Basic Breathing Retraining

March 14, 2014 by Asthma Care in How is Your Breathing

There are three basic steps towards breath retraining: ✦   Step One Become very aware of your breathing.  Feel, watch and listen to your breathing  as much as you can during the day, paying particular attention to what causes you to take big breaths. Ask yourself some  questions.  Is your breathing  a still, silent activity or

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Breaking the Overbreathing Habit

March 13, 2014 by Asthma Care in How is Your Breathing

As babies  we instinctively  know how to breathe  using  the diaphragm,  with the tummy moving up and down with each breath. For the most part, the breathing  volume matches the exact needs of the metabolism;  this is how the human  body was intended to function and results in good health. Parents strive to protect their

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Symptoms of Hyperventilation

March 12, 2014 by Asthma Care in How is Your Breathing

Some of the symptoms of hyperventilation affect: ✦   The respiratory system in the form of wheezing, breath- lessness, coughing, chest tightness, frequent yawning, rhinitis (hay fever), snoring and sleep apnoea. ✦   The nervous system in the form of a light-headed feeling, poor concentration, numbness,  sweating, dizziness, ver- tigo, tingling of hands and feet, faintness, trembling

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How is your Breathing?

March 11, 2014 by Asthma Care in How is Your Breathing

‘Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.’ Nathaniel Emmons For the vast majority of people, breathing  is an everyday fact of life which occurs on a subconscious  level. It is something that  is  all  too often  taken  for  granted   –  until  there’s  a problem. Yet breathing  is the most  important

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