Intuition: How to Develop it with Breathwork

Do you want to become an intuitive person? If you do, you’re in luck, my friend! In this blog post, we will talk about intuition and how breathwork can help you develop it. We’ll also discuss the benefits of intuition development and provide some resources for further learning. Intuition is a powerful tool, and we hope that this blog post will inspire you to start developing yours today.

But first, let’s get on the same page and actually DEFINE what “intuition” is. Sounds good?

What is intuition?

Intuition is defined as “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” In other words, intuition is that gut feeling or hunch you get about something. It’s that voice in your head (or heart) that tells you to do (or not do) something. Intuition is a powerful tool that can help guide you through life, make decisions, and solve problems if you know how to listen to it.

It’s one of the three “Pillars of Connection” that we talk about in our Pause Breathwork Facilitator Training. These pillars of connection are ways in which we receive information from the world around us.

Here’s a quick breakdown:

Pillar #1: The intellectual pillar, or the mind, is the loudest and easiest to understand. In 2005, The National Science Foundation published an article regarding research about human thoughts per day, stating that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative, and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.

Pillar #2: The emotional pillar constantly gives us feedback and information, so we can sense our emotionality constantly.  However,  we tend to numb the emotional pillar,  as sometimes we don’t have the tools to fully comprehend or understand how to heal the emotionality we experience within our systems.

Pillar #3: The intuitive pillar is the most profound pillar we have access to. The problem is, this pillar is rarely used unless we are intentional and we are moving through the intellectual and emotional pillars. We are naturally intuitive, but we block our ability to access this pillar and the guidance we crave within our systems.


But the good news is that there are many different ways to develop intuition. In this blog post, we will focus on breathwork as a tool for intuition development. But before we dive into that, let’s talk about some of the benefits of developing your intuition.

Some benefits of developing your intuition include

  • improved decision making
  • better problem solving
  • enhanced creativity
  • increased peace of mind
  • more trust in life and the Universe
  • better connection with others & nature
  • greater clarity and direction in life
  • increased self-awareness
  • more flow and ease
  • and becoming psychic AF, of course 😉

As you can see, there are a TON of benefits to developing your intuition.  And breathwork is a great way to do it!

Why use breathwork to develop your intuition?

Breathwork is an effective tool for intuition development because it bypasses the mind and leads us right into the intuitive pillar. When we use the breath in a conscious and active way, we don’t need to fight the other pillars. We simply bypass them with ease. Breathwork is said to be “industrial-grade meditation,” as it leads us directly into the system, deep into our hearts, and connects us deeply to our intuition.

Breathers will often get extremely clear downloads and intuitive hits after just a few

moments of breathwork.  Oftentimes, answers they were searching for will drop in effortlessly.  This is because when the mind is quiet, you’re not thinking about what you should or shouldn’t do (or what other people think), and you can tune into your intuition more easily.

In addition, breathwork supports intuition development by increasing self-awareness. The more aware you are of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, the easier it becomes to identify when your intuition is speaking to you.

Finally, breathwork can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can be major obstacles to intuition development. When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, it’s harder to hear your intuition because the mind and intellect are so loud. Breathwork can help to calm the mind and allow you to focus on awakening intuitive knowledge.

Now that we’ve talked about some of the benefits of developing intuition with breathwork, let’s get into how actually to do it!

How to get started with breathwork to develop intuition:

There are a few different ways to approach breathwork, but here is a basic overview of how to get started with a Pause Technique called the “Halo-Active Breath”:

Step #1: Find a comfortable place to lie down or sit where you won’t be disturbed for at least 20 minutes. 

Step #2: You may want to set an intention for your practice before you begin. For example, you might focus on receiving guidance about a specific question you have or opening up to intuition more generally.

Step #3: Start by taking a few deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. Keep breathing in a conscious and active way. Focus on breathing into the belly, not the chest. Set a time for 3-10 minutes.

Step #4: Once you’ve found your rhythm, close your eyes and focus on following your breath. Observe your thoughts without judgment and let them go. If your mind wanders, simply bring your focus back to the breath. Notice if you experience an urge to move or sound. Trust your body to release what’s ready to be released.

Step #5: After your timer goes off, begin to slow down your breathing until you return to a normal resting state. 

Step #6: Once you’re finished, take a few moments to sit up slowly and journal about any insights, images, feelings, or guidance you received during your practice.

And there you have it! A simple way to get started with breathwork for intuition development. Remember to be patient and consistent with your practice, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you need it. We have an amazing Pause Breathwork Global Community that can join if you want additional support on your journey!


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