My Top Breathwork Content


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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 specific content.



ORGANISATIONS/PEOPLE


Wim Hof Method - the technique that started it all for me!

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

Shift/Adapt - Human performance specialist Brian Mackenzie’s programming, coaching & educational platform

The Health & Human Performance Foundation - an educational organisation focused on scientific understanding of breathing practices

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

Kasper van der Meulen 'The Breathwork Biohacker - breathwork specialist and bestselling author

Jesse Coomer (formerly Midwestern Method) - professional breathworker, YouTuber and author

Richie Bostock 'The Breath Guy' - Breathwork coach, author and speaker and leading figure and evangelist for Breathwork


BOOKS


Breathe by James Nestor (can not recommend this highly enough)

The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

Holotropic Breathwork by Stan Grof

Just Breathe by Dan Brule

The Wim Hof Method by Wim Hof

Exhale by Richie Bostock 'The Breath Guy' (fantastic for coaches)

A Practical Guide to Breathwork by Jesse Coomer



WATCH


Huberman Lab #54 - Dr. Jack Feldman: Breathing For Mental & Physical Health & Performance

LESS Breath: Better Health? | Mouth Breathing vs. Nasal Breathing

Take a Deep Breath: Oxygen Advantage vs Wim Hof Method explained

Breathwork and Breathing playlist by Jesse Coomer

BreathLAB YouTube channel



ARTICLES


Cerebrospinal Fluid, Breathwork, and Brain Health

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being

Why Breath Education is Critical to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19



RESEARCH


The health benefits of nose breathing

Therapeutic potential of intermittent hypoxia: a matter of dose

Effect of rosary prayer and yoga mantras on autonomic cardiovascular rhythms: comparative study - this one is rad!

Nasal nitric oxide in man

Nitric oxide inhibits the replication cycle of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus

Nitric oxide and virus infection

The effect of diaphragmatic breathing on attention, negative affect and stress in healthy adults

Device and non-device-guided slow breathing to reduce blood pressure



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:


 

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