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BREATHING HEALTH

Can You Relate?

NOTICE YOUR BREATHING DOESN'T SEEM QUIET RIGHT?

DO YOU:

Sigh regularly

Holding your breath

Yawning

Feel out of breath easily

Experience unexplained tiredness at the end of the day

Your breathing health is essential to your well-being. Breathing is the direct pathway to managing your stress or relaxation response (i.e., nervous system health). Also, how your mind and body communicate with each other. Your STRESS RESPONSE is related to breathing too fast or holding your breath, while your RELAXATION RESPONSE is related to the depth and steady slow rate of your breathing. Our stress response can easily be overworked; good breathing health is being able to manage your stress responses use and engaging your relaxation response as needed. When you have been upset, has anyone asked you to take a deep breath to feel better? Have you tried meditation or some activity that focuses on the way you breathe?

 

Breathing health has multiple benefits for anxiety, depression, sleep, pain, and brain function.

​​SUPPORT AREAS

  • Understanding how your breathing rate and style influence your mind-body experience

  • Learn which rate gets the most benefit for you

  • Develop a plan for breathing fitness to manage your stress response activity thus gaining a sense of resilience

  • Use of biofeedback to measure your mind-body dynamics

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