Welcome To Breathing for Life!

Training Plan

Breathing for Life Training Plan

Welcome to the 10-week course: Breathing for Life Breathing better has consistently been shown to have a positive influence on numerous aspects of our lives. It can give us:

      • Better digestion
      • Improved circulation
      • Stronger immune function
      • Enhanced cardiovascular health
      • More energy
      • Improvement for our poise and presence
      • Calm our minds

Yet the truth is most of us don’t really know how it actually works:

What is good breathing? What is the design of our breathing apparatus? How does it work bio-mechanically and what can prevent its proper activation?

Here is what we have in store for you, in this 10 week online workshop: 

We will use imagery and embodiment of  the design, structure and movements of the diaphragm, ribs, lungs, abdominal muscles. You will also learn how they can work together to strengthen and free up both body and mind. With easy-to- do imagery, touch, voice and movement exercises; we will explore the mechanics and physiology of breathing. We will explore the dynamic three-dimensional patterns of breathing involving muscles, bones and organs.

How does it work?

Once a week, for 10 weeks, you will receive an email alerting you that a new week's lesson is ready for your attention. Each week you also receive a printable imagery poster (11X17 PDF) that you can download!

Don't just watch, but experience it yourself!

Putting what you learn in practice and integrating into your daily life, will change your life. One tool that may be helpful to you is to print out the blank tracking worksheet and put it to a visable place in your home or workplace to track your progress and growth during the courses. It only takes a few seconds to fill this out on a daily basis and it will give you a mindful and accurate picture of your progress. You will notice that even just after a few weeks, the imagery will become clearer, your flexibility greater, and you will have a more accurate body awareness. The numbers from 0 to 10 on the Y axis are how satisfied are you with your performance for the day: The 0 stands for "not at all", the 10 stands for "very satisfied". Also, as part of the course, each week includes an interactive questionnaire worksheet with questions drawn from each video, to help solidify the information that you are learning. You can fill in the weekly questionnaire by clicking into the downloaded file or printing it out. Please make a note of all of your questions about the content, and I can answer your questions during the live webinar. If you have any technical issues, please contact support@franklinmethod.com Have fun! Cheers,

Eric Franklin


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What does the Breathing for Life Course include?

  • 22 Videos
  • 10 Weekly Emails & 10 Interactive Worksheets
  • Live Webinar Q&A for future date to be announced.
  • 10 Printable Franklin Method® Imagery Posters
  • Participation Certificate

When do the courses start? After you register for the Breathing for Life online course, no matter when you register, you will receive instant access to the first week of your course. Every week you will receive an email alerting you that access is available for the newest week.

What is the Live Q&A Session with Eric Franklin: Eric will answer any questions you may have after going through the course. This will help you to get clarity and a deeper understanding of the course and the exercises and concepts taught in the videos. If you are unable to “attend” the live Q&A, you will have access to a recorded version. The scheduled date for the live webinar is will be announced.

Do I need any materials before I start the course? To fully experience the course you will need a Franklin Method ball and band. You can order them here.

Where do I access the course module after purchasing? You will receive an email with instructions for accessing your course.  Please be sure to save this email.

How long will the course be available online? You will have lifetime access for unlimited views of the videos as long as the technology exists for online videos and for the lifetime of our website on the world wide internet.

Are the videos available for download, or just for streaming? The videos are not available for download, but they are available for streaming.

Can I view the videos on my mobile phone or tablet?  Yes, all videos are viewable with Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as all standard laptop and desktop computers (both PC and MAC). You will need stable, high-speed Internet connections, and in some countries it may be best to use a LAN line.

I have access to week 1 but cannot view any other weeks. When will I have access to the other modules?  A week after registering and gaining access to the first week, you will receive an email alerting you that access to the next week is available. You can log in at any time to watch the videos, and every week you will be granted access to the next week of courses.

Why aren’t all of the videos made available to me at once? The reason we extend the release of each additional week’s course, is we believe that the course materials are best reviewed thoroughly before moving on to the next.

Is this course eligible for credit towards ACE or other continuing education programs?  You will receive a participation certificate. This participation may be used to facilitate CE with your organization. However, this participation certificate does not certify you as a Franklin Method educator or give you the ability to teach Franklin Method Workshops. Please email us for more information at info@franklinmethod.com you can learn more about our teacher educator program here:https://franklinmethod.com/fm-teacher-training

What is the length and listing of the video component of this online course?

see video list below:

Breathing Course Video List

Week 1

Intro to Breathing: 9 minutes

Introduction to the Anatomy of Your Diaphragm 9 minutes

Week 2

Get to Know Your Diaphragm ~Part 1 18 minutes

Week 3:

Get to Know Your Diaphragm – Part 2 24 minutes

Week 4

The Evolution of Breathing 20 minutes

Week 5

Breathing & Your Abdominals Part 1 20 minutes

Breathing & Your Abdominals Part 2 8 Minutes

Week 6

Breathing & Your Pelvis 15 minutes

Breathing & Your Ribs 11 minutes

Week 7

Q&A Discussion 18 Minutes

Week 8

Experience breathing 20 minutes

Week 9

A Rib Intensive 47 minutes

Week 10

Let’s hear it for the lungs 30 minutes

I am still having difficulties accessing my videos. Who can I talk to for more help?  If you have further questions, you can contact us directly at support@franklinmethod.com.

Training Function with Anatomy, Movement & Imagery: The Franklin Method