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Let’s outline some of the reasons WHY we must strongly consider intentionally practicing slow, deep rhythmic nose breathing?

Increased Nitric Oxide production… Nitric Oxide can only enter the body via 2 methods, through consuming nutrient rich foods… or through nasal breathing… Nitric Oxide acts also as a anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic and antibacterial, helping the immune system to prevent or fight infection and external invasion more effectively & efficiently. NO2 also plays the important role of dilating the blood vessels for a more efficient oxygen absorption and carbon dioxide removal.

Nose Breathing also protects us and connects us…the cilia within our nasal passage and cavity protects us from harmful toxins and pollutants that are in the atmosphere by filtering and humidifying the air before it enters our lungs and body…

Benefits of Nasal Breathing

Conscious Rhythmic Nasal Breathing also:

When we consciously practice acts of self-love and self-care with the purest of intentions, our emotive state is elevated and we naturally vibrate on a higher frequency. A frequency that is closer aligned with the earth’s resonance and heart beat,  you may feel more connected, aligned, centered, grounded and balanced.

The Benefits of CO2 Tolerance & Breath Retention.

Let’s take some time to discuss why we may retain our breath and what benefits this practice may bring to our health…

Adaptation and breath variation… We are creating a little cortisol and a stress response purely by breathing faster and deeper… And then by stopping… The body transfers from a fight or flight stress response to a calming rest & digest response… This switch is continually being flicked on and off…

Some interesting information and research I’ve found claim that conscious breath holding can give some great benefits, such as: It can help you to normalize or optimize your O2 and CO2 levels, to improve your blood and brain chemistry.

You can use breath holding to increase your resilience and your endurance, to strengthen your cardiovascular health, and your immune system. It supports you in remaining clear, calm, energized and focused, in the most stressful situations and in the most difficult moments.

More red blood cell production therefore more efficient transportation of oxygen throughout the body. Increased mitochondria production, which is the part of the cell that creates energy.

Increased your lung capacity/volume VO2max. Increased heart rate variability.

Improved respiratory & lung function.

Increased production of nitric oxide.

Aids in preserving the health of stem cells promoting brain tissue regeneration.

Enhanced anti-inflammatory effects.

A stronger diaphragm and pelvic floor.

Reduced stress, tension & anxiety.

Optimized oxygen absorption into cells. Reportedly after 90 seconds, Adrenaline(epinephrine) is produced, which increases white blood cell functionality, immune efficiency and potentially reduces inflammation.

Improved functioning of any type is going to have a knock on effect and positive outcomes on all other aspects of health.

15 benefits of breathing through your nose during exercise:
Nose Breathing v’s Mouth Breathing during Exercise Research & Article by Dr John Douillard, DC, CAP, May 6, 2014. Three Rivers Press, New York.
The Risks & Dangers of Unconscious Mouth Breathing.
Potential Symptoms & Dangers of Chronic Mouth Breathing while Sleeping!

In Children

In Adults

Functions of the Nose

All functions of efficient breathing, smelling… A resting place for spectacles/glasses.

Our body and respiratory system is designed first and foremost to breathe through the nose… If your nose is blocked or obstructed, the body automatically resorts to its back up system to provide oxygen… your mouth.

Functions of Mouth

Of course, pleasurable things, and the resulting smiling and belly laughing requires an open mouth.

Talking, eating, tasting, exertion, kissing, backup strategy/survival system to provide oxygen to the body.

What are the underlying causes that creates the habit of chronic mouth breathing?

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