It wasn’t one of the first health hacks I tried, but it’s impossible to ignore the stress-reducing benefits of using the breath to calm the body. Max Gomez is my guest today, and he’s the co-founder and CEO of Breathwrk, a wellness company dedicated to teaching people breathing exercises for stress reduction, anti-anxiety, and more
After suffering severe depression and anxiety himself, Max turned to simple breathwork exercises to aided in his recovery. It helped so much he kept it as a way of life. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Neuroscience and now teaches people across the globe about the science and benefits around breathing, and how to bring it into their everyday lives.
Episode Highlights With Breathwrk
- The science behind breathwork, and why something as simple as our breath can have a profound impact on health
- Physical and psychological changes that happen when we breathe differently
- The lasting changes that happen when we train our breath
- One big thing people do wrong with breathing
- How to learn to breathe through your nose and not your mouth (and why)
- A quick way to improve endurance and aerobic capacity
- How breathing influences red blood cells and why this matters
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Breathwrk App
- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
- The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
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