Breathing is a fundamental part of every activity, yet less than 10% of people have physiologically normal breathing. To perform at our best, breathing must be integrated with our movement as the brain withers without oxygen and thrives when bathed in it. Be Breathed is a foundational program for training total breath integration and core strength through a full range of motion.
“Being breathed” by your movement is exercise, not breathing patterns. Patterns are your habits; whereas exercise enhances your current pattern. Rather, you Be Breathed to increase the efficiency of your breathing patterns. Hidden Hyperventilation results from airy, loose, flaccid, shallow, inhalatory-dominant breathing patterns typifying the average “untrained” breath. Be Breathed allows you to cease this low-intensity, baseline over-inhalation, through regulation of exhalation (retraining inhalation to be a product of releasing “squeezed” exhalation). As a result, your breathing patterns continue to be enhanced over time, increasingly preventing the CO2 over-expenditure.
You benefit from Be Breathed by preventing the Hyperventilation Feedback Loop. Remember how anxiety makes us breath fast and shallow (in an effort to gain more oxygen for fight-or-flight syndrome)? Through Be Breathed you prevent excessive inhalation: hyperventilation - that would flood you with oxygen while depleting carbon dioxide needed to utilize the oxygen. As a result, you do not become swept into the downward spiraling cycle of poor performance and health. With the necessary oxygen, you’re able to have the physical energy and mental wherewithal to address crises. Not just Hyperventilatory, but Be Breathed works to counter-condition all six Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns, returning you to your abundant, radiant health.
However, there’s an even more subsequent benefit: Be Breathed as a means of optimizing respiratory performance in the presence of stress and through the medium of anxiety. Life does not happen in a vacuum. You’re fraught with internal and external stressors that seek to deteriorate your health, state of being, and performance. Be Breathed trains you to operate within this volatile and viscous medium.
The Performance Breathing protocols demonstrated in Be Breathed can be applied to any athletic activity or practiced alone for total core development. Coach Sonnon gives you the concepts and methods needed to achieve your fitness goals.
- Body as a Bellows: Be Breathed by your structure and movement
- Fundamental exercises and variations for standing and seated positions
- Floor Work: Methods of practicing lying down
- Full core activation: why you never need to do crunches again
- Using the Control Pause to achieve peak performance between breaths
- Perpetual Exercise and how to work out any time, any where
- Key Exercises: Butterfly, Pike, Straddle, Hurdler, Shin Box Pike
Be Breathed is a program that challenges advanced athletes and encourages beginners alike. Running time is approximately 50 minutes, Be Breathed is available in DVD or as a Digital Download. Physician's approval is recommended before starting if you are pregnant, on medication, or under medical care.