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Workshop to Explore Art of Breath

Participants in an AOB clinic test their breathing practices in real time.

Photo credit: Power Speed Endurance

Participants in an AOB clinic test their breathing practices in real time.
Written by: Communicator StaffMay 04, 2017

Power Speed Endurance, an athletic fitness and training program, will host an Art of Breath clinic Aug. 12 in Fort Wayne.

“It is about understanding what is normally thought of as an unconscious process to improve your health and life,” said Rob Wilson, PSE coach.

In addition to many other events held around the globe, PSE holds about one AOB clinic a month, said Wilson.

The primary benefit of the event is learning how breathing can improve overall health, said Rachael Colacino, PSE’s director of marketing and outreach and running coach.

The one-day event will be held at CrossFit Tactical Strength from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Wilson said AOB events typically attract athletes, military personnel and individuals in the law enforcement, but he encourages anyone, especially students, to attend.

“College students usually have quite a bit of scholastic work load and stress,” Wilson said. “Learning how to use your breath is an easy and powerful way to mitigate stress and promote cognitive growth.”

The cost for the clinic is $299, which includes a brief history of breath; the anatomy and physiology of breath practice; mechanics; learning how to optimize physical movement of breath; and a time for testing, application and questions.

At the end of the day, participants will be given the opportunity to test what they have learned in real time and use their results to see how critical the art of breath is, Wilson said.

“You are breathing anyway all the time. Why not learn how to manipulate something you’re doing anyway to improve your life?” he said.

He said AOB can lead to better relationships with loved ones, increased levels of physical health, improved memory and stronger mental capacity.

The clinic will be led by Wilson, one of PSE’s nine coaches. He has over 15 years experience as a practitioner and teacher with an education in manual therapy.

“What sets us apart is that we never stop evolving,” Colacino said. “We are a training program and community steeped in learning and experience.”

She said PSE follows the n = 1 philosophy, meaning each individual is unique. Additionally, they model their program off of the principles — power, speed and endurance — that are the test in all sports and ultimately life.

For more information about PSE and the AOB event, visit https://powerspeedendurance.