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Breathe Better: Use Your Nose 3 nasal exersises breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics fitness health intergrative breathing therapy nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing posture and breathing the pain free athlete Nov 19, 2019

How strong is your nose?

Have you ever considered that the function of your nose is dependent on muscles? Did you know that if you don’t nasal breathe, these muscles can become weak and imbalanced?

Use it or lose it applies to your nose!

Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about...

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Try Mouth Taping at Night to Improve Health and Performance breath holding breathe well breathing exercises breathing mechanics mouth taping muscles of breathing nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing Aug 22, 2018

I started taping my mouth shut when going to bed a few months ago after reading The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. McKeown practices the Buteyko Method. As you can see by her wide-eyed gaze, my dog, Sasha, is very worried that she can’t give lots of slobbery kisses with my mouth...

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Have you Taken the WEEKLY CHALLENGE? breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises challenge exercises pain free athlete posture therapy the pain free athlete therapy exercises thoughts Feb 27, 2018

Because I am trying to expand my audience and to be more “social,” I started a WEEKLY CHALLENGE that I post every Monday morning on The Pain Free Athlete FaceBook page.

By now, many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, but there is nothing that says we can only...

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Achieve More in 2017 with an Organized Mind breathing exercises exercise mind-body mindful mindfulness mindfulness meditation therapy exercises wellness Dec 20, 2016

Are you perpetually making to-do lists--but find yourself unable to complete the tasks efficiently?

Additionally, do you often feel lost and overwhelmed with your responsibilities, and despite being continuously busy, perceive you are not making progress in the important aspects of your life?

Or,...

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Belly Breathing Isn't What You Think breath breath meditation breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics diaphragm dysfunctional breathing muscles of breathing rib cage strength breathing muscles Jan 20, 2016

At one time or another, you’ve probably come across the phrase “belly breathing.” You might have heard a well-meaning yoga teacher, fitness instructor, personal trainer or even me in my posture classes talk about it! People use this phrase to encourage us to initiate our breath...

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The Secret Role of Your Abs abs alignment breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises dysfunctional breathing posture alignment rib cage Dec 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered what your abdominal muscles actually do?  Most of us are concerned with the look and strength of our abs. But what is their purpose? If you read anatomy books, most list actions such as flexing the lumbar spine to bring the chest towards the pelvis, performing side...

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Improve Core Stability and Posture with Diaphragm Training breath breath holding breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics dysfunctional breathing May 29, 2014

The diaphragm has a dual role in the body: respiration and posture. When these actions occur simultaneously, we improve our core stability. This is particularly evident in the lumbar spine. My last blog, My Low Back Hurts Because I Can’t Breathe, described the diaphragm’s role in...

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