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FUNCTIONAL BREATHING CLASSES

Breathing is the first step in the chain to reach and maintain calmness, focus, non reactiveness and general health and wellbeing. Once functional breathing patterns are a regular practice and have resulted in creating a calmer and more focused mind then progress in other practices such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation will be accelerated.

Classes are broken up into 3 levels which consolidate the training into specific areas depending on the students experience. At the beginning of each class there will be a short introductory lecture and throughout the class specific mental focusing techniques will be taught and applied.

  • Level 1 (Beginner): Base breathing patterns and breathing for relaxation is the focus.

  • Level 2 (Intermediate): Breathing for mental focus and breathing for physical performance are the focus.

  • Level 3 (Advanced): Breathing for health and breathing to manage pain are the focus.

Classes are run at Movement Solutions in Margaret River and cover the specific functional breathing patterns depending on the level of the class, its a great space for students to ask general questions and to keep their practice sharp.

Movement Solutions class times:

  • Tuesdays

    Beginner Class: 1730 - 1830

    Intermediate Class: 1830 - 1945


Duration:

All classes run for 1.5 hours

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat

  • Yoga attire

  • Warm clothes to wear if needed during relaxation sessions

  • Water

  • Note pad and pen

Investment

$25 per class

BREATHING PROGRAMS

Base

This workshop underpins all the other functional breathing workshops done at blue breath.

Understanding the fundamental science behind breathing and the base breathing patterns is essential for the comprehension and application of specific functional breath work.

The base breathing pattern is one that is used the most in daily life and also the one that gives the most overall benefits.

Breathing for relaxation

Calming the central nervous system through a series of functional breathing patterns and different physical and psychological relaxation practices, breathing for relaxation will give you the skills and knowledge to guide you into deep relaxation that can be achieved in any situation.

Breathing for physical performance

By having an in-depth understanding of the effects of oxygen, carbon dioxide and lactic acid both physiologically and psychologically enables the comprehension of why the functional breathing patterns for performance work how they do and when to apply them.

Breathing for mental focus

When the emotional brain takes over, the cognitive brain takes a bake seat and mental processing of complex situations stops, leaving only the basic survival instincts covered.

By implementing appropriate functional breathing patterns will bring back cognitive function, with practice, extreme mental focus can be triggered using positive mental anchors and the breath.

Breathing for pain

Pain is very subjective, it can be shifted and managed. This is nothing new, when other priorities over ride the pain pathway, the bodies hierarchy of control keeps the pain under control so the main task at hand can be done.

A similar methodology can be achieved through a series of functional breathing patterns combined with positive mental anchors.

Breathing for health

In Ayurveda, cleansing of the body can be achieved through the practice of pranayama. By understanding the influences of the seasons, mental processes, diet and lifestyle have on our health, appropriate breathing practices can be implemented to compliment the relevant diet and lifestyle changes.

Duration:

All training sessions run for 4 hours

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat

  • Yoga attire

  • Warm clothes to wear if needed during relaxation sessions

  • Water

  • Note pad and pen

Investment

$150

Medical

When students arrive for their first class they will be required to fill out a student training record which will include a checklist of basic student details and a medical questionnaire.

Any students that declare any serious medical conditions will need to acquire a doctors clearance before participating.

Serious medical conditions include; severe asthma, heart disease, epilepsy and uncontrolled diabetes. 



HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM

Performing well under stress, having heightened situational awareness, dealing with high heart rate and high CO2 events whilst preventing lactic acidosis, being extremely competent with all the elements of high level athleticism and having the ability to achieve all this habitually is what this program is designed to achieve.

 Pre Requisits: 

Must be physically fit, medically fit (see below) and have good knowledge of general anatomy and physiology, e.g. athletes, medical professionals, sports coaches, physical trainers, life guards, etc. Minimum age is 16.

Course Duration: Minimum of 2 days

Investment: Programs starting from $500

What is supplied:

  • Freediving mask, extra wetsuits if needed and weight belt, hiring of pools/gyms/dojos and teaching space.

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (Must be pre arranged)

  • What you need to bring?

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Water

  • Stationary

  • Towel

  • wetsuit (3:2, 4:3 and hood are highly recommended) If you have a freediving suit then please bring that also

  • Swim Fins, Scuba Fins or Freediving Fins

  • Yoga Mat

  • zink/sunscreen

 

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. 

Medical conditions that are of concern are: lung conditions, heart condition, epilepsy, diabetes, any ear problems or any other major medical conditions.