Breathing that is relaxed and functional does not over-involve shoulder muscles. On the other hand, breathing that is dysfunctional often includes an excessive amount of up and down shoulder movement. A lifetime of dysfunctional breathing canRead more
Think of breathing and if you are even slightly anatomically literate you will probably think of the diaphragm. This major muscle of breathing influences all other breathing muscles. It changes the shape and size ofRead more
Correcting mouth breathing is a top priority in my work with children with breathing, sleep, postural and behavioral issues.
The list of problems that mouth breathing contributes to is long. Children who mouth breathe are much more prone toRead more
Asthma affects 1 in 10 people in Australia, that’s about 2 million people and about 655 million dollars is spent on asthma every year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Breathing retaining, relaxation and manual therapy can improve dysfunctional breathing. Research has shown that after breathing training asthmatics often have less symptoms, less medication and better quality of life.Read more
The vagus is the most important nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system. It is involved in the healing response and feelings of calm and wellbeing and can be stimulated in various ways, including resonant frequency breathing.