Discover the Power of
Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing
Scientific Breathwork to Optimize Health, Mental Clarity and Performance.
Based on the latest scientific research on breathing and respiration learn how to breathe more deeply and efficiently.
Improve your oxygen intake: When you breathe properly, you take in more oxygen. This can help to improve your energy levels, cognitive function, and athletic performance.
Reduce stress: When you breathe properly, you release stress hormones. This can help to improve your mood, sleep quality, and overall health.
Boost your energy levels: When you breathe properly, you increase your body's production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a gas that helps to dilate blood vessels, which can improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to the tissues. This can lead to increased energy levels and improved athletic performance.
Improve your athletic performance: When you breathe properly, you can improve your VO2 max. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can use during exercise. A higher VO2 max means that you can exercise harder and for longer periods of time.
Heal faster: When you breathe properly, you improve your body's ability to heal. This is because proper breathing helps to remove toxins from the body and improve circulation.
What is Oxygen Advantage?
The Oxygen Advantage, pioneered by Patrick McKeown, is a groundbreaking approach to breathwork that optimizes oxygen utilization for enhanced athletic performance and overall well-being. Inspired by the Buteyko Method, developed by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, McKeown refined and expanded these principles to create The Oxygen Advantage. This method combines ancient wisdom and modern science to improve respiratory efficiency, increase carbon dioxide tolerance, and promote nasal breathing for a range of health benefits. With a focus on breath retraining and specific exercises, The Oxygen Advantage empowers individuals to unlock their full potential through better breathing habits.
What is The Buteyko Method?
The Buteyko Method is a breathing technique developed by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko in the 1950s. It focuses on correcting dysfunctional breathing patterns to improve overall health and well-being. Dr. Buteyko observed that many health conditions and symptoms are caused by hyperventilation, which leads to an imbalance in oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the body. The method emphasizes nasal breathing and gentle, slow breathing using the diaphragm to normalize breathing volume and increase carbon dioxide tolerance. By reducing over-breathing and restoring proper breathing habits, the Buteyko Method aims to alleviate various respiratory conditions, such as asthma, allergies, and sleep apnea, as well as stress-related disorders. It has been clinically tested and has shown impressive results in improving respiratory function and reducing medication usage for certain conditions.
The Effects of Mouth Breathing
Mouth breathing can lead to various negative side effects. It bypasses the nasal filtering system, causing unfiltered air to enter the lungs, potentially leading to respiratory issues. Mouth breathers may experience dry mouth, bad breath, and an increased risk of dental problems. Additionally, mouth breathing can disrupt sleep and hinder overall well-being.
Nose breathing offers a multitude of benefits for our overall health and well-being. As we inhale through our noses, the air gets filtered, humidified, and enriched with nitric oxide, ensuring more efficient oxygen uptake in our lungs. This results in improved lung function and increased oxygen delivery to vital organs, boosting physical and mental performance. Nasal breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Moreover, it fosters better sleep quality, maintains dental health, and supports optimal posture. By embracing nose breathing as a conscious practice, we unlock a natural and powerful tool to enhance our vitality and lead a healthier life.
How Does OA Work?
The OA™ is a series of unique breathing exercises for optimum health and sports performance. The exercises focus on two pillars: functional breathing and simulation of high altitude training. Work with a trained certified instructor to learn how to improve breath efficiency and more for walking, running, cycling, and weight lifting .