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Breathing: Need To Know
  • Respiration influences many of the processes in our body that have a direct impact on our physical and mental health. 
  • Each day, we take around 20,000 breaths.
  • With every inhal...

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Every time we notice our breath or change our breathing pattern to achieve a specific outcome, we are practicing breathwork.

Today, breathwork is the new yoga

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For many people, the breath is something much more than just the purely physical movement of air. It is often described as the energy, life force, cosmic essence, the vital princip...

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  • For a long time, most mainstream medical practitioners had no interest in breathwork, but that began to change in the 1950s. 
  • These days, athletes are also tak...

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  • Nasal breathing slows the incoming airflow, which has a calming effect on the nervous system.
  • The air is traveling slower and stays longer in the alveoli, where gas exchange happens. T...

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  • It’s more relaxing and it makes the process of gas exchange more efficient. 
  • The oxidative stress caused by mental or physical exhaustion can be mitigated by diaphragmatic breathing. 

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Since your body is governed by rhythms – your nervous system picks up the steady flow of air as a cue for safety and adjusts other bodily processes accordingly – you can use this to your advantage....

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