I wish to revisit the seven applications of breathing exercises as you can see in this image.
I don’t see other people really covering this subject and that’s a pity…
Usually, people have a pet breathing technique, one that they do and get great effects with.
Even among the greats like Wim Hof, who has done more to bring deep breathing to the forefront in recent years.
One method actually used is awesome…but it’s also severely limited.
Think about this. Your body can do many different things. It can exert maximum strength. It can go for long bouts of endurance. It can get in flexible positions. It can also relax and stay in a single position for a long time.
Here’s the key. Your breath is used in every single one of these things, and therefore, there is an optimal way, or several ways, for your breath to be used in such.
Do you know how to breathe to relax your physical body or racing mind?
Do you know how to breathe to last longer and go faster in endurance?
Do you know how to breathe to circulate energy?
Do you know how to breathe to increase your health?
Do you know how to breathe for strength? (A new video covering that tomorrow…)
There is no reason not to learn at least one breathing method for each and every one of these things.
Think of your breath as a tool. Being both consciously and unconsciously controlled (contrary to popular opinion, it is NOT the only thing that is used as such) it allows you to align your conscious and unconscious minds towards whatever your aim is.
It’s powerful so make good use of it.
Once again, there is not just one method for each of these things either. There are several and all are good.
To put it in another light:
You can do simple deep breathing exercises to energize your body and mind in the mornings.
You can do a pressurized breath to max out on a heavy deadlift.
You can do box breathing to enter into a meditative state.
You could even do holotropic breathing to re-experience your birth!
Breathing does a lot…if you learn how to use it.
Check out Upgrade Your Breath to learn 30+ breathing exercises spread across seven different categories.
“Probably the most comprehensive book about breathing and different breathing techniques out there. Logan is a lifelong student of health and whatever topic he sinks his teeth into he goes in depth on. This book is no different, He lays out all of the most popular breathing techniques out there. He explains the mechanisms behind each of them and what they can do for you/areas they will help the most with. I’m very interested in breath work and have read most of the major books on it, but this is by far the most comprehensive and simplest. There’s no excess information of lots of repetition of the same concepts or ideas. Logan finds the unique and helpful in each practice, teaches you how to perform it and then moves on. And for anyone just starting out don’t be overwhelmed, Logan breaks down where to start, how to bring more awareness to your breath and the exercises you should start with. He even helps you build your own “breath work” daily workout. Truly a great resource for anyone interesting in improving there health in the most basic and primal way.” – Jake Tee