1) Whether or not you wear a facemask, it is best to breathe through your nose, firstly to protect yourself (if you breathe through your mouth you completely bypass the body’s protective mechanisms) and secondly to reduce viral spread to others.
Here are some breathing tips from experts, that might help protect you from Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). You will see a lot of overlap, so these experts are all agreeing!
General use of face masks may not be recommended yet (watching, WHO may change their recommendations) but whether or not you wear a face mask, but we believe that good breathing could help protect you.
All the healing forces reside originally in the human breathing system.
Breath is life, words are power, diet is health.
Dr Mercola on yoga breathing “In fact, the whole field of breathing and breath-work has enormous potential for improvement, as most prevailing ideas about breathing promoted in yoga, Pilates, and meditative methods tend to focus on taking big, deep breaths — which is actually the opposite of what you should do”
The founder of the American Rhinological society, Dr Maurice Cottle, stated that the nose performs at least 30 functions, but at least 50% of modern children are permanent mouth breathers.
Why is the nose treated as an optional or redundant appendage?
Here is a shorter list of reasons to convince you!
Not the most catchy title I admit but read on if you have ME/CFS, or a teenager with it, or unexplained anxiety.
If there is one thing worse than having ME/CFS, it is watching your child go through it; their life and education on hold, unable to leave the house, with little support or understanding. If I had found this information earlier, I may have been able to help my son more, I hope it helps you.Continue Reading
One of the hardest things about breathing education and retraining is MOTIVATION, putting in enough effort (breathing exercises and lifestyle changes) early on to make a real change your breathing pattern. A colleague calls it “time, dedication and discipline” (TD&D). Sufficient effort at the beginning means clients soon see a decrease in symptoms, (after the first day or two often getting a good night’s sleep or no longer needing asthma reliever inhalers) which motivates them to carry on, and they will soon (usually after 1-3 months) be able to taper down the amount of breathing exercises; it is not usually a big time commitment long term.Continue Reading