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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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How to Fix Winged Shoulder Blades breath breathing and posture breathing mechanics exercise exercises for shoulder pain pain behind shoulder blade rounded shoulders shoulder pain shoulder pain with inhale shoulder tension shoulder tightness strength breathing muscles Nov 23, 2016

So, what are winged shoulder blades?
If you look at the image above, you'll see a young boy with winged shoulder blades (scapulae). While looking at the image, notice the pen marks on the inner edge of the scapulae where these bones are sticking out from his back. There, you'll notice that there...

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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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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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My Low Back Hurts Because I Can't Breathe! breath breath holding breath well breathing and posture breathing mechanics posture posture and breathing May 20, 2014

Did you know that respiration (breathing) and back pain are intimately linked? News to me! A 2006 study found that "the presence of respiratory disease is a stronger predictor for lower back pain than other established risk factors." And "clinical observation supports the notion that patients...

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