Do you want to learn to relax, improve your oxygen uptake, or increase your breath holding time?
We are developing a digital training service for breath holding. In the free four days exercise program, you will become familiar with the techniques used by freedivers, learn the basics of breath holding, and gain the ability to practice safely.
INCREASE YOUR BREATH HOLDING TIME
Are you a freediver, scuba diver, surfer, open water swimmer, paddler or other water sports enthusiast? The exercise program allows you to increase safety and to become more relaxed in your hobby. After just a few days of training, you will be able to hold your breath around two minutes.
INCREASE YOUR OXYGEN UPTAKE
Breathing exercises can increase your oxygen uptake. With this exercise program, you will strengthen the muscles of your respiratory system, increase your endurance and carbon tolerance, and activate your body's own production of the Epo hormone.
Breathing exercises stimulate the vagus nerve. The purpose of the vagus nerve is to lower your heart rate and blood pressure and to lower the levels of stress hormones in your body. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system with breathing exercises, you can consciously relax yourself.
Why practice breath holding?
The skill of holding breath is important in many sports, such as surfing, kayaking and diving - but also running and mountaineering.
Respiratory arrest (holding your breath) strengthens the muscles of the respiratory system increasing endurance and carbon tolerance and additionally activates the body's own production of the Epo hormone.
For water-sport enthusiasts, the ability to hold breath is a safety issue.
Understanding your own limits and knowing how to hold your breath will help you keep calm if you become unexpectedly submerged under water.
This app teaches you how to breathe properly and how to hold your breath for longer. It also teaches calming the mind. The relaxation and mind control techniques learned in the app are useful for all aspects of life.
The mind, body and emotions form a whole.
Physical senses are always perceived as physical and mental experiences, and these give rise to thoughts. Depending on the person and situation, these thoughts are controllable.
Our own thoughts can make us either calm down or act. How we react to different feelings can either reinforce the feelings or alleviate them.
ICE DIVING WORLD RECORD HOLDER
Experience has taught me how important breath holding is and the benefits it can bring about.
I work as a freediving instructor and train a lot of beginners. While some of them will never become freedivers, I have seen how much of a benefit they have had from life-sustaining exercises.
I have also trained surfers, paddlers and open water swimmers who have gained confidence and courage through my courses. Once they understand the physiology of breath-holding and learn their own limits, they can focus more on the performance aspect of their own specific sport.
Breath control training has also brought a lot into my own life, both for diving and leisure.
I have set 3 world records in freediving. As of this writing, I hold the world record for ice diving 103 meters from hole-to-hole in only a swimsuit.
One of the biggest reasons I was able to successfully attain this performance in cold water, is due to my ability to cope with different sensations through the help of breathing exercises.
“I learned a lot during the 4 training days. On the first day of training I hold my breath for about 45 seconds and on the fourth for about 2 minutes. Day by day, I learned new things about the functioning of my body while holding my breath. "
MIRA ITÄSALO / Graphic designer
“A really strong recommendation from an adult with ADHD. The exercises gave a whole new angle of concentration and calming down. ”
“Photography is my profession and I love to shoot underwater. With the help of the app, I was finally able to create a routine for my training. I have gained confidence in my breath holding and learned to relax faster in challenging shooting situations. ”
ELINA MANNINEN / Photographer