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Kinesiology and Breathing – is there a connection?

By theProduct on May 18, 2013

airflow diagramWhen we breathe in and out this is called Ventilation or Respiration.  This is the body’s automatic process for keeping us alive.  Breathing in its scientific process is the body’s absorption of Oxygen (O2) from the air through our lungs and into the blood stream.  Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is then removed from the blood stream back into the air.  We have about 21% O2 available to us in the air we breathe but only access to about 0.03 % CO2.  Our lungs require about 6.5% CO2 to function properly therefore we need to produce this ourselves.  This is done in the body as by-product of exercise and metabolism.

Breathing is an involuntary act, we could hold our breath but eventually we would pass out as the CO2 level becomes to high.  When the CO2 levels become too high this disrupts the pH balance in the blood. (pH is a measure of acidity) The pH level needs to be ideally between 7.35 – 7.45 – a very small window for error.  Having to low (6.8) or to high (7.8) of a pH level can result in the death of cells and ultimately death of the body.

When the body becomes more acid (as it is always alkaline) this is called Acidosis. Acidosis is the extreme in higher acid levels and can be potentially very dangerous if not treated.  Alkalosis is the extreme of alkaline in the blood.

A person at rest may breathe anywhere from 8-20 breaths per minute (bpm) ideally though we need to breathe about 8-12 bpm through the nose only utilising the diaphragm and move 4-5 litres of air per minute through the lungs.  Hyperventilation is breathing too much.  People generally think of hyperventilation in association with stress or a panic attack, realistically though it truly is just breathing more than the body needs.  This places the breaths per minute up around the 20 bpm and more.  As the nose cannot handle that kind of volume, breathing through the mouth occurs.

When we breathe through our mouth as opposed to the nose we expose the body to the possibility of infection.  The nose has its own filtration, heating, and humidifying systems.  The nasal hairs (vibrissae) have the job of filtering out bigger particles of dust.  If we breathe through our mouths this filtration system cannot work.

Generally we do not have to think about breathing thus the potentiality for problems.  We can very easily develop poor breathing patterns and because breathing is automotive we do not become aware of these bad habits until we become unwell such as asthma or other breathing problems.

So how is there a connection between Kinesiology and Breathing?

Kinesiology is a technique that can assist those who have breathing issues.  Kinesiology in itself does not profess to cure asthma or diagnose any medical condition.

Kinesiology digs deeper into the underlying problems a person may be experiencing and brings balance back into the body by shifting the energy to restore flow and increase well-being.

At Empowering theProduct Kinesiology we would love to have the opportunity to assist you with any issues that may be disrupting your breathing patterns and help you to restore a happy and healthy place of well-being

Have an empowered day

Yours in Health

Kerrilee

14 thoughts on “Kinesiology and Breathing – is there a connection?

  1. Testosterone Therapy says:

    Its a very informative post. I never actually thought how do we breathe and is there right way to breathe. But Now my thoughts are changed.

    Thanks for Sharing.

  2. Payday advance online says:

    There is a right way to breathe we are just lazy.

  3. payday loans online says:

    I never realized that overbreathing can be a problem too. I guess it’s true what they say; everything in moderation.

  4. Fitness Chris says:

    Only when one starts having breathing problems – be it asthma or allergies or whatever – only then we realize how important this simple task is. Great article. Thank you.

  5. r7 irons says:

    There is totaly skill behind proper breathing techniques. The art of tai chi is all about proper breathing and controlling your breath.

  6. Cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas says:

    Wow. I didn’t know that there was a right and wrong way to breath. Now I’m trying to get my mind to stop thinking about breathing again. It’s like if you tell somebody not to think about something it’s the first thing they’ll think about. Good article though.

  7. Clair - What Causes Wrinkles says:

    Thanks Kerrilee,

    Breathing correctly helps general heath and well-being a great deal. Here are my top 5 reasons to breath deeply:

    1. Deep breathing reduces stress
    2. Deep breathing reduces pain
    3. Deep breathing helps you relax
    4. Deep breathing can reduce your risk of high blood pressure
    5. Deep breathing can increase your energy level

    x

  8. gpcr says:

    Wonderful information. Almost no one would have ever noticed that are they breathing in a right away or not. This is post hs told us how to breath now.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely information.

  9. Instant Payday Loan says:

    Wow our bodies are such amazing machines. I love learning about how our body works, it never ceases to amaze me.

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  11. no credit personal loans says:

    i take in deep breaths when my asthma is really bad that way i can learn to control it

  12. Ron @ Overcome Laziness says:

    Breathing with your chest is the lazy way of breathing. Also most people breath too often, when the should in fact just breathe deeper.

  13. Melanie says:

    Just wanted to let you know I loved this post and it has made me start to think more about the way I breath, and I find myself being a lazy breather and have to correct it.

    Thanks,
    Melanie

  14. Dentist Thornhill says:

    I find it fascinating learning how our body works. It is such a wonderful and complex system. Thanks for sharing this interesting article.

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