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Participate in research looking to evidence the health benefits of breathing exercises and Meditation

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Sep 10, 2020
Hi all, I'm quite new to this forum but would like to share an opportunity for people to participate in a simple study which I think many who Freedive will see common ground with.

A friend of mine based in Manchester, UK, is running a study for his Masters Degree in Psychology, collecting data on the effects of daily breathing exercises, cold showers and meditation, and measuring the effects on participants mental wellbeing. The breathing methods are taken form the Wim Hof approach, and although this differs form apnea breathing techniques and is not suitable for freediving (Wim Hoff has clearly stated this himself, acknowledging the technique as hyperventilation), the broader theme of promoting deep breathing exercises as part of a daily routine is what is important here.

I'm sure many will agree that studies of this nature are really important to help reveal and promote the health benefits of practiced breathing and meditation for people in their lives, as Freedivers well know.

So if you are willing and can spare 30 mins for 10 days to participate in this fantastic piece of research, the link is below.

Please feel free to contact me if you want any more info and I can put you in touch with the study coordinator.