The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: Breathing for Health

Todays guest on the podcast is Richie Bostock where we talk about Breathing for Health.

Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, has made it his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork.

Breathing is the only system in the body that is both automatic and also under our control. That is not an accident of nature – it is by design and is the key to becoming a healthy, happy and high-performing individual.

Richie has had some incredible experiences, travelling around the world, and learning from the modern day master of breath work – Wim Hoff and shares some great insights with us today.

On this episode we cover:

  • What is breathwork
  • Immune system effects of breathing
  • How breathing can increase heart rate rate variability and different sorts of ways that we can measure this activity
  • What we can potentially do with breath work in the future
  • How breathing can help with the daily stressors of life

Click here to listen to the podcast

 

SUMMARY

Thanks to Richie for coming in to record this session with me – like me, I’m sure you found this episode super interesting!

Here’s  something for us all to think about from Richie  – ‘There’s 7 billion people on this planet, all of whom can breathe – maybe not everyone feels like doing yoga or going to the gym, maybe not everyone has access to the healthiest food but everyone can breathe’

What Richie has learned and witnessed in terms of breath work has completely shifted his beliefs on the potential of human beings and how they can be healed, both mentally and physically.

Breath work is part of a holistic method of improving health rather than a singular activity – but do take the time to listen to the episode and have a look at Richie’s website – The Breath Guy – and even try out one of the workshops that are listed there – I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Disclaimer: On this podcast my guest made references to the work of somebody described as a ‘neuroscientist’. It has come to my attention after the show that this person is not qualified as a neuroscientist and some of his work is controversial. To respect the opinion of my guest I have decided not to censor any of our conversation but I would like to make clear that I do not endorse the work of the person referenced during the podcast.

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