Patrick McKeown is the best-selling author of The Oxygen Advantage, and the Clinical Director of the Buteyko Clinic International. Over the past two decades, Patrick has trained thousands of people around the world to safely challenge their bodies and produce positive changes through correct breathing. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading breathing re-education experts.
In this conversation we discuss:
[2:16] Flourishing under COVID
[4:59] Early in life, deciding never to work for someone else
[9:33] Growing up with asthma, trouble concentrating and sleep
[11:01] Why mindfulness meditation isn't enough
[16:05] Breathing for concentration
[22:29] Traveling to the USSR to study from Prof. Buteyko
[25:28] The Buteyko Method
[32:28] What's wrong with how we breath today?
[41:42] Why spiritual traditions emphasize the breath?
[46:50] The breath as connecting between the conscious and the subconscious, left and right hemispheres.
[49:06] A short sermon to breathers.