Individual Performance Breathing

Individual Performance Breathing appointments can be made to provider clients with personalised professional care. Our Performance Breathing appointments apply XPT and Wim Hoff Breathing methods to stimulate the nervous system and will empower you to tap into the immense capacity of your breath.

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When you come to see us  you can expect:

  • A thorough assessment of your breathing
  • An explanation of the diagnosis and education of the corrective methods
  • Improved aerobic capacity
  • Practical and progressive advice and exercises, relevant to your needs
  • Develop capacity to regulate emotional state
  • Feel more in control
  • Reduced stress levels

Location | ActivateBody Clinic  - 1/15 Lionel Donovan Drive, Noosaville, Queensland 4566, Australia

What to bring | Comfortable Clothes and Water Bottle (Recommended)

Cost |  $80 per session

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+ Breathing Practices Explained

Regulated by the autonomic nervous system, inhaling oxygen is an unconscious process. Fortunately it’s an unconscious praxis, otherwise we simply wouldn’t have a break, as we’d have to deal with it incessantly. The amount of oxygen that we inhale through our breathing influences the amount of energy that is released into our body cells. On a molecular level, this progresses via various chemical and physiological processes. Breathing is the easiest and most instrumental part of the autonomic nervous system to control and navigate.

In fact, the way you breathe strongly affects the chemical and physiological activities in your body. Throughout the years, Wim Hof has developed special breathing exertions that keep his body in optimal condition and in complete control in the most extreme conditions. The breathing technique is first and foremost premised on inhaling deeply and exhaling without any use of force!

By training you breathing actively, you increasingly gain control over a range of physiological processes in the body. To really grasp why these breathing exercises are such an essential component in the WHM, we will first delve deeper into the physiological impact of respiration on the body. (1)

(1)The Wim Hof Method Explained By Isabelle Hof, June 2015 Updated January 2016

+ About Wim Hof

Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke a number of records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. Wim is convinced that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptionally things his body allows him to do. Therefore, he has developed his Wim Hof Method that gives ordinary people the tools to take control over their body.

+ Physiology: breathing, body and blood

Breathing is the ultimate life source. Every day, we inhale and exhale on average 20.000 times to make sure we absorb sufficient oxygen. Oxygen (O2) is delivered through our lungs, whereas carbon dioxide (CO2), which is just a byproduct, (that your body nevertheless needs) flows out. Our lungs have a hierarchical branch structure and consist of two parts (the left and right lung). The respiratory system supplies oxygen so that the air can be transported via the primary bronchus to the bronchiole (the smaller respiratory tract). These bronchioles effuse into lung bubbles, where oxygen and blood cohere. During this diffusion, O2 is absorbed via the blood, whereas CO2 is dissolved. This process is a biological process known as gas exchange. After this exchange, oxygen rich blood is transported to enter the body cells.

Due to their great elasticity, lung bubbles generally have significant diffusion capacity. Hence, the so called “diffusion surface” is where the exchange between O2 and CO2 takes place. When you breathe calmly, this can stretch up to 70 m2, yet when you inhale deeply this can expand to 100 m2 (Mandigers & Van Straaten- Huygen, 2004 p.290 up to p.316). The WHM breathing technique is designed as such that anyone can reach the largest surface possible. By practicing the breathing technique, you will influence the ratio between O2 en CO2 in the blood. Based on scientific research (Kox et al., 2012), Wim Hof’s blood levels indicated, after 30 minutes of implementing the breathing technique, a significantly low dose of CO2.

After an hour, the CO2-levels were even lower. On top of this, the amount of O2- consumption had doubled after 45 minutes. (1)

(1)The Wim Hof Method Explained By Isabelle Hof, June 2015 Updated January 2016

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