The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks Podcast: EPISODE 71 with Dr. Belisa Vranich

Quote: "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still." Lao Tzu

Interview with Dr. Belisa Vranich
Dr Belisa Vranich,  is a clinical psychologist and the author of the book, Breath: the simple revolutionary 14 day program to improve your physical and mental health. She has spent the last decade dedicating herself to the study of breathing. She is the founder of The Breathing Class, and has appeared in dozens national media outlets, including Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, Fox, the Today show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Wall st journal, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness, and the Huffington Post. She is a former sports psychologist for Gold's gym and a columnist for Shape magazine. She’s worked with a variety of populations from average Joes to martial artists and combat athletes, to police and firefighters, helping them all to breath more efficiently and effectively, and thus having a profound impact in their lives. In this interview Dr. Belisa discusses efficient (horizontal) versus inefficient(vertical) breathing; why incorrect breathing leads to anxiety and neck and shoulder pain, working with average Joe’s to warriors and combat athletes;  stress and breathing, how prolonged sitting affects our breathing, her breathing classes, the role of breathing in martial arts, rolling and breathing, diaphragmatic breathing and heath, Rickson’s breathing, the causes she supports, such as Liam’s Life, andTAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors, and animal rescues.