It is fortunate to witness how the interest in Conscious Breathing is steadily growing. Ben Greenfield, a New York Times best selling author, currently ranked as the #1 best seller on Amazon with his new book BOUNDLESS, recommends my book, The Relaxator, taping your mouth at night and writes that my article Breathe Less – Live Longer is fantastic. BOUNDLESS has been very well received and in less than a month after being published it has 352 ratings on Amazon. On average the ratings are at an amazing 4,9 out of 5 where 95% have given the book 5 stars.
This is what Ben writes about the Relaxator:
“In addition to making your breathing more rhythmic, slow and relaxed, the Relaxator also stimulates your diaphragm to work more efficiently, thereby ensuring that the air you inhale reaches the lower part of your lungs. Because you’re forced to have a lower respiratory rate while using it, it also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which comes in handy if you decide to use it while, say, checking email or stuck in traffic. You can also use it while cooking, moving the lawn, cleaning the garage, or doing any other activity when you want a subtle way to train your breath.”
“One breathing concept that was not explored in chapter 3 is quite fascinating and directly tied to longevity. My friend and former podcast guest Anders Olsson has studied animals’ life spans in relation to their energy expenditure, metabolism, and oxygen utilization. In his fantastic blog post “Breathe Less – Live Longer,” he notes that a common denominator for long-lived species such as the naked mole rat, the bat, the short-beaked echidna, the bowhead whale and the Greenland shark is that they have slow respiration and a high tolerance for carbon dioxide (CO2). A fast and shallow breathing pattern corresponds to low CO2 tolerance, while deep relaxation and breathing low and slow corresponds to a high tolerance for carbon dioxide.
Tape your mouth at night
“Ben was introduced to the concept of mouth taping via our mutual friend, Ron Penna. Ron is the co-founder and former CEO of Quest Nutrition, which he recently sold for one billion dollars. Ron has discovered the benefits of Conscious Breathing and says:
“I have now taped my mouth for almost three years and I sleep better, have lower resting heart rate and improved tolerance for carbon dioxide.I’ve told my friends and Sleep Tape is probably the most consistently followed health advice I’ve seen.”