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The Extramilest Podcast

Sep 30, 2023

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Kasper van der Meulen is a renowned author, speaker, and expert in the fields of human performance, mindfulness, and breathwork. He has worked with many elite athletes, special operators and other high performers. 


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  • 00:00 Breathing techniques to improve your running
  • 03:45 The power of the breath. Kasper’s journey to getting the word out
  • 08:04 State regulation through breathwork, minimal effective dose
  • 11:56 Breathing strategies for athletes, Hypoventilation (under breathing)
  • 17:16 The less you ventilate, the more you respirate
  • 19:28 Balancing training load with breathwork as an aid to health and performance
  • 21:47 Breathing practice for endurance running and recovery
  • 31:07 Functional and dysfunctional breathing, hyperventilation and trauma
  • 40:46 Posture and breath, desk athletes’ hips and glutes
  • 51:07 How to coordinate movement and breath
  • 1:01:31 Breathwork Masterclass with Kasper
  • 1:06:09 Ways to become a strong, healthier and happier athlete
  • 1:10:32 Outro and enter to win contest


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Kasper is also the founder of Breathwork Masterclass, to become a Certified Masterful BreathCoach. 

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► Breathing for Warriors (book) by Belisa Vranich



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► Kilian Jornet’s Advice to Race Faster, For Non-Elites #51 -

► Shut Your Mouth for Running and Health, with Patrick McKeown #30 -



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Kasper van der Meulen is a highly respected figure in the realms of human performance, mindfulness, and breathwork. With a strong academic foundation in neuroscience and an unwavering commitment to exploring the boundless capacities of the human psyche and physiology, Kasper has devoted his professional journey to assisting individuals in realizing their fullest potential and cultivating healthier, more enriching existences.

Through an array of mediums such as authored works, educational seminars, and keynote addresses, Kasper disseminates practical methodologies and profound insights, which originate from his extensive research endeavors and personal encounters. His primary focus frequently revolves around harnessing the transformative capabilities of breathwork and mindfulness techniques to optimize mental and physical well-being, bolster concentration and efficiency, and nurture resilience in the face of life's formidable trials.

Kasper van der Meulen's comprehensive strategy for enhancing human potential has solidified his status as a leading authority within the sphere of personal development. His enduring mission is to motivate and empower individuals across the globe, encouraging them to tap into their innate potential and embark on more conscious, purpose-driven paths in life.



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