In the 80s, russian scientists were wondering how to increase the performance of their athletes. They discovered that by training in high altitude (mountain tops) they would somehow become
Faster and stronger.
They realized that because high altitude environments have lower than usual oxygen levels, this has a positive effect in the body. After much research they developped the concept of Intermittent Hypoxic Training.
As it turns out, the first Yogis, thousands of years ago, somehow figured this out, and actually the most revered breathing technique of Pranayama has the effect of lowering the Oxygen levels in the body for a brief period of time.
YES, we know…: At first, the idea of lowering the oxygen in the body might sound dangerous, or counter productive. However there’s a specific way to go about it. There’s been a ton of research done on the topic and we recommend you learn about it because it’s fascinating.
DON’T DO THIS IF: This practice is NOT recommended IF you’re in one of the following:
- Cardiac Arrhythmia / Pace Maker
I you find yourself in any of those, GO HERE
Other than that, if you follow the instructions we’re giving you, the practice is actually very beneficial for your health.
NOTE*** This is NOT Chronic Hypoxia. Chronic hypoxia is a medical condition that needs to be addressed by profesionals. What we are doing here is Lowering the Oxygen levels in the body for a very BRIEF period of time. This is known as Intermittent Hypoxic Training