San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
Anyone who experiences allergies, asthma, snoring or anxiousness should explore how poor breathing habits could be causing or contributing to their symptoms, a local breathing educator says.
“Many people unknowingly have dysfunctional breathing and might experience significant relief if they stopped hyperventilating," said Lisa Bowen, director of Breathing Retraining Center, which started operation in San Rafael this month and is holding two open houses in the next couple weeks.
"There’s a constant stream of information published on how to eat, drink, sleep and exercise," she said. “Not so with breathing, but it’s also one of the pillars of health."
The habits of optimal breathing, she said, include nasal breathing, an upright posture, a regular and silent breathing pattern with a steady respiration rate of 8-12 breaths per minute, and breath awareness and control during eating, speaking and exercise.
The open houses at 12 Mitchell Drive, San Rafael, will take place on Wednesday, Sept . 25th and Saturday, Oct. 5th.
On both days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., educators will give a different talk every hour about aspects of breathing and health:
-- 10 a.m.: How To Prevent Dysfunctional Breathing in Babies and Young Children
-- 11 a.m.: How Breathing Retraining Can Reduce Snoring
-- 12 p.m.: How Breathing Retraining Can Control and Reduce Symptoms of Asthma and Allergies
-- 1 p.m.: How Breathing Retraining Can Calm Anxiousness and Stress
-- 2 p.m.: Chronic Hidden Hyperventilation: The Unrecognized Issue Contributing to Many Respiratory, Nervous and Sleep Conditions
"Most people assume if they're alive they're breathing okay," and d
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved