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Learned Habits

The way you have LEARNED to breathe may have a much greater impact on you, than you might have ever imagined!

Is your breathing making you sick?
Is it triggering attention and learning deficits?
Is it bringing on unwanted emotions and feelings?
Is it reducing your performance and cognitive effectiveness?
Is it causing symptoms that you identify with stress and fatigue?
Is it causing or triggering unexplained physical and mental changes?

The condition of low CO2 levels in the blood or at the end of respiration is known as hypocapnia or more commonly known as overbreathing.


Chest breathing?
Shoulders rising with each breath?
Shallow breathing?
Deep breathing?
Can’t breathe deeply?
Shortness of breath?
Breathing rapidly?
Gasping or sighing?
Does your breathing seem irregular?
Breath holding? Are you manipulating your breathing?
Taking deep breaths while talking?
Not exhaling completely?
In a hurry to breathe?
Do you feel breathless?
Struggling with breath? Does it seem like work?
Are you “trying” to breathe? Is it intentional?
Worried about breathing? Afraid you can’t get enough air?
Cold hands, numbness, tingling?
Light-headed, dizzy, blurred vision?
Disoriented, disconnected, confused, can’t focus?
Chest tightness, pressure, or pain?
Mouth breathing? or sleeping with your mouth open?

Overbreathing can cause, trigger, make worst, continue symptoms and breathing deficits of all kinds. These effects are real, not imagined, and may include:

• performance deficits (e.g., public speaking, test taking, carpal-tunnel etc..)
• physical symptoms (e.g., asthma, fatigue, pain, hypertension etc...)
• emotional reactivity (e.g., anger, anxiety,panic disorder,impatience etc...)
• cognitive deficits (e.g., attention, learning, problem solving etc…)
• psychological changes (e.g., personality shifts, self-esteem, etc…), and
• stress symptoms, immediate and long-term.

Some immediate changes that might occur

RESPIRATION: shortness of breath, breathlessness, feelings of suffocation
CHEST: tightness, pressure, pain, struggle with breathing
SKIN: sweaty, cold, tingling, and numbness
HEART: palpitations, irregularities, increased rate
EMOTION: anxiety, anger, panic, apprehension, worry, outburst, crying
STRESS: tenseness, fatigue, weakness, headache, hypertension
HEAD: dizziness, loss of balance, fainting, black-out, confusion, disorientation
SENSES: blurred vision, sound seems distant, reduced pain threshold
SELF: traumatic memories, low self-esteem, personality shifts
COGNITION: attention deficit, loss of focus, inability to think, poor memory
CONSCIOUSNESS: “other worldliness,” disconnectedness, hallucinations
PERIPHERAL CHANGES: trembling, twitching, and shivering
MUSCLES: tetany, spasm, weakness, fatigue, and pain
ABDOMEN: nausea, cramping, and bloatedness.

If you have more then a four you may be suffering from the effects of overbreathing.

Please Contact Us to sign up for a breathing evaluation or consultation today and find out for yourself!

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