Curious about your breathing?

Test your Control Pause

  • take a normal breath in and then out through your nose
  • use your fingers to gently pinch your nose and hold your breath
  • time the number of seconds until you feel the first need to breathe (or movement in the throat or tummy)
  • your next breath should be normal (not gasping)

1-19 seconds – very low score
20-30 seconds – low score
40 + seconds Рideal breathing goal 

The Control Pause tells us how long your body is comfortable without taking a breath and is one way to assess your breathing pattern. This helps us understand the chemistry of your breathing, indicating how quickly your body responds to a build up of carbon dioxide in the body.

Where do you feel breathing in your body?

Another way to assess your breathing is to place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly and notice where in the body you are feeling your breathing. Vertical movement driven by the chest suggests dysfunctional breathing mechanics. Movement in the lower ribs and belly is driven by the diaphragm and indicates functional or healthy breathing mechanics.

Are you breathing to survive or thrive?

We Breathe Breathwork Sessions will help you restore healthy, functional breathing patterns.

When we change the way we breathe we can alter our physical, mental, and emotional states.

When the mind is agitated, change the pattern of the breath.

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