge more than most Breathworkers for a two hour session.

Even at $100, it is only $1,000 for ten sessions. Learning to breathe Energy as well as air is worth more than 1 or 2 months’ rent. Intuitive Energy Breathing is an invaluable self healing skill that you can continue to use and get benefit from forever. All ethical RBI Breathworkers are willing to negotiate so that no one is deprived of the Breath of Life because of money.

I train good Rebirthers Breathworkers how to find a way to supply sessions to everyone who is interested so that money is not a barrier. The Breath of Life is your birthright. It is necessary to find a way to provide this ability to every human being in every country. Every person on the planet deserves this basic health enriching ability.

Why do you recommend to do a cycle of 10 sessions with a Rebirther Breathworker?

Ten Rebirthing Breathwork sessions brings profound relaxation and release of stress and tension collected at any point in our life. Everyone has a big collection. Doing ten sessions heals or transforms our breathing mechanism so that we can breathe more freely and fully forever.

Most people need ten 1 to 2 hour sessions with a well trained Rebirther Breathworker in order to learn the skill of Intuitive Breathing.

After we have learned it, we are able to maintain the connected breathing rhythm for at least an hour without supervision. We can then consciously breathe divine Energy every day or whenever we like.

Is Rebirthing hyperventilation?

Rebirthing is not hyperventilation, which means over-breathing. It is a gentle, soft, relaxed breathing rhythm, which allows us to connect with our natural Divine Energy and achieve total relaxation.

In fact, scientific studies with sophisticated biofeedback equipment have revealed that although the breather is breathing more gentle than normal, the symptoms of hyperventilation can sometimes still occur. This is because any form of breathing induces relaxation and anything stored in the emotional mind can come to the surface during deep relaxation and be released. It is not the breathing rhythm that cause the symptoms but the stored tension. When the stored tension is released through more breathing, only relaxation is left. Relaxed breathing is the cure for hyperventilation. Many nurses figured this out before learning about Rebirthing-Breathwork.

Statistically, it’s common for the students of Rebirthing-Breathing to have some hyperventilation symptoms during 1 to 3 of their first ten sessions. Then, occasionally after ten sessions, during times of Life changes or heavy stress. During these times, the symptoms are not viewed as bad, but as a simple way to relieve such tension and stress.

Spontaneous hyperventilation is nature’s way of teaching people that they need to learn Rebirthing-Breathwork. Soon after Rebirthing became a successful nationwide movement in the 70’s, I was invited twice by doctors to lecture at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on the subject, “Rebirthing – the Cure for Hyperventilation”.

Should I do group or individual Rebirthing sessions?

Group Rebirthing Breathwork is low quality work. Rebirthing breathing is so simple and powerful that anyone who learns it can induce it in individuals or groups. However, as a result of teaching it for over 27 years, I myself cannot guide the breathing rhythm of more than one person at a time. Therefore, I never do group Rebirthing, nor do I recommend it to anyone.

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