This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACE 2.5

ACSM 25.0

BOC Category A 29.00

YMCA 25.0

BCRPA 25.0

ISSA 25.00

VBPT 29.00 - Type 1

Ed Harrold’s Breath AS Medicine - Health and Wellness Focus

$395.00

Therapeutic Yoga Breathing is a highly effective tool for both the prevention of illness as well as therapy for managing and/or reversing existing chronic illness. This training is specifically designed for professionals and practitioners who want to learn the art & science of yoga breathing as a self-care, patient care and patient education practice in prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavior change and supplement to conventional care.

Pranayama is the science of learning to control the breath for various physiologic, biochemical, biomechanical and psychological outcomes overlooked in current health, fitness and wellbeing programs.

​Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 25.0

BOC Category A 29.00

YMCA 25.0

BCRPA 25.0

ISSA 25.00

Ed Harrold’s Breath AS Medicine - Health and Wellness Focus

$395.00

Therapeutic Yoga Breathing is a highly effective tool for both the prevention of illness as well as therapy for managing and/or reversing existing chronic illness. This training is specifically designed for professionals and practitioners who want to learn the art & science of yoga breathing as a self-care, patient care and patient education practice in prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavior change and supplement to conventional care.

Pranayama is the science of learning to control the breath for various physiologic, biochemical, biomechanical and psychological outcomes overlooked in current health, fitness and wellbeing programs.

​Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $495

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 25.0

BOC Category A 29.00

YMCA 25.0

BCRPA 25.0

ISSA 25.00

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 29.00 - Type 1

Description

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy (VBPT) 29.00 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) 20 CE’s CEP #:  100133

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 29.00 Category A hours/CEUs. AT Level of Difficulty: Essential, AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; 2= Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Therapuetic Intervetion; 5= Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility): 1, 4

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2017 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.

Goals & Objectives:

  1. Enhance the professional knowledge and skills of each participant on the role of proper respiration through yoga breathing within healthcare & disease management, prevention & lifestyle, stress reduction, dental & sleep medicine, fitness and exercise.
  2. Explain how yoga breathing techniques influence various systems and organs in the body including:
    1. Central, Autonomic, Peripheral & Enteric Nervous Systems
    2. The role of the Diaphragm Muscle with proper breathing
    3. Heart Rates & Respiration Rates (breathing patterns)
    4. Heart Rate Variability
    5. Digestive, Endocrine, Autoimmune & Brain function as it relates to breathing
    6. Vagus Nerve & Vagal Tone
    7. Perfect posture, core stabilization and mindful movement patterns
  3. Provide yoga breathing practices for self care, self regulation, patient care and patient education.
  4. Provide participants with the tools to incorporate mindful breathing into their area of expertise for optimal health and well-being.

Course Outline

  • History and philosophy of Pranayama (the science of breath regulation)
  • Yoga Breathing Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry
  • Introduce 10 Basic, Intermediate and Advanced yoga breathing techniques​
  • Explain health benefits and contraindications
  • How, When, Why To Apply Breath As A Therapeutic Tool
    • For symptom & disease management
    • As a self-care tool for reducing stress & building resilience
    • Balancing Ultradian Rhythms with Yoga Nidra & Brain Breaks
    • Correct sleep, raising energy, improve levels of concentration/clarity/memory
    • Improving negative habitual patterns of thought and behavior
    • For nasal dominance in exercise

Learning Format

  • Online Learning Management System
  • Includes videos & reading materials

Exam Details

  • Exam 60 questions
  • Total Test Attempts: 3
  • Passing score is 80%.
About Ed Harrold

Ed Harrold is an author, inspirational leader, public speaker, coach and educator. Ed’s mastery in the science of mindful breathing has guided him to apply conscious breathing practices in corporate health & performance coaching, fitness & athletic training, healthcare continuing education courses, stress reduction and overall health and well-being.  Ed is the author of Life With Breath IQ + EQ = NEW YOU & BodyMindBusiness: The Business Of BE’ing Within.

Ed blends the fields of neuroscience and the wisdom of contemplative traditions into effective strategies to improve health, well-being and performance.  Ed’s fluency in mindfulness-based strategies combined with the belief in the human potential gives him the depth and understanding to meet individuals and group needs across industries and platforms.

Ed Harrold is an author, inspirational leader, public speaker, coach and educator. Ed’s mastery in the science of mindful breathing has guided him to apply conscious breathing practices in corporate health & performance coaching, fitness & athletic training, healthcare continuing education courses, stress reduction and overall health and well-being.  Ed is the author of Life With Breath IQ + EQ = NEW YOU & BodyMindBusiness: The Business Of BE’ing Within.

Ed blends the fields of neuroscience and the wisdom of contemplative traditions into effective strategies to improve health, well-being and performance.  Ed’s fluency in mindfulness-based strategies combined with the belief in the human potential gives him the depth and understanding to meet individuals and group needs across industries and platforms.

Ed is a contributing health & wellness editor for Thrive Global, MindBodyGreen & PTOnTheNet, HuffingtonPost and more. In 2020, Ed partnered with The Goldie Hawn Foundation MindUP as their Breath Expert.

Program Access

Upon purchase of the Breath AS Medicine for Helth and Wellness course, your information will be forwarded to Ed Harrold.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course and set up your password.

There is no required completion date or expiration date.

Dual Credentials

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to incorporate yoga breath & breathing sequences within clinical areas of expertise
  • Incorporate daily self care routines to reduce stress and relieve burnout while building resilience
  • Provide patient education and self care routines to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing
  • Demonstrate lifestyle patterns of behavior based in long-term health & wellness
  • Recognize the importance of balancing our autonomic nervous system for optimal health, sleep, fitness and wellbeing

Course Features

Learning Format

  • Online Learning Management System
  • Includes videos & reading materials

Course Goals

  • Enhance the professional knowledge and skills of each participant on the role of proper respiration through yoga breathing within healthcare & disease management, prevention & lifestyle, stress reduction, dental & sleep medicine, fitness and exercise.
  • Explain how yoga breathing techniques influence various systems and organs in the body. on and mindful movement patterns
  • Provide yoga breathing practices for self care, self regulation, patient care and patient education.
  • Provide participants with the tools to incorporate mindful breathing into their area of expertise for optimal health and well-being.

Access to Course

Upon purchase of the Breath AS Medicine course, your information will be forwarded to Ed Harrold.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course and set up your password.

Exam details

Exam: 60 questions, Total Test Attempts: 3, Passing score: 80%

Course duration

There is no required completion date or expiration date for access to this program.

Table of Contents

  • Teaching strategies include lecturing, discussing, analyzing current research, completing hands-on exercises and practice teaching sessions.
  • History and philosophy of Pranayama (the science of breath regulation)
    • Yoga Breathing Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry
    • Introduce 10 Basic, Intermediate and Advanced yoga breathing techniques​
    • Explain health benefits and contraindications
    • How, When, Why To Apply Breath As A Therapeutic Tool
      • For symptom & disease management
      • As a self-care tool for reducing stress & building resilience
      • Balancing Ultradian Rhythms with Yoga Nidra & Brain Breaks
      • Correct sleep, raising energy, improve levels of concentration/clarity/memory
      • Improving negative habitual patterns of thought and behavior
      • For nasal dominance in exercise

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