After many years of nursing in both clinical and more recently in occupational health, my passion has become about empowering you to take control of your own health and wellbeing.
My interest in teaching breathing, stems from seeing its powerful effects in the recovery and pain management sector of the hospital; as well as after many years of practicing yoga, learning and understanding the true power of the breath.
Correct breathing can transform an individuals’ physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Without knowing it, you may be compromising your sleep, mood, digestion, heart, nervous system, muscles and brain. Research shows one in 10 people of all ages experience some form of breathing pattern disorder at some point in their lives.
On the flip side, are all the benefits to be gained from learning a few simple principles for proper breathing. These include:
- more energy
- improved health and wellbeing
- balancing emotions
- managing anxiety
- less fear
- better relationships and a happier life in general.
So, what is correct breathing?
In short, it means breathing in a way that is physiologically optimal for your body. It’s the way you’re designed to breathe, only you were never taught how to.
Most of us breathe in a way that leaves a lot of room for improvement. Some examples are over-breathing, holding our breath and/or shallow breathing. These breathing patterns are very stressful for the body and lead to a shortage of oxygen and energy.
How do we remedy breathing issues?
There is one simple solution. Learn the principles of proper breathing – it will only require you dedication to make this change to your wellbeing. Research shows it takes three to six weeks to form a new habit and up to six months to consolidate.
In your initial consultation you will be tested on a unit called the nerve express, a simple procedure, (you wear a heart rate monitor belt), which will assess if your breath is having a positive effect on your central nervous system. This will also give us a base measurement for improvement.
So, contact me and learn to breathe, your body and mind will thank you.