Holotropic Breathwork is a technique used for relaxation, self-awareness, and consciousness expansion. Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof pioneered the method in the 1970s as part of his work with psychedelic substances. Holotropic breathing is a deep breathing method used to oxygenate the body and induce a state of altered consciousness in the mind. By concentrating on the breath and breathing more deeply than normal, one can enter the unconscious and have strange experiences.
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that focuses on physical postures, breathwork, and meditation to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The word "hatha" is derived from two Sanskrit words, "ha" and "tha," which represent the active and passive sides of our being.