How to Stay Relax and Focussed in a Sport Competition situation.

How do you Deal with Stress when you are in an Sport Competitive situation?

Staying clear in the head is easier said then done.

Find out how your Breathing can become perhaps your best weapon of defence or attack

When feeling tension, feeling stress Exhaling makes Room for Oxygen. Thru the Baaij Breath Method you experience how to train your inner Core Muscles and Regulate Breathe Patterns.

Experiencing more Relaxation and Better Concentration thru Longer Exhalation. Thru playing Didgeridoo are Training Tool.

Accessible to all Sport Levels without previous didgeridoo experience

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to Relax to Stay Focused & Implement in Your Combat Environment

How to Recognize Your Stress Signals

It seems like a paradox, as being in a combat environment Stress is part of our Survival instinct. We know there is GOOD & BAD stress.

Yet these should not be confused with each other neither paralyze you in moments of taking action. Understanding Your Own Personal signals and How You deal with your Stress are Vital for you Own Survival

How to Control the Outcome of Your Stress

Becoming able to control the outcome of your stress situation may not not be as easy as it seems. As mental and physical and emotional issues play vital roles in these circumstances.

Yet the way in our view is that the way we are using our Breathing Patterns influences the way we as capable of controlling these personal aspects.

Experience the only Tool to Train your Inner-Core Muscles and Train Muscle Memory for New Breathing Habits.

This can only to be understood by experiencing it your self and feel the power of your breath and inner core muscles.

Bastiaan Anthonie Baaij

Is a Dutch music educator, artist and breath & vocal coach with over 25 years of experience in educating and performing with the didgeridoo and 7 other instruments.

Moved to Finland for family ties in november 2015 the Netherlands he started his first company DMDP Music 2006 & Didgeridooschool in 2008 and educated many hundreds of people young & old letting them experience the fun and healthy benefits of playing didgeridoo.

Followed education by leading didgeridoo masters for several years, (to be Alan Dargin, Mark Atkins, Sir Richard Walley, Charlie McMahon and more).

Practiced Aikido and Wushu Kungu in the Netherlands for several years.

Eventually solved his sleep-apnea and asthma thru playing didgeridoo.

Markku Mutanen

Barreto Brazillian Jui-Jitzu coach

Pro BJJ and ADCC athlete and coach.

Body healing instructor

Managing Partner at BAF Finance Oy

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Henna Palmunen Thank you for your superb presentation and inspiring speech. It immediately helped not only me (and other attenders) but also my clients 🙂 Only wished duration of your presentation was longer!

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Thank You all lovely friends ❤ I had the most interesting time. Relaxation was so efficient that I slept 5 hours afterwards!!!! And I have trouble sleeping and NEVER sleep daytime..... Thank You Bastiaan and I really, really hope to see You soon again on Hailuoto or Oulu 😍😍😍

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I highly recommend breathing coaching by Bastiaan Anthonie Baaij. I’ve found new dimensions in my breathing pattern as a flutist and I’m also getting closer to reconnecting with my instrument.

Bastiaan Anthonie Baaij is an amazing trainer and coach. His performance will suit any event from Corporate training to Leisure. Get him to Your Event! I did and he did an amazing show.

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Thanks to @Bastiaan and the group! It was a "jaw-dropping" experience. 😀 I'm feeling very relaxed and having more insight every time I do this for even 10 minutes.

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Tulkin pitää puhua ja pysyä keskittyneenä pidempiäkin jaksoja. How to Relax for Better Concentration-kurssin avulla opin hauskalla tavalla avaamaan ääneni ennen puhumista. Kurssille opitun hengitystekniikan avulla taas pystyn helpommin keskittymään keskusteluun, myös vaativammissakin tehtävissä.

 Suosittelen kurssia lämpimästi tulkeille ja muille ammattipuhujille. Evelien, Käännös- ja tulkkauspalvelu Evelingua

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WashingtonPost Article - Wellness Perspective

Could nasal breathing improve athletic performance?

By Jae Berman

January 29Imagine yourself exercising: running, hiking, dancing, lifting weights — whatever you like to do. Picture yourself pushing to a maximum intensity. Now, ask yourself: Are you breathing out of your nose or mouth?

If you are like most exercisers, you breathe through your mouth, especially as the intensity of the exercise mounts. But experts are learning that breathing through the mouth may not be as efficient or effective as breathing through the nose.

The nose is built with a specific purpose: to support our respiratory system (the primary purpose of the mouth, on the other hand, is to start the digestive process). The nostrils, hair and nasal passageways are designed to assist in filtering allergens and foreign bodies from entering the lungs. The nose also adds moisture and warmth to inhaled air for smoother entry to the lungs.

Nasal breathing, as opposed to mouth breathing, has another important advantage, especially for effective and efficient exercise: It can allow for more oxygen to get to active tissues. That is because breathing through the nose releases nitric oxide, which is necessary to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, which, in turn, is what releases oxygen. Mouth breathing does not effectively release nitric oxide, which means the cells are not getting as much oxygen as through nasal breathing, which could lead to fatigue and stress.

recent study demonstrated this. The study tested 10 runners, both male and female, who for six months had been utilizing nasal-only breathing while exercising. Participants were put through standardized testing, once with nasal breathing and then with mouth breathing, to compare their maximum oxygen intake rates. They were also tested for various other respiratory and exercise markers, including oxygen and carbon dioxide levels while exercising.

Their maximum rate of oxygen consumption did not change from nasal to mouth breathing. But the study found that the runners’ respiratory rate, breaths per minute, and ratio of oxygen intake to carbon dioxide output decreased during nasal breathing. The researchers said this is probably because of the lower breath rate used during nasal breathing, which allows more time for oxygen to get to the bloodstream.

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Hyperventilation through the mouth, i.e. the quick and hard breaths through the mouth that so many of us take when exercising at high intensity or feeling stressed, causes the body to offload more CO2, making it harder to oxygenate our cells. In intense moments, nasal breathing is the ideal way to oxygenate our systems.

Nasal breathing also activates the part of the nervous system that supports rest, recovery and digestion, rather than the part of the nervous system that is responsible for survival or stress states, such as flight or freeze. That means that, even if the body is in a stressful state of high-intensity exercise, nasal breathing can provide a sense of calm and allow us to function better.

“The fact is, it’s incredibly difficult to learn or process anything in survival mode,” says Brian Mackenzie, author, athlete and founder of the Art of Breath, a program that teaches how to use breathing to optimize athletic performance. “We are now understanding some of the deeper layers to managing stress, which has direct impact on not only the general population, but is at the heart of how elite performers can optimize performance.”

So, if nasal breathing helps us stay relaxed and improves our athletic performance, how can we do more of it?

First, pay attention. Do you more often breathe through your nose or mouth during the day? What about while exercising, especially as the workouts get more difficult? Notice what is happening with the breath as well as what it feels like to pay attention to the breath.

Now consider practicing nasal breathing. Close the mouth and relax the tongue and jaw. Start by simply nasal breathing during warm-ups and cool downs with workouts. Then try experiencing daily life while breathing through the nose. Some people who mouth breathe during sleep try “mouth taping,” putting specially designed tape over their lips to assist with nasal breathing.

Once you have your groove and are consistently nasal breathing, check for potential differences in these areas.

Emotional state — Nasal breathing should lead to a more relaxed state. (When life is stressful, and you note that you are mouth breathing, try switching to nasal breathing and inhaling slowly and deeply.)

Exercise performance — At first, high-intensity exercise may feel more difficult with nasal breathing. The body needs to adapt to a different approach to the respiratory process, and if it is used to hyperventilation during exercise, nasal breathing may feel a bit slow at first. Things will shift. Be patient.

Exercise recovery — Because nasal breathing is more efficient, recovery should be smoother.

Immune system — Nasal breathing is a major line of defense against airborne pathogens. The mouth has no defense system. You may experience improvements with overall breathing and decreasing allergies or colds.

Mackenzie said he believes nasal breathing can profoundly improve our awareness, and acknowledges how good it feels both mentally and physically. “To desire a mind that remains curious and can see the beauty in any experience is true freedom. Our breath is the direct link to a calm, clear mind and body.”

Berman is a registered dietitian, a personal trainer and owner of Jae Berman Nutrition.

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Gepubliceerd door Bastiaan Baaij · 24 mei · 

What a wonderful article post about by Christopher Bergland The Athlete's Way #longerexhalations.

All attendees of the previous event How to Relax for Better Concentration experience this thru the #BaaijBreatheMethod. And personaly experienced how playing the #Didgeridoo provide the instant autoresponse on your breathing and mental and physcial state of being. Read the article to learn more.

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Hack Your Vagus Nerve

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fight-or-flight stress.

Posted May 09, 2019 by Christopher Bergland - is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and public health advocate. He has a Guinness World Record for running (153.76-miles in 24 hours on a treadmill) and is the three-time champion of the Triple Ironman, which is a 7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike, followed by a 78.6-mile run done consecutively. He completed the Triple Ironman–which is the longest non-stop triathlon in the world–in a record-breaking time of 38 hours and 46 minutes

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Suomi Media article on Exhaling

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Gepubliceerd door Bastiaan Baaij · 13 juni · 

Insightfull article in the HS – Helsingin Sanomat. We are not good in Exhaling by #MichaelSaarinen .

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”Neliöhengitys” on harjoitus, joka saa hermoston rauhoittumaan – Psykoterapeutti antaa helpot ohjeet

Stressi ja huonot asennot saavat meidät hengittämään liian kiivaaseen tahtiin, jolloin elimistö ei saa hapekasta verta, sanoo psykoterapeutti Mikael Saarinen.

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Hailuodossa ammennettin mestarioppia- putkeen puhaltaminen täytyy kokea

Hailuodon Musiik­ki­päivien yhteydessä järjestettiin toista kertaa

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Ohjaajina toimivat Musiik­ki­päi­vil­läkin esiintyneet ammattilaiset.

Didgeridoolla Stressia vastaan - Rantalakeus

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Huffpost article:

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Let your breath find its own rhythm. Nothing is as close to you as your own breath. Some breaths may be long and deep, and others shorter. Like the ocean waves, flowing in and out, all breaths are not the same.

By Betsy Polatin, Contributor

Movement and Breathing Specialist

02/21/2014 02:27pm EST | Updated December 7, 2017

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?

We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe we are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just lost in thought. Sometimes our breathing changes in anticipation or while holding in a difficult emotion. Essentially, breathing is a response to our activity and state of mind.

Shallow breathing or holding your breath is not exactly "holding" your breath, but it is interfering with the flow of life force and the potential motion of the diaphragm. It can also cause the respiratory muscles to weaken and lose their ability to move optimally.

When we notice a lack of breath, the common response is to inhale and take a deep, forced breath. Let's look at the design of the respiratory system, and see what other more effective choices are available.

There is great potential for the diaphragm and the ribs to expand and contract as the lungs, which sit on top of the diaphragm, fill, and dispel air. Let's take a look at the exhale first. The diaphragm (the orange muscle in photo above) is a dome-shaped muscle that rises to get the air out of the lungs as you breathe out. Then, it moves down to make room for the air as you breathe in.

It's a common thought that inhaling is the important phase in the act of breathing, and people try to control it. Many say, "take a breath" or "tank up" when singing. I find that this controlled inhale can actually place unhealthy pressure on the diaphragm, often tensing neck and chest muscles that do not need to be overly involved in breathing.

Because most people are busy taking an in-breath, they do not pay much attention to the exhale process. Without exhaling completely, excess carbon dioxide -- a known stressor in your nervous system -- may remain in your lungs. The system detects that there is too much carbon dioxide and not enough oxygen. Then, it does the only thing it knows how to do: ask for more oxygen, causing another inhale. Since the lungs are still partially filled with carbon dioxide, not as much oxygen can get in. A cycle is set in motion and you keep inhaling for more oxygen, but can't get enough because the lungs have not been properly emptied.

This habit can lead to shallow breathing and holding your breath.


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