Just like Eskimos have 50 words to describe snow, and carpenters use a variety of nails , there are many ways to describe the quality of someone's breathing. This is what we do in The Breathing Audit. If you have a reason to assess your breathing -- either for health or performance reasons -- you will find this very insightful and interesting.
A regular, calm breathing pattern is just as important to well-being as good food, exercise and sleep. Knowing how you are breathing can provide a fresh angle of insight into your mental and physical health.
Hi, I'm Lisa Bowen. I'm a breathing educator at Breathing Retraining Center and I created The Breathing Audit.
If you're here, I assume something about your breathing is uncomfortable, and you've already been checked out by a doctor.
We teach self-help techniques to gain more respiratory fitness.
The first step is to become aware of how you are breathing.
Over the years I have noticed that the majority of my students and clients have no idea whether they are breathing through their mouth or their nose as they go through their day -- while hanging out, working on the computer, driving, exercising, shopping...That detail is significant, as you will soon find out.
Also, so many people I come in contact with every day -- both personally and professionally -- are literally gasping for air when they're talking. How uncomfortable -- and invisible to them!
The purpose of The Breathing Audit is to make the invisible visible,, to offer critical details about how you are moving your air, for an accurate and deep intuitive understanding you can use to improve this most important function that integrates and reflects mind, body and spirit."
Take a look at the 10-point worksheet and complete what you can right away.
When you're mindful of your breathing, you're on your best behavior. Print out extra worksheets and enlist family and friends to help you record data about your breathing pattern -- especially when you're unaware you're being observed.
Clarify anything you don't understand. Ask questions and share experiences on Facebook if you have an account.
Evaluate your results against healthy breathing norms. Find out which of the 10 Healthy Breathing Habits to concentrate attention on based on the breathing behavior you want to change.
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