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Does it ever feel like your breathing is holding you back? Like your muscles are more than adequate to do their jobs, but your lungs just can’t keep up?

You might say to yourself: “All athletes get winded and need to catch a breath from time to time, right?” Well, of course, but there’s more to it than that.

Why can two athletes of similar size, body structure, and muscle mass perform the same exact athletic activity, but one gets more easily winded than the other?

Unless you were in the middle of an intense exercise session and found your way to this webpage, you’re probably breathing through your nose right now.

Why should this change depending on what we’re doing? For example, our mouths tend to prop open when we exercise or sleep. Why?

There are several reasons, but the short answer is many of us are breathing incorrectly. And this tends to be true regardless of their level of athleticism.

Let’s just get right to it: The proper way to breathe—whether climbing a mountain, exercising at the gym, or sleeping in your bed—is through your nose.

This question of whether humans should be breathing through their nose or mouth has been going on for far too long. Here’s the truth: it’s often easier to breathe through your mouth than your nose, which is why so many people do it. 

But that does not mean you should breathe that way.

Nasal breathing offers several advantages over mouth breathing that can profoundly impact performance, overall health and wellness, and longevity.

The problem is that so many of us naturally default to breathing through our mouths without even realizing it. Even worse, many of us can’t help but breathe through our mouths.

Not me, you say? Well, do you snore? Guess what? You’re guilty of mouth breathing.

Or when you do an intense cardio session and stop to catch your breath, do you use your mouth to catch your breath? Again, you’re mouth breathing.

Want to try a little test? Why not see if you can do your next workout without breathing through your mouth?

You could even try it right now: do some jumping jacks, burpees, whatever exercise gets you winded, and let us know how long it takes to resort to mouth breathing.

Go ahead. We’ll wait…

How are you breathing?

If you found yourself instinctively opening your mouth to take a breath of air, that’s quite all right. You’ve probably been mouth-breathing your entire life.

You’ve probably seen it done your entire life. Think about the last NBA game you watched. A player makes a great steal, sprints down the court, goes for the dunk, makes it, and then gets fouled in the process.

Then what? The camera cuts to the player, standing there, hands on his knees, sweat dripping onto the floorboards, mouth wide open as he struggles to catch his breath.

All of us—including that professional athlete on television—have been subconsciously conditioned to open our mouths to take in more oxygen when we feel like we need it.

We all do this because, on some level, we believe that we cannot get enough oxygen using our noses alone.

But we can. And not only can our bodies get the oxygen they need through our noses, but breathing in that manner is far superior to breathing through our mouths.

Nasal breathing allows us to optimize our physical performance, speed up our recovery, enhance our cognition, and provide a better night’s sleep.

But nasal breathing is a learned skill—a skill that Corey Reed and Mike Maina discovered through their unique journeys with breathwork, and one that they now want to share with you.

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Hi, this is Corey Reed and Mike Maina, the founders of Mountain Wellness.

We’re so glad that you’re here with us and are interested in learning more about improving your breathing and optimizing your performance.

If you can’t already tell, the two of us are not gurus, monks, or forest dwellers. We’re just two average guys with an above-average love for the mountains.

Breathwork has had a profound impact on both of our lives. Today, sharing what we’ve learned about breathwork has become our life’s work.

While the path we each took to get to this point is unique, our goal is the same: to revolutionize the health and wellness industry through the power of breathwork.

Corey Reed:

Once a blind snowboarder, now a breathwork biohacker.

Mountain climber working hard on a steep face

“I was involved in a traumatic car accident in my early twenties that left me completely blind and a below-the-knee amputee. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that the experience wasn’t life-shattering because it was.

The first few days and months of learning to live without my sight were undeniably the toughest of my life. With time, however, a certain level of resolve began to grow within me.

I had always been athletic and decided that as terrible as the car accident had been, I wasn’t going to let it stop me from pursuing my dreams.

A year after the accident—after developing a system with my coach that allowed me to snowboard completely blind—I was back out there, competing as a member of the US snowboard team.

Unfortunately, another injury unrelated to the car accident derailed my competitive snowboard career. Nevertheless, the experience gave me precisely what I needed: proof that I could still perform athletically as I once did.

In 2012 I set a World Record as the first adaptive athlete to compete in an able-bodied CrossFit competition as a part of the CrossFit Los Angeles team. I went on to compete as a sponsored fitness and outdoor adventure athlete.

I have since spent the last decade dedicating myself to biohacking and optimizing human performance. During that time, I learned, cultivated, and perfected the breathwork techniques available to you in this training.

While our techniques were designed around the needs of the mountain athlete, there is no limit on who can benefit from these teachings. We believe that everyone, regardless of their level of athleticism, could gain something from taking our breathwork course.

Today, I work with some of the world's most elite human-performance practitioners and coaches. Aside from being a Licensed Massage Therapist, I draw upon my years of experience as a professional athlete to guide and train those looking to take their performance to the next level.”

Mike Maina

After an experience with acute mountain sickness, he knew something needed to change.

“In 2015, I was backpacking with my 13-year-old son near Saddlebag Lake in the Eastern Sierra at 11,000 feet. We took a day hike to the glacier, a rapid ascent on a hot day.

On the return, I got violently ill and began to vomit. I didn’t realize it then, but I had come down with acute mountain sickness. The high elevation had sent me on a downward spiral, physically.

In that moment, I had to make a tough decision while under duress. I could either stay put and send my 13-year-old son 5 miles alone to get help or wait and hope things got better.

I decided to see if I could get out of the heat and sleep it off. I napped for a couple of hours and slowly began to feel better. One thing you quickly realize when you’re out in the backcountry is that no one is coming for you.

I had always heard about people climbing Mt. Everest without oxygen and even summiting without oxygen, yet here I was, suffering from mountain sickness at half the altitude. I grew curious to learn this secret and see if it could enhance my own mountain pursuits.

I wanted to visit the most beautiful places on earth and not struggle or become sick in the process. Because trust me, altitude sickness can quickly ruin a vacation. That day’s event on the glacier was the beginning of my breathwork journey.

Now, years later, after training with our breathwork protocols, I can go to 14,000 feet with no symptoms of headache or mountain sickness. It took years of testing our breathwork techniques on multiple mountain passes in the Sierra Nevada before we got to this point.

The final test came on Mt. Whitney when we pushed the limits at 14,000 feet. If there’s a perfect place to trigger mountain sickness, it’s there. Since most people travel from sea level to the summit in 24 to 48 hours, they often experience major disruptions to respiratory performance.

When we overcame that, I knew we were onto something, and we had to share what we had learned with the world.

I now have trained with over 600 rounds of breathing sessions, have 1300 total rounds of breathwork, and a total breath retention time of over 80 hours. And for my max breath hold in a controlled environment? Over 9 minutes. (I know that may be hard to believe, but thankfully, we have it on video.)”

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What you will get is tried and tested breathing techniques that will take your performance to the next level.

We didn’t come up with this stuff by sitting in our living rooms practicing meditation; these breathing exercises were developed in the most extreme altitudes, in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

Why? Because if you can make your breath work in your favor up there, you can make it work for you anywhere.

And make no mistake about it, these are exercises. They will feel like work. We didn’t design this course for people looking to take the easy route.

Our training is for the people willing to dedicate themselves to optimize their performance in the hopes of achieving things once thought impossible.

Here’s how our system works:

The central principle at the foundation of all our training is the closed balance system. This simply refers to an even exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide within the body.

If you’ve ever experienced hyperventilation, then you know what can happen when there is an imbalance between those two molecules.

By creating hypoxic environments, we can mimic breathing conditions normally only available at extremely high elevations.

This breathwork training causes oxygen levels to fall and carbon dioxide levels to rise. Over time, you will learn to adapt to this rise in CO2 and extend your breath retention far beyond what you ever thought possible.

By the time you complete our training, not only will you be able to breathe more efficiently at higher elevations, but you’ll breathe more efficiently everywhere.

Course Features:

● Over 80 Lessons

    ○ Physiology of the Closed Balance System

    ○ Nasal Nitric Oxide and Why You Need It

    ○ Body Oxygen Level Test

    ○ Hypoxic Breathwork and Oxygen Saturation Monitoring

    ○ Breathing Mechanics

    ○ the Nervous System

    ○ High-Performance Force Rate

    ○ Nutritional Considerations

    ○ Resonant Breathing for High Blood Pressure

    ○ Trail Running and Endurance

    ○ And More

● Insights From Other Experts in the World of Breathwork

● Lifetime Access to All Course Materials

“At the foundation of physical performance lives oxygen.”

Hear from real people just like yourself who achieved dramatic results with our Performance Breathwork Video Course.

“Corey Reed has been an amazing massage therapist not only for me but for my
patients that I refer to him. I enjoy trail running, backpacking, skiing and many other
outdoor activities. Corey has helped me continue these activities at my highest ability
through the bodywork and respiratory performance that he provides. I have not met a
massage therapist so in tune with what their patients need.”



- Jenelle Day (PT)
Peak Physical Therapy

“When I first came to Corey I was a hard-core mouth breather. Through
some basic hands-on with Corey, it quickly became apparent that nasal
breathing not only helps with performance it also just feels better inday-to-day activities. Last summer running the same trail both nasal and
mouth breathing there was a huge difference in heart rate, breathing
rates, and how I felt at the end of the 6 miles of trails. I’m a numbers guy
and where a heart rate no other during most workouts. My average heart
rate went down, my perceived effort went down, as well as my peak heart
rate. During strenuous workouts, my recovery to be able to jump into the
next set is quicker and I feel ready to lift again quicker than ever before. If
you’re looking to up your game or just feel better give it a try!”


- Kelby G

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Benefits Of Nasal Breathing

Mouth Breathing

  • Decreased lung capacity
  • Low CO2 tolerance
  • Dehydration
  • Moisture loss
  • Exercise-induced asthma and bronchoconstriction
  • Poor dental health
  • Less body oxygenation.
  • Increased risk of snoring and
    other sleep disorders.
  • Asthma, allergies, and hay fever present more severe symptoms.

Nasal Breathing

  • Superior lung protection
  • Higher CO2 tolerance
  • Improved sleep and faster recovery
  • Enhanced cognition and concentration
  • Increased diaphragm activation
  • leading to superior oxygen uptake
  • Vasodilation (decreased blood pressure)
  • Increased nitric oxide in the body
  • Superior immune defense against viruses, bacteria, and other toxins.
  • Better body oxygenation.
  • Ability to stay better hydrated and retain moisture
  • Healthier teeth and gums.
  • Reduced snoring and less
    constricted airways.
  • Less pronounced effects from asthma, allergies, and hay fever.
  • 22% more efficient than mouth breathing.
  • And more

What you’ll save with our training:

If you’re a mountain athlete looking to strengthen your respiratory system or high altitude conditions, you may spend thousands of dollars on travel just getting to the mountain.

If you’re an extreme athlete trying to prepare for your next event, you’ll probably spend thousands of dollars on equipment, trainers, and gym memberships while neglecting the lowest hanging fruit in human performance: performance breathwork.

Even if you’re not an athlete and are merely looking to improve your health and wellness, our training can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Perhaps you’re a person who suffers from sleep apnea or other breathing disorders and requires medical treatments, special devices, and medications. In that case, you’re likely to spend a small fortune, not even mentioning the added stress you’ll put on your body and mind.

Breathwork training is one of the simplest, most cost efficient things you can do to improve your performance, endurance, and overall health and well-being.

Mountain Wellness Performance Breathwork Course: $149.00

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Breathe better. Be better.

What happens after purchase:

  1. After checkout, you will be sent an email with a link to create a password for your account.
  2. You will then be guided to your dashboard, where all the courses you’re currently enrolled in are listed.
  3. Click on the course you’d like to begin, and you’ll be taken to the first lesson.
  4. If you have to stop mid lesson, all your progress down to the exact second of the video you watched—will be saved for your convenience.
  5. Start learning the powers of breathwork. Breathe better. Be better.

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FAQs

Q: What if I have difficulty breathing through my nose? A deviated septum, for example?

These blockages can make certain types of breathwork difficult. The current methods of using nasal dilators have helped open the nasal passages enough for exercise or breathwork. You can also use manual techniques, which we demonstrate in our online course.

Q: Is it safe to hold your breath for extended periods?

Yes. Humans have the unique ability to practice breath holds during training in safe, controlled environments. A C02 tolerance test will help tell you if you can begin this kind of work. Those who suffer from high anxiety, epilepsy, eye pressure, and glaucoma will want to check with a physician ahead of time.

Q: Does breathwork work for sleep apnea?

Yes. Gaining control of your breathing, through the nose, especially during sleep, can reduce or eliminate sleep apnea. Increased oxygen delivery and less labored breathing have tremendous benefits. Mouth taping with specialized tape has helped and retrained many people for a better night's sleep. Diet, obesity, and inflammation also contribute to good breathing habits.

Q: Can I do breathwork exercises if I have asthma?

Yes! You would want to start gently and learn to breathe LSD: low, slow, and deep through the nostrils. There are also psychological components to asthma that we address in our bonus section. Maintaining control of your nervous system in high-stress environments can also improve asthma triggers.

Q: Will breathwork get me high?

It can, a natural high. These are often physiological responses to hyperventilation, not magic. To over-oxygenate the system, super ventilation can create a fight-or-flight response. Hyperarousal, the release of adrenaline, certain hormones that make you feel good such as serotonin and oxytocin, can improve mood or create a state of euphoria. The downside is if overdone, you can experience debilitating effects, especially with improper training through the mouth.

Q: Will breathing exercises cause me to pass out?

No, if done correctly. Remember, we teach a closed balanced system. If you are training your system to be so out of balance you pass out, you’re likely over breathing and, as a result, over-training.

Q: Why do we breathe so poorly? How come more people don’t know about this?

In our online training course, we talk about how evolution wasn’t kind to us. Primarily because of the industrialized lifestyle. While many primitive cultures maintained nasal breathing and large pronounced airways, modern society did not. Mouth breathing, although dysfunctional, became easier.

Q: How is this different from the Wim Hof Method?

We love Wim! The closed balanced system trains exclusively nasal restricted breathing. We use specific methods for altitude to preserve and protect the respiratory system. Our super ventilation is controlled by airflow to create the optimal intake of oxygen for endurance athletes and specific mountain pursuits.

Q: Is it safe to exercise with mouth tape? Is it safe to sleep with mouth tape?

Exercising with mouth tape is a choice. It is unnecessary since you can simply keep your mouth closed during training. Sleeping with mouth tape is different since we retrain the nervous system while asleep. Eventually, you will not require tape once adequately trained. That time will be different for everyone: obesity, diet, and inflamation will affect your progress. Do not use any other tape except specifically designed mouth tape found in our course material. You can also search online for tape specifically designed for the mouth. Check with your doctor but they will likely no little about the protocol.

Q: I feel like I can’t get enough oxygen through my nose; why?

Likely, because you are untrained. There is also the possibility that you have some sort of nasal blockage or pre existing condition. Assuming it is the former and not the latter,you should be able to increase the amount of oxygen you can take through your nose with the help of our training. Many folks believe it is not possible because they have been breathing through the mouth for years. Their body has adapted to an unhealthy way of breathing through the mouth. Respiratory muscles are the same as going to the gym and working out. If you have done nothing for years at first it will seem difficult. This is where your journey begins to a healthier, lifelong benefit to extend longevity.

Q: Is breathwork good for COVID?

Yes. It can help prepare you for a low-oxygen environment. Strengthening your respiratory system before COVID attacks the lungs is common sense. Increasing lung capacity, CO2 tolerance, and force rate will fortify the unprepared. Hospitals usually send a patient home after an attack on the lungs and tell them to do lung exercises. On the other hand, no one prepares you before the attack on the lungs. We do.

Q: Is your training similar to meditation?

For most, meditation is difficult. We spend our lives constantly thinking about everything from moment to moment. Breathwork exercises help bridge the gap between meditation and breathing, allowing you to ease into full body awareness.

Q: Why do I fall asleep whenever I do breathing exercises?

How are your sleep protocols? Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Some types of downregulation breathwork will slow the system down to relax and unwind from a constant high state of arousal, a higher respiratory rate, and the stress of the day. Falling asleep isn’t a bad thing. It sounds like recovery.

Q: Does breathwork cause tinnitus?

We have heard of rare circumstances of this occurrence. This appears to be related to the fight or flight response, over-training, and over-breathing orally. Our closed balanced breathing methodology avoids these potential pitfalls. This is highly likely overtraining.

Q: Can I do breathwork if I’m a smoker?

Yes, although counterintuitive, knowledge is power. After completing our online training course, you will understand the essential role your respiratory system plays in your lifespan. You may be less inclined to require a smoke if you can lower your stress and anxiety through breathwork.

Q: Can I perform breathing exercises while under the influence of alcohol or drugs?

This is not recommended.

Q: What is the proper posture for breathwork?

Sitting or lying down in a safe, quiet, controlled environment is best. Super ventilation, or hyperventilation breathwork, should never be done in or around water.

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