Three solutions

The three fundamental factors of breathing

Three fundamental factors have an impact on the way our breathing functions:

  1. Biochemical – the exchange and metabolism of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2)
  2. Biomechanical – the physical aspects of breathing; the functioning of the respiratory muscles, including the intercostal muscles (which run between the ribs and help form and move the chest wall) and the diaphragm (the major breathing muscle, located below the lungs)
  3. Psychological – the mental and emotional aspects, which may manifest as stress caused by poor breathing or poor breathing caused by stress.

These factors are at the root of breathing pattern disorders.

The three solutions to breathing pattern disorders

Three solutions address the factors which are at the root of breathing pattern disorders:

  1. Biochemical – addressing blood sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2)
  2. Biomechanical – breathing from the diaphragm
  3. Cadence – reducing the respiratory rate to between 4.5 and 6.5 breaths per minute in order to influence the autonomic functioning of the body.
Three Solutions for breathing

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“I completed the Breathe Relieve course with Lisa after a major breakdown after years of PTSD and anxiety. Learning how to breathe sounds counter-intuitive, but it isn’t. Learning how to breathe properly and how to use breath to manage anxiety and trauma symptoms (racing heart, panic attacks, fear) I am able to circumvent negative feelings quickly and use breathing to bring me back to the present. Lisa is a marvellous teacher, very kind and patient, and tailors each course to the individual. Thoroughly recommend.”

Sam, South Coast NSW

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