Breathe less to remember more.

All of us have grown up hearing the conventional wisdom about breathing -- the more oxygen, the better. We are ingrained with the notion that oxygen is life and carbon dioxide is our body’s waste. It’s counterintuitive, to say the least, to hear that, for healthy breathing,  it’s the exact opposite that’s true – the more carbon dioxide, the better. How can that possibly be? We need to take a step back and think about our respiratory system and its triggers. Our body uses carbon dioxide levels to determine our oxygen needs. So, when we reduce our breathing and take in less oxygen, we increase the level of carbon dioxide level in the lungs, which then triggers our body to deliver MORE oxygen to our cells and organs, including the brain. Similarly, over-breathing (hyperventilation) reduces the level of carbon dioxide in the lungs, which reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the cells. Carbon dioxide – what many think of as a waste product – is actually a precious commodity. It is one our body’s key regulators for our most [...]

By |2018-11-18T08:17:16-05:00November 18th, 2018|Breathing Normalization|0 Comments

Healthy breathing while speaking can be achieved.

Shortness of breath while speaking is unhealthy! The more that I’ve had a chance to closely observe people’s breathing patterns, the more I’ve come to realize that, despite how “natural” breathing is to us, most of us do not breathe correctly. Poor breathing contributes to poor health, causing many chronic conditions and exacerbating others. This holds especially true for those with asthma and other pre-existing respiratory issues. I myself once had poor breathing habits. I never understood the extent to which this impacted my health until I researched this issue. I wanted to find breathing techniques to better control my asthma. And what happened to me was truly transformative — so much so, that I’ve devoted a good part of my time sharing this with others. Healthy breathing takes training and conscious effort. And the sad reality is that very few of us breath correctly. Gasping or sighing while speaking has become the new normal. Since virtually  everyone does it, no one even stops to think that it’s an issue. The breathing that we often see today is totally [...]

By |2018-10-27T10:19:36-05:00October 27th, 2018|Breathing Normalization|0 Comments