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Full Video Course — length: 6:45 h

breathe to heal online video course

With anxiety, hyper-stress, depression and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it's time we look at the unspoken reasons why – and take action.

In this groundbreaking course, Max Strom, who has taught breath-work for 23 years, shares his insights into this pandemic, and then reveals that these debilitating challenges can be disrupted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises per day. Max Strom teaches personal transformation, wellbeing, and yoga worldwide and is known for inspiring and igniting change. His breakthrough methodology, Inner Axis, addresses our internal wellbeing and our potential for physical and emotional healing. A three time TEDx speaker, his TEDx talk, Breathe to Heal now approaches one million views on Youtube. He is the author of, A Life Worth Breathing, and There is No App for Happiness.

Mini Video Course — length: 1:31 h

the end of anxiety
online video course

app

strategic breathing app

Strategic Breathing, Max Strom’s new groundbreaking App is specifically designed for individuals in high stress / low margin for error professions or situations, and those suffering from PTSD such as military personnel and first responders.

If you can breathe, this App will work for you.

The App features Max Strom’s voice in combination with an animated CG Avatar and motion graphics to guide you through a safe and effective practice of breathing patterns and meditative movement.

The Strategic Breathing App is the result of Max’s 23 years of teaching breathing evolutions across the world and is known to produce a level of an inner calm that helps you to feel better, sleep better, and function at a higher level in your relationships and your life-work.

App content:

  • Breathing technique tutorial.
  • Talk on how breathing and emotions are deeply connected.
  • Standing breathing evolutions ranging from 5 to 30 minutes.
  • Seated breathing evolutions ranging from 5 to 30 minutes.
  • Deep relaxation practice to prepare for sleep.

What medical doctors are saying about Max Strom’s breath work as an intervention for mental health:

books

A Life Worth Breathing

A Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing

We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do it–that eludes us. In his new book, A Life Worth Breathing, internationally renowned spiritual philosopher and teacher Max Strom shows us the way. His groundbreaking book reaches past dogma in a language that is vital, inspired, and accessible. Strom leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we excavate our past in order to have a better understanding of our present. According to Max Strom, “We live in fear of terrorism but in actuality the most devastating terrorism comes from within us as we sabotage ourselves.” With practical techniques, A Life Worth Breathing offers us a path to transformation with visionary insights on forgiveness, gratitude and self-empowerment. The teachings are rooted in Yoga, Sufism and Eastern philosophy, but make no mistake, this is not a yoga book of postures, it is a guidebook for living. A Life Worth Breathing teaches us that by healing our past emotional wounds, silencing the inner critic that cripples us, and cultivating a yoga and breathing practice, we can elevate ourselves from the mindset of a reactionary victim to an authentic life of meaning, health, and joy. A life worth living, a life worth breathing.

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language editions

There Is No App For Happiness

Finding Joy and Meaning in the Digital Age with Mindfulness, Breathwork, and Yoga

Technology is exploding exponentially. We are becoming less happy. Max Strom tells you how to get your life, and your happiness, back. Technology has expanded at such a rate that nearly every aspect of our world has been affected – yet there has been no corresponding expansion of personal happiness. Instead, we find that the wealthiest societies of the world have become depressed, anxious, sleep deprived, and over-medicated. Max Strom, author of A Life Worth Breathing and global teacher of personal transformation, reveals that we each have internal, human technology capable of empowering our lives and leading us to deeper levels of happiness. In his new book, There is No App for Happiness, Strom illustrates three imperatives to take back control of our lives. Learn that joy and fulfillment require us to be active participants, not passive viewers. We should not strive for a virtual life – but a life truly lived. There is No App for Happiness helps us to overcome our negative presets and propels us into a new and more meaningful experience of living.

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language editions

dvds

This practice is for everyone; every nationality, gender, religion and age, even those in wheelchairs. This DVD is for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their health, vitality, and relationships.

Max Strom: Learn To Breath

Breath penetrates, breath invigorates, and breath heals.

Introducing the highly anticipated DVD, Learn to Breathe, to Heal Yourself and Your Relationships, from internationally renowned yoga teacher, Max Strom. In this DVD you will learn and integrate breathing exercises and gentle movement, the effect of these can lead to profound inner calm, enhanced energy, and mental clarity. Other benefits may include an increased ability to give up addictions, such as smoking. Once people have experienced the power of their own breath, they understand why it is called life force.

Max Strom is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students and has become one of the most revered and respected Yoga Teachers in the US and abroad. Founder of Sacred Movements, Center for Yoga and Healing in Los Angeles, he now travels worldwide teaching and lecturing on breathing, yoga, and personal transformation.

This home practice DVD takes the student through Max’s signature Learn to Breathe workshop. It is extremely practical and easy to understand and requires no background in yoga to receive the full benefits. Max speaks on how the breath affects us in the context of our mind, our body, and especially our emotions. Several simple but meaningful exercises are offered with clear and safe directions.

Max Strom Yoga – Strength, Grace, Healing – Region 1

Max Strom’s innovative 2-DVD set was designed to be accessible for almost anyone to enjoy and has become a favorite among yoga practicioners in the USA and Europe.
The goal is not to tie ourselves in knots — we’re already tied in knots. The aim is to untie the knots in our hearts. The aim is to unite with the ultimate, loving, and peaceful power in the universe.
Best Yoga Video 2006
— Woman’s Health and Fitness

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness
English and German (1:41h)

Forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful tool we have for healing ourselves. To forgive another, heals oneself, just as anger toward another poisons oneself. Anger and resentment destroy our lives. Failure to forgive affects our stress level, discernment, and our relationships. Also, for the body to heal, often times what is most vital is to heal the broken heart or spirit.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness
English and Mandarin (1:03h)

Forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful tool we have for healing ourselves. To forgive another, heals oneself, just as anger toward another poisons oneself. Anger and resentment destroy our lives. Failure to forgive affects our stress level, discernment, and our relationships. Also, for the body to heal, often times what is most vital is to heal the broken heart or spirit.

Learn To Breathe: Home Practice

How does the way we breathe affect our stress level, quality of sleep, depression, and even our relationships? This home practice takes the student through Max's signature Learn to Breathe workshop which he teaches to sold out seminars across the world. You will learn and integrate breathing exercises and gentle movement. The effect of these can lead to profound inner calm, enhanced energy, and mental clarity. This video is extremely practical and easy to understand and requires no background in yoga to receive the full benefits.

other versions

Strength, Grace, Healing

This class is a holistic practice for developing strength, grace, and healing, of the body, emotions, and mind. It presents an introduction to Max Strom’s yoga that is easily accessible to the beginner to intermediate practitioner. It is easy to follow, yet also challenging.
“Best Yoga Video”
–Women's Health & Fitness

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Insights Into Happiness

Keynote address from the Nantucket Yoga Festival. Recorded July 10, 2015. Approx. 23 minutes
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