The Nine Principles of Harmony make Breema bodywork unique. They distinguish it from all other methods, even those which include movements that appear to be similar. Yet, the principles of Breema are universal. They can be applied to other techniques and methods of bodywork, health improvement, health maintenance and, in fact, to any activity in life. You can begin, in your own way, to apply those principles with which you find an inner resonance. If you find the principles inspiring, you will eventually want to support your study by participating in a class or workshop, because both practicing and receiving Breema bodywork are extremely helpful for deepening your Self-understanding. Body Comfortable When we look at the body, not as something separate, but as an aspect of a unified whole, there is no place for discomfort. No Extra To express our true nature, nothing extra is needed. Firmness and Gentleness Real firmness is always gentle. Real gentleness is always firm. When we are present, we naturally manifest firmness and gentleness simultaneously. Full Participation The most natural way of moving and living is with full participation. Full participation is possible when body, mind, and feelings are united in a common aim. Mutual Support The more our Being participates, the more we are able to support life and recognize that Existence supports us. Giving and receiving support take place simultaneously. No Judgment The atmosphere of nonjudgment gives us a taste of acceptance of ourselves as we are in the moment. When we come to the present, we are free from judgment. Single Moment/Single Activity Each moment is new, fresh, totally alive. Each moment is an expression of our true nature, complete by itself. No Hurry/No Pause In the natural rhythm of life energy, there is no hurry and no pause. No Force When we let go of assumptions of separation, we let go of force.