Mar 13, 2018
Take a breath - normally, naturally, feeling the rhythm. Feel the sensation of the airflow. Feel the way that your body moves with each inhale and exhale. While you may know that focusing on your breath can increase your concentration levels and decrease stress, international bestselling author and master instructor Patrick McKeown shares how the act of breathing alone can also keep you physically safer and help create a positive cycle with the world around you.
Patrick’s the creator of the Oxygen Advantage Technique and the author of the book, Oxygen Advantage. Over the last 15 years he’s trained more than 7,000 people around the world to safely challenge their bodies and produce positive changes. From delayed lactic acid and fatigue to improved aerobic and lung capacity, as well as reduction of the risk of injury and improved psychological preparedness. Such knowledge can impact the way you sleep, stress levels, and your overall wellbeing.
Get ready to let the oxygen in and breathe a better life!
The danger zone. Imagine you’re in a stressful situation – your heart’s beating quickly and your breathing is getting dangerously faster and faster. Recent research from Stanford shows that fast breathing relays signals of agitation to the rest of the brain. The SECRET to combating stressful breathing…[06:06].
The sleep monster. When your upper airways become a bit inflamed it can increase issues such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. What’s the big deal? Studies show that 20% of all car accidents are caused by obstructive sleep apnea. Yikes! Luckily there’s an easy fix – try THIS…[09:27].
The breathing lesson. Did you know there’s a right and wrong way to breathe that can truly increase your quality of life? It starts with your nose and ends with breathing lightly. Exercises to help you learn the REAL way you’re meant to breathe at…[14:18].
The clear facts. Air hunger and CO2, in the blood – they sound like they should be a bad thing, but they’re actually not. Did you further know there’s a proper level of oxygenation and balance of CO2 you can achieve on your very own? Go HERE to take the simple test…[24:50].
Want to try? Patrick shared a guided breathing exercise you can tune into anywhere. Download it here.
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