Harmonizing Hormones and Breathing: The Interplay Between Menstruation, Hormonal Contraceptives, Pregnancy, and Menopause

By Kat Burns, PT, DPT and David Deppeler, PT, DSc Hormone fluctuations change breathing in ways that change health and performance. Knowing this, we can adjust breathing performance expectations, and even leverage the breath to improve some of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, and menopause. Background Scoop Breathing is a fundamental process […]

A Natural Way to Improve Mood and Reduce Anxiety

What if you could improve your mood, reduce anxiety & negative emotions – just by breathing differently? You can! But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. A Growing Trend There is a positive trend of people looking for natural ways to feel better. Sleeping better, regular light to moderate exercise, eating […]

Make Your Tongue Stronger and Make Nose Breathing Easier

Struggling with nose breathing tolerance during sleep, activity, and exercise? The problem might be your tongue. Tongue strength and range of motion are needed for proper development of your face and jaw – which is a big part of good breathing. You Might be Struggling … and not even know it. We tend to be […]

Who Benefits from Breath Work?

In Short The easy and accurate answer is everyone. That said, everyone for different reasons. For some, it will be to make progress toward a healthier state. For others, it will be to leverage a skill or strength. And for others still, the work will be to solidly root oneself in being. The defining criteria. […]

Carbon Dioxide Tolerance Test (CO2TT)

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The Landscape of Breath Work… and making sense of It

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the myriad of breath work practices of our time, and times past. Especially, as many seem to contradict each other. Some are gentle and seemingly benign, while others seem outright life threatening (and some are). What makes it even more interesting is that many, if not all practices, […]

Accept the Challenge

There are at least two benefits of nose breathing and wearing a mask while exercising.