We originate from the sea and our body consists mostly of water. All human beings have an innate “diving response” – a kind of inner dolphin that makes us able to relax. Our heart beat drops and our brain functions differently and more peacefully. When we swim in water our body is no longer slave to gravity and we feel free.
Breatheology is the study of our complete breathing process – thus also the investigation of breath holding.
There are many beneficial things to take from holding ones breath. The blood can increase the number of red blood cells which carry oxygen in the body and the lung capacity can be increased – contrary to the “standard” belief of modern science.
Combining breath holding and activity in water is one of the main topics of breatheology. There are many safe and simple techniques which can be employd in order to calm the mind, strengthen the body and energize your spirit.
Whether you need this for sports optimization, a normal hectic life, rehabilitation, goal setting or something else the concept of breatheology offers a range of methods you can apply to your normal daily life.