Using Your Breath To Boost Resilience & Unlock Peak Performance

Dr. Leah Lagos
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Stress is not in your head, it’s in your body - this is key to peak performance. ~ Leah Lagos
Dr. Leah Lagos


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Who is Leah Lagos (00:41)
  • Body first, mind second (1:43)
  • Training the body (2:50)
  • Training with Leah Lagos (5:43)
  • Using stress as a performance boost (7:27)
  • Regulating the nervous system with your breathing (9:58)
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic nervous systems (14:38)
  • The importance of HRV (19:43)
  • Measuring your HRV (22:47)
  • Optimal system function (29:0)
  • Elevating your HRV (32:29)
  • HRV & low REM (37:57)
  • What drives insomnia? (40:56)
  • PTSD & HRV (42:53)
  • The biomarker within the heart of flow state (48:01)


Leah Lagos Psy.D, B.C.B. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in health and performance psychology and is known for her pioneering work in HRV biofeedback. Dr. Lagos treats a broad range of disorders and performance challenges. Her expertise includes strategies to reduce anxiety, boost resilience to adversity, and enhance health. She offers a framework for clients to clarify their needs, achieve their goals and increase their effectiveness. Areas commonly explored include self-regulation, mindfulness, strengthening introspective sensitivity, oscillating between dynamic physiological states for peak performance, emotional pivoting, how to let go from the heart, shifting one’s relationship with pain, maximizing flow, dynamic leadership and resilience.


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