After living most of his life with a ”hurricane of thoughts” bouncing back and forth in is head, Anders Olsson was fortunate enough to come across tools that have helped him relax and find his inner calm. The most powerful of these tools has undoubtedly been to improve his breathing habits. For a decade Anders have been doing full time research on breathing and its effect on our mental and physical health and sports performance. Anders is the creator of the Conscious Breathing-concept and is considered one of the worlds prominent authorities on breathing. He has educated over 800 Conscious Breathing Instructors around the world and helped tens of thousands of people to a better health and improved quality of life, just by improving the way they breathe. Anders is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University, he has participated in a ground breaking study at Stanford University and he is the first person that have run a half marathon with duct tape over his mouth.
Workshop title: Discover the Power of Your Breath
There is nothing new about the importance of breathing. Just a few minutes of oxygen deprivation is enough to destroy the brain’s ability to process incoming information forever. However, it isn´t just important THAT we breathe, but also HOW we breathe. If the way we breathe is just slightly out of balance, over time it will lead to severe negative consequences, since we breathe so much each and every day.
Do you know that we take about 1,000 breaths each hour, that’s up to 25,000 breaths in a single day. That’s 10-20 kg of air passing in and out of our system each day, which is ten times more than the amount of food we eat. This says a lot of how important our breathing is.
Have you ever been stressed out? I’ll bet you have! But have you ever thought about how you’re breathing when under stress? Our breathing is a direct reflection of our emotions, thoughts and physical body.
By improving the way we breathe we will oxygenate our body more efficiently. When we take control of our breathing, we will directly influence our thoughts and feelings, our internal organs such as the heart and brain, and the body’s various functions such as muscle movements, digestion and the immune system.
In the workshop we go through the seven habits of good breathing and its influence on your sleep, energy, ability to concentrate and be creative, weight, athletic performance and even the development of your face.
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