Meditation Class

How we breathe is often overlooked and undervalued. We assume that since we are still alive that we must be breathing properly, but that is rarely the case. How we breathe is just as important to our overall health as what we eat and how much we exercise. You may be asking "Why do I need to learn how to breathe? I've been breathing my whole life!" This very simple thing that you do, about 25,000 times a day, what if I told you that you were doing it wrong? That the way you’ve been breathing has negative impacts on both your physical and mental health? Just as we have become a society of over eaters, we have also become over breathers. Most of us hyperventilate without realizing it. If you primarily breathe through your mouth then chances are good that you hyperventilate. Here are a few of the many health issues associated with mouth breathing: cardiovascular disease, fatigue, headaches, inflammation, stress, halitosis, dehydration, asthma, snoring,  hypertension, chronic colds, anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, allergies, tooth decay, abnormal facial and dental development...

Why Nasal Breathing?

So what can we do? How can we help protect ourselves from the damage that mouth breathing causes? Using the nose is the first step. Mouths are for eating, noses are for breathing. Breathing in through your nose warms, humidifies and filters the air before it is drawn into the lungs, reducing heart rate, optimizing oxygen delivery throughout the body to working muscles, organs, tissues and cells. Nasal breathing also brings in Nitric Oxide from the nasal cavity which helps open up blood vessels and airways allowing for better blood flow and easier breathing.  Nasal breathing slows down air, and slowing the breath is very helpful for calming the mind, but it’s also giving oxygen enough time to transfer from the lungs into the blood. Nasal breathing and breath holding helps increase your body's tolerance for Carbon Dioxide, which in turn helps extract oxygen from red blood cells and deliver that oxygen to where it's needed most. This whole process lowers stress levels, improves sleep quality, increases physical endurance, boosts energy, and even sexual performance!

Sandy Beach

In a single breath, more molecules of air will pass through your nose than all the grains of sand on all the worlds beaches. Learn how to harness the power of all those molecules to their full potential. How you breathe affects all areas of your life. It's never too late to start...

Every journey begins with a single breath