Breatheology - the art of conscious breathing

Most of us breathe inefficiently.  Life is often lived in the fast lane, and especially when we are stressed, we tend to use only the upper part of our lungs. We forget to breathe deep down into the stomach and thereby lose out on a lot of energy.

Only when you become aware of your breathing and how to train it, you will be able to learn to breathe properly. Your body will immediately absorb more oxygen and after a short time you will have more energy and gain greater mental calmness.

In the book you will learn: 

  • Why conscious breathing is so important for a healthy life
  • How to create good conscious breathing + exercises
  • How relaxed breathing will calm your mind, prevent and control stress. 
  • Why breath holding (sustained breathing) has so many advantages
  • How breathing and breath holding techniques improve performance in sports

The Breatheology book gives you step-by-step guidance and helps you build your own personal program that suits your daily life and needs in a perfect way.

Other advantages of efficient breathing: 

  • Gain more energy in your daily life
  • Become better at managing stress in work and daily situations
  • Optimize your sport performances
  • Avoid illnesses and get well faster
  • Minimize chronic or transient pain
  • Become happier and more positive
  • Live a healthier and longer life


Each chapter in the book will show you how you can breathe more efficiently and the advantages you can gain through conscious changes in your breathing habits. 

Chapter one: Restless breathing 

Here you will learn to be able to recognize the effects of unconscious and uneasy breathing in everyday life.

This chapter focuses on ways in which calm and conscious breathing can prevent and control stress, and how weight can be managed through breathing. In addition, the influence of mind power and your diet on your physical and mental well-being will be examined.

Chapter two, Normal breathing 

This chapter describes how breathing works, and how it affects your body. When you more fully understand how your body and your nervous system are organized, you can more easily change any potential bad habits.

In this chapter, you will also learn how your breathing is regulated, and how you, by way of being conscious about your breath, can activate the soothing part of your nervous system and increase your daily well-being and health

Chapter three, Trained breathing

This chapter provides an introduction to yoga, giving not only the historical and philosophical background on a holistic basis, but also valuable exercises that you can use to attain a more serene body and mind. 

Understanding how breathing bridges the gap between your physical and mental self, you can learn to understand the finer nuances of breathing – one of the central elements of yoga

Chapter four, Sustained breathing

In this chapter the many advantages of breath holding will become clear. Even though you may not think about it in your daily life, pauses in your breathing are quite natural and often spontaneous. 

In pranayama (controlled breathing) breath holding is particularly important.

Chapter five, Powerful breathing

This chapter describes the many advantages that breath holding as well as breathing techniques, can add to sports – both for everyday exercise and elite athletes. Many of these stem from the freediving universe, however, they are excellent for everyday use.

In addition, I describe experiments with the heart, brain and lungs, which provide scientific examples for why a greater awareness of breathing is so important. This chapter provides techniques to improve your performance and results in your fitness routine.

Chapter six, Therapeutic breathing

The chapter Therapeutic breathing,  pinpoints how you can boost your health through conscious and efficient breathing.

Should you be ill, this chapter offers valuable advice as to how you can work towards recovery and minimize your disease.

Furthermore, efficient breathing is also a potent aid for preventing illnesses.

 Chapter seven, Soothing breathing

Here you will learn how you can relieve pain by strengthening the connection between body and mind both through calm and attentive breathing as well as through positive thinking, imagery and meditation.

By shifting your focus to your breath, the pain will seem less intense and a more regular heartbeat will soothe and nourish the body.

Happy readers

I have been reading the book and have really enjoyed every aspect of the importance of diet, and all the exercises and visualisation. I just want to say thank you for assisting in my breathing and breath holds. Thank you Stig.

Courtney Conlogue

Pro Surfer

Jesper Kenn Olsen​​​​

World Run I & II

I have with huge interest read Stig’s book about Breatheology and tried to introduce some of its principles into my training. It’s brought a more spiritual side to my training regime and I have had much joy and benefit from the focus on breathing and the different mindsets as well. At times when I was fatigued during my 2. run around the world, I also used some of the breathing techniques to ease the strain!

Being a patient with COPD (smoker’s lung) I focus on breathing better and learning new techniques. The breatheology exercises are easy to practice and use and have become an indispensable part of my life. My immune system has been boosted, I feel stronger, more focused and have gained greater peace of mind. Plus I have regained 0.6 liter Vital Capacity in my lungs that was lost due to my disease. So little, yet so much..

Pierre Bourgeat

COPD Patient


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