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Breathing and health

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Breathing and health   Health In the past and still today, many people would probably define health as the absence of disease and infirmity. However, this definition has a fundamental weakness in that an individual can be free of disease but still not enjoy a full, wholesome, satisfying life. Health involves quality assessments of physical and mental...

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Dysfunctional breathing

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Dysfunctional breathing In the book titled ‘Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics’, Innocenti and Troup (2014) state: “The term ‘dysfunctional breathing’ is, in itself, confusing. One would expect it to mean that a particular breathing pattern does not fulfil its function, yet it appears to be used as a synonym for...

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Sleep disordered breathing

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Sleep disordered breathing In our modern fast paced world, non-restorative sleep has become a common phenomenon. The third and latest edition of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) is the authoritative clinical text for the diagnosis of sleep disorders. These disorders are grouped into six major categories. The second of these is...

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Breathing re-education

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Breathing re-education The term breathing re-education has been used in the physiotherapy and scientific literature. For example, the term appears in a chapter on dysfunctional breathing in the latest (fourth) edition of the textbook titled ‘Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics.’ It should be noted that the terms...

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Health benefits of nose breathing

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

The health benefits of nose breathing “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” – Sanskrit Proverb   The information below is the content of an article written by Alan Ruth which was published in the journal ‘Nursing in General Practice’, Issue 1, Volume 8, January/February 2015. You may access the article...

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Yogic breathing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Yogic breathing “When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.”   – Hatha Yoga Pradipika The Five Principles of Yoga are the basis for attaining a healthy body and mind through the practice of yoga. One of these...

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