There is nothing new about the importance of breathing. Just a few minutes of oxygen deprivation is enough to destroy the brain’s ability to process incoming information forever. However, it isn´t just important THAT we breathe, but also HOW we breathe. If the way we breathe is just slightly out of balance, over time it will lead to severe negative consequences, since we breathe so much each and every day.
Life starts and stops with a breath. We survive without food for weeks, without water for days, but without air we cannot survive more than a few minutes.
Do you know that we take about 1,000 breaths each hour, that’s up to 25,000 breaths in a single day. That’s 10-20 kg of air passing in and out of our system each day, which is ten times more than the amount of food we eat. This says a lot of how important our breathing is.
By improving the way we breathe we will oxygenate our body more efficiently. When we take control of our breathing, we will directly influence our thoughts and feelings, our internal organs such as the heart and brain, and the body’s various functions such as muscle movements, digestion and the immune system.
Twelve important benefits of improving our breathing habits:
Take our popular tests
Do you have less energy than you would like? Do you toss and turn at night and wake up tired? Is your brain constantly on red alert? Do you worry about everything? Can’t exercise as you wish? Answer the questions in our popular questionnaires below and learn more about the connection between different health problems and your breathing- and stress habits. The questions help you become aware of how well your breathing works and how often you are in fight/flight/freeze. Are there any occasions when you don’t have to be there? Is there anything you can do to spend less time there?
Fight/flight/freeze is our way of dealing with dangers and it has ensured our survival during evolution. Many of us, however, spend unnecessarily much of their resources fighting, fleeing or giving up when the challenges feel overwhelming. Are you one of them?
If you want to change your behavior, the first thing you need to do is to understand it. The purpose of the questionnaire is to help you get new insights and become aware of your breathing habits and the mental and emotional equivalents of fight/flight/freeze, which is anger/fear/paralyzed.
Thousands of people have done the tests and the results are as expected. The worse we breathe or the more we are in stress mode, the poorer our health is.