This is part two of our fascinating interview with Patrick McKeown, a world-renowned expert in the field of breathing, and the best-selling author of The Oxygen Advantage.
In part two we’ll look at more of the incredible benefits of changing your breath, and how to begin. We’ll cover relaxation, rewiring the mind for less stress and anxiety, how to get a better night’s sleep, eliminate sleep apnea, increase focus and reduce adhd systems, and for athletes or those looking to get in better shape, look at the performance, health, and fitness benefits from simple changes to your breath. Yes, you can literally boost your VO2. And yes, it can help you loose weight too!
That plus how you can reduce or eliminate asthma in both kids and adults, by changing the way we breathe.
This is one power-packed interview, so let’s dive right in and shine bright.
- When you’re stressed you breathe quickly and can’t get oxygen to the brain
- So you can’t think
- Gives us an exercise to rewire the body so we can cope with stress much better.
- Repeating for just a few short weeks makes structural changes in the brain
- In 3-4 minutes can take someone from a flight or flight response to a rest and relax response – from sympathetic to parasympathetic
- This exercise helps reduce snoring – helps reduce sleep apnea
- Focusing on air shortage anchors mind on the breath – aka silences mind
- May be better than many meditation techniques because almost automatically quiets the mind
- Nasal Breathing for Improving Sleep Quality
- Humans were meant to breathe through nose
- Only 4 animals breathe through mouth, but are still nasal breathers
- Farm animals only breathe through mouth when they are very sick
- Athletes are missing the most important part of training
- Oxygen is sexy
- Everyday breathing affects your fitness and affects your sport
- The performance benefits of working on the breath
- More enjoyment
- Improved performance
- Can improve VO2 Max
- Improved Economy
- Reduce exercise induced asthma
- Reduce stress on the heart
- Lower heart rate
- Less inflammation
- Less injuries
- Asthma and over-breathing
- How asthma is curable if we get the breathing under control
- For parents with kids with asthma
- Watch your child breathing
- Is the mouth open?
- Do they snore?
- Are they holding their breath?
- Are they changing positions in sleep (obstructive sleep apnea)
- Huge link between sleep disorders and ADHD
- For adults with Asthma
- Pay attention to the breath
- Lower the breathing rate, lower the body weight
- When you change breathing, weight loss occurs
- Eat more when stressed
- Eat less when unstressed
- When using the breath you reduce stress, and reduce appetite
- High altitude individuals are thinner
- Wrap-up – why everyone should look at their breath
Learn how to boost your fitness, performance & sex drive, dramatically improve your sleep, health & well-being, plus reduce weight, quiet your mind & even improve asthma, all by changing how you breathe!
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