Medical Disclaimer

“The Big Exhale Ltd (TBE) t/a The Breath Effect (we, us, our)”

We Want You To Be Safe

We would love to give everybody one-on-one breathing tuition, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, we have created an online program that aims to help the general public access affordable education and simple breathing training. By signing up to any of the TBE courses you are consenting to our terms and conditions and agree to our medical disclaimer.

Seek Professional Advice

Before participating in any advice or exercise program or using any advice or fitness products or services that may be described and/or made accessible in or through our website and/or our online courses, we strongly recommend that you consult with a physician or other healthcare provider.

What To Expect

While breathing is a natural habit, we know that changing long-term breathing patterns may bring on uncomfortable symptoms. Breathing retraining influences your body’s autonomic nervous system. Sometimes you can experience symptoms that feel uncomfortable or unsettling. Symptoms may include breathlessness, anxiety and “air hunger”. These are all normal and are particularly likely if you scored high on the Nijmegen Questionnaire. The techniques taught in the courses are designed to reduce these symptoms but it will take time. In some cases, you may require extra support from a therapist to help ease symptoms.

Medical Conditions

If you have any of the following symptoms, we recommended completing any TBE courses under the guidance of your doctor or breathing physiotherapist.

  • Heart condition
  • Unstable asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Pregnant
  • Blood pressure conditions
  • Anxiety or any other mental health condition
  • Returned a high score on the Nijmegen Questionnaire

If you are currently undergoing any medical interventions, we recommend you seek medical clearance before commencing the course. When practised correctly, the breathing techniques taught by TBE will help reduce symptoms of some medical treatments as well as aid post-operative recovery. It is, however, important to consult with your medical professional before starting.

Reactions that can occur

  • Crying as tension or built-up stress is released
  • Laughter
  • Calmness
  • An increase in anxiety as the body adjusts to calm or is unable to find a relaxed breathing pattern
  • Air hunger due to a change in your body’s chemistry
  • Yawning may occur as your body adjusts to new CO2 levels

TBE is not liable for any adverse reactions that occur from any of its courses.


Our website (and all content on our website and social media platforms) and our online courses include information and instruction relating to wellness topics such as breathing, pilates, exercise and fitness, relationships and personal growth. You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of our wellness content.

The Risks

While some of The Breath Effect’s content providers may be professional care providers, The Breath Effect, its staff and its content providers are not rendering professional advice of any kind to you personally, including without limitation, medical, psychological, emotional, relationship or personal growth advice, counseling, therapy, treatment or coaching but are merely providing general education and information to you about wellness topics. You acknowledge and agree that when participating in any breathing training, yoga, Pilates or exercise program there is the possibility of physical injury, emotional distress and/or death, and you assume the risk and responsibility for any such results.

Not A Substitute

Our wellness content is not meant to be a substitute for professional advice from your professional care provider and we make no warranties, express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, or appropriateness for any purpose of any information or content contained in our wellness content. You are advised that health advice and other professional advice is often subject to updating and refining due to medical and other research and developments. We are committed to bringing you the most up to date information, however, we make no guarantee that the information herein is the most recent on any particular subject.

You should never disregard medical or other professional advice or delay seeking it because of a statement you have read and/or heard in our wellness content. Our wellness content should not be used in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical professionals such as your doctor or registered physical therapist or other professional care provider.

Other Medical Conditions

If you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have an eating disorder, have diabetes, or have any other physical, psychological, emotional or medical condition, it is imperative that you seek the advice of your doctor or other professional care provider prior to using our wellness content. If you experience any discomfort or pain during an activity in our wellness content, such as breathing training or exercise routine, you must immediately cease the activity and seek the assistance of a physician or other applicable professional care provider.

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