We all take breathing for granted, believing that it happens automatically and cannot be controlled. Understanding how to manage your breath enables you to effectively manage the body, thereby improving the quality of your life. Breath practices for health and performance have been used by countless cultures around the globe for thousands of years.
The Oxygen Advantage program teaches you how to modify your breathing in numerous ways to benefit your health, increase energy, and dramatically improve your sports performance. The class is designed to accommodate anyone looking to improve their breathing, including those suffering from Long COVID, breath health issues, as well as recreational athletes.
In this introductory class, Crosby Wellness Center group fitness instructor Alan Zemel will provide an overview of these techniques, as well as the science behind these practices.
Benefits in learning these techniques may include:
- Increased athletic performance (many professional athletes train in OA methods)
- Ability to manage anxiety
- Ability to overcome obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
- Ability to trigger your body’s relaxation response where choline-based chemicals are released.
Learn the biomechanics and biochemistry of breathing and exercises that will allow you to have direct, conscious control of your lungs, perhaps the most important organ in the body.
Through the Oxygen Advantage course, you will learn the science behind why these practices work, as well as modern functional breathing techniques that will allow you to obtain the health and wellness benefits.
This program is presented by Alan Zemel and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the Crosby Wellness Center.
About the Presenter:
Alan Zemel works with the Winter Park Health Foundation, Center for Health & Wellbeing, CanoHealth, Westminster Retirement Community, and the Veteran’s Administration. Through his company, Veteran’s Health Pathways (www.veteranshealthpathways.com). Mr. Zemel teaches employees of the Veterans Administration (doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and others) and teaches them the skills necessary to help our nation’s veterans overcome post-traumatic stress, lung damage from burn pits, and traumatic brain injury among other ailments. Upon completion of each course and demonstration of proficiency, students receive certifications to coach veterans.
Mr. Zemel is a Senior Teacher-Trainer with The Healer Within Foundation and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC). Mr. Zemel is also a certified teacher with Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute, and a certified Senior Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Coach with the Oxygen Research Institute, Ltd. Mr. Zemel has been engaged with holistic health care modalities for over 25 years. Mr. Zemel’s classes incorporate various breath and movement techniques that teach students how to take control of their own physiology to improve health, vitality, and overall wellbeing.