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How to Use Your Breathing to Improve Your Life

Did you know that nine of out ten people have forgotten how to breathe well? Due to things like poor posture and diet, overuse of medication or emotional and physical trauma, many of us have dysfunctional breathing patterns.

Poor breathing results in a lack of oxygen on a cellular level, meaning that we’re more prone to chronic pain, mental and physical suffering, disease, and cancer. In fact, if you’ve experienced back pain, pelvic floor issues, sleeping difficulties, anxiety, depression, asthma, or digestive issues, chances are you’re breathing poorly.

The good news is that once you learn to optimise your breathing, you can start making some very real and very physical changes. The team at Breathe Me have combined the knowledge from Western Medicine and Eastern medicine to create effective breathing classes.

“Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the functioning of the immune system.”
– Dr. Parris M. Kidd, PhD, Antioxidant Adaption

The Breathing Class

Breathing is something that 100% of the population does, but statistics show that 90% are doing it incorrectly. And, if you’re not breathing properly, illnesses, stress, and pain are exacerbated. By retraining your body to breathe correctly, you start to balance your inhalation and exhalation, preparing and optimising your body from the inside out. Your body becomes properly oxygenated, and your core muscles are strengthened, improving posture and your general well being over all.

The human body is designed to discharge 70% of its toxins through breathing. If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly.” – Gay Hendricks, PhD

Get in touch with the Breathe Me team and learn how to breathe in an anatomically correct way, to maximise the improvement of your health and happiness.

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Breathing instructor Angelina with a participant
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Breathing for Peak Performance

You can be ripped like a Gladiator but have a diaphragm of a couch potato. How is this possible?

Most athletes, or gym junkies, forget about intentionally working their diaphragmatic breathing muscles. Studies have shown that training these muscles results in improvements in your athletic performance. Optimal breathing lessens stress and anxiety, whilst increasing focus, composure and attitude.

On a physical level, some very scientific shifts are also happening. For example, there’s a noticeable improvement in respiration, which is the gas exchange and balance of Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen in the body. This directly affects the amount of oxygen released into the haemoglobins to give athletes the edge they need when performing.

“Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina, and athletic endurance.” – Dr. Michael Yessis, PhD, President Sports Training Institute

The team at Breathe Me has regularly worked with sports team, coaches, chiropractors and physiotherapists to optimise their breathing and achieve peak performance. Get in touch with us today to book your next appointment or to find out more.

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Corporate Breathing Events

There’s no doubt that work can be stressful. However, what people generally forget is that excessive amounts of stress for long periods of time directly affect your physical and mental health. This causes clouded thinking and poor decisions that result in sick leave and loss of revenue. By using the correct breathing techniques, the performance of both yourself and your employees can be vastly improved.

Increased lung volume, oxygen exchange, and enhanced blood flow mean that your body’s energy reserves are improved, resulting in greater productivity. It doesn’t stop there though. The increased oxygen stimulates brain growth, increasing the size of grey matter in your brain, and increasing brain plasticity and therefore cognitive function. Essentially, you’re improving your business performance through improved creative thinking and analytical skills.

“Regulate the breathing, and thereby control the mind.”
– B.K.S. Iyengar

The Breathe Me team works with sales teams, marketing, and IT companies, as well as entrepreneurs to increase their optimum brain function and performance and, therefore, the bottom line. Click here to book your next class or to find out more about our classes.

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Students enjoying an ice bath breathing class

Breathwork and Ice Bath Events

Some of you may have heard of Wim Hof, the Dutch “Iceman”, who is famous for holding 26 world records, including the record for the longest in direct contact with the ice. Through breathing techniques, Hof is able to use his breathing to increase his internal body temperature and withstand cold temperatures. This proves the much-debated argument that we have more control over the autonomic nervous system than the current medical texts state, including direct influence on the immune system.

Used in conjunction with breathing techniques for preparation, ice baths are a form of cold therapy that is unlike anything else. Not only does it jump start the metabolism, but it also releases a flood of feel-good healing hormones from the brain.  This allows you to feel both calm and alert, while leaving you feeling euphoric. The cold constricts your blood vessels, removes waste products, and reduces inflammation.

So yes, breathing and ice baths come with a myriad of benefits but it’s also an exercise in mind/body connection, showing you how to relax in a stressful environment, and proving to yourself that you can do more than you think you can.

“The cold is an ultimate doorway to the soul” – Wim Hof

Book an event with Breathe Me, and Angelina and Shane will come to you and guide you through the experience of breathing and ice bathing.

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Private Sessions

Breathing has amazing results as a group activity when we all share a collective breath and release trapped energy in the body. However, understand that optimal breathing is like your fingerprint or your personality – it’s unique to you! If you want to know how to breathe better, the Breathe Me team are available for private sessions where you can move at your own pace and tailor your experience to your specific needs and objectives.

Get in touch to book your next private sessions and meet Angelina and Shane.

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Charity Events

As part of their mission, the team at Breathe Me is passionate about supporting the local community. If you have an event that you would love Breathe Me to attend, please send us a message.