Pre-purchase info about Soma Breath guided meditations


What you need to know before you purchase Soma Breath guided meditations. 

We are so happy you are considering our recorded Soma Breath meditations. We hope your investments here will bring you much joy. All these meditations are guided so all you need to do is to follow along. However, please read below so you understand what you will be doing.

Our breathing meditations may use one, or a combination of several, of the techniques below: 

  1. Rhythmical breathing to a specific beat
  2. Breath holds in the exhalation
  3. Breath holds in the inhalation
  4. “Bliss squeeze” 
  5. Humming

IMPORTANT: How to breathe: Always breathe in through the nose, and generally you breathe out through the mouth in these meditations. Always breathe down into the belly first, then the chest. 

Each meditation consists of two tracks.The first one is the instruction for the particular meditation you have purchased so you know what to do – you probably only need to listen to this the first time you use it. The second track is the meditation itself. 

The great music you hear is composed by Soma Breath and the vocals are by Siv. 

We will produce more meditations – we promise!

If the meditation uses the technique with a breath hold on the exhale or very fast rhythmic breathing (it will say in the description of each meditation) please make sure you are aware of the contraindications associated with this. This is entirely your responsibility as you agreed to in our terms and conditions

If you have not attended any of our live sessions yet (we highly recommend that you do – it’s great to breathe together!), we have provided an instruction below on how to do each technique. To get maximum benefit from this please also watch this free video, an introduction to Soma Breath by Siv. 

Explanation of each of the techniques mentioned above:

Rhythmical breathing: You breathe in a specific rhythm, like 4 beats on the inhale and 4 beats on the exhale. The music we use will have both vocals and breathing sounds to help you keep the rhythm. We use different rhythms for different purposes so it may be other than 4:4, like 2:4, 4:8 or 2:2 as examples. 

Breath holds on the exhalation: Upon instruction you will breathe all the way out and hold your breath with empty lungs. We aim for about two minutes. You can take  “sips” of air, a small breath in and back out,  if you need to in order to extend your breath hold. 

Breath holds on the inhale: Upon instruction, breathe fully in all the way and hoød your breath with lungs full for as long as comfortable or until instructed to let go and breathe fully out. 

“Bliss squeeze”: This is an energy technique. As, or after, you have taken a breath in, contract your pelvic floor – like you are lifting it up – squeeze and imagine you are pulling energy up your spinal canal and allowing it to land in your midbrain in the center of your head. Allow the energy to rise or spiral up along your spine and energize your brain – it can be quite electrifying, energizes you and feels amazing. This requires some practice.. 

Humming: Humming has been shown to effectively cause production of the highly desired gas nitric oxide in your nasal passages. It is also known to stimulate your Vagus nerve. 

Contraindications and Precautions

Do not do the breathing techniques in SOMA Breath if operating heavy machinery, during driving or while in water. We cannot take liability for any harm caused.

Forceful mouth breathing, prolonged breath holds and extended intense fast breathwork/hyperventilation for more than 5 minutes, should NOT be practiced in the case of any of the following:

  •   Severe/critical diseases or infections if it impairs your ability to breathe
  •   Severe uncontrolled hypertension (usually after a heart attack)
  •   Organ failure or late-stage terminal illness
  •   Pregnancy
  •   If you have epilepsy, a pacemaker, or irregular heart beat (Exception: your doctor gives you specific permission).
  •   Some conditions (Eg: Tinnitus, hernias) may be aggravated by forceful mouth breathing, prolonged breath holds and prolonged, intense, rapid breathing/hyperventilation and careful attention to technique is required.
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Important Cacao and Health Information

Cacao is bitter

100% pure cacao is bitter. As with any bitter, too much can make you nauseous. Most drink less than 2 to 3 ounces (57 to 85 grams) of cacao a day. Over time, as your body attunes to the cacao, you may find that you need less cacao to feel the full effect. Less can be more. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.


Depending on dose, SSRI antidepressants and anti-psychotics are not compatible with the MAOI’s (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) in cacao. Low to average doses should be ok, people on higher doses should drink less cacao. Check with your doctor.

Heart Rate

Our cacao will raise your heart rate slightly. If an increase in your heart rate could cause a medical problem, drink less. Check with your doctor.

Blood Pressure

Many folks with low blood pressure tell Keith that our cacao (low-caffeine) stabilizes their heart and helps them. Check with your doctor.

Other substances

Our cacao increases blood flow to the brain by 30-40%… so any other substances in your blood will be amplified.


Keith is often asked by people with a caffeine intolerance if they can use cacao. The caffeine content of cacao varies widely amongst cacao varieties and cacao makers. Most find our cacao to have a very low, to no-caffeine feel.


Use less, according to the child’s body weight. It depends on the child. They will let you know. Children who have had an appropriate amount of cacao are more focused.


Real cacao contains compounds that can kill dogs, cats, parrots, and horses. Don’t let them eat it!