These have been split into four sections for four different goals.
1. Calming OBPC6-20SpCB - Beginner to Intermediate
2. Relaxed Focus OBPRF22-40SpCB - Intermediate to Challenging
3. Energized Focus OBPEF12-2SpCB - Beginner to Challenging
4. Rapid Repeated Belly Breathing R2B2
ADVANCED GUIDED ANIMATED EXERCISES
These have been separated into four sections for four different goals.
The lower numbers starting from 12 down to 2 train for energizing and maintaining focus. The lower number one can maintain for 5 minutes or more while still in one's comfort zone is the primary marker of progress.
ALERT: The lower numbers 12-2 may, if done incorrectly, cause hyperventilation and DIScomfort and should be ceased immediately.
It is fairly safe to say that if you can do 30 seconds per OBPEF Complete Breath using this technique for even a few 5 minutes without getting dizzy or out of breath you will reap tremendous benefits in energy management. For accelerated progress try it hourly.
Shallow is a neutral word and these days used mostly as a negative for breathing. What we sometimes can utilize is a positive, properly functioning breath that is less-than instead of more-than.
Quiet does not work as quiet is simply resting breathing with no need for deeper breathing. I prefer held back but it seems to contradict words like larger, greater etc. and to be related more to shallow.
But as the illness model of hyper-ventilation needs a wellness model hyper-inhalation as its counterpoint, we need a word for a positive aspect of shallow or less-than; a conscious purposeful lessening of the breathing depth for a specific measurable positive result. Under-breathing if you will, but under-breathing for a positive purpose, as under-breathing might also implie a negative or not enough.
Hence our usage of held back, limited, paced or measured becomes a purposefully lessened breathing depth. This infers that sometimes less is more and relates more to my idea of conditioning and blood carbon dioxide levels than volume.
This falls into the world of advanced breathing development, but we do introduce it fairly well I believe and I will clarify it in the OBP2-40 series in this video.
FIRST: LEARN THE OPTIMAL BREATHING WINDOW.
OBWINDOW Get to where you can explain it to another.
The key is to STAY in the belly and within the 3-5 OBWINDOW and right on the edge of discomfort via hunger for air.
Get used to this one in its easiest form at OBP6, or 14 in the OBPC6-20 section.
The lower number one can maintain for 5 minutes or more while still in one's comfort zone is the major marker of progress.
"Should one always follow the end of a deep breath up in the chest - moving from deep in belly up to chest?"
Good question. No The chest just fills by itself. Maintain mental emphasis on the lower trunk or foundation. Never direct the breath upwards. You do not have to blow up a balloon in parts. The air goes where there is least resistance. Use the strapping technique to open up the chest and it will fill by itself.
NEVER go below the OBWINDOW OF 3
Numbers indicate Seconds Per Complete Breath of Inhale, Exhale
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