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Breema is a form of bodywork that has been described as a cross between partner yoga and Thai massage.

The techniques may be utilized in either a practitioner-recipient mode or solo as "Self-Breema."


The practice is intended to bring body and mind together,[1] and no strong exertions or muscular contortions are involved.[2]

Breema utilizes "Nine Principles of Harmony" which frame the practice, and are applicable to every situation in life.[3] These principles are said to assist with mindfulness in daily life.

There are at least 300 exact Breema sequences.[4]


Breema is believed to appear several generations ago in a small Kurdish village called Breemava, somewhere between Afghanistan and Iran.[5] This method was supposedly imported to the USA by Mr. Malouchek Mooshan who was taught the practices by his grandfather (or his great grandfather, according to other sources).[6]

Together with Dr. Jon Schreiber, a chiropractor from the USA, Malouchek founded Breema Center in about 1980.[7] Today, this Center is managed by Dr. Jon Schreiber.[8]

Principles of Harmony

Breema is based on the 9 Principles of Harmony:[9][10]

  1. Comfort — exercises should never ever bring any discomfort.
  2. Firmness and gentleness — these are the characteristics of the exercises.
  3. No force — no force should be applied in the movements and exercise.
  4. Mutual support — you give and receive at the same time.
  5. No judgment — the goal is for the client to feel comfort and accept who he truly is.
  6. Full participation — a client is an active partner who activates his mind and body.
  7. No hurry and no pause — movements are not hasty, but various exercises and movements have no pauses in between.
  8. No extra — everything a client should do is to be at the present moment to show his true nature.
  9. Single moment — every movement or action is a full manifestation of our nature.


  1. Pendergrast, Elaine (Fall 2008). "Practice for living Breema teaches 'Art of Being Present'". Many Hands: New England's Magazine for Holistic Health. 
  2. Frey, Rebecca (2005). "Breema". The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. 1 A-C (2nd ed.). p. 316. ISBN 0787674257. 
  3. "The Nine Principles". 
  4. Moon, Amy (April 11, 2007). "Dr. Feelgood: Jon Schreiber brings Breema to the people". SFGate. Retrieved 2008-09-09. "Breema students learn 300 exact sequences but are then free to mix and match according to what feels right during a session.". 
  5. "What Is Breema Bodywork®?". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 
  6. "My body mind spirit / Dr. Feelgood: Jon Schreiber brings Breema to the people". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 
  7. "Breema Bodywork: Reconnecting With Vitality". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 
  8. "Jon Schreiber, D.C.". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 
  9. "Understanding Breema: A Fusion of Relaxation and Energy Balance". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 
  10. "The Nine Principles". Retrieved 2023-08-22. 

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