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My Top Breathwork Resources

neon sign with "and breathe" image by Valeriia Bugaiova

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 & apps as a starting point for those looking to dive in.




Organisations


  • 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

  • Buteyko Method - A range of breathing exercises developed in the 1950's designed to improve an individual’s health

  • 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 not-for-profit educational organisation focused on the scientific understanding of breathing practices

  • Holotropic Breathwork - Psychiatrist & Transpersonal Psychology pioneer Stanislav Grof’s technique to access non-ordinary states of consciousness

  • Physiology First University - A not-for-profit dedicated to educating the next generation on health & human potential doing incredible work

  • Biodynamic Breathwork - A multimodal approach to helping heal trauma using Eastern and Western wisdom and techniques, ancient practices, and cutting-edge science.


People




Books




Apps


  • Simple apps that lets you set your breathing tempo. These are what I share with my coaching clients. Breathe+ Apple | Breathe Android | Breathe Easy Android

  • Breathe: Very granular breath cycle settings which is great for finding your sweet-spot breathing tempo. Apple | Android

  • The Breathing App: This was a recommendation as it’s very easy to get started with. Just download and start breathing. Apple | Android

  • The Oxygen Advantage: Packed with exercises for all sorts of applications. As a friend said, a gift to breathing community. Apple | Android

  • Wim Hof Method: Obviously this app only offers one modality, but it is a great app for doing just that, with plenty of customisation. Apple | Android

  • Insight Timer: Big, broad, popular app for not only breathwork, but also meditation etc.. Apple | Android

  • The Breath Source: This one is focused on guided breathwork sessions from some of the world's best breathworkers. Apple | Android



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(Full disclosure, I'm not a big YouTube-y video person, so this list is very light!)


 

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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