Category: breathing

  • BREATHING RETRAINING

    BREATHING RETRAINING

    1 – Hyperventilate: 60 to 90 seconds: Standing up, start breathing deeply and quickly as if you were blowing a balloon. Exhalations should be hard and forced. This is what you do when you hyperventilate 2 – Pay attention to the body: Sit down, close your eyes, and listen to your body. How does it…

  • BREATHE DEEP: THE SURPRISING ROLE OF HYPERVENTILATION IN EMOTIONS

    BREATHE DEEP: THE SURPRISING ROLE OF HYPERVENTILATION IN EMOTIONS

    The intricate connection between emotions and breathing finds expression in everyday phrases like a “gasp of surprise” or a “sigh of sadness.” This linkage is further evident in laughter and crying, where breathing patterns are noticeably altered. Within this framework, Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (HVS) emerges, characterized by abnormal breathing at rest and during activity without…

  • THE BREATH OF ANXIETY

    THE BREATH OF ANXIETY

    Research shows that at rest breathing patterns are influenced by auditory and visual stimuli as well as emotional affects. Termed “ventilation personality”, those breathing patterns vary from one person to the next and they are repeated over long periods of time. Notably, breathing patterns in anxiety present irregularities, especially when it concerns respiratory rates (i.e.,…