I hope this finds you well as we find ourselves at the beginning of yet another new month.
We are into February already!….The border between Winter and Spring.
More light, more sun, signs of life and new beginnings….
Discover for yourself, ‘The Benefits of Nasal Breathing’ (read below) and learn to slow down and take control of your life at your own pace…
Also, Welcome my friend Ruth Fretwell to my Studio who will be offering treatments on Wednesdays from March 6th. (See introduction below…)
Make some time for yourself…
Welcome Ruth Fretwell to Room 2 at St. Augustine’s from 6th March….
(Ruth will be offering treatments on Wednesdays)
The Benefits of Nasal Breathing….
You’ve been breathing all your life. You do it without thinking, although it is what keeps you alive!
The way we breathe can be consciously controlled. Different breathing techniques can be more efficient than others. How we breathe can determine our state of mind, the quality of oxygen in our bloodstream, our athletic performance, our quality of sleep and more….
If you start to consider the way you breathe, you might notice a huge difference between ‘mouth breathing’ and ‘nasal breathing’.
Our bodies are designed to breathe nasally. When we breathe through our nose, we are essentially filtering the oxygen before it enters the lungs. Our nose hairs are designed to act as a filter so that dust, allergens, and other foreign particles don’t reach our lungs.
Mouth Breathing is sometimes an essential method when our bodies are preventing us from nose breathing. This may be due to congestion, nasal blockages, or even small nostrils. However, when you are breathing through the mouth, it does not filter the air as with your nose.
Nasal Breathing also humidifies the air you breathe in, allowing it to adjust to your body temperature (this helps the lungs be more productive).
You breathe in through your nose, and it becomes filtered and humidified, but when you release the nasal breath, it releases nitric oxide. The release of nitric oxide is beneficial for the circulation of oxygen in your body and helps expand blood vessels.
Mouth breathing on the other hand comes with unwanted side effects such as bad breath, tooth decay, snoring, and more.
So as you can see, nasal breathing is a much more natural and healthy breathing technique in comparison.
Benefits of Nasal Breathing:-
(1) improved oxygen quality,
(2) improved athletic performance,
(3) decreased stress/anxiety, and
(4) better sleep.