What does Breathing have to do with anything?

How long can you go without a breath?

  • Humans can go

    • Forever without Love
    • Months without Food
    • Days without Water
    • Minutes without Breath before you die – its important

How quickly can you change your breath?

  • It can happen when do a simple, specific breathing exercise in 1 minute or less!
  • We breath 20,000 – 25,000 times per day. Now is a good time to start breathing better.

Why Breath?

  • You will die quickly if you don’t
  • ALL cells need oxygen from the breath to perform EVERY bodily function

Why choose to Breath WELL and normally?

  • To Live well and to Heal well. Oxygen transfers happens most at the bottom third of the lungs. If you are not taking a deep breath, you are only getting limited amounts of life-giving and healing oxygen.
  • It’s required for Relaxation in the body and mind
  • Deep Breathes incites Deep Relaxation
  • Diaphragm and Body moves wells and eliminates stress hormones
  • Good Posture
  • Deep Sleep
  • Cell repair and regeneration
  • Digestion
  • Venous return
  • Improved strength and performance
  • Decreased risk of hernias and prolapsed organs
  • More stable pelvis floor
  • Decrease in reflux disease
  • Improved core stability
  • Overall improved wellness and health

What happens when I breathe poorly?

  • You shorten your life and your quality of life
  • Activates the Fight-Flight Response
    • Endocrine system floods body with stress hormones: cortisol and adrenaline to dilate air pathways and speed heart rate
    • Preparing the body to fight, flee, or freeze
    • Leads to Inflammation and Digestion issues
  • Auto Immune Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction and weakness, ie. urinary incontinence and organ prolapse
  • Inguinal, abdominal and disk Hernias
  • Acid Reflux
  • Muscle tension
  • Back and Body pain
  • Poor Posture

What controls my breathing?

When the nervous system detects a perceived threat it enters into the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response and goes from the relaxed, natural Parasympathetic Nervous system into the vigilant Sympathetic nervous system state or hyperarousal.

  • Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) controls delivery of oxygen and nutrients to virtually every cell and organ, including the brain and every structure of the musculo-skeletal system
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) is required to balance SNS and create equilibrium. This is also called the Rest and Digest state.
  • Too much SNS overwhelms the body with an over abundance of energy causing dizziness, spaceyness, confusion, fear, anxiety or other forms of hyper arousal and distress.

Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

  • When we are faced with a perceived threat, our bodies activate Fight-Fight-Freeze (FFF) Response. Think stressed out and overwhelmed. Our biochemistry changes, as does our emotions and mental states. Perceived threat examples include:
    • Physical and Emotional Traumas
    • Stress
    • Large or Small Traumas, varies by person & their sensitivities
    • Heightened state of hyperarousal
  • SNS floods the body with Cortisol & Adrenaline to prepare to Fight or Flee
    • Think prey animal running from a predator
    • Our bodies are “charged” and in an “ON” state
    • Stuck in a constant state of “ON” resulting in
    • Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, digestion & constipation issues, sleep issues
  • Dysfunctional SNS results in varied illnesses:
    • Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion
    • Digestion & Constipation issues
      • Irritable Bowel syndrome, Leaky Gut
    • Sleep disorders
    • Immune System Disorders
      • Graves disease, Hashimotos, Lupus to name a few
    • Inflammation which is the root of all disease
    • High blood pressure, kidney failure, angina,
    • Hormone havoc
    • Chronic pain and many more
  • We must activate PNS to regain Balance, relaxation
  • To complete the FFF Response
    • PNS must turn on to turn off the SNS “ON” state
    • Feel Safe to discharge
  • PNS floods the body with “Feel Good” hormones
    • Dopamine and Seratonin
    • Think runners “high”, the “ah ha” feeling
    • Animals do this naturally by shaking and sweating
    • Diaphragm, breathing issues – stuck in the Gasp state from original trauma

What does STRESS have to do with Breathing?

  • Fight Flight Response activates Sympathetic Nervous System to be stuck “ON”

  • Chronic Stress leads to:
    • Inhibited Breath
    • Inflammation
    • Reduced Circulation
    • Stiff Muscles that don’t function well
    • Heart strain
    • Sets the stage for Disease, Pain, misery and Injury
    • Weakened Diaphragm must work harder to breath
    • Body gets tired quickly
    • Shortness of breath
    • Whole body fatigue


We have the keys to restore your breathing and Nervous System with the following therapies:

  • Specifically targeted Breathing exercises. Warning: poorly chosen breathing exercises will set up blocked or excessively wide swings of energy experiences that disturb and distort breath and body functions
    • Relaxation Techniques
    • Meditation
    • Pain Management Coaching
    • Life and Health Coaching
    • Hypnosis
    • Neurolinguistic Programming
    • VOILA
    • Myofascial Release