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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 REMEDIES
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
- Pain Management Coaching
- Life and Health Coaching
- Neurolinguistic Programming
- Myofascial Release