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Offline David

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How to Breathe correctly!
« on: 2015 10 04 - 12:38 »
     Believe it or not. There is a right way and a WRONG way of breathing. Some of you may know and some of you may don't. Regardless, here is a link on what it's all about:

wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=1WMt_1jw47Q (instead of "DOT" put and actual dot " . ")

    That was a 3D video that show'd you what happens inside and how breathing should be. And here is another video on how to do it:


     Now, this may not be the most professional good looking video BUT listen to what he say's and what he does. I personally have been doing just that and here is my experience.

     I was a chest breather was because a few months ago a thought passed in my mind "What if there is a right way of breathing?" I searched it on YouTube and to my surprise there WAS! Not only that there where hundreds of videos but breathing with your diaphragm was a practice that people would do for thousands of years.

     So I watched some videos read a bit on google (some blogs, forums and experts websites) and decided on trying it because of the long list of benefits the one that I was most interested was that it could relieve me from my anxiety. So I decided to do it, plus that all I had to do is breathe in a certain way.

     I can't remember exactly when I started because it was something that I used to do before falling asleep (I discovered that it helped me fall asleep faster) on occasions when I remembered and most of all when I felt anxious. One thing is for sure it's somewhere around half to a full year.

     Today I was doing my daily routine and I remembered about this practice by seeing the Body section on this forum. Breathing with my diaphragm become'd such a part of me that now it is my normal way of breathing. I concentrate on it only when I'm meditating but when I wake up in the morning I wake up "belly breathing" which it's a clear sign that this is how I breath when I'm asleep of course since I started this practice my nightmares diminished incredibly and I rest better.

     I tried to breathe again with my chest just of curiosity to see the difference and I found it to be uncomfortable, it feel weird and I can't seem to breathe "right" just only with the chest, my new pattern of breathing quickly kicks in. Also breathing with the chest now feels only 30% of my capacity of breathing.

     Another difference that I felt and "heard" is my new awesome voice :D. I speak more clearly, a better tonality, more relaxed and the feature which I love the most is much deeper. Also I now have very few to none high pitch't tones.

     Conclusion? Breathe! I really can't stress enough how important it is and how many benefits you can reap by starting today. You will feel a deeper breathe since the very first attempt try and just make a long sound like a " La " with the usual chest breathing and one with the Diaphragm and see which one is the longest.

     I hope you find this useful and make it a part of your life if you haven't done so already.

Good luck in your journey and Take Care!

Offline shivarora

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Re: How to Breathe correctly!
« Reply #1 on: 2016 11 17 - 04:14 »
Completely! Not only I had sinusitis, my struggles with breathing were highlighted as I reached adulthood. Anxiety was getting a hold of me and stressful situation were becoming difficult to deal with even though I excelled in sports and fitness.

How you breathe generally goes such a long way in everything, as far as changing your brain structure! And even after Yoga, what actually made a difference was: Mindfulness

I had to train my self to breathe in situations like sitting, standing, walking, listening (thank you ADHD) which otherwise are involuntary for everyone. That

I started using this app just surfing through mindfulness apps on the iOS store. You have to try it. Aura Health on the istore. I think the website is aurahealth dot I O

When you wake up in the morning, it starts with a 5 minute exercise- thats it! It creates a program for your life where little by little it forms a habit of practicing mindfulness- integrating it to your life. I love that it programs sessions according to you, how your mood is, how much time you get to use the app etc. The Guided mediation is a peaceful voice that narrates it and I think that is the best part. It is actually like there is someone teaching you every step and every move that you need to make. there is a theory that if you have a planned idea of how to do your task, you will not be distracted in how to do it and all of your energy would be concentrated to the task at hand.

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Re: How to Breathe correctly!
« Reply #2 on: 2018 11 16 - 05:42 »
Feels kind of depressing to find out that I don't even know how to breathe correctly haha. Kidding aside, great posts. Better to find this out sooner than later.