Two Day Integrated Breathing Seminar
Breathing: the most important, least-understood factor -- not only in training, but in life.
Despite many years as both athlete and trainer, it took me a long time to realize how breath work relates not only to performance, but health and well-being. -- Steve Maxwell
A lifetime habit of debilitated breathing leads to excess stress, immobility, degenerative disease, and premature aging -- but there is much you can do to improve your situation.
Day 1 you will learn:
- The anatomy and physiology of the lungs -- how the breathing apparatus works
- How to identify Vasalva sync -- and why you want to avoid it
- The three most common breathing patterns and which is your norm
- 3 tests of breathing proficiency and how you score
- How breathing directly relates to mobility
- How you can use breath work to diminish muscular tension and pain
- Why sitting at a desk decreases breath efficiency and results in stress
- How to rapidly pay off oxygen debt and increase work capacity
- How to stay calm even in an emergency
- How you can use your daily walks to improve breathing function
- How awareness of the breath can elicit a calm mind even in an emergency
- 4 types of breathing patterns to apply to dynamic exercise for better health
Steve shares a 4000-year old moving meditation method that improves health and equinimity.
Find out why the ancient martial artists placed priority on breathing and how you can use their same classical techniques in your daily life.
Day 2 you will learn:
- How to match the breath with basic human movement patterns
- How to breathe with strength exercises
Hint: if you're making any grunting, groaning, or hollering during exercise, you're doing it wrong
- How to breathe while engaged in endurance and aerobic activity
- Proper breathing while running
- What is hypoxic training and what are its benefits
- An ancient drill that used by warriors that is one of the best ways to enforce proper diaphragmatic breathing
- How simple calisthenics, matched with breath work, can be a great aid to health and sports-performance
- Experience the Cureton breath-related fitness test for screenig physical educators in 1950 -- will you pass it?
Who should come?
Anyone interested in health, well-being, longevity, heightened awareness, and self-reliance.
What can you expect?
You will learn some great breathing regimens, how to immediately reduce pain feedback with breath drills, how to recover faster from somatic and mental exhaustion.
Come prepared to move and exert
There will be general physical movement, plus specific exercise techniques. This is not merely concepts, but hands-on, body-mind connection practice.
Who should not attend
Know-it-alls, blackguards, knaves.
"The workshop was outstanding...it was awesome to hone the skills... Please tell Steve thanks again... Keep up the great work." --Kathryn E Hammonds