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Breathe to Energize: Breathwork Course for Performance

Boost energy and stamina, recreating high altitude training wherever you are with this breathwork method
Adrian Cox
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A powerful breathwork practice called Breathe to Energize which combines Breathwork, Breath Holding and Meditation
This practice boosts red blood cells and gives you energy, centering you in a great state of body and mind
This delivers the benefits of high-altitude training equivalent to exercise done at 2,000 meters
Understand the science of breath holding for improved athletic performance
Master a 9th century meditation practice of yogic body-mind meditation called the Shambhavi Mudra
Move past stuck patterns of energy and emotion with Conscious Connected Breathwork
Train your nervous system for less breathing, increased CO2 and better health

“In Just 10 Minutes a Day You Can Measurably Increase Stamina and Energy Levels With a Breathing Method Known to Elite Athletes”

A breathing method you can use to radically boost your energy levels in just a few minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. It is easy and free once you know how!

The Breath Secret of Incredible Performance

The science behind Breathe to Energize comes from the observations of sports scientists working with the most elite level athletes of our time.

High Altitude Training

Sports scientists began studying high altitude training after observing that athletes who competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City at an altitude of 2,240 meters returned home to have performance that beat their previous best records. Spending time in low oxygen environments could bring out more stamina than what training at sea-level could do.


More Oxygen

When the body senses low oxygen, the kidney produces a protein called EPO which triggers more red blood cells to flood the system. More red blood cells = more energy


Olympic Swim Team Record Performance

James Counsilman coached the American swim team to record-busting performance with a swimming method of breathing less


The Greatest Runner of All Time

Czech athlete Emil Zatopek was called “the Greatest Runner of All Time” by Runner’s World Magazine and won more Gold medals than any other runner before or since. His secret? Breathing less.


The Breathe to Energize Method

This practice requires only 4 steps and takes only about 10 minutes to finish three rounds


#1: Twenty Conscious Connected Breaths

Follow the on screen guidance to breathe in deep full breaths into the upper chest and relax the breath out on your exhale. This quickly lowers CO2 in your body and makes it comfortable to not breathe for a minute or more afterwards


#2 Suspend Your Breathing

As you are guided into a state of meditation you will sit with a relaxed body neither holding the breath in nor out. This develops a mind-body connection and allows you to find comfort in a space between the breaths


#3 Bring Your Oxygen Level to 89%

If you have an oximeter (or can order one) then you’ll know how to take this step. Just suspend your breath until your blood oxygen drops to 89%. This usually takes about one minute without breathing. An oximeter is only required for one exercise in Breathe to Energize


#4 Suspend Your Breath for Just 30 More Seconds

The research shows that just 30 seconds spend in a state where your blood oxygen is 89% or less, within hours your body will be flooded with new red blood cells. You will notice how much more stamina and energy you have in this process


The Body-Enhancing Benefits of Breathe to Energize Practice


In a state of high CO2 and low oxygen your body will automatically begin to generate red blood cells as well as a number of other effects, including:

  • Raise levels of red blood cells and EPO
  • Increasing life span by preserving the health of stem cells
  • Increasing resistance to bacterial infections
  • Balance the nervous system and learn how to make yourself feel relaxed


  • Protection against disease and improve exercise performance
  • Boost nitric-oxide levels which acts as a vasodilator and protection against infections
  • Increases oxygen absorption


  • Boost your immune system


  • Bring a sense of calm and wellbeing while being filled with energy


“I have been a student of this topic for quite a long time, and Adrian Cox transfers his profound knowledge of Breathwork in a clear, interesting, and easy-to-understand style. I recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing. The flow offers a structured pathway with excellent graphics and easy-to-follow exercises. This is the perfect training for anyone interested in this fascinating topic.” -Dermot Ryan


“Although I have studied several breathing techniques intensively over the last 25 years, I was delighted with this course and reinspired about breathing techniques ,so much so that I immediately sent links to this course out to many of my own students and even to my family members. Masterly taught by Adrian.” -Paddy McGrath


Included in this course are several practice gems that are part of the go-to techniques I use to help people open their breathing power:

  • Guided Breath Awareness Practice
  • The Breathing Triangle
  • The Shambhavi Mudra Meditation


At each stage of the program, there are practices which build upon each other, step by step. By the end of this course, you will have a daily 10-minute breathing practice which will revitalize you and bring you a new relationship with your body and mind!


“Great course! Clear and concise. Adrian knows his work and is certainly on my list of go to experts for Breathwork. Loved how the body anatomy was incorporated in order to understand how it effectively works with our breath and simple yet effective practices to incorporate in our day to day life.” -Diana G



I’m Adrian Cox

I teach what I practice. A daily practice of yoga, breathing, and meditation for 25 years. My insatiable curiosity and drive for learning has opened the world to me, and led me to learn with many masters. I am passionate about what I do.

Breathing is our birthright, and changing your relationship with breath can make it easier to be more of the person you want to be, when you need to be. Over centuries and longer, different approaches to understanding and working with breath have emerged. I’ve studied those disciplines for decades, and integrated them into the work I do with BreathYoga. I’m the founder of two yoga schools and have worked with thousands of people, teaching the art and science of body, mind and spirit.

Integrating Sports Science and Yoga

It has been known for over 50 years that athletes who train at high elevations where the oxygen levels are thin experience serious performance gains due to the changes in red blood cell levels. This principle has been exploited in doping which leads to the insane cycling performance of Lance Armstrong winning the arduous Tour de France competition 8 years in a row. Yet by learning to comfortably suspend your own breath and dropping your blood oxygen levels intentionally, you too can stimulate the production of red blood cells in your body within hours, giving you the ability to exercise longer and with more energy.

Breathe to Energize looks into the use of breath suspension since in the earliest inception of yoga over 2500 years ago. By knowing the perspective and philosophy at work of the ancient yogis, you will discover your ability to silence your thoughts and master your body and mind.

Do you practice other forms of Breathwork?

In this program you will see inspiration and knowledge that draws from conscious connected breathwork, yogic pranayama, Buteyko Method and the Wim Hof method. By joining Breathe to Energize, you will draw inspiration and take in new perspectives on breathwork while going deeper with your scientific knowledge and meditation practice.

If you are new to Breathwork

Perhaps you have heard of breathwork or have had a few experiences and are curious to know more. The stronger breathwork practices in Breathe to Energize are lightly challenging as it stimulates the sympathetic nerve system and can temporarily raise the blood pressure slightly. You are encouraged to work in partnership with your body and mind, taking this course at the rate and speed which is right for you.

Recommended tools to have for this course:

One breathwork exercise in Breathe to Energize makes use of a pulse oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels. To get the most out of this course, obtain or purchase an oximeter – something you should be able to find easily online between 20 and 70 USD. We recommend that you specifically seek out a device which has a quality sensor and is FDA approved. Adrian currently uses the Oxiline Pulse 9 Pro

Once you have completed the entire course, gone through all the lectures, and practiced when prompted, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion (PDF) and be able to share what you have learned with others. Lastly, as I continue to add more helpful information to this course over time, you’ll have lifetime access to it! Enjoy this journey!

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“There’s a really good mix of hard science (but not so hard as to go over your head) and traditional yogic teachings here. There is a lot of information, probably more than can be absorbed in one go-through, but also good concrete methods for using this information to improve health and states of mind.” – Zak Braverman


Who this course is for:


  • Anyone new to conscious breathing or body-mind practices and wants an accessible place to start
  • People who exercise or do athletics and want to improve their energy and stamina
  • Practitioners of breathwork including Wim Hof method and want a new angle and application, to go deeper in what you practice
  • You want to understand yourself, your body more and improve your health and sense of wellbeing
  • Breathworkers, coaches therapists and yoga teachers who want career development
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