For those with respiratory issues like sinus congestion, hay fever, asthma, recurring sinus infections, shortness of breath, snoring and/or sleep apnoea, you may find some of these videos particularly useful for you.
For others who haven’t really thought much about their breathing but have issues with low mood or energy, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress and/or chronic pain, you may also find it beneficial to work on the quality and efficiency of your breathing.
Functional breathing is respiration that supports us physically via efficient delivery of oxygen to the cells of our body. For us “functional breathing” consists of 3 parts:
Nasal breathing 24/7
Slow respiration rate (ideally 6-8 breaths per minute at rest)
Deep and relaxed (fully engaging the diaphragm, not over breathing with the chest and neck muscles)
Even though we all breathe constantly, many of us have developed sub-optimal breathing habits. If you’re interested in working on your breathing, check out our new resource page here or book in online here to see us at one of our Sydney locations.