BORN2PLAY ONLINE summit
BRUNO CAVERNA
BREATH-ABILITY
CO2 TOLERANCE
30 NOVEMBER 2021
11:00 - 12:30 (CET)
BREATH-ABILITY

Dysfunctional breathing patterns have become endemic in modern lives. The act of breathing is the mother of all other vital bodily functions, regulated by the autonomic nervous system that takes place most of the time without our conscious participation. Curiously enough, at a certain point during our growing process our inherent ability to breathe normally gets compromised. The percentage of the adulthood population who displays some sort of breathing pattern disorder is simply astonishing. Few among us are nasal breathers, capable of preserving the natural endowed diaphragmatic breathing, a healthy cadence and an optimal breathing rate per minute.

In the past decades several studies have shown an intimate correlation between dysfunctional breathing patterns and many ailments. Actually, the sicker the person becomes, the stronger the feeling of breathlessness is likely to be experienced. This is particularly true for those who suffer from asthma, sleeping apnea, anxiety, panic attacks or lung damage from covid, just to mention a few.

Furthermore, behind the simplicity from each inhalation and exhalation, the breath holds an intricate complexity that travels through many spheres of the body-being. To observe attentively someone's breath is akin to having a glimpse of what is taking place on the body-mind and existential dimensions of the individual. In this vein, the breath may be regarded as an optimal entry to regulate and optimize countless expressions of the organism that have gone dysfunctional, ranging from tangible physiological disorders to other more abstract qualities such as existential fears, anxieties and distresses.

«reath-Ability is a mentorship program inspired by the Buteyko Method, Freediving, Qi Gong and it is offered either as an individual format or as a dual process. The framework will be tailored and aligned to specific needs and wishes drawn from a thorough one-to-one evaluation. Ultimately we will target certain breathing patterns with its possible correlations to seemingly compromised functionalities as the groundwork, from which the breathwork shall be elaborated and sculpted.
OVERALL BENEFITS:
To learn about oneself in deeper layers by exploring the implications behind the feeling of breathlessness
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Improvement of the overall life quality and an increased sense of well-being
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Sharpening of the attention and mental concentration empowerment
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Restoring inner calm by managing anxiety and existential fears
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Cultivation of a more permanent meditative and resilient state of being
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Enhance sleeping quality and energy levels during the awake state
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Develop a stronger sense of self-confidence and inner-strength
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Retrieving a sense of bodily lightness at the execution of daily physical activities
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Boosting general physical performance
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THE PATHWAY:
Understand the role of CO2
in the human biochemistry
Improve
CO2 tolerance and functional breathing patterns
The physiological implications behind the breathlessness sensation
Balancing of the autonomic nervous system through coherent breathing
Assessment of mental states and health conditions through breathing-hold test
Importance of nasal and light breathing
Improvement of sleeping disorders, mental concentration and energy levels by developing more functional breathing patterns
LEADING
BRUNO CAVERNA
Founder of Formless Arts - Movement Philosophy.
Originator of Play-Fight, Liquid Body and Fallness Practices.
Bruno Caverna is a pioneer in creating authentic multidisciplinary body-mind practices sustained by an embodied movement philosophy drawn from over 35 years of studying and immersing in various of disciplines such as Gymnastics, Capoeira, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Contact-improvisation, Taiji, Russian Systema, Watsu, Surfing and Freediving. Bruno began teaching in 1995 as a capoeira project leader at a psychiatric hospital. The highly demanding context supported his auto-didactic nature to flourish whilst the process configured deconstructive in its essence, the pedagogical ground for all the other future teaching projects that eventually expanded over 30 countries worldwide in the past 20 years.
Bruno Caverna - Founder of Formless Arts - Movement Philosophy.
Originator of Play-Fight, Liquid Body and Fallness Practices.
Bruno Caverna is a pioneer in creating authentic multidisciplinary body-mind practices sustained by an embodied movement philosophy drawn from over 35 years of studying and immersing in various of disciplines such as Gymnastics, Capoeira, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Contact-improvisation, Taiji, Russian Systema, Watsu, Surfing and Freediving. Bruno began teaching in 1995 as a capoeira project leader at a psychiatric hospital. The highly demanding context supported his auto-didactic nature to flourish whilst the process configured deconstructive in its essence, the pedagogical ground for all the other future teaching projects that eventually expanded over 30 countries worldwide in the past 20 years.

Bruno's inborn maverick essence led him to always challenge the seemingly dysfunctional societal mindsets that would be in dissonance with a healthy functionality of the being. For a period of time, Bruno felt compelled to strongly question the validity of any social model whenever it would reveal itself as disguised controlling power structures, particularly in those with apparent manipulative and undermining relationships between teacher and students. The inner struggle and the refusal to easily acquiesce to the norms set Bruno off into a lonely explorative path for several years till he realized the uselessness of fighting against the rules of the human game. Bruno eventually transformed his lifelong embodied experiences with inner resistances and struggle as the core subject of interest on his practices and embodied philosophy. In 2012, Play-Fight and Liquid Body coalesced as authentic practices out of a need to label his lifelong research in the body-mind field.

In 2016 he founded Formless Arts, an international cross-disciplinary hub that represents a moment of maturity coinciding with the foment of a community of self-responsible individuals. Bruno's teaching philosophy consists in becoming a revealing mirror to one another by sensibly exposing the boundaries of our crystallized social masks and the acquired self-deceptive mechanisms. In the end, Bruno is convinced that is mainly through the hurtful exercise of constantly looking after our own shadows and confronting the human flaws that we may find a sense of wholeness from within, while at the same time acknowledging and honouring a diversity of artful expressions with substantial tolerance towards conflicting perspectives.
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