Breathing in Flow Honest Review – Before we get any further to this post, I want to dare you to hold your breath for 60 seconds! But please don't force it if you can't hold it anymore. I don't want you to faint or worse, die.
Are you done?
Did you pass the number? Or did you nearly pass the number?
Let me congratulate you if you did.
But if you didn't, let me suggest ‘truth' over dare.
The truth is; you're not alone, the average-untrained people can comfortably hold their breath for 30 seconds before they gasp for air. And let me tell you, When I said you're not alone, I mean, I'm positive that I stand on the last position of the record 'cause I can't hold it longer than 9 seconds.
How bad is that?
As we all know breathing is an involuntary process that we probably have never thought about too seriously. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide as the waste product, simple science. That's it (?)
But have you heard an interesting idea that breathing less actually works to improve your overall breathing process and even boost your health and productivity?
Does it sound too good to be true to you?
How is that possible, you may ask?
Well, like many good things in life; more is not necessarily better.
Just kidding, though it's true, that's not the real explanation.
Alright, without more ado, let me introduce you to where this idea originally came from:
Along with this post you'll dig more information about the program from a real user-> me. I’ve been practicing this breathing exercise for 10 days and have the result (together with the difficulties, like, and dislike), all written down.
So, stick with me…
Breathing In Flow; Who Made This Program Possible?
It’s C. Willson Meloncelli.
Good things about him as the author of this program is: he’s an open book. You can find him easily on any social media platforms, even on Pinterest.
But the question here is:
“Is he credible to make such program?”
He is like that type of person who has a long resume, since his professional experience is a lot.
Willson Meloncelli trained and worked as a stuntman for 10 years. He’s been a martial arts instructor ( he teaches: Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Mertial Arts, Silat, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jijutsu, and Judo). Not only teach, he’s also a former British Champion in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). And of course the art of breathing has been something he has always been aligned to.
It doesn’t stop there.
Wilson has advanced the field of flow state as he himself is a flow state practitioner and coach for 23 years. To make the program more sufficient and extended, he has also done research on Nirvana breathing, the famous Buteyko breathing and last but not least the work of Patrick McKoewn (who’s well known as the author of The Oxygen Advantage).
And all of these are summed in the making of the Breathing in Flow program.
So, back to the question is he credible?
Breathing In Flow; What Is It And How Does It Work?
The history behind this breathing in flow program is stemmed in the early breathing method developed in 1952by Ukrainian Dr. Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko, known as Buteyko breathing.
In 1990 the Buteyko breathing method was firstly used to help adults and children with asthma. But years later the method has shown to be effective to bigger number of breathing related problems.
Often times we undergone a poor breathing which resulted in a poor performance and low productivity. We breathe too much air in a hope that we will get more oxygen, but that’s not the case. Over breathing or what is called by hyperventilation can cause you:
- Cardiovascular problem, such as: missed beats, chest pain, angina, and capillary vasoconstriction.
- Neurological problem, such as: dizziness, instability, faint feeling and headache.
- Respiratory problem: shortness of breath, cough, tightness of chest, air hunger, excessive sighing and yawning.
- Muscular problem: cramps, muscle pains, and stiffness.
- Psychic: tension, anxiety, delusion, panic, phobias, and agoraphobia (a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed)
So we know now the concept of breathing less is more since over breathing is not gonna give you more oxygen but on the contrary it narrows down the airways, constricting the blood vessels and reducing the blood flow to the heart and to the other muscles.
Maybe this chart can help you see how your breathing is currently going:
This chart will show you the amount of breath that chronic disease patients take within one minute a par with the amount of normal breathing should be.
So how’s yours? Mine is horrible. I top it up to 16 times per min.
Then how do we fix this?
It’s simple; practice to breathe correctly!
And don’t you worry ‘cause both Buteyko and Breathing in Flow will help you to get the Functional breathing which involves breathing in and out through the nose. The breath is light, regular, and effortless with the primary movement from the diaphragm.
However Buteyko breathing and Breathing in Flow is not the same.
There’s one more thing in breathing in flow, which you don’t wanna miss:
Breathing in Flow is focused towards using the breathing training to enter the flow state.
Wait, what is flow state?
As quoted from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (the author of psychology book ‘Flow’), flow state is:
“…being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one like playing Jazz…”
To be able to enter the flow state is a big task; you can find tips over the internet since the concept is getting hyped lately. But do not expect them to be easy nor thorough nor practicable ‘cause the information you got is a lot, too general and overwhelming.
But don’t you worry, breathing in flow program has a solution for you to get yourself into flow through one simple way; breathing.
How do they do that?
They will break it down to the easier, step by step, and doable program so that you can apply daily and slowly but surely master the amazing breathing in flow techniques which will improve productivity, sport performance, and also mental health.
A Sneak Peek Inside The Breathing In Flow Program
Don’t get overwhelmed by the package, seems a lot but it actually doesn’t. If I’d refer this program to a phrase, then it’d be a “Tiny but Mighty Program”.
Let’s get into it!
Your purchase, will give you 1 Primal E-book plus 2 BONUSES. And the good thing is they are all downloadable):
E-book: Breathing in Flow, this book is informative; the content itself is based on scientific research and studies. All compactly compiled in 66 pages. Breathing in Flow will give you the answer of why “breathing less will boost performance and hack the flow”, together with the background theory and the tools for you to do that.
What information can you gain from this book?
- You’ll figure that carbon dioxide is your actual BFF. The oxygen your body need is not determines by the amount of the oxygen in your blood but on the contrary, the credit is carbon dioxide’s. Shocking right?
- Understanding the whole process of your respiratory.
- If you’re a mouth breather then you’ll gain more understanding why it’s important to keep your breathing through your nose and your nose only.
- Understanding how breathing correctly can also help with maintaining the level of testosterone in human body; both male and female.
- Finding reasons behind why running or other physical activities burns your lungs and how do you cope with that.
- Having a strong grasp of understanding the altitude training which allows you to have the ability to breathe like you live in a mountain, 3000-4000 above the sea level. And how the correct practice presented in the book can help you increase the oxygen level on your blood.
- Getting to know what flow state is; how to be in the flow or what people usually say “being in the zone”.
- Learning that your breathing can also create or hack the flow state.
- And last but not least; the summary of your training program.
7 Charts to keep on Track
A thoughtful way to get a bird’s eye view of our progress. However you have the option not to download it since the primer E-book “Breathing in Flow” has it undercover.
What are the 7 charts?
Program 1: The Core Program
Containing 3 exercises: Nose De-congestion Exercise, One Minute Breathe, and Blood Oxygen Level Hold.
Estimated duration: 5-8 mins
Program 2: The Art of Rest and Recovery
Containing 2 exercises:
Estimated duration: 20-90 mins, and as long as you’re asleep
Additional equipment: zinc oxide tape
Program 3: Morning Body Enhancer
Containing 3 exercises:
Estimated duration: 8-10 mins
Additional equipment: yoga mat, barbell
Program 4: Flow Walking
Containing 1 exercise: Flow Walking
Estimated duration: 10-15 mins
Program 5: Flow Running
Containing 1 exercise: Flow Running
Estimated duration: 10-15 mins
Program 6: Stimulating Altitude Walking
Containing 1 exercise: Altitude Walking
Estimated duration: 10-15 mins
Program 7: Stimulating Altitude Jogging
Containing 1 exercise: Altitude Jogging
Estimated duration: 10-15 mins
Bonus E-book: Ride The Wave Of Sleep
What information can you gain from this bonus book?
To have a good quality sleep, what you do before you went to bed matters. And to start a good day, what you do after you woke up matters. Knowing this fact, this book offers a secret to unlock how to make the most of it, so you can have both good sleep quality and a nice day to begin.
As an addition,
There will be an upsell to unlock Breathing in Flow’s training videos for $17. However you can get cheaper price by firstly declining the upsell and voila! You’ll get to pay $11 ONLY and the training videos are all yours.
The videos contain:
- 8 Training Videos. These features will help you to have a fuller understanding to do what’s already been instructed in the e-book and the program charts.
What are those 8 videos?
- Introduction Breathing in Flow
- Program 1 Breathing in Flow
- Program 2 The Art of Rest and Recovery
- Program 3 Morning Body and Mind Enhancer
- Program 4 Flow Walking
- Program 5 Flow Running
- Program 6 Stimulating Altitude Walking
- Program 7 Stimulating Altitude Jogging
However, there’s a major turn off for me, regarding the videos. Well, there’s nothing wrong with the content and the functionality about it (it’s undoubtedly useful), but there’s one thing that I think should also be taking care of: which is the quality of the video, and the aesthetic element.
As I went through all the training videos, I can hear the wind blows on the audio. Sometimes it’s backlight and there’s even a cast of camera person’s shadow appears on the screen.
Answering The Burning Question: Is It Legit? Here’s My 10 Day Experience
I’ll get you straight to the answer (your welcome): Yes, it is legit.
And the reason behind that is:
I’ve been practicing this breathing exercise for 10 days and see a significant progress in some aspects that I wanted to refine.
However it wasn’t as smooth as I imagined it to be, in my first couple days of the program, I felt a bit confused of how many exercises should I take per day. And the information about that is just nowhere to be found. Therefore, I decided to just go all the way, and do all the programs at once (except for the sleep taping ‘cause I was thinking this was too much. And it was, until it wasn’t).
How’s the result?
Excruciating, I was exhausted and my lungs burnt. If I continue this way I would probably pass out.
It wasn’t a good idea, so I started it all over again.
This time I decided to drop the author an email, asking for his enlightenment.
As a member, you can feel free to ask the author for he himself has promised to give a personal guidance everytime needed.
“Make sure you do not lose contact with me… if you have questions, you know where to find me” – C. Wilson Meloncelli, the author of Breathing in Flow
Here’s an email that I sent him:
I basically asked if I’m supposed to do all of the breathing exercises at once, and if yes, how the order should be.
The response was pretty prompt; they didn’t make me wait longer than 24 hours. It’s good to know that the program didn’t lie about giving an assistant.
So, here’s his reply:
I was doing it wrong!
You don’t have to do all of the breathing programs!
Of course you can do all, but as I highlight the email:
It depends on YOUR circumstances.
And the best way to decide how many breathing program you should take is to ask yourself these questions:
- Why did you buy the program?
- What skill, sport, and profession are you trying to improve?
- Do you have any health imbalances?
My answers to those questions are:
- I’m a massive mouth breather. Often time I feel like I’m out of breath and have some sort of heaviness in my chest. This forces me to breathe not just through my nose but also my mouth. Sadly, despite the amount of breaths that I take, I never seem to have enough.
- For the sport, I want to increase my swimming performance like my olden days. Considering I suck at it now. And I know it because I can’t help but to rapidly surface and take a breath.
- I have severe anxiety disorder which culminates to panic attack I want to at least reduce its volume a bit.
Judging from my situation and my title as the worst breather, I decided to take it slow which means I gradually upgrading the amount of my breathing exercise.
I have 10 complete days of practicing Breathing in Flow program (and will definitely continue with it).
Below is the breakdown of the breathing exercises that I do:
One tip: Mornings have the best vibe to do your breathing exercise!
For the first 5 days, I only do 1 program called “The Core Program”.
This program contains 3 exercises.
Which will not spare you much time. You just need about 5-8 mins only.
Starting from day 6, I adopted one more program called “The Art of Rest and Recovery”.
So far I have 2 programs running.
This program contains 2 exercises and both of them requires a tape.
The suggested tape used is the zinc oxide ones but I reckon an alternative can also be used as long as it has the same functionality.
“The focus is on your nostrils” – Breathing in Flow
For day 8 to 10 (and so forth), One more program is added to my list, called “Flow Walking”.
Which means, I have 3 programs running so far.
This program contains 1 exercise only.
This exercise also requires you to do further enhancer with the tape. If this is too embarrassing for you to have an outdoor activity with the tape on (well, for me it is). You can just pretend you had it on and keep yourself reminded (the tape is on, the tape is on!)
Breathing in flow PROGRESS that I make so far:
So this is where the printable charts come in handy. You can keep tracks on the progress that you make and be proud of it!
As you can already tell from the charts I post above, the numbers are changing which means the improvements are happening.
Let’s talk about the “One Minute Breathe” chart first.
The numbers that I wrote on the chart indicate how many breath I take in one minute. The healthy range should a person take is 3 to 8 times per minute.
Day by day the number of the breath that I take is decreasing (which is good). And by day 10, I can significantly downsize it from 16 times per minute to 5 times per minute. Woohoo!! I deserve a reward!
However things are slightly different to the other exercise progress; the “Blood Oxygen Level Hold” chart.
I was aiming to get 60 seconds by day 10 but I can’t. Well, may I remind myself again that number isn’t everything.
What’s rather important is that you’re not suffocating yourself; and you’re able to make long lasting improvement. Other than that, as you’ll do this particular exercise more than once in a row, the time you spend to catch up your breath matters. The quicker your breath recovered to a normal breathing rhythm, the better.
With this kind of progress, I’m quite sure that my swimming performance can be equally improved since I can hold my breath longer (it goes from only 9 seconds to 55 seconds). Well, unfortunately, I haven’t got a chance to swim lately, but I’m really looking forward to it and see how it goes.
Now, what about the program number 2 and 3 that I've been doing?
How they affect me?
It’s definitely a new sensation for me to breathe solely through my nostrils and it does affect me both physically and mentally.
From the physical point of view, I noticed instant result on the first try (*). I often wake up with dry throat and the feeling of heaviness in my chest almost every day.
So, here the exercise number 2: The Art of Rest and Recovery; goes on. Though I found it a bit unsettling at the first try, I continued and I’m glad I did.
I noticed a quite amazing (instant) result. I woke up fresh; no dry throat; and the chest heaviness? It’s nowhere to be felt!
The same things happen as result to the program number 3: the flow walking; only this program allows me to feel like I’m meditating.
It allows me to do a bit of physical movements and balances it out with my nasal breathing. While I’m doing it, I put my attention fully to my breathing, swinging side to side like a pendulum. And it’s so calming.
An automatic result that the breathing exercise affects my body (without any intention) is having a good posture. I slumped most of the time, but since I breathe solely through my nostrils I tend to have my back and shoulders stretched straight.
Now, what about my mental health?
One thing I like about this breathing exercise is that it also helps me build awareness of things that are happening not just physically but also mentally. Since I breathe all the time (who doesn’t?); breathing itself can be a constant reminder to me to remain in control and not too lose myself in a rage of emotion.
So far, my anxiety is reduced to a low hum. It appears once in a while, but it’s not getting in the way of my life!
As to wrap my testimonial up, I’d say that this breathing exercise has been a helpful tool for me to be more productive and gain clarity when my mental health started to fog up.
Stories From Other Users
It’s not just me who noticed a progress; in fact there are many other users who are happy with the result they made(*). Some of them are summarized here for you:
“If you’re looking for another level of meditation, to benefit your life in any regard, trust me when I tell ya, Wilson is your man.” – Jon Anderson, professional wrestler.
“All the principles of FLOW are just fantastic for me because if I go out and I’m a little bit sore previous workout, then I can re-align myself. I can work on my breath, work on my posture and that gets me into a great state ready to enhance my workout. For me, the whole method behind FLOW is just outstanding.” – Craig Ali, Adventure sport coach.
“I have added a few short exercises and cut my training time nearly in HALF. I never would have believed the improvements. I am more rested more focused and have eliminated the overtraining injuries…” – Mike Christopherson, Business owner.
Is Breathing In Flow Suitable For Everyone?
YES and NO.
Yes, when it comes to gender and age; man and woman, adults and kids are welcomed here.
And no, if you’re:
- Pregnant/ Organ transplant donor or receiver/ diabetes patient/ have hypertension. Breathing exercise has a cleansing power reaction that can be harmful.
- Having a panic attack. This breathing exercise is good when it comes to decreasing the trigger of panic attack (which sometimes come from chronic anxiety), but while you’re having it, better not.
- Not committed enough. Even though this program is very easy to follow through, your willingness and commitment to adopt it as your daily routine is needed. Greatness takes time.
Note: To make sure it’s safe, you can consult with your healthcare provider before preceding the breathing exercise.
How To Sign Up?
So if you’re sure you’re none of the above qualifications, you can check this program out and join the force by clicking the link below!
Don’t worry, to get your breathing exercise, you’re not gonna spend $30 for a single product (I’ve checked similar product’s prices for comparison). With Breathing in Flow you’ll only get to pay the pre-release price for $15 to get 3 products (bonus included), all at once.
As an addition, you can also have the upsell training videos by paying for $11 only after declining the first $17 offer.
Your purchase will come together with a benefit of 60 days money back guarantee. Customer’s satisfaction is totally prioritized here. All you need to do is just sending them an email that you want your money back (within 60 days) and they will send it right away with no question asked.
Conclusion and Final Verdict
I’ve been in this program for 10 days, and see a certain areas that I want to improve are indeed improved by doing simple breathing exercises daily.
So, will I recommend this program for you?
The reason why is:
- I like how compact this program is. You’ll only get 1 primal e-book with everything you need to know and to do inside.
- Bonuses available. To support your breathing training this book has 2 bonuses; (1) exercise module and charts, (2) ride the wave of sleep.
- Downloadable contents. It’s pissing me off a bit when a program doesn’t have this option. You know not everyone has 24/7 internet connection.
- 60 day money back guarantee. If you don’t see the progress you can tell them you want your money back. You can have 100% of your money.
- Author assistant. If you have some difficulties regarding your training, feel free to drop him email. I’ve done this and he’s really responsive, so that’s a plus!
- The price. You can check out the program with the pre-release price for $15 and get a lifetime access. You can also have the upsell training videos for $17 (you can even get it lower to $11 by declining the first offer). But this is totally optional. The video training is the visual mode of the already written material. So, if you think reading the instruction is enough just go with it.
- The price compares to other similar program. With a kinda similar product, this program is relatively affordable compares to others. I’ve checked some and the price tagged around $30 per product (no bonus, you got what you bought).
With this matter of fact, if you’re still wondering if this program is legit, then the answer is once again: IT IS.
Breathing in flow program is an online program made to reach more people (man and woman, adults, and children) around the world to learn the effective breathing exercises to improve productivity, physical and psychic performance.
The result of this program is not guaranteed and varied due to each user’s personal goal, the number of exercises that they take and of course influenced by each person health condition.
This program has a cleansing reaction therefore can be harmful for pregnant women, organ transplants, intensive medication for diabetes and hypertension patients.
Consulting with your healthcare provider is highly recommended before you’re doing this whole breathing exercise program.