Harness the healing power of your breath.
Can the way we breathe affect health?
Exercise, eating well, good posture – when we think of healthy habits these often come to mind. But what about good breathing habits?
The physiology of breathing is directly linked to health. Breathing well calms the nervous system and improves respiratory and cardiovascular health. It can also reduce symptoms of common conditions such as asthma, anxiety, snoring, sleep apnea, rhinitis, hypertension, IBS, chronic cough, and brain fog.
Taking a big deep breath may be your natural instinct when you read this, but what if those big breaths are contributing to the problem?
If we talk a lot, breathe through the mouth, or breathe more quickly for long periods of time due to stress, we may develop the habit of over-breathing. This alters the levels of carbon dioxide in the body, causes constriction of smooth muscle surrounding blood vessels, airways and organs, and reduces oxygen delivery to the brain and tissues.
Noisy or fast breathing, habitual yawning, sighing, throat clearing, gasping, irritable coughing, snoring and breath holding are signs of poor breathing.
But breathing is automatic, right?
Yes, AND we can breathe under voluntary control. Though breathing exercises, awareness of habits, and willingness to change them, you can develop healthier breathing patterns and improve your health.
Is there a healthy way to breathe?
Join us and:
- learn how breathing physiology and health are linked
- learn about the vital role of carbon dioxide
- build awareness of your breathing habits
- learn to recognize signs of healthy and dysfunctional breathing
- learn to cultivate healthy breathing habits to improve your health
Melissa Campagnolo is a Yoga Therapist and Buteyko Breathing Educator. This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, yoga students, and anyone who is interested in better breathing and overall health.
Date & Time:
Saturday, Nov 9th
$65 ($120 if attending both Nov 9th workshops)
Loch Sloy, 343 County Rd 22
Picton, Prince Edward County
Contact Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-903-3148. Payment by e-transfer.
Comments from students in previous courses:
“Everyone should take this course – the benefits are there for everyone to gain.”
“I found the individualized, personalized, targeted feedback and homework to be greatly beneficial in reducing my levels of chronic pain. Thank you!” – L.H.