Academy Blog

How Is Your Breathing Serving You?

The depth...

The speed…

The rate...

The location… nose, mouth, chest, diaphragm...

How are they breathing? Are they gasping for their breath or are they holding their breath... 

There are endless kinds of behaviors in our breathing!

We do a breathing behavioral analysis where...

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Breathing Techniques Won’t Make Your Life Better

It’s about uncovering the patterns and habits around breathing and how they affect you... 

Where they come from... 

What triggers them... 

What the outcomes are sustaining them... 

What emotions are connected to them... 

What other conditions are getting...

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We All Develop Habits, Even In Our Breathing

Could Baby Brain Be A Habit!?

We look at breathing like a metaphor… Our breathing habits can tell us a lot about what needs to be addressed in the physiology and the psychology.

Take for instance a pregnant woman, there is tremendous pressure on the diaphragm and most likely she will...

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Your Breathing Could Be The Source Of Your Problems

Look To Treat The Cause, Not The Symptoms

There was a report from the USA stating that 60% of the ambulance call outs were as a result of acute symptoms brought on by the way someone is breathing. 

This has been of great interest to us… how can someone experience radical symptoms...

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Part 6: Concluding Comments

CONCLUDING COMMENTS

Anyone who does breathing work with clients should know at least something about the basics of respiratory physiology and how changing breathing mechanics immediately, profoundly, and precisely alters breathing chemistry. A truly practical understanding, however, of the...

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Part 5: Respiration and Consciousness

RESPIRATION AND CONSCIOUSNESS

Overbreathing results in reduced CO2 concentration (hypocapnia) and alkalosis in blood plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and the interstitial fluid that surrounds all neurons in the brain. Hypocapnia results in cerebral vasoconstriction, as a function if its direct impact...

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Part 4: Compromised Respiration

COMPROMISED RESPIRATION


“Taking charge of breathing” triggered by an unconsciously learned breathing habit, or brought on by a misguided conscious breathing intervention, often results in overbreathing and immediate changes in acid-base physiology as per the H-H equation. The result...

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Part 3: Breathing Chemistry

BREATHING CHEMISTRY (internal respiration)

Many people believe that good breathing is about moving as much oxygen (O2) as possible into the blood, while simultaneously eliminating (excreting) as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as possible from the blood, through “the right” breathing...

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Part 2: Respiration and Breathing Mechanics

RESPIRATION 

Respiration can be subdivided into three phases: external, internal, and cellular. External respiration is about breathing mechanics, moving air in and out of the lungs, e.g., slow/fast, deep/shallow, mouth/nose, diaphragmatic/chest, rhythmic/dysrhythmic, exhale completed/not...

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Part 1: Aligning Mechanics With Chemistry

Breathing and its potential effects on our lives, positive and negative, are enormous. Appreciating this enormity is significantly enhanced by learning about the amazing physiology of breathing, which together with understanding breathing as motivated behavior, can account for the profound and...

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The Science and Psychology
of Breathing

This will help connect the dots on how to expand the effectiveness of breathing.

For professionals, practitioners, coaches and the general public that are interested in the behavioral perspective of breathing and its effects on health and performance.

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