Connected breathing is a specific breathing pattern used to induce a non~ordinary state of consciousness. The mouth is dropped open, the jaw is loose & supple and there is no pause or separation between the inhale or exhale creating a circular cycle. In BBTRS, the focus is on the inhale, with a relaxation to follow: as the diaphragm relaxes, the exhale will naturally release.
When breathing in this cycle for some moments, the normal balance of oxygen and CO2 gets disturbed. The body takes in more oxygen than usual which shifts the CO2 levels in the brain. In this state, stress & tension as body stored trauma loosens and rises to the surface where it is accessible to be felt, expressed, released and integrated.