Dan Brulé is the world’s foremost expert and renowned pioneer in the field of breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and received his master’s degree in Cambridge. He has founded multiple organizations focused on breathwork, such as The Growth Center, Inc. in New England. More than 100,000 people in forty-five countries now apply Brulé’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. He travels and teaches his techniques to tens of thousands of students a year in over a hundred global trainings.
Yawning is a very natural and healthy phenomenon. It’s actually a vital breathing reflex, but consider the social programming around it. We’ve been taught to think or feel that it is rude or impolite, even insulting or offensive! Besides attracting attention, there is often a perceived message of boredom, or that the yawner is not interested in what is happening or being said. Cultural mores about open mouths and human noises deem that they are not acceptable in “polite society.” All this causes people to suppress something that nature requires us to do.