Pure Cacao, the elixir of the heart
In exploring your relationship with cacao and ceremony, try taking the concept of inviting the sacred into your every day life - this is our invitation to you. You don't need a special occasion to acknowledge the Divine.

Monday morning ceremony with cacao has to be one the sweetest ways to claim agency over your week, infusing it with your intentions and your presence.

We have been hosting weekly Cacao Ceremonies from our home and have begun to receive inspiration to share this energy with our wider community along within an online platform.

We'll be releasing the dates of our seasonally inspired gatherings within the next few weeks.

Please email claudia@preciousbreath.com.au if you would like to register your interest to join our next circle.

Cacao is known as a powerful superfood and its power goes beyond just providing the body with nutrients like Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Iron + some lesser know minerals such as anandamide and theobromine.

Theobromine, which is a compound very similar to caffeine in that it energises and makes you more alert is the active compound of cacao, is also a vasodilator, which means it opens the blood vessels and increases our heart rate while sending more oxygen through the body. More oxygen to our brain enhances our mental clarity.

Plus, cacao is also one of the richest forms of magnesium, this stunning mineral does wonders for stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation of the mind and the physical body.

It is renowned for releasing dopamine and endorphins in the body, which can help soothe the symptoms of hormonal imbalances and emotional disturbances such as sadness and depression by boosting our body with the bliss molecule, anandamide. This is the same chemical produced in your body when you exercise and a flush of feel-good energy moving through your body.

If you've yet to try it, one of the first things you'll want to know is that ceremonial cacao is not the same as regular chocolate, which makes it very good for you!

Really, it wasn’t until Europeans came across it, brought it home and added sweeteners to it, did it become what we now know as chocolate.

Today, chocolate is usually laden with extra ingredients such as sugar, milk and preservatives. Chocolates capacity to deliver any kind of good feeling only comes from the sugars within it, meaning that sugary high you get from eating it will be accompanied by sugar infused low + it's medicinal properties are close to none because so much of the good fats are stripped away.

100% pure cacao still has all the fats, the way it is in all it's glory before it is separated into powder and cacao butter, which means it retains all the wellbeing enhancing minerals; less processed, more real!