Breath – we all rely on it to live and do it all day, every day of our lives!
But do we actually know how to breathe properly?
Pure Breath Freediving recognizes the breath as the fundamental point of life. It is something we generally take for granted but rely on every moment of our lives – even though most of us never actually breathe properly.
Most of us only pay attention to our breathing when it becomes strained or difficult.
Breath is the one way we can influence any level of control on our autonomic nervous system. Through controlling our breath we can influence our vagus nerve, calm our minds, reduce our heart rate and metabolism.
Most of our unconscious breathing only partially exchanges the gases in our lungs. Freediving training includes breathing in a yogic three part breath to fully exchange all the gases in our lungs, to draw in completely fresh air, oxygenating the body to its maximum while removing all the waste respiratory products.
Most importantly for freediving is to never hyperventilate, as this is a common cause of shallow water blackouts, which can lead to death. Ensure your safety by engaging with a qualified Freediving Instructor who will teach you to breath safely for freediving as well as how to dive safely – then use that training and knowledge!