Los Angeles, April 5th at 6pm – 9pmTitle: Breathe Better – Feel Better
When: Thursday April 5th at 6pm – 9pm
Where : Los Angeles, Quest Nutrition, 2221 Park Pl, El Segundo, CA 90245
Price: USD 35
Seats: Limited number of seats
Lecturer: Anders Olsson, founder of Conscious Breathing and inventor of BreathIQ
Guest lecturer: James Nestor, journalist and author of the book Deep (awesome 4,7 rating on Amazon). James is currently writing on a book about breathing.
Launch: World launch of BreathIQ, the device that reveals your true health status
Invitation: Invitation in pdf format
Sales: You can purchase the products The Power of Your Breath book, Relaxator Breathing Retrainer, Sleep Tape and BreathIQ. Cash or credit card payment.
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Anders Olsson is a passionate Swedish breathing nerd who thinks he can change the world into a more loving community by inspiring people to improve their breathing habits. He loves to exercise and once ran a half-marathon with duct tape over his mouth, just to show that it’s possible to run while only breathing through the nose.
Anders is the founder of Conscious Breathing, a method he teaches through different products and via lectures, courses and his clinic to “everyone who is breathing” – individuals, children, athletes, trainers, therapists, coaches, doctors, physiotherapists and other hospital staff. He has written the book – The Power of Your Breath, developed the Relaxator Breathing Retrainer, The Sleep Tape and now the BreathIQ device.
James Nestor is an author and journalist living in San Francisco. He writes for Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Scientific American, Dwell Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and more. His book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves, was awarded the 2014 Amazon Best Science Book award. Nestor has participated in more than 40 national radio and tv-program – ABC’s Nightline, CBS Morning News and dozens of NPR programs to name a few.
James is currently writing on a new book about breathing. The angle of the book is “a journalist’s objective view of our breathing and its possible connection to health and poor health.” For the book James is interviewing both breathing experts in healthcare like pulmonologists, ear/nose/throat-specialists, dentists, leading researchers at Stanford, Harvard, Karolinska and other research institutes and “DIYs – Do It Yourself:ers” like Anders Olsson.
BreathIQ is a unique device that measures different substances in the exhaled air to show the status in our body, similar to how a breathalyzer gives a reading of how much alcohol there is in the blood. In the workshop we will show the device for the first time.
Among other things, BreathIQ measures carbon dioxide, oxygen, breathing frequency, breathing volume, breathing rhythm, nitric oxide (NO), metabolism and energy source (how much fat vs. how much sugar that is used to produce energy). The readings reveal the condition of your body in a way that has not been possible before.
What’s unique with BreathIQ is both the fact that it measures several different things and also the ability to combine all this data to get the bigger picture of what is actually going on in the body. How does a child with ADHD breathe? How does someone with asthma breathe prior to an attack? Does over weight people have a specific breath signature? How does our breathing and other readings get affected by an action movie, computer game and mobile surfing, a liter of coca cola, a cigarette, two glasses of wine etc.?
The BreathIQ device is a small unit that can be attached to a belt or be strapped around the arm. The data from the exhaled air is collected via a nasal cannula or a breathing mask. The collected data is forwarded to the phone (iPhone or Android) so that it can be viewed in real time and see how different activities affects the values.
Excerpt from the workshop:
Breathing Retraining is an effective tool to:
Get more energy
It is much more efficient to produce energy with the help from oxygen than without. With oxygen up to 16 times more energy can be produced from the same amount of nutrition.
Fat can only be burnt when oxygen is present. Impaired breathing results in less oxygen reaches the cells and the ability to burn fat decreases. In other words, impaired breathing habits can lead to obesity.
Calming down a racing mind
Our brain is the organ that suffers the most from impaired breathing habits. A brain with lack of oxygen is a stressed brain, which results in a fight/flight/freeze – behavior where the focus lies on threats and survive.
Stabilizing blood pressure
The heart is situated right between the lungs and how you are breathing has a great impact on your heart. A tense, unrhythmic and stressed breathing gives a tense, unrhythmic and stressed heart.
Reduce aches and pains
What’s your first reaction when you walk into a cold shower? You quickly gasp for air and tense up, right? When our body is tense our breathing is tense, which increases the pain.
Our built-in response to fear and worry is to reflexively change our breathing. We gasp for air and hold our breath in a way to wake up our body or we breathe shallow and high up in the chest in an attempt to “fly” from our unpleasant feelings often situated in the stomach area.
Humans are the only animal that sleeps with their mouth open. Mouth breathing at rest automatically means that we are hyperventilating, which results in poor oxygenation and bad sleep.
Better sports performance
We can’t run, swim, cycle or keep our concentration, strength and endurance in an optimal way if our breathing is impaired. But how many people are actively training to improve their breathing for optimal oxygenation when jogging, cycling, play football, golf, tennis or ice hockey?
Few of us are aware of the huge impact our breathing habits have on all aspects of our lifeAnders Olsson
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