Breathe to Energize: Breathwork, Breath Holding & Meditation
What you'll learn
- A powerful breathwork practice called Breathe to Energize which combines Breathwork, Breath Holding and Meditation
- This practice boosts red blood cells and gives you energy, centering you in a great state of body and mind
- This delivers the benefits of high-altitude training equivalent to exercise done at 2,000 meters
- Understand the science of breath holding for improved athletic performance
- Master a 9th century meditation practice of yogic body-mind meditation called the Shambhavi Mudra
- Move past stuck patterns of energy and emotion with Conscious Connected Breathwork
- Train your nervous system for less breathing, increased CO2 and better health
- No experience needed
- Recommended: obtain a quality pulse oximeter for one exercise in this course
New! Breathe to Energize is an active, 10-minute daily practice of Breathwork, Breath Holding and Meditation which is transformative for your heart and mind and carries powerful benefits for your health and wellbeing. The practice creates a brief, tonic state of high CO2 and low oxygen, also called ‘hypoxic training’ or high-altitude training and is a scientifically proven means of:
Boosting red blood cells
Enhancing oxygen delivery
Giving more energy and stamina
Improved blood flow and relaxation
Healing poor breathing habits
By weaving in a mind-body meditation called the Shambhavi Mudra, which you will learn in this course, you will relax more deeply and train yourself to master your mind and body, extending your breath hold and strengthening the effects of the practice.
This course gives you both a daily practice that feels amazing which blends yoga and meditation technique with highly motivating knowledge of scientific research.
Integrating Sports Science and Yoga
It has been known for over 50 years that athletes who train at high elevations where the oxygen levels are thin experience serious performance gains due to the changes in red blood cell levels. This principle has been exploited in doping which leads to the insane cycling performance of Lance Armstrong winning the arduous Tour de France competition 8 years in a row. Yet by learning to comfortably suspend your own breath and dropping your blood oxygen levels intentionally, you too can stimulate the production of red blood cells in your body within hours, giving you the ability to exercise longer and with more energy.
Breathe to Energize looks into the use of breath suspension since in the earliest inception of yoga over 2500 years ago. By knowing the perspective and philosophy at work of the ancient yogis, you will discover your ability to silence your thoughts and master your body and mind.
Do you practice other forms of Breathwork?
In this program you will see inspiration and knowledge that draws from conscious connected breathwork, yogic pranayama, Buteyko Method and the Wim Hof method. By joining Breathe to Energize, you will draw inspiration and take in new perspectives on breathwork while going deeper with your scientific knowledge and meditation practice.
If you are new to Breathwork
Perhaps you have heard of breathwork or have had a few experiences and are curious to know more. The stronger breathwork practices in Breathe to Energize are lightly challenging as it stimulates the sympathetic nerve system and can temporarily raise the blood pressure slightly. You are encouraged to work in partnership with your body and mind, taking this course at the rate and speed which is right for you.
Recommended tools to have for this course:
One breathwork exercise in Breathe to Energize makes use of a pulse oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels. To get the most out of this course, obtain or purchase an oximeter – something you should be able to find easily online between 20 and 70 USD. We recommend that you specifically seek out a device which has a quality sensor and is FDA approved. Adrian currently uses the Oxiline Pulse 9 Pro
====== WHAT TO EXPECT ======
This is the second Udemy course by BreathYoga and Adrian Cox who has spent 25 years studying, practicing and teaching thousands of people the arts and science of body and mind. At the core of this course is a practice of breathing that has a ton of clinical research on it. You will learn the results of these studies, summarized in a way that is motivating and easy to understand.
The course introduces techniques of mind and body which lengthen the time you can suspend your breath and further amplify the beneficial effects. Further, the principles you learn in Breathe to Energize can be applied into any kind of exercise or sport, giving you more energy and stamina.
As you progress through the three main modules of this course, you will learn the science of conscious connected breathwork, breath holding, and meditation improves health and wellbeing.
Included in this course are several practice gems that are part of the go-to techniques I use to help people heal and open their breathing power:
Guided Breath Awareness Practice
The Breathing Triangle
Shambhavi Mudra Meditation
At each stage of the program, there are practices which build upon each other, step by step. By the end of this course, you will have a daily 10-minute breathing practice which will revitalize you and bring you a new relationship with your body and mind!
Module One: Poor Breathing Vs Superhuman Breathing: learn the science behind how brief states of high CO2 and low oxygen can move a person from being breathless to full of health and energy. Begin opening the aperture of breath awareness with a guided self-discovery of breathing and the Breathing Triangle
Module Two: The Breathe to Energize Practice: learn how to do Conscious Connected Breathwork and Breath Suspension with the right alignment of your body and the use of the pulse oximeter. This section includes two practices.
Module Three: Breath Holding and Meditation: Learn how breath suspension was key to the early yogis mastery of the body and mind to achieve spiritual liberation. Start your practice of an ancient yogic body-mind meditation called the Shambhavi Mudra – elements of which were the secrets of the world-record setting free diver, Natalia Molchanova.
Once you have completed the entire course, gone through all the lectures, and practiced when prompted, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion (PDF) and be able to share what you have learned with others. Lastly, as I continue to add more helpful information to this course over time, you'll have lifetime access to it! Enjoy this journey!
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====== TESTIMONIALS FROM BREATHE TO HEAL======
"Although I have studied several breathing techniques intensively over last 25m years ,I was delighted with this course and reinspired about breathing techniques ,so much so that I immediately sent links to this course out to many of my own students and even to my family members .Masterly taught by Adrian Cox" - Paddy McGrath
"I have only reached half the course and it's rare for me to give a review at this early stage of my learning. But I thought I must go ahead and give a review for such a wonderful course even I have not completed the whole. This course is by far the best I have attended on Breathwork. It's simple, down to earth practical, easy to apply, and to the point" - Bevin Vincent
"I am gaining so much knowledge from this course. I especially love the building of breathing techniques and how much I yawned during the Salamander Technique blew my mind. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to go deeper into themselves and breath work" - Brandi Cortez
"Fantastic course...Simple and concise. Wonderful balance of theory and practical. I Loved that there were practices in each module. Looking forward to more of Adrian's trainings" - Emma Tranter
"A very good insight on how breathing affects our mind and body, which we often forget. A good balance between theorical knowledge and practice. Can't wait for more!" - Pauline Hilaire
"This course provides so much knowledge about our breathing and health - from up-to-date science to history - and useful practices. Very clear and so informative! Great course." -Chiharu Miura
"I have been a student of this topic for quiet a long time, and Adrian Cox transfers his profound knowledge of Breathwork in a clear, interesting and easy-to-understand style. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing. The flow of the course offers a structured pathway with excellent graphics and easy to follow exercises. This course is the perfect training course for anyone who is interested in this fascinating topic." - Dermot Ryan
"A great intro to resonant breathing for someone like me, that has almost no knowledge of the subject.. I found it very informative and intriguing! The instructor helped me to understand biological functions that I was not aware of, in a pleasant and conversational manner. Great ways to hack the mind and body to unlock the hidden potential within!" - Dean Keasey
"Learning all about resonant frequency breathing with Adrian Cox over the last few days - really good stuff, whether we practice yoga or not. Breathwork is gaining a lot of popularity and attention these days, being taken out of the classical pranayama box as more is understood about its benefits. Learning new things, new tools, expanding on what I know and connecting the dots. There is so much we can incorporate into our own practices. This is definitely one of them. If you know Adrian, he is doing what he does best, teaching! This is his first online course, and I'm looking forward to more! Highly recommended!" - Tonia Cheng
"There's a really good mix of hard science (but not so hard as to go over your head) and traditional yogic teachings here. There is a lot of information, probably more than can be absorbed in one go-through, but also good concrete methods for using this information to improve health and states of mind." - Zak Braverman
Who this course is for:
Anyone new to conscious breathing or body-mind practices and wants an accessible place to start
People who exercise or do athletics and want to improve their energy and stamina
Practitioners of breathwork including Wim Hof method and want a new angle and application, to go deeper in what you practice
You want to understand yourself, your body more and improve your health and sense of wellbeing
Breathworkers, coaches therapists and yoga teachers who want career development
Who this course is for:
- Beginners coming to conscious breathing or meditation for the first time
- People interested in improving their health, wellbeing and energy levels
- Practitioners of any type of breathwork who want deeper understanding
- Yoga and body-mind teachers who want more tools
Adrian has been teaching yoga, breathwork, and meditation throughout the world for over 22 years and is the founder of two schools of yoga, Yoga Elements school of yoga in Thailand, and BreathYoga. During its 18 years of operation, Yoga Elements came to be known as one of the world's best, described as “Easily Bangkok’s best studio” by Travel and Leisure (25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World) and as “Bangkok’s most inspiring place to study yoga” by Bangkok Post (reader choice awards).
BreathYoga is Adrian's own approach to yoga and breathwork designed to liberate breath and life force energy using alignment-based yoga and breathwork techniques.
He has taught thousands of people to teach and practice yoga, worldwide, and has been featured at the Yoga Journal conferences in Moscow and Bangkok in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Adrian has a certificate in Breathing Behavioral Analysis under Dr. Peter Litchfield and the Professional School, a certified Rebirthing Breathwork teacher with GRIT Breathwork, a 500 E-RYT certified yoga teacher trainer as well a certified NLP trainer and hypnotherapist with NLP co-founder John Grinder (ITNLP), as well as additional certifications with Christina Hall (Society of NLP), John Overdurf (HNLP) and Stephen Gilligan.
He is a passionate teacher, and a master at guiding people towards the rich inner resources of one’s own mind, body, and spirit!