the scientific knowledge of breathing and breathwork is evolving by the day. check this space regularly to get inspiration and food for thought about everything breathwork. we will continually add books, links to scientific papers and lectures by experts in the field here.
[breath in general]
⁃ nestor, james, “breath: the new science of a lost art” (riverhead books, 2020).
⁃ brulé, dan, “just breathe: mastering breathwork for success in life, love, business, and beyond” (atria/enliven books, 2017).
⁃ olsson, anders, “conscious breathing: discover the power of your breath” (sorena, 2014).
⁃ chaitow, leon et al., “recognizing and treating breathing disorders: a multidisciplinary approach” (churchill livingstone, 2013).
⁃ kastrup, andreas et al., “functional magnetic resonance imaging of regional cerebral blood oxygenation changes during breath holding”, stroke, no. 29, december 1998.
⁃ suresh i. s. rattan and dino demirovic “hormesis can and does work in humans”, dose-response, 2010.
[heart rate variability]
⁃ lehrer, paul m. and richard gevirtz, “heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work?”, frontiers in psychology, 2014.
⁃ illi, sabine k. et al., “effect of respiratory muscle training on exercise performance in healthy individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, sports medicine (vol. 42), 2012.
⁃ lee m. romer and michael i. polkey, “exercise-induced respiratory muscle fatigue: implications for performance”, journal of applied physiology, 2008.
⁃ mckeown, patrick, “the oxygen advantage: simple, scientifically proven breathing techniques to help you become healthier, slimmer, faster, and fitter” (william morrow paperbacks, 2016).
⁃ hamlin, michael j. et al., “hypoxic repeat sprint training improves rugby player’s repeated sprint but not endurance performance”, frontiers in physiology, 2017.
⁃ millet, grégoire p., “‘combining hypoxic methods for peak performance’: a biomedical engineering perspective”, sports medicine (vol. 40), 2010.
⁃ mollard, pascal et al., “role of maximal heart rate and arterial o2 saturation on the decrement of vo2 max in moderate acute hypoxia in trained and untrained men”, international journal of sports medicine, april 2007.