Breathwork for Lyme Warriors with Marlize Joubert

Marlize Joubert Image
Marlize Joubert is a Breathwork Expert

Marlize Joubert is a Breathwork Expert

On the Heal Podcast this week, we have a breath work expert, Marlize Joubert. Breath work has become one of my go-to tools to combat stress. After one session with Marlize Joubert, I was hooked. It is very easy to learn, but the benefits are many. Dealing with stress is imperative on your road to recovery. I stress over the craziest and mundane things. I wake up in the middle of the night, stressing over not taking enough photos at my child’s birthday party or other trivial things; so, no wonder I am dealing with chronic illness. Breath work is an incredible tool for healing. Breath work can improve a variety of chronic Lyme disease issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. At the end of this episode, Marlize leads us through a 10-minute breath work session. You can find her podcast here

Find Marlize Joubert:

What is breath work?

The breath work practice involves consciously changing your breathing patterns. When you breathe using this rhythmic technique, you release endorphins in the brain, which gives you that natural high. On a spiritual level, breath work is all about opening up your chakras. Chakras are the energy centers of the body that each hold different emotions and meanings. For example, we usually hold fear and anxiety in the area around our kidneys and lower back, while the heart represents a sense of love and joy. Marlize describes how the goal of breath work “is actually to open the heart chakra,” giving you a sense of lightness and ease.

During the breath work practice, you will feel a lot of vibrations moving through your body and immediately experience the healing effects. As Marlize explains, the vibration and energy “means that something is healing, something is opening, and something is clearing out.” There are certain places in the body where we hold certain emotions and traumas. Marlize believes that the build-up of emotions can eventually manifest into illness and pain, and our belief systems can keep us stuck in disease. Through breath work, we can recognize the belief systems that hold us in that place, and release stress and other emotions. 

The unique thing about breath work practice is that it is an active meditation. Being a co-creator of your experience means that you get to empower yourself in your healing journey. Sometimes we can feel helpless, just hoping for a treatment to work. However, with breath work, the healing is happening through you; you are creating it for yourself. 

I believe in the power of breath work and have seen a shift in my body since starting sessions with Marlize. It is an incredible tool that you can use to reduce stress and chronic pain, release emotions, improve anxiety and depression, and increase joy and happiness. Listen to Marlize’s episode of the Heal podcast and experience a breath work session today. You are in control of your healing journey. 

Marlize Joubert is a breathwork expert, who leads her clients through a healing journey. Her work is highly transformational and empowering. Tune in to today’s special episode and enjoy a special 10-minute breathwork session.

Intro (00:03):

Hi, welcome to the Heal Podcast with Mimi Maclean

Mimi (00:30):

Hi everyone. Today we have a special guest and breathwork expert, Marlize Joubert. She’s been studying the healing arts of yoga, breathwork and meditation for most of her life. We are excited to have her here and really dive deep into breathwork training and how it can help you heal and transform your body.

Mimi (00:49):

Marlize’s owns a special kind of sensitivity that receives intuitive guidance. When entering her space of consciousness. She feels into your energetic body, tracks its energy flow or lack of flow to gain a deeper understanding of the healing that wants to occur while creating space for healing. This can happen with awareness alone and or touch. Also with the use of affirmations to help release old patterns from the subconscious. She receives messages and guidance that supports her understanding of the underlying workings of your soul, connecting the dots to past lives and past experiences. This helps support in the clearing of lineage, old patterns and belief systems, sending you off with a blank canvas to create new belief systems that serves who you are today. With combined commitment, you cultivate the greatest intention of all, which is living with a wide open heart. Marley’s has been offering her healing work since 2010. She studied and worked under her teacher David Elliott, and she currently leads breathwork trainings, international retreats, healing sessions, and group classes in Los Angeles. Marlize moved from South Africa and the year 2000 to Los Angeles, which is now her home base. She lives with her two cats, Elizabeth and Tobias. And at the end of our interview today, she will lead us in a 10 minute breathwork session.

Mimi (02:22):

Good morning. Marlize, thank you so much for coming on our show today and bringing your expertise to give our listeners a better understanding. Can you explain what exactly breathwork is and the difference between breathwork, meditation, and working with a shaman?

Marlize (02:37):

Absolutely. Thank you so much for having me as well. I’ve experienced some different modalities. What I can say with energy work, shamanism, and Reiki is that the similarities around it is definitely that we all work with energy and that we feel that we are a vehicle for healing and that there is something bigger and greater that’s moving through us. I’ve had a lot of experience with actual breathwork and so I can talk a lot about breathwork for you. The first thing that I can say about breathwork is that it’s actually an active meditation, which is different than Reiki and shamanism. So an active meditation means that the student gets to participate as well. And you can breathe from a minimum of about 10 minutes all the way to 30 minutes to get the most from your experience. Being a co-creator of your experience means that you get to empower yourself and to know that the healing is happening through you, but you’re also creating it for yourself. It’s kinda like knowing that I don’t really need anybody on the outside to create a healing experience for myself. Even though it is nice to have somebody on the outside to kind of help to guide you as well. But sometimes we get super dependent on people on the outside to give us a healing experience. The effects of the breathwork practice is also super visceral and super powerful. So you will feel a lot of vibrations moving through the body more so than Reiki or other energy healing. And the nice thing about that is too, you get to really experience the healing affects in the moment. It’s super rapid and the more intense or powerful the experience is, the faster the healing is happening through the body as well. Yeah, that’s what I got.

Mimi (04:43):

That’s fascinating to me. I love, I’m just hanging on every word you’re saying. How did you get into it? In the first place.

Marlize (04:52):

Um, that’s a really good question. You know, I was going through a lot in my life and I was working with someone at the time and I was wanting to head back to South Africa permanently. I was going through a divorce and a breakup and I was feeling that Los Angeles is not just a place for me that I want to live in. Saying that though, when she was reading my chart, she was saying, well, your whole life is going to shift. Everything is going to be falling apart and shifting for you permanently. So why not stay in Los Angeles a little longer? So you have at least one thing that is stable. And it seems like your chart is very similar to my teacher and he’s got a workshop coming up in the next week and you should come and go check it out. So I went to go take his class. I’m kind of stepping into that experience, something that I’ve never done before. Totally blew my mind. It was life altering. It felt familiar at the same time as well, but it is something that was so strong and powerful for that I wanted to explore. Needless to say, I did not move back to South Africa. I ended up becoming a groupie and worked with him. I took maybe 10 of these trainings a year and three of these retreats per year, and working with him for over seven years and eventually wanted to give back and teach other people this work because it’s so magical.

Mimi (06:20):

That’s amazing. So it’s interesting like, because Ali and I both have had chronic illness and most of our listeners have as well. I think most of us go down the conventional route and then we go to functional medicine, and I think energy work is almost like the last thing we hit before we realize that we have to kind of address it in order to get better. What is your view or how do you think breathwork and energy work is helps with the healing process?

Marlize (06:49):

Um, yes, and I can speak from my own belief system, which might be different from somebody else’s. And what I believe is that we are all made up of energy, emotions, false belief systems, belief systems, wounds and traumas. And a whole life experience is sitting in our subconscious and through the breathing experience breath. When we do a conscious breath, conscious breaths smooth into life force and prana and energy. It’s kind of like without a breath we won’t exist. It gives life and it also recreates life. And so how energy work works is when you take an act of breath, the breath goes into the body. It goes into the subconscious where all the wounds and all the traumas and all the false beliefs sit and it begin to push that stuff out of your system. So as much as we do a lot of great work on a self-steering our life, when we are young, say at the age of three, four or five, we have a very traumatic experience. At that age, we conduct just and process the emotions or the feelings that we feeling. We would literally die in that process because we’re just not strong enough to really handle it. So how it works is a body stores of the subconscious. And then later on as we get stronger, more resilient, and have a greater understanding of life and emotions and feelings, we will attract certain experiences into our life that will begin to activate those old wounds because it’ll be a similar energy. And then those energies will begin to come up and clear out of a body. And one way that we can then clear and heal is through a breathing practice or any other healing modality because usually when we don’t feel great in life, when lots of things are going on in a life who go seek help, a therapist or a healer or something, and then through the act of breath, a lot of that illness and pain and wounds and traumas are coming up to the surface. Another way too is that we create belief systems from a young age. In a moment seemed really true. Yet when we go through life, they can keep us stuck. They can keep us in illness. For example, I might create a belief system and say, you know what? It is not safe for me to be intimate or open a vulnerable. And so unconsciously I will listen to that belief system not knowing that I am and I would self sabotage every time I’m about ready to be intimate or step into a new relationship and not really understanding why. And maybe I create a form of illness. What is comfort in my body that keeps me from being intimate and open? Because my memory of it was at some point in my life, Hey, I got hurt when I was vulnerable and open, um, my heartbroken at some point in my life. So why would I want to do that again? And so even though consciously we know that we want love, we want connection, 90% of the times we listened to the subconscious false beliefs. So through the breathwork practice, the breath goes in and pull some of those false beliefs out of a body rapidly. I understand why all of a sudden we begin to feel better. We begin to listen to a heart’s vibration, positivity, freedom, openness and connection. Um, because a lot of the work happens underneath the surface, but so in a nutshell, that’s going to help breathwork works.

Mimi (10:27):

So for our Lyme friends out there and friends with chronic illness, illness that has been part of their lives for a while now or possibly in acute state. Have you worked with people with chronic illness before and how is it, how is it different?

Marlize (10:46):

That’s such a great question. I’ve worked with Lyme clients in the past few years, I would say the last 3 years. I’ve encountered maybe four or five, so not that many. I’ve one particular client that I’m still working with. I met her like three years ago and when I met her, she was lying down in her bed. She had absolutely no energy. She was so hopeless. Like I said, nothing that she could do could help her. She went to a million different doctors. She had so many supplements going through her system. It was honestly the first Lyme patient client that I’ve ever had. And I came in with a belief system that I understood that sometimes, you know, emotions that are stuck in a body kind of eventually madness manifest also with illness or pain. And also with the knowing that belief systems that we can, we can, can keep us stuck or an illness. So I created a space for her to have a healing experience and she feels immediate results. Um, she felt lighter. Um, she felt optimistic and positive and she’s like, what is this? I want to have this on a regular basis. So, um, I met her in Maine, over the summer a few years ago. And, luckily for me, she lives in a life for both of us. And so she kept coming in week after week and um, within two or three months, she was symptom free. Um, she was able to complete her school, go to college, have a social life and she hasn’t seen any of the symptoms of Lymes disease since. But there’s so much, you know, there’s so much more to it. It’s okay, let’s clear some of the wounds and the traumas and the pain out of the body. Let’s also recognize the belief systems that we have in a body that keeps us stuck in that place and let’s recreate and find new ways of looking at life, like create new belief systems. And then as I’m still working with her, I get to empower her, so she can recognize how powerful she is and sensitive her body is, and the times when she’s overriding her body’s needs. You know, I say sometimes to some of my clients, you know, sometimes we are super narcissistic towards somebody. So it’s like you’re not in pain. You’re going to keep going. You know, you will obey. You will listen, um, or we’re not in our bodies at all. So we’re numb to what our bodies need. And so through the process of breathwork and mentorship, we get to check in once a week and, um, sometimes she can have a sensation in the back of our neck that’s super intense and uncomfortable. And because of her spirit experience of Lyme disease the first thing she wants to do is run to the doctor. Something’s wrong, which makes total sense. And then saying that when we lay down and do a breathwork practice and we kind of map out when it started, what was she feeling? What was she not expressing? What was she overriding? And then through the breath work practice, we’re able to clear whatever his physical sensations was going on with her. So it’s kinda like we building a brand new relationship with your body and kind of seeing it as like a puppy that you have with you. You know, are you feeding the puppy like proper food, you know, are you’re listening to the puppy’s needs? It’s been a really, it’s been really miraculous for me to see the healing happening and it is something that she’s creating for herself. It is an experience that she said yes to and she was willing to do the work around it and she was willing to trust something that she doesn’t fully understand. The best way for us to really trust that is to actually have an experience of it and be like, wow, something’s really shifting in my body and my mind and it feels amazing. I want to keep going and see what happens.

Mimi (14:47):

That’s great. I have a question. So, you know, for Lyme patients, everyone has different types of symptoms, like some have joint pains, some have, you know, tiredness, the list goes on and on. It appears in different ways. Have you found that symptoms like Lyme symptoms kind of show themselves because of different things? Like if you have a bad relationship with a family member or you had death in the family like, did they come out? Is it because of something that’s happened in the past so that your symptoms are different? Like, or you could say, okay, like for example, I read somewhere that like if you tend to have breast cancer in your left breast, it’s because you have a bad relationship with your mother. I mean, I don’t know if that’s true or not, but they say that there’s correlation to where disease hits in your body to an experience.

Marlize (15:33):

Yeah, that’s a great question. I mean there is definitely patterns in a body and there are certain places in a body where we hold certain emotions and things. So what I can share with you for instance, our kidneys in our lowerback, we usually hold anxiety and fear. There’s a lack of support. And so when you feel a lot of sensation of discomfort or pain in the low back, it’s like nobody has your back. You don’t feel supported. The kidneys is also like around the lower two chakras and the lower chakras represents a sense of groundedness, security and safety. So while heart chakra represents a sense of love, joy, happiness, ease, lightness, you can really feel legally high when your heart is wide open. The energy of a heart runs through the arms and into the fingertips. And so if you feel any sensation through the breathwork, the goal is actually to open the heart chakra. You might feel vibrations and energy and sensations going through your arms. And it is also said that the left side of your body is female energy and the right side of your body is masculine. So any sensation you can feel in the body vibrational that’s coming through breathwork or any other modalities. Um, it’s definitely, we feel vibration and energy. It means that something’s healing and something’s opening and something’s clearing out. So if you would feel any strong sensation around the left side of the left side of your chest, it means that energy is clearing out of the left side. And if it’s out of the heart, it represents something to do with a female. Yes. And so it can be a mom, it can be sister. It can be also you as, as a woman yourself learning how to love yourself. But it’s, it’s very specific.

Mimi (17:26):

So Marlize, some of our listeners are, you know, have to be in bed for a while. Some of them can move around and they have a limited amount of mobility and everything in between. So I’m just wondering how do you typically sit or stand or how, what’s a typical session? How are you in your body as somebody that’s going through this and also with somebody with chronic illness if they are in bed or they can’t quite, what would you suggest that their position should be if, if they’re in that kind of an acute state for a session?

Marlize (18:09):

Okay. That’s a great question. I would like to answer that in one second, just so you can have a greater understanding of the breathwork practice. The most common way that most people will, that feels healthy and vibrant and able to move around, the actual breathwork practice is usually around a total of like 30 minutes. It can be anything from like 20 minutes active breathing, which we’ll talk about in a little bit to like a 10 minute rest breath at the end. Now saying that that is just, that’s just the basic, um, foundation of it. It’s so important for us to fit breathwork into a person’s needs and into their body instead of them fitting themselves into the breathwork practice. So, it’s also very important to listen to what the person needs at that moment. If they’re pretty tired, you’re not going to take them through a 30 minutes breathwork cause that would definitely exhaust them. The work is obviously to make them feel better than worse. So the nice thing about breathwork is you get to do it on your back. So you lay down in a comfortable position. But if you know, you tend to fall asleep really easily, it might be good for you to rather lay down on your back on a yoga mat on the floor. That’s going to keep you a little bit more awake, saying that if it’s just going to be too distracting for your body and your body’s in a physical pain, then obviously don’t do that because then you’re not going to be able to relax fully into the experience and have the experience. So the most common place for people to do it is in their bedroom on their beds. You can also lay on a couch, anything that’s comfortable, you want to make sure that your neck is not too high propped up on a pillow so that there’s space in the front of the neck for you to actually breathe so the healing can occur around the throat chakra as well. So you can cover yourself with a blanket if you want. Like I’ve mentioned, the more comfortable you are, the more you can let go into the experience. Because sometimes when we are uncomfortable, say like, my lower back doesn’t feel good, our mind is going to keep going to the one place in the body that’s uncomfortable and you’re not able to really let go and to experience. Then we can guide somebody through a breath practice, say for 10 minutes and we can see their experience. You can trace it. If they get super exhausted around that, then we let them do it for seven minutes or a little bit less. It would be great to get them to breathe actively for around 10 minutes, because most of the energy begins to move around about seven, eight minutes. And then we can help them rest for five or 10 or longer if they need to. And if they have energy, we can take them back in again for five minutes or maybe for 10 minutes. The minimum of amount of breath you would like to breathe, it’s about 10 minutes. But saying that if you can do five, that’s amazing as well. If you can do 10 minutes a day, that’s incredible. And as you get stronger and more vital, you can maybe be for 15 minutes, 20, 25 up to 30 minutes, but you don’t ever have to get there. If that doesn’t work for you,

Mimi (21:18):

That’s great. Now I have a question. Do you always have to work with somebody or can you teach someone to be able to do it on a daily practice, like on their own?

Marlize (21:25):

Yeah, that’s a fantastic question. It kind of goes back to one of the first questions I think that I answered. The beautiful thing about breathwork is we get to empower our clients and a students that they can take charge of their own healing. So they don’t need anybody on the outside. It’s not mandatory. It’s optional. Of course. It’s always a good idea to have maybe your first experience with somebody or it was somebody guiding you, having a little bit of an experience around it. So you have at least an idea of what’s happening in the body and what to experience. And then from there on they can do it on their own for sure. It’s a very, very simple technique to do. And some people, it’s all about the mind. So if the mind feels safe enough to have this experience and this healing vibrations and emotions coming up to the surface on their own, that’s fantastic. And you get few clients and students every now and then, I don’t see too many of them that feel that they’re not comfortable enough to do it on their own. Saying that most people are fine with it.

Mimi (22:30):

But when you and I work together, you prompted me like with different thoughts. Right? So how would that work though? If I were doing it on my own, they wouldn’t have obviously those prompts, does my body naturally come up with them?

Marlize (22:45):

So when you say prompts, you mean like guidance or affirmations, is that what you mean?

Mimi (22:49):


Marlize (22:50):

So if you’re breathing on your own, um, you probably won’t be able to tap into certain affirmations to say, and you know, sometimes when we are being witnessed, we do a little bit of a better job at things too. Then when we just do things on her own. So when somebody is breathing on their own, we can guide them to understand what they might be experiencing in the actual breathwork experience in their body, what emotions can come up through it. And then saying that they can put a playlists on of their favorite music for five or 10 minutes, listen to the music and then rest at the end. If they were to do it with, um, somebody that is a healer or a teacher, then the teacher healer will be able to direct their experience into different directions. So as a teacher, you’d be like, Hey, um, let’s see if it can be a little bit more into your chest to open the heart, um, as see you’re kind of checking out a little bit. That’s come back to the breathing. We also get to say affirmations to them. You know, it’s just so powerful, the subconscious to clear energy out. It’s like, I want you to say to yourself out loud, it’s safe for me to be seen and heard for who I am, or I deserve to feel healthy in my body. Or whatever. So usually, if you are working with somebody one-on-one, um, I will have a greater understanding of what’s going on with them from the childhood a little bit more information and then also being able to guide them to say certain affirmations to clear some of the old false beliefs out of the body.

Mimi (24:23):

Okay. Marlize, is it safe for children to do breathwork and what ages do you recommend? If so?

Marlize (24:31):

Absolutely. So my teacher David Elliott, when I met him in 2010, I think his daughter was probably a nine years old and she’s been around the retreat centers and the trainings for most of her life and he mentioned that the first time she did breathwork was at the age of seven. It’s totally safe for children to breathe at the as young as they want and can. The only thing that I find though is the concentration span is not so long as for us as adults. Even for breathwork, it takes a commitment and a persistence to stay with the practice. And for children that also don’t have to breathe with 30 minutes long because there’s a lot less resistance for them. They don’t have to go through so many layers and layers of resistance as we, as adults have to do to get to breathwork and healing. So the youngest that I see on a more regular basis, the youngest is 15. I’m saying that if you would like to have your children to lay down and do a breathing practice, you can take them through it even if it’s just for two or three or five minutes. They will definitely have an experience. So as long as you can keep them concentrated.

Mimi (25:44):

Yeah. And I’m assuming that, and we’ll talk more about this at the end, but I’m assuming that if parents are out there trying to help their children heal through Lyme disease, that they could take a teacher training session or two with you and then be better able to actually guide their kids along the way.

Marlize (26:05):

Absolutely. I would highly recommend something like that. Um, as breathwork is becoming more mainstream these days too, which I absolutely love. The pros to that is more people are going to be exposed to breathwork. The cons is that more and more people are going to see breathwork as just on the surface for what it has to offer and lead people through maybe a breathwork session but don’t have the actual training and understanding how energy works and what happens when somebody have a really big emotional release and how do you calm them down and how much breathing should they take and which affirmations to say. So yes, I do lead trainings and I’ve sat in my teachers trainings and circles for about seven years and studying group energy and I still feel like I’m in my diapers when it comes to understanding energy and group energies. In a way as a teacher we want to activate our students and clients a little bit so that the subconscious energies can come up to the surface for them to clear and heal. Now sometimes when they get activated unconsciously they can easily project onto us because they can retaliate, they can get angry, they can kind of check out of the circle, they can go out of their bodies, get ungrounded. They can numb themselves. You know, there’s all these different things. And so if you as a teacher can recognize, okay, this is what this person’s going with now. And then learning the tools certain gently make them aware of it and bring them back and say, be like, Hey, guess what? You’re getting a beautiful activation right now. It means that healing wants to happen through you and how is this familiar in your life, you know? And so training would be recommended for sure.

Mimi (27:51):

That’s great. Now, if any of our viewers wanted to find you to either get trained or to have a session with you, what’s the best way for them to do that?

Marlize (27:59):

Yeah, the greatest way definitely through my website is just my first name, my last which is And I can spell that to you. It’s a M A R L I Z as in zebra, E and J O U B as in boy, E R T as in tom dot com. On my website, there is an opportunity for private sessions, for retreats, for trainings virtually and in-person, even though we have to wait for that a little bit.

Mimi (28:38):

You’re in LA, so do you also work at any studios or in groups anywhere?

Marlize (28:43):

Yes. I teach at the Unblock meditation at the Santa Monica location. I am there Monday nights at 8PM, Thursday nights at 7 PM. And in the morning I’m there Wednesday mornings at 10:30 and the classes are 45 minutes long. We do a little check-in, a little opening grounding, we usually have a little theme around the breathwork, explain the breathwork. There’s some fun music with it. They get to lay down, do the breathwork session. It’s usually about 20 minutes long and coming up and closing. At the moment we’re doing live streaming as well. So the classes will still be going and you’ll get to do it from your home, your living space, or in your bedroom.

Mimi (29:26):

What about for the people that don’t live in our state or city, can they arrange for a virtual session with you or phone session?

Marlize (29:36):

Yes, absolutely. I’ve done a lot of phone sessions in the last few years. I love FaceTime sessions more than zoom. And just in the last few months, you know, and especially with what’s going on right now we’re having a live streaming through zoom. So I’m definitely available for that. And strangely enough, the intuition and the healing is sometimes even more profound from a distance. When you see somebody in person, there’s times when your mind gets in a way of trying to figure stuff out and connecting dots for this person. But if it’s from a distance, you really have to use your heightened senses and your intuition. It’s incredible to see the results and the energy vibrations through their body, through my own, you know.

Mimi (30:19):

That’s great. Would you mind leading us through like a 10 minute breathwork session so people can get an idea about it?

Marlize (30:26):

Yeah, that’d be so fun. Absolutely. Okay, so we’ll do a 10 minute breathwork session. What you’d like to do next is to find a position somewhere in your home that is quiet, so you’re not going to have anybody disturbing you. If you can lock your door, let your family members know you’re going to be laying down and doing a breathing practice. So you’re welcome to go and find that for yourself right now. If you have headphones for your phone, that’s helpful for just the sound quality to be a little bit better, but it’s not necessary. If you’d like to cover your eyes with an eye pillow or a towel, it kind of helps to deepen your experience through breathwork so there’s less distraction. Okay. So go ahead and find your way somewhere onto your back. If you feel like you might get cold doing the practice and make sure you have something with you to keep you warm. And so the breathing practice is like I mentioned earlier, is a very, very simple technique to do. A mind sometimes likes to complicate it. So if you can understand that the breath is just through the mouth, so there’s no nose breath. It will take an inhale and you’ll take an exhale through the mouth and keeping your mouth open. You’re going to take the inhalation and you’re breaking up in two sections. So half of the inhale is going to go into the lower abdomen underneath the belly button. The second part of the inhale is going to go into the upper chest and in the center of your chest, we have a chakra. And you’re gonna take one strong and fast exhale. So I’m going to repeat it one more time. So the breathing is all through of mouth. There’s no nose breath. The inhale is broken up in two sections. You’re going to take a half an inhale through the lower abdomen, going to take the second part of the breath into the chest, and one strong fast exhale. So let’s feel it out. So here we go. So do your best not to overthink the process of breathing right now. Make sure your jaw is relaxed, making sure your mouth stays open. Scanning your body for a moment and making sure that everything is nice and relaxed. And then just do your best to get a big belly breath and a big chest breath and a big exhale. So okay. So while you begin to breathe, energy is beginning to move and as energy begins to move through the body, you might at some point begin to feel certain sensations going through your system. You might’ve been feel vibrations, sort of tingling sensations. Sometimes the mind can feel a little lightheaded. That happens only in the beginning of the breath. It’s when the mind is trying to stay in control of the breathing experience. I want to remind yourself that in this moment you are allowing your spirt to be breathed back into your body, back into your heart. I want you to acknowledge yourself for saying yes to healing, saying yes to feeling good. I want you to acknowledge yourself and recognize that you love yourself enough. Just saying yes to feeling good. So do your best not to overthink it. A mind tends to overthink this process, especially when it’s the first time we’re doing it. Two inhales, one exhale. So in a moment, so we’re going to take a collective breath. So let’s all take a big fast inhale through the nose and a big audible sigh. Ah. And then come back to the breath again. A belly breath, chest breath, and exhale. If you have the energy in this moment, and if it feels okay to you in this moment, I would encourage you to consider breathing 5% deeper and faster just for a little bit and see what that feels like. Begin to notice what’s going on in your body. So more feeling and less thinking. I want you to say to yourself, you can do it out loud or quietly. It’s safe for me to receive healing right now. And I want you to say to yourself out loud or quietly, it is my birthright to feel good in my body. You can say to yourself quietly or out loud, I am enough. And I’m accepting myself the way that I am. You’re doing amazing. We just have a few more minutes left for the breath here. Imagine every breath you bring in his new life. It is ease. It’s not disease. Nourishing your nervous system or recalibrating it. See if you can allow yourself to surrender a little deeper into the actual breath. I want you to say to your mind, you are safe. You can surrender. We can trust this experience. So in this moment we are sending a lot of oxygen and blood flow to every organ of your body and pushing out all toxins and medication that is in your body still stuck. If you are getting tired, know that you have permission to rest and take a break from the actual active breath. If you have energy. We have about two more minutes left. So the active breathing that you’re almost there. Whatever you feel in your body that feels different. If you feel a lightness or vibrations or a tightness or an openness, just know that it is energy that is swirling through your body, creating healing so you can trust it. You have your last minute of active breath, you guys are doing incredible. Congratulations. So right about now is about the time when you will begin to feel, energy shifts happening in the body, whether you can feel it or not. I want you to know that lots of energy are shifting and opening up through the body. There’s a lot of healing that’s happening. Okay. Excellent. So now it’s really good time to begin to transition your breathing. And the way we do that is we can begin by taking a big breath in through your nose and an audible sigh. Ah. And then you’ll begin to transition your breaths into your nose. Again., you take a single gentle inhale and a single gentle exhale. You’ll use the kind of breath that you would use when you fall asleep, allow yourself to dissolve and melt into the floor and follow sensation. So whatever is feeling really good in your body right now, I would encourage you to feel it. Listening to any sounds you might hear. What I did mention earlier about breathwork is that it’s also recalibrating your brain chemistry in the brain. It’s releasing endorphins and serotonin and dopamine. Those are all the chemicals in the brain that makes us feel really good. It removes toxins out of each organ of the body. So let’s take another big breath in. One more audible sigh and gently begin to move your toes and you’ll fingers and your body. So waking yourself up physically. You can take your time. If you need to lay down a little longer, you can. If you feel ready to come up, you can gently roll over to one side. And when you feel ready, bring yourself up to a seat, blinking your eyes open and taking in your environment. And that will be the end of our practice. So welcome and congratulations. If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions around the breathwork experience. We are here to support you in any and every way,

Mimi (45:20):

Marlize, thank you so much. That was amazing. It was amazing. I definitely is a natural high.

Mimi (45:34):

I feel amazing and I can only imagine what I would feel like after, you know, and even longer session. I felt so many different things during just that brief, 10 minutes.

Marlize (45:50):

That’s amazing. Thank you so much for trusting me and having this experience with me. Amazing.

Mimi (45:55):

So if you enjoyed today’s breathwork session and would like to learn more about breathwork, energy healing, and yoga, definitely visit Marlize’s website at and again, thank you so much, Marlize, for coming. I really have learned a lot this week about breathwork and more about energy work and it’s been amazing. Thank you.

Marlize (46:14):

Oh, you’re so welcome. Thank you. I feel honored to help and to have this privilege and this opportunity to help you guys and thank you so much for doing what you do as well. And I look forward to staying in touch.

Outro (46:29):

Thank you for joining us this week on Lyme Time. If you enjoyed our podcast, please give us a review so others can find us. Remember we are the Tick Chicks, we are not doctors offering medical advice, just two chicks who are fighting the battle while sharing our journey with lots of inspiration. Please tune in next time for more information to help you on your Lyme journey. Also, don’t forget to visit us at we’re here for you. Have a fantastic and beautiful day.



Download our FREE, ‘detoxing for Lyme’ checklist today.
Stay informed on nutrition and treatments.
Hear from experts and other Lyme Warriors.

Come Heal with Me! XX, Mimi