What is Disordered Breathing?

Disordered breathing occurs when upper chest breathing, usually at a faster rate and often through the mouth, becomes the dominant pattern of breathing especially at rest. Disordered breathing can also include big sighs, yawning, breath holding, feelings of breathlessness, or feeling unable to take a good breath in or out. Over time, disordered breathing can cause a large variety of symptoms including dizziness, anxiety, pins and needles, chest pain or tension, blurred vision, feeling easily overwhelmed, and constantly on edge.

The first step for control and restoration of normal physiology is breathing retaining. Learning to return your breathing to a baseline level of relaxation allows the body and mind to start the process of returning to a normal balanced state. Once this is mastered then daily practise leads to the ability to grow and flourish, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Learning to let go and relax is the essence of being present, but sadly due to life in the 21st century this is often severely compromised. The first goal is to experience Baseline Relaxation and Calm with assistance, and then learn to achieve this at home, work, and in other stressful situations.