WELLPOWER Podcast Ep.031 Patrick McKeown

Episode 31: Breathe Your Body Better: High Performing Health With Patrick McKeown

wellpower podcast Jun 20, 2022


Hear all the healthy breathwork protocols from incredible researcher and friend Patrick McKeown.

Kristin has known and learned so much from Patrick’s books including Oxygen Advantage and The Breathing Cure as well and his being one of his Oxygen Advantage Certified in his Coaching program. He has inspired all her work around disordered breathing and helping others with sleep apnea and asthma as well as working with professional athletes and more…

Listen into this conversation about how Patrick and Kristin met at XPT Training, how she continues to lean into getting Patrick to share more insight around differences in female breathing due to hormones, and ways to support breathing for women. 

The knowledge here is vast and deep, especially around correct biomechanical breathing for yoga, sports performance and even healthy romantic relationships. And, for all you introverts out in the world, Patrick also shares his personal story and a message about the importance of your contributions to the world.

Breathe into better by listening in to Patrick McKeown, Creator of the Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. His focus — to empower more people every day to breathe better, feel better and achieve their potential.

Patrick’s interest in breath training began when he discovered the Buteyko Breathing Method, aged 26. After a lifetime of asthma medication and inhalers, he found immediate relief from his symptoms, and has remained asthma-free ever since. He traveled to Moscow, Russia, to learn from Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, and was accredited to teach the Buteyko Method in 2002.


  • (05:44) Women’s  Breathing Studies & Cycle 

  • (09:56) The Potential and Transformative Impact of Yoga 

  • (02:58) How has breathing been overlooked by professionals?

  • (19:18) Hyperventilation: Prevention and Treatments

  • (30:04) The Effect of Breathing Less Air through the Nose

  • (39:19) For Athletes: Transitioning Breathing through the Mouth and Nose 

  • (1:05:17) Mindset and Its Correlation to Breathing

  • (1:11:34) Patrick’s Advice for His Younger Self


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