As a licensed Unbeatable Mind coach and Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor, I know from experience that simple fundamental breathing techniques can change your life. Over time, I have witnessed proper breathwork practice change other people’s lives, just like it changed mine.
Training with and actively maintaining a continuous education program with retired US Navy SEALS, I learned the importance of functional breathing by embodying breathwork practices. Personal experience with myself and others shows our physiology dictates our psychology. It all starts with the breath.
While coaching clients, it’s clear to me that many people, like myself in the past, are unaware of their dysfunctional breathing patterns, such as chest breathing and breathing through the mouth. These signs of dysfunctional breathing are easiest to observe when someone is under stress mentally or physically.
Functional diaphragmatic breathing hosts a variety of health benefits, such as strengthening our immune system, better sleep, and boosting our energy. It is crucial for gaining focus, reducing anxiety, and finding solutions to any challenges or changes you make wish to make it your life.
I train clients in Mental Toughness, defined as the ability to resist, manage, and overcome doubts, worries, and circumstances that prevent one from succeeding or excelling at a task or towards an objective or performance outcome one sets to achieve.
Mental Toughness is achieved by employing four big skills. Breathwork is the first of the four! It always starts with the breath. If you’re not breathing correctly, you’re making life harder on yourself without even knowing it.
Many people may see or hear the word, Breathwork, but things happen once they truly incorporate functional breathing into their lives. Trust me on that.