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We don't always recognize that even with good eating & exercise our symptoms are signs that we are still not in homeostasis. How we breathe is foundational to how our body can fully renew, restore, and heal. Restore from the inside out- Body, soul (mind, emotions, & memory), & spirit.
WHAT IS MALADAPTIVE BREATHING?
Signs your body is compensating and you may have maladaptive breathing habits.
-Mouth breathing during the day, while sleeping, and/or with light to moderate exercise
-Inability to exclusively nasal breathe while at rest, when exercising, or sleeping.
-Can hear yourself breathe at rest and/or with light activity
-Upper chest movement with breathing
-Little to no diaphragmatic engagement
-Sighing, yawning, sniffing throughout the day
-Breath holding while at rest, work, or play
-Forward head posture
IS THIS BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT OBVIOUS BREATHING PROBLEMS?
Absolutely! In fact, most don't recognize that dysfunctional breathing habits have taken root. However, examining symptoms can help paint the bigger picture.
Some common symptoms that may be improved by normalizing the biomechanics, biochemistry, and cadence of your breath.
Waking still tired
High blood pressure
High perceived stress
Cold hands, feet, Raynaud's
Improved ability to lose weight
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lower back pain
General body pain
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUTEYKO & OTHER BREATHING METHODS?
I utilize the Buteyko Breathing Method, Oxygen Advantage, & Orofacial Myology to reeducate breathing habits as well as oral muscles. The reeducation of breathing and oral habits helps to improve oxygen uptake while awake, exercising, and sleeping giving the body the ability to begin healing on a whole different level. This is 24/7 breathing during all activity levels as well as sleep vs knowing a technique you may practice during meditation but does not reeducate your subconscious breathing.
When we work together our goal is to investigate how your body is compensating. Explore ways to reeducate breathing and oral habits that work for each individual, improve vagal tone, bring awareness to how the body speaks, and harness your breath potential.
WHY ISN'T THIS PART OF MY NORMAL HEALTHCARE PLAN?
We live in a “managed care environment,” we are good at chasing symptoms not always looking to see how over the centuries our lifestyles have changed, but not recognizing that the way our body was created to function has not changed. We ask a lot of our body, mind, and emotions and forget to give back what it needs.
Though you can see by the testimonials many people including myself have improved or even reversed some health issues; I do not treat, cure, or diagnose. Our work together is for educational purposes only and not to substitute any care you are under with any other health care provider. You should always speak with your physician or other health care professional before adopting any new lifestyle approach for a health problem, changing or adjusting medications, C-Pap machines, or dental appliances. Any information you learn in your work with Your Living Breath LLC is has not been evaluated by the Food Drug Administration.