The Best Breathing App Anyone Can Use To Auto-Regulate Emotions & Nervous System Through Easy, Guided Breathwork: Othership With Robbie Bent.

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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 neuroscience behind it, you’ve read 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, you may 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 unwinding 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

If you want to learn more about how to incorporate breathwork into your life, check out my article, 7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Breathwork Into Your Life, Plus My Top Recommendation for Making It a Daily Habit, in which I discuss even more about Othership, but in the meantime, my guest on this show is the founder of Othership himself: my friend Robbie Bent.

Through Othership, Robbie Bent is building a platform to reduce loneliness. He's built the first emotional training classes in North America using saunas and ice baths paired with the Othership app. They also run live breathwork concerts in NYC, LA, Miami, and Austin. Robbie is a GP at Vine Ventures, a Psychedelic Medicine venture fund committed to giving 50% of profits to research and charitable causes. Prior to Othership, Robbie was an early employee at the Ethereum Foundation.

Special offer: Visit Othership and receive a 14 day free trial when you subscribe for 1 year.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What made Robbie Bent decide to start Othership?…10:58

  • Robbie suffered from nervous system dysregulation
    • Chronic fatigue, overstimulation, fight-or-flight mode all the time
    • We are not meant to constantly live in fight-or-flight
  • Robbie’s failed company and dealing with the stress
  • Discovering techniques for mastering the nervous system

-How Robbie became interested in breath work in the first place…13:02

Where Robbie finds his instructors…20:00

  • Co-founders Harry and Amanda – trained sauna masters
  • Othership started as a physical space – with an ice bath in the backyard; space for sauna, ice bath and tea room
  • Breathwork session for different problems with different people
  • Game changer was pairing music with breathing exercises
  • Group sessions to overcome social anxiety and connect in a healthy way

-How Othership is unique, compared to other breath apps…25:10

  • 2 sections different from any other app
    • Breathwork
    • Bathhouse
  • Sessions categories 
    • Up
    • Down
    • All around
    • Body
    • Brain
  • All Around – affordable therapy-like session all around emotions
  • Body – based on the idea that we store emotions in our body
  • Sessions for couples – Couples Energy and Love Bond
    • Launching a 14-day intimacy challenge in February
    • Guided sexual intimacy exercises
  • Ben’s experience with sessions for couples
  • A way to make therapy-like techniques fun and accessible

-What happens at Robbie's brick-and-mortar facilities…42:08

  • A new healthy type of community space
  • Offering community and connection in a healthy way without alcohol
  • Cold bath, sauna, breathwork
  • From 8 pm to 2 am – party, music, people mingling
  • During the day – Up and Down classes, All Around classes

What kind of hacks or supplements or other things are people combining Othership with…45:03

-How often does Othership upload new breath routines, and what are some of Robbie's favorites?…52:24

  • On average, additions are added weekly  (15-20 a month)
  • Launching in January a 30-day cold plunge challenge
  • Intimacy content to be launched in February 
  • Robbie’s favorites
    • Long, All Around sessions, other trips, very psychedelic inspired
    • Morning energy flow, morning Hip Hop, morning journey challenge
    • Perfect breath – 1-2 minutes long 
    • Inner Calm
  • Breathwork – not working on awareness, but on state change

-The future of Othership…58:12

  • Problem for all to solve over the next 10 years – easy onboarding
  • Othership offers:
    • Physical spaces
    • An app that you can use daily or to shift your state when you need
    • Also launching groups for virtual meetups, meetings in physical space, retreats 
  • The goal is to build a platform where people can make real, sustainable behavioral change
  • Ben’s experience with his sons

-Details about the Othership community…1:05:41

  • The cost is $128 a year (14-day free trial when you subscribe for a year)
  • Scholarship program for free
  • Massive event in Toronto

-And much more…

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  • Othership (14 day free trial when you subscribe for a year)

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  1. Catherine says:

    Downloaded the app – I love it, and have subscribed. Really easy and uplifting to use. Thank you!
    The music and guided vocals are excellent.

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