MY BREATH IS MY COMPASS

Wim Hof Method Instructor

TECHNIQUES

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

The circadian rhythm is an internal human clock and responds to sunlight, affecting our sleep patterns. Within this rhythm there are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond to light and dark and affect living things, humans, animals, plants and microbes.

 

Our lifestyle choices and environmental factors can cause our circadian rhythm and natural light-cycle to be out of sync and this will affect our health by disrupting sleep patterns, eating habits, digestion, hormone release and body temperature.

 

With simple techniques that are easily applied and with an understanding of what makes our biological clock tick, this could help lead to treatments for sleep and mental health disorders, jet lag and other health problems.

COLD THERAPY

Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss. 

 

Cold Exposure helps to reduce inflammation that facilitates a fortified immune system, balancing hormone levels while improving sleep quality and increasing the production of endorphins — the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood.

RESPIRATORY TOOLS

 

Breathing is at the center of all that drives our health and performance. Connect to the power of the breath to enhance your life.

 

We can live weeks without food. We can even survive days without water, but just moments without air.

 

We’re always breathing, yet we’re mostly unaware of its tremendous potential.

 

Heightened oxygen levels hold a treasure trove of benefits, and the specialized breathing technique unearths them all: more energy, reduced stress levels, and an augmented immune response that swiftly deals with pathogens.

EARTHING

Earthing happens when skin comes into contact with the ground, the human body becomes a sponge that soaks up negatively-charged electrons from the earth.

New studies also show that earthing positively affects the inflammatory response and the immune system, which could have far-reaching health benefits. We already know that earthing improves cortisol levels. Since a high cortisol, associated with chronic stress, leads to systemic inflammation in the body, earthing can certainly improve inflammation as it normalizes cortisol.

MECHANICS

Having an understanding of how our body deals with the need to breathe regardless of position can be a powerful lever into shifting both our Mindset and our Physiology under both real-time conditions and in the long game. 

Ventilation refers to the simple act of mechanically drawing air into and expelling air out of the lungs. Understanding the baseline mechanics of neutral positioning helps us to extrapolate strategies for the more complex scenarios that life and performance will surely bring.

Compromised breathing positions put our bodies into shapes that are costly in both the short and long term. Allowing our bodies to unnecessarily compromise shape allows for poor mechanics to be developed and maintained. Over time these positions can have a dramatic effect on our health and performance.

Daily life often forces positions that compromise respiratory mechanics and largely these positions are unavoidable. However, having a basic level of access to formal breathing positions allows us to develop a baseline for scenarios when less optimal shapes are needed.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascia is the connective tissue in and around our muscles and bones, and can be found almost everywhere in the body. 

 

Myofascial Release is a tool to improve the health of your fascia by alleviating tension and stress and  activating a relaxation response. It also restores muscle function and body posture while bringing you into a deeper state of awareness and focus within your body.

NEWS ARTICLES

You do it more than 23,000 times a day, but are you breathing properly? From a rebirthing session to holotropic breathwork, Richard Godwin inhales the latest wellness craze...

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/04/cosmic-orgasm-rise-of-conscious-breathing

 

Allan Brownlie

Facilitator in Health & Wellbeing

E-mail: allanbrownlie@hotmail.com

Phone: (+44) 07701 o33 286

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