What is BREATHE2FLOW?
SYNERGY 2 POWERFUL AREAS:
BREATHE – BREATHING & FLOW – MOVEMENT, FLOW, TRAINING
BREATHE – BREATHING
@OXYGENADVANTAGE & @WIMHOFMETHOD breathing systems
FLOW – training system @ BORN2FLOW
The goal of BREATHE2FLOW:
Adoption of very effective protocols, exercises and techniques of breathing and training, in the fight against stress, fears, depression, panic attacks.
Powerful breathing and training techniques, for a healthy and quality life, and exceptional sports performance.
Reconnection with its natural inner strength. Strengthening immunity, in a natural and non-aggressive way.
Raising the body’s resistance in the fight against stress, viruses and bacteria.
Exceptional Fat burning effect. Maximum Feeling good effect.
Who is BREATHE2FLOW for:
To all recreational athletes, top athletes, regardless of their current physical level.
To all who want to improve the quality of life, sleep, mental state, sports performance.
BREATHE2FLOW program implementation:
At our 1-day workshops (individual and group) in Zagreb, Croatia and the region (live / ZOOM), at our 3-day workshops BREATHE2FLOW RISNJAK 3 DAY WORKSHOP & RETREAT (click for more)
The Breathe2Flow program is also one of the core programs at our College – FITNES UČILIŠTE OSTVARI SAN (click for more)
BREATHING – THE POWER OF BREATHING
Introduction to various breathing techniques and systems, with emphasis on: OXYGEN ADVANTAGE® & WIM HOF METHOD®
Breathing to strong immunity, top sports achievements, better sleep, mental focus, happier and better life.
Breathing – the first line of defense against stress, viruses and bacteria.
Introduction to the Oxygen Advantage® program, one of the most popular breathing methods in the world.
The creator of the OA metode je Patrick McKeown, an Irishman with 20 years of experience working with recreational and top athletes.
Practical application of OA – a very powerful and effective breathing system, in everyday life and top sports.
Oxygen Advantage technique is currently one of the most popular breathing methods in the world. Intended for everyone who wants to improve their own health in a simple and natural way. As well as for top athletes, the Oxygen Advantage method consists of two main parts.
The first is exercise and the adoption of a functional breathing pattern, while the second is a simulation of altitude training.
2 main tests for initial testing and monitoring of progress:
1. Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT)
2. Maximum Breathlessness Test (MBT).
Initial tests, 11 different exercises / techniques
Functional breathing patterns
BREATH LIGHT TO BREATH WRIGHT
Simulation of High altitude training through OA breathing techniques – to achieve the highest sports performance!
CHRONIC EXCESS BREATHING
~ Knowing the amount of air we breathe could change everything you thought you knew about your body, health and productivity, whether you are a “potato on the couch”, a recreational athlete or a professional athlete.
~ Healthy breathing habits are just as important or more important than healthy training and eating habits
~ it is crucial to learn how to breathe properly; we believe that the body knows how much air it needs, but this is unfortunately not the case
~ Over the past centuries we have dramatically changed our environment and forgotten about our innate way of breathing
~ the process of breathing is deformed: sedentary lifestyle (siting is new smoking!), chronic stress, insufficient movement, unhealthy diet, overheated apartments
~ The biggest obstacle to your health and fitness is one rarely recognized problem – chronic excessive breathing
The unconscious habit of excessive breathing has reached epidemic proportions
~ The biggest obstacle to your health and fitness is one rarely recognized problem – chronic overbreathing – the scale of the epidemic
CLOSE YOUR MOUTH AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Most people have the misconception that carbon dioxide is just waste, but it is not. CO2 plays a key role in releasing oxygen from red blood cells to be metabolized by the body, which is called the Bohr effect (discovered in 1904 by Danish physiologist Christian Bohr). It explains the effect of releasing oxygen to active muscles and organs.
• The essence – which many do not understand – the amount of CO2 in our blood cells determines how much oxygen we can use. So the way we breathe determines the level of CO2 in our blood. When we breathe properly, we have optimal levels of CO2 in the blood, breathing is quiet, controlled and rhythmic.
• With excessive, improper breathing (unconscious hyperventilation), we exhale too much carbon dioxide, breathing is difficult and intense, our body cries out for oxygen
• Our red blood cells are saturated with 95-99% oxygen, and the utilization of that oxygen is actually determined by the amount of carbon dioxide.
EFFICIENT BREATHING – LSD L – light, S – slow, D – deep
Breathing rhythm: Ideal number of inhalations / exhalations per minute: 6 x; diaphragmatic breathing
Uncovering myth – what is a deep breath?
Watch the video / OXYGEN ADVANTAGE
JUST BREATHE! WIM HOF METHOD®
WIM HOF tehnika disanja. Iznimno učinkovita, svjetski priznata, s razlogom izuzetno popularna metoda. Wim Hof, kreator metode, temeljene na mnogobrojnim znanstvenim istraživanjima.
Wim Hof is a 63-year-old adventurer, extreme athlete, professional gambler and true teacher from the Netherlands (born April 20, 1959). His nickname is “Ice man”, which he acquired for his ability to withstand extreme cold. When he was just 17 he felt a sudden urge to jump into the icy waters of the Beatrixpark canal in Amsterdam.
Wim Hof trained his body and spirit, especially in harsh natural environments in conditions of extreme cold. The cold, and deep breathing in cold, often frozen water, gave him calmness, composure and clarity of mind, and strength to overcome fears and get out of the “black hole” in which he found himself, after the tragic loss of his wife, mother of four children.
For years he developed 3 basic pillars / factors of his future method: breathing technique, combining them with gradual exposure to cold (cold showers, cold baths, extreme dives and swimming in icy lakes, seas, hiking and snow and ice expeditions in shorts and naked chest), and devotion, ie MINDSET – mental focus, way of thinking (MIND OVER METTER).
WIM HOF METHOD – BASED ON 3 POWERFUL PILLARS
The first pillar of the WHM method is breathing. We’re always breathing, and yet we’re mostly unaware of its enormous potential. Elevated oxygen levels bring many benefits, and a specialized Wim Hof breathing technique reveals everything: more energy, reduced stress levels and an enhanced immune response that quickly solves pathogens.
2. Gradual exposure to cold
Cold is our warm friend and is the second of the three pillars of WHM. Proper exposure to the cold triggers a cascade of health benefits, including the accumulation of BROWN FAT brown fat and consequent fat loss, reduced inflammation that facilitates a strengthened immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality and endorphin production – a feeling of good brain chemistry that naturally lifts our mood.
3. Devotion – mental focus
The third pillar of WHM is the foundation of the other two: both conscious breathing and cold therapy require patience and dedication to fully master it. Armed with focus and determination, we are ready to explore and eventually master our own body and mind.
“The sky is not the limit. Borders exist only in our heads. ”Wim Hof
Wim Hof workshop München 2019.
Wim Hof – Fitness plus SPTV
To achieve the necessary concentration and focus, a strong way of thinking is crucial – MINDSET – mental focus, so that the techniques are performed correctly even in extreme situations.
With the breathing technique, we will activate various physiological reactions, energize and strengthen the body.
Furthermore, practicing the breathing technique changes the ratio of O2 to CO2 levels; the CO2 concentration will be significantly reduced. By balancing these correlations, the functions in the body will be optimized. At the same time, they can activate or ease the immune system.
Ultimately, when exposed to cold (such as ice) the physiological effects are even stronger.
Simply put, breathing exercises help us bring the body into the state it needs to access our autonomic nervous system and to resist viruses and colds.
Before Wim Hof is exposed to the cold, he prepares with breathing exercises. You need to have a strong focus to achieve your goals. A strong mindset results in concentration and endurance. Cold is used to intensify physiological
effects. If an untrained person wants to apply WHM, all three of these components are important.
Visit the official website / www.wimhofmethod.com
HIKE TO THE MOUNTAINS, IN WINTER, WITHOUT A T-SHIRT, IN SHORTS – MINDSET IN ACTION
“No Ego, We Go!“ Wim Hof
WIM HOF METHOD – IMPACT ON HEALTH
According to various tests, practicing WHM brings us numerous health benefits.
The endotoxin experiment and the publication of this special test in PNAS showed that Wim Hof and the subjects who participated in the experimental trainings created many more stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. Stress hormones suppress inflammatory processes in the bloodstream.
People who suffer from an overactive immune system, for example, could benefit greatly from practicing WHM.
Furthermore, examination of brown adipose tissue showed that Wim Hof still has brown fat. This suggests that practicing WHM has a beneficial activating effect until brown fat levels are maintained.
Many testimonials, described in books, on the official Wim website, and in many you tube videos, have shown positive changes, partial or complete recovery from many diseases:
– autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
– cardiovascular diseases
– obesity and overweight
– PTSD, fears, anxiety, depression, panic attacks
Also, more and more top athletes are practicing WHM, such as tennis player Novak Đoković, for better achievements in their sport, and a great positive impact on health.
Wim documentaries – the 3 most important, and there are many:
– Daredevils – The Ice Man – by Firecrackerfilms
– The Superhuman World of Wim Hof: The Iceman – by VICE
– BECOMING SUPERHUMAN WITH ICE MAN – Wim Hof – by YES THEORY
Podcast: Of the many, these are my favorites:
London Real – Brian Rose – 3 great interviews with Wim
WHM BOOKS IN ENGLISH:
Becoming the Iceman: Pushing Past Perceived Limits Publisher: Lightning Source Inc, 2012.Wim Hof, Justin Rosales
• The Way of the Iceman – Koen De Jong © 2016, Dragon Door Publications, Ice Man’s Path – How the Wim Hof Method Creates Brilliant Long-Term Health – Using Science and the Secret of Breathing Control, Cold Training and Commitment
• Carney, Scott. What Doesn’t Kill Us. Publisher: Potter / Ten Speed / Harmony / Rodale Books 2017.
WHM BOOK IN CROATIAN:
WIM HOF METODA – Publisher Planetopija 2021.
MEDITATION – DR. JOE DISPENZA
In addition to breathing exercises, various techniques and meditation exercises are ideally complemented. For years I have been practicing various meditation techniques, and in recent years a lot, in addition to the above breathing techniques, and meditations by Dr. Joe Dispenze. Be sure to try it, and we practice it in our workshops.
Official website_ www.drjoedispenza.com
you tube – Joe Dispenza meditation in English and Croatian
Books in Croatian – Planetopia
1. Create a New Self (Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself)
2. You Are the Placebo
3. Realize your unlimited abilities (Becoming Supernatural)
Created by: Tomislav Dolušić, prof.
References: kinesiologist, founder of Hard body & Born2Flow training system, 30 years of experience in the field of fitness and health
OXYGEN ADVANTAGE breathing system – certified instructor / London 2020.
WIM HOF METHOD – 10 week on line WHM level 1/2016.
WHM Experience Workshop Munich / 2019.
6 years of personal experience in WHM implementation
JOE DISPENSE – 10 week online course / 2019.
5 years of practice through his and other meditations
ART OF LIVING – breathing course / 2016
STEVE MAXWELL – breathing workshop / 2017
FLOW – flow, is a concept popularized by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, former head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. He described the term “flow” as:
“The experience of being completely immersed in an activity for her own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought inevitably follows from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved and you use your abilities to the limit. ”
This mental state is also sometimes described as being in a zone or present. ”
From the book Oxygen advantage – Patrick McKeown
Introductory breathing workshop – BREATH2FLOW introduction to breathing techniques Oxygen Advantage and Wim Hof Method – duration 2.5 hours 1 person: 750 kn / 2 persons: 1,000 kn
For live or online breathing workshops, for groups, companies, clubs we are available, please contact us for more info.
ContactFor all questions feel free to send an email or give us a call.
Tomislav Dolušić, sport scientist and teacher
Creator & founder HARDBODY & BORN2FLOW workout system.
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