The Obsession Shared by Yogis, Monks, and Hall of Fame Athletes

What’s the deal with breathwork? Why does it seem to cross disciplines and span thousands of years of recorded practice? Does the respiratory system hold some sort of importance over the cardiovascular system? What about the nervous system? That seems important. 

The answer as to why both Buddhist monks and sports psychologists lean so heavily on the breath is simple:

Breath is both voluntary and automatic. 

The mere fact that we can (and will) breath unconsciously and that we have the power to consciously control our breath makes it a powerful bridge between the conscious and unconscious. 

The same is not true about your heartbeat. And, as such, this provides a tool for us to bring awareness and control to the moment. Breath, then, can become a dial to our state or our physiology unlike any other. 

Once you make the unconscious conscious you have awareness.

Read that sentence three more times. Furthermore, I’d bet that a lack of conscious awareness is the source of nearly all of your troubles.

Can you see why humans have found the breath fascinating for thousands of years? Curious about exploring breathwork

We can help with Breath & Exposure.

5/3/22 WOD


Strict Press (4×11)

Complete 2 rounds of the following:
Max Strict Press Drop Sets

Then, complete 4 rounds for time:

5 Back Squats(225/185)
1 6 Street Hill Run


Back Squat

Complete 2 rounds for quality of:

200′ Reverse Sled Drag
8-12 Hanging Straight Leg Raises

Then, with a partner, complete 100 calories for time:

Partner A: Max Cal Assault Bike
Partner B: Farmer’s Hold (50/35)
-Switch as needed-