One of the key things that drew me to learn about, and later decide to teach breathwork was the current and ever-expanding body of research about the far reaching and deep influence our respiratory system has on our physiology and our psychology.
Each new article I read, video I watched, paper I poured over and course I completed continued to fascinate me and to this day continues to cause me to marvel at how incredible the human body is.
There’s a lot of information out there, so I thought I’d compile some of my top breathwork content as a starting point for those looking to dive in.
NB: I’ve also compiled my favourite Wim Hof Method content.
The Oxygen Advantage - Patrick McKeown’s training methodology focused on nasal breathing & breath hold training
XPT - Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton’s performance lifestyle focused on human adaptability
Power Speed Endurance - Human performance specialist Brian Mackenzie’s programming, coaching & educational platform
The Distance Project - Endurance athlete, coach and all-round breathing gun (my own opinion) David Bidler
Holotropic Breathwork - Psychiatrist & Transpersonal Psychology pioneer Stanislav Grof’s technique to access non-ordinary states of consciousness
Dan Brule - the world's foremost expert and renowned pioneer in the field of breathwork
Breathe by James Nestor (can not recommend this highly enough)
Take a Deep Breath: Oxygen Advantage vs Wim Hof Method explained
I’ll be updating this over time but if you’ve found something that has helped you, broadened your understanding or blown you away, reach out and let me know: