Effective breathing conceptE
ffective breathing concept is based largely on the findings of Academician Butejko and other researchers worldwide have made about breathing physiology. The whole concept of Effective Breathing is a further development of Boris Aranovich, and is based on the best sources currently is available. Each instructor is responsible for adapting the respiratory program to the individual necessary.
What the breathing means to our health
The fact that the way we are breathing is vital to our health has been known for thousands of years. There are also many different variations in the Indian yoga and Chinese Qi Gong that teaches practical breathing exercises. They use the breathing to influence the body’s wellbeing, process mental problems, strengthen the immune system, and they are said to cure certain diseases.
Here we introduce a method – effective breathing, which is based on many scientific studies – that can improve important health parameters such as cellular oxygen uptake, increase circulation, make the blood thinner and increase the number of our reserve capillaries. Effective breathing with the help of the training device Smart Breathe provides ultimate usage of energy due to the breath regulation.
How breathing influences us
We know that breathing is an automatic rhythmic process that goes on without conscious effort, controlled by the respiration center in the lower part of the brain stem, the medulla oblongata. There are “inspiratory neurones” which are active during inspiration and inactive during expiration. Other neurones are active during expiration but not inspiration – the “expiratory neurones”. These two groups of neurones automatically maintain a rhythmic cycling pattern of inspiration and expiration. These neurons are also connected to other brain cells controlling other bodily functions. Breathing therefore affects our whole body. These neurons respond to changes in blood pressure, pH-value of the blood and body temperature to mention some. That means that even a small change in physiology as well as psychology changes the way we breathe. This of course also works the other way around, when we change the way we breathe there will also be a change in blood pressure, pH-value and body temperature etc.
Autonomic nervous system
Our autonomic nervous system is very sensitive to our breathing. Inhalation affects our sympathetic nervous system, which activates the whole system. Expiration on the other hand affects our parasympathetic nervous system, which makes us relaxed. Breathing with the device will in time change these synapses in the medulla oblongata and we will learn to breathe less times per minute.
It is not only our physiology that is affected by the way we breathe, but also our psychological wellbeing. During inhalation we activate our left hemisphere of the brain and during exhalation we activate the right.
It is well known that stimulation of the left brain hemisphere (inhalation) makes us think more logically. Stimulation of the right hemisphere (exhalation) leads to better concentration and creativity and makes us more open minded to information from the subconscious mind. This is something that we can use to our advantage. When we extend exhalation we get access to our subconscious mind. You can say that it opens up the door to our subconscious mind, which is full of programs from old thoughts affecting our daily life. Since we now have access to it we can also reprogram ourselves with thoughts and values that brings us better health, for example by imagining energy filled with positive thoughts and then send it to our inner organs and other parts of the body.