How We Breathe Matters
Humans think of breathing as automatic, out of our conscious control. After all, we do it every day without even thinking about it. However, breathing relies on an elaborate system of muscles and structures acting in coordination to accomplish multiple body tasks beyond simply exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. When that system is working efficiently all our body systems thrive. It only takes a small change in the breathing system to throw everything off. Considering we breathe more than 20,000 times each day, the consequences can be dire. Dysfunctional breathing negatively impacts every system in your body whether you realize it or not. This means breathing can be the underlying problem for a huge variety of things.
Consider your car. You start the engine each day and drive to work or play without considering the complex interaction of electrical and mechanical systems inside that allow you to reliably turn over the ignition. When one of those many parts fails, the system becomes less efficient and sometimes stops working entirely. Our breathing the vehicle for life, and it is susceptible to subtle changes. When the breathing vehicle isn't running effectively, we suffer from chronic conditions, pain, anxiety, disease, and generally underperform in whatever we're doing.
Unfortunately, there are many reasons why breathing might become dysfunctional — medical, surgical, psychological, physical, and emotional.
The result is people with chronic pain, early fatigue, anxiety, decreased activity tolerance, reduced performance, poor endurance, incontinence, bowel dysfunction, and an overall decrease in quality of life. Things fall apart without us realizing that how we breathe may be contributing.
When you can't understand your breathing, it is impossible to control.
We capture your breathing, teach you about breathing, and then show you your breathing and give you a road map for how to improve.