What is effective breathing?
Effective breathing concept is concept about breathing physiology for modern people.
We now know how cells create energy by using oxygen, called aerobic respiration, deriving from the Greek word aero, air. Aerobic respiration is the process that takes place in presence of oxygen. Aerobic respiration is the metabolic process that involves break down of fuel molecules to obtain bio-chemical energy and has oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor. Fuel molecules commonly used by cells in aerobic respiration are glucose, amino acids and fatty acids.
In some extreme situations, when we don’t get enough oxygen, the body uses another way of breathing, called anaerobic respiration to create energy. Anaerobic means with no air. Anaerobic respiration is the process of oxidation of molecules in the absence of oxygen, which results in production of energy in the form of ATP, adenosine triphosphate.
Probably everybody has been in a situation when anaerobic respiration occurs. Perhaps you have been working hard and suddenly you lose your energy. But if you continue working you will soon get your energy back. That is because the body uses anaerobic respiration, bringing energy to the cells. The body will get energy by using carbohydrates, fat or proteins already in the body, instead of using oxygen. During aerobic respiration, -our normal way of breathing – we inhale oxygen and release carbon dioxide during exhalation. This kind of breathing normally does not generate toxic substances.
Anaerobic respiration does not use oxygen from the air we breathe. Energy is produced only through inner bodily mechanisms, which gives an excretion of water and lactic acid that needs to leave the body. This kind of respiration occurs when we are working hard physically or during great physical strain. Marine mammals use this kind of breathing since the level of dissolved oxygen in water is very low. At the same time marine mammals can stay under water for a long period of time. How long depends on the necessity of getting rid of these waste products produced by anaerobic respiration (like lactic acid and water).
Using our breathing device you can slowly teach the body to use not only aerobic respiration but also anaerobic. That will increase our ability to heal and also increase our performance. When you are exercising and training the breathing mechanisms there will be no excretion of lactic acid. The body will instead develop and get used to using anaerobic respiration by adaptation, peripheral energy supply when rebuilding damaged cells. This brings you healthy cells.
Anaerobic respiration is less energy yielding as compared to the aerobic respiration process. Energy is made on a cellular level, i.e. where it is also used. The aging and dying of cells takes place when there is a lack of energy. Ordinary breathing, aerobic respiration, gives a slight delay of energy reaching the cells, creating a gap between the need and the supply of energy in the cells. This lack of energy is not present in anaerobic respiration where the supply of energy is only local. In that way there is a kind of symbiosis between aerobic and anaerobic respiration, where the aerobic respiration handles the central need for energy and the anaerobic the periphery needs.