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Bulletproof Respiratory Hacking 2014

April 12, 2012
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Robert Lee

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Transcript of Bulletproof Respiratory Hacking 2014

Respiratory Hacking:
Breathing for Focus
& Performance

Bulletproof Biohacking Conference 2014
Mechanics of
Inhalation

Questions & Comments
Robert H Lee
Research Fellow in
Law, Science & Technology
Stanford University
rlee@codex.stanford.edu
Breathing
Directly reflects
AND
Powerfully affects

Emotion & Cognition
Breathing lies at the intersection of voluntary & autonomic control
Pranayama
Kundalini
Qigong

Freediving seminars
Reaction
to a Stressful Event
Sympathetic NS engaged
HR & RR
Fight or Flight
Quick inhale and breath hold
Mindful Response
Take a deep breath
Take several deep, slow breaths
Inhale normal V + a little more
Exhale as a relaxation phase

A Long Exhalation
Induces
Heart Rate
Variability
Exhalation
No concentric muscular effort
Engages parasympathetic NS
Thoracic pressure
HR
(1) Diaphragm
Belly Breathing


Anahata Chakra
(2) Intercostals - Chest
(3) Scapulas - Shoulders
In Three Parts
Maximal
Inhalation
vs
Mindful
(Comfortable)
Inhalation

First Minute
Discomfort comes
from simple lack
of movement
Any breath hold
in water requires
trained supervision -
not a lifeguard

Else you could drown,
even in a pool
Photo & Video Credits
The Cove - 2010 documentary
Midlands Technical College
& Pearson Education
Wikipedia - Chakras
Grey's Anatomy
Ren Chapman & Evolve Freediving
Logan Mock-Bunting & CNN
Breath Hold as Training Mode
Extreme Anaerobic Stress
& Metabolic Acidosis
spO2 ~ 50%
Mindful
Breathing
Attend to and
discharge stress
from a
trigger event
Prep for Performance

8 min for a deep freedive
A few min as time allows
1-2 breaths for a free throw to win the game
Steady State
Mindful Breathing
As needed
to maintain
Focus & Flow
Second Minute
Discomfort comes
from CO2
not O2
Warning!
Any breath hold
in water
Even a bath tub
Blackout
& Drowning
Exhalation is the Key!
Slow and relaxed
~ 10 seconds
Exhale through lips or teeth
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