Academy Blog

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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