Since breathing effects every cell in our bodies, it stands to reason that it can have both positive and negative effects. When we over-breathe and take in a high volume of air, our tissues and vital organs actually get less oxygen than when our breathing volume is lower or normal. Besides obvious physiological triggers, emotions also play a role in the development of these conditions by exacerbating over-breathing.
Over-breathing leads to a larger loss in carbon dioxide, which is a much needed gas within our lungs that assists in the delivery of oxygen to our organs and tissues. Without sufficient oxygen delivery our bodies run less efficiently and health issues can arise. Many people over-breathe on a regular basis without realizing it and over time this becomes their norm. The body adjusts itself to this new norm with potentially negative effects. The following is a list of just some of the conditions that breathing retraining can help:
Shortness of breath
Tightness around Chest
Dryness in mouth
…and the list goes on!