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Did you know that lung volume is one of the best predictors of longevity and that you can directly control your stress response through your breath?
Yet, we rarely feel the need to directly train our breathing muscles and to improve the quality of our breathing - until now!
Breath Work and Breath Retraining will:
Optimize your performance
Good breathing habits boost your energy, aid in recovery and release tension and pain
Strengthen your health
Good breathing habits boost your immune system & support a state of rest & repair
Manage your stress
Conscious breathing allows you to balance the body in times of physical, mental & emotional stress
How often do you pause to feel the quality of your breath?
How you breathe has an effect on every system in your body, the energy you have available and how efficiently literally every cell in your body works.
Breath-retraining and breath work practices allow you to directly access and adjust your internal state and to lift you up physically, mentally and emotionally.
Teach your body to breathe in a way that promotes health, happiness and high performance in every aspect of your life.
Benefits of proper breathing
You breathe approximately 15-25 thousand times a day - every day. If your body knows how to breathe with great quality, each breath brings you closer to your goals. If, however, your breathing quality is habitually poor, each breath may increase any symptoms you might suffer from.
Straight healthy Teeth
Habitual mouth-breathing - especially in adolescents - can affect the way the chaw develops and the space available for the teeth.
Increase your Focus & Concentration
Ever tried to do math while hyperventilating? Optimal breathing creates a calm state while cells in the brain get well-supplied, alllowing for optimal concentration.
With optimal breathing and a balanced state of mind and body, listening and hearing the other becomes easy and "reacting" unnecessary.
Deep, rhythmic breathing works hand in hand with the heart and creates a pressure effect that support the blood flow back to the heart.
Enjoy Better Sleep
Impaired breathing affects you 24 hours a day - also while sleeping. Breathing through your mouth may contribute to snoring and reduce the daily rest and repair happening during sleep.
Feel the benefits of Strong Lungs
Your Lungs are opened and closed by the action of muscles - and muscles can be trained. Optimal control over breathing muscles gives you advantages when moving, thinking and may slow down aging.
Experience Less Pain
Intensity and quality of the pain you experience can be adjusted through the way you relate to these sensations via your breath.
How you breathe directly affects your metabolism and in which ratios your body uses fat and sugar to produces energy, also affecting your cravings.
Rhythmic, slow breathing creates a flow during exercise and allows for optimal circulation, oxygen supply and energy production in the whole body.
Good breathing patterns during exercise and recovery decrease inflammation and optimize energy production, circulation and oxygen supply to all cells.
Intentional, conscious breathing patterns allow body control, allow a state of trust, intimacy and letting go and directly increase stamina and blood circulation.
Impaired breathing patterns will create less optimal brain states, intensifying the experience of negative thoughts and emotions.
Clearer Mind - Calmer Body
Tom's Breathing course has definitely made me more aware of my breathing and the importance of it. It has expanded my view and perspective of the breath, and the more I explore and practice the more I realise how little I know about something so important, yet so impactful on the whole body and mind. I wish this was something we were taught as part of our compulsory education in schools. I have definitely been given a really good starting kit with this course to begin practicing and exploring the breath , and I can notice the benefits already. For example when I have a few days of doing my pranayama practice regularly, I see my mind is clearer already and my body is calmer. The way you taught was welcoming and warm for all levels, and this is something I really liked. Thank you for your ongoing support and advice after the course has ended as well.
Knowledge, Understanding & More Self-Confidence
Although I did have some knowledge of pranayama, Tom's Breathing course gave me much more knowledge, self-confidence and more understanding of breathing techniques. Also, with Tom's guidance I have developed a steady daily pranayama and meditation routine.
I recommend this course for beginners and for experienced yoga practitioners - anyone who is willing to go deeper in his or her practice and anyone who feels there is more to breath than we know it.
Gentle & Individual Approach
I've been having regular pranayama practice for the last 7-8 years. I find it very useful for several reasons: it helps me to be more in balance physically and mentally, to be more resistant to life challenges and also I find it very good as a natural preparation for meditation.
Tom has been leading me through the whole pranayama practice for the last 5 years, and I always experienced it as a very useful, smooth, gentle and individual-based approach, and that he can sense when it is the right time to add the next step in my practice.
His courses are always very interesting and fresh, with new tips to use in my practice.
More Energy & Less Stress - More Ease & Clearness of mind
Since taking the breathing course with Tom, I have incorporated many of the little tools and exercises that Tom shared with us.
I take "breath snacks" throughout the day regularly and connect to my heart. I am more aware of the quality of my breath in daily life and don't feel so stressed out any more and go through the day with more ease and consciousness. There is nothing changed outside, but something is definitely changing inside of me.
I also have been steady in taking cold showers! Still can't believe it! My mind negotiates every time, but I like how I feel after it. It brings me more energy and clearness of mind.
Tom's passion to share his knowledge, his calmness and patience, the way he pays attention to details so we could properly understand the techniques, and his real concern for our progress made the course a great experience.