Understand the science behind efficient breathing and get practical tips and exercises that will help you to:
- Address everyday dysfunctional breathing
- Breathe easier during exercise
- Sleep better
- Improve focus and concentration
You’ll get an understanding of how we can affect our physiology through the breath. You’ll learn a simple daily meditation practice that will help regulate the amount of air you breathe – breathing too much air is inefficient and could be damaging to your health. And you’ll get exercises to help improve your fitness.
This course includes:
- Video lessons, tasks and activities delivered over 4 weeks
- Weekly 30-minute live webinars (over 4 weeks)
- Access to private Facebook Group
- 8-week Oxygen Advantage Training Programme
- Downloadable eBook of 11 exercises
Lessons and activities include:
- Functional Breathing Pattern Training
- Screening for Dysfunctional Breathing
- Breathlessness Tests
- The Power of Posture and Art of Alignment
- Breathing Mechanics and Respiratory Physiology
- Asthma, Sleep & Snoring
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Simulating High-Intensity and Altitude Training
Gray is a master coach and teacher trainer of both the ChiRunning and Oxygen Advantage technique. He is also a master kettlebell instructor, specialist exercise personal trainer and director of Adventures In Movement.
"I discovered a passion for health and fitness in 2004 and made a career-change in 2010 from graphic designer to running coach and personal trainer.
In 2014 I was appointed Master Instructor and Director of ChiRunning UK & Ireland, responsible for the management of ChiRunning across this region. Looking to develop my skill-set further, in 2016 I trained as an Oxygen Advantage Instructor with Patrick McKeown and became the first UK Certified Instructor. In 2018 I trained with Patrick in the Buteyko Breathing method, upon which the Oxygen Advantage is based.
I enjoy working on a 1-2-1 basis with clients and seeing their progression and improvement overtime, whatever their personal goals. I also hold regular workshops in London, across the UK, Europe and worldwide including the USA, Oman and Bali (2020). I also train new instructors in the ChiRunning and Oxygen Advantage methods. My current personal practice includes kettlebells and body-weight strength and conditioning to complement a marathon-maintenance running programme.
I prefer distance over speed when running completing marathons, half marathons, marathons and ultras.
Breathing is at best neglected in training programmes and at worst taught without consideration of the biochemistry of the process. I believe the Oxygen Advantage is the missing link that gives athletes the edge in competition and helps recreational fitness enthusiasts avoid injury, overtraining, build resilience and enjoy achieving their best!"
StartACTIVITY: Measuring Breathlessness (BOLT) (2:02)
PreviewVIDEO TUTORIAL: What is dysfunctional breathing? (4:56)
StartACTIVITY: Dysfunctional breathing questionnaires
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: How should we breathe? + ACTIVITY: 5-minute breathing practice (6:38)
StartAUDIO: 5-minute breathing practice
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: The benefits of nasal breathing (7:54)
StartACTIVITY: Warm up – with many small breath-holds (1:23)
StartPROGRAMME: Week 1 (1:45)
StartPROGRAMME: Welcome to Week Two (10:13)
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: The Bohr Effect (5:09)
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: Measuring breathlessness + ACTIVITIES: Measuring BOLT & Maximum breathlessness test (MBT) (6:20)
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: Breathing biomechanics and the diaphragm (17:55)
StartVIDEO TUTORIAL: The benefits of breath-holds (17:49)
StartAUDIO ACTIVITY: Breath light
StartAUDIO ACTIVITY: Body scan