Most of us roll out of bed each day already looking outward on the day, measuring expectations and planning how to meet them; then, in the evening, we arrive exhausted from having spent hours and energy navigating the demands of our ever-changing day. What if you learned science-based techniques you could use to modify your physiology as you moved through the day? How much better would you feel as you arrived in the evening?
Conscious and intentional breath and movement are the fastest ways to pull ourselves back and reenergize the mind and body. In this program, led by Crosby Wellness Center group fitness instructor Alan Zemel, a certified Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing coach with the Oxygen Research Institute, you’ll learn techniques to consciously modify the breath and move the body that are scientifically proven to bring inner peace and relaxation. Exercises will be taught explaining the science behind many topics such as vagal tone, heart rate variability, the blood O2/CO2 balance, and other physiologic processes of the relaxation response that you can control. Experience first-hand how intentional focused functional breathing and synchronized movement can bring peace and wellbeing to the mind and body.
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 Program 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.