are you breathing too much?
Deep breathing is not the same as big breathing. Something seems to have been lost in translation when people think of them as the same. Big breathing is taking in bigger than necessary breaths. For optimal deep breathing we want the breath to be controlled and subtle. Signs you are over-breathing include: breathing through your mouth, feeling of breathlessness, fast heart rate, regular yawning or sighing, nasal congestion, dizziness, fatigue, restlessness, brain fog or concentration problems, anxiety, unrestful sleep, insomnia, digestive problems to name a few. Watch this video and subscribe below to find out more about optimal breathing.
The way we breathe influences functioning of airways, blood circulation and oxygen release to the cells. Common conditions including asthma, hay fever, snoring, sleep apnea and anxiety can be significantly helped by simply correcting the way you breathe.
How we can help
We address all the pillars of breathing, including the biochemistry and mechanics. We develop personalised breath retraining programmes drawing on methods including Buteyko, yoga therapy and methods used in physiotherapy.
We offer individualised or small group coaching sessions primarily to help people recover from conditions such as asthma, anxiety, sleep disorders, hypertension, hyperventilation, hay fever, allergies and stress. We also help athletes with improving performance.
We currently operate from Birkdale, Northcote, Kumeu and Ellerslie in Auckland. Breathing specialist consultations are also available online via Zoom and Skype.
breathing to heal from asthma
It is well documented in research that a child or adult with asthma habitually breathes more air than a person without asthma. This can be recognised by the bad habits of mouth breathing, upper chest breathing, audible breathing and noticeable breathing at rest. The habit of over-breathing causes a disturbance of blood gases, as well as cooling and drying of the airways resulting in symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
Learn about the role of correct breathing in improving asthma management.
While faulty breathing doesn't directly cause fibromyalgia, it can play a significant role in the development and persistence of chronic pain conditions.
As the research shows, and as we have experienced with our clients, with the right breathing habits, the worst symptoms of fibromyalgia can be alleviated or even eliminated. Correcting dysfunctional breathing can help to reduce pain, improve sleep, and increase overall quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.
snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia
The way you breathe during the day can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. If you tend to breathe fast and irregularly, it may contribute to poor sleep, leaving you feeling stressed, irritable, and unable to think clearly. Even top athletes can experience the negative effects of sleep deprivation on factors like speed and strength.
Whether you're seeking a performance-enhancing edge or simply want to improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep, it's time to address your sleep problems. We offer personalised therapy and treatment plans to help you achieve restful and rejuvenating sleep. We can even help you to stop snoring! Contact us today to learn more and start your journey towards better sleep.
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I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.”
– Mahatma Gandhi –