February 11, 2022
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
The Best New Breathwork App, Hands Down
Right now, it seems everyone is talking about breathwork. And at this point, you probably know you should be doing it. You’ve heard about the seemingly endless amounts of the neuroscience behind it, you’ve read the articles about the countless benefits, and maybe you’ve even dabbled in a few courses or guided sessions.
But even though it's clear that breathwork is powerfully good for us, many people still struggle to find the time and motivation to practice it regularly. Trust me, I'm guilty of this too. Sometimes I just have so much going on that it’s hard to allow myself to relax and give in to 20-30 minutes of not doing, and simply breathing.
That’s where Othership comes in.
Othership is my favorite new breathwork app. Yes, I know, there's a dizzying variety of breathwork apps out there…but this one is just really darn good. It helps me look forward to doing my daily breathwork, which means I'm less likely to skip it for other “more important things.”
The app comes with over 500 extremely well-produced guided breathwork sessions for just about everything from “pick-me-up” energy boosts to “othertrip” sessions for “orbiting time and space.” I've personally been doing a 6-15 minute “upper” session each day, a “downer” session before naps or sleep, and on the weekends I've been incorporating the longer 50-70 minute holotropic-style trippy sessions. (It's better to listen with headphones, by the way, because many of the tracks also include binaural beats to shift you into different brainwave states.)
Other benefits of using Othership include:
- Incorporating certain breathwork practices to help build up lung capacity and breath retention
- Harnessing the power within to kickstart your day and breathe life into your focus and productivity
- Reaching altered states through esoteric experiences to help regulate your emotions and engage in affirmations and manifestations
- Building a routine for good sleep, and unwind with practices to destress and linger in the present instead of thinking into the future unnecessarily
- Stretching to new areas of movement through embodiment practices, such as mixing conscious breathing simultaneously with walking or ice bathing
So if you’re looking to finally reap the benefits of regular breathwork, check out Othership by clicking here. It's just a killer app, and I know you're going to love it as much as I do. Finally, this app isn't a breathwork course or class, per se, and so for that, if you want a really great baseline for learning everything you need to know about breathwork, I recommend the course by Josh Trent and/or Niraj Naik. I'm personally a breathwork junkie, so I've taken both courses with my twin thirteen-year-olds, and recommend both—I think it will likely amplify your Othership experience.
My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I recently turned 40, and as a birthday gift from myself to you (because there's no better gift than the gift of giving), I've let you in on my newest book that's coming out in April this year. It's called Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina.
This book is for you if you struggle with temptation and often find yourself succumbing to it; if you get overwhelmed by all the ways you can pray and meditate; if you lay awake at night with your mind racing thinking about the general anxieties of the week; if you want to live an impactful life that inspires others to greatness; and more.
By the conclusion of Endure, you will have discovered and learned how to implement tools, tactics, and habits for spiritual stamina that were inspired by great philosophers, thinkers, and theologians of ancient and modern ages, including Augustine, Plato, the Apostles Paul, Peter and John, the kings David and Solomon, C.S. Lewis, Naval Ravikant, Anthony de Mello, Derek Sivers, Doug Wilson, Randy Alcorn, John Piper, many, many others, and of course, Jesus Christ himself.
Just click here to be the first in line to be notified as soon as Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina is ready for release, which is officially happening in April 2022. Thanks for reading, and for putting up with this old 40-year-old curmudgeon's ramblings. :)
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I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
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