Nasal Breathing Vs. Mouth Breathing
How should we breathe? Through our nose, mostly. Your nose is designed to warm, filter, and direct air towards the lower lobes of your lungs(richer O2 exchange down there). Your mouth is desgned to dump large amounts of CO2(a metabolic byproduct). Thus, nasal and mouth breathing both have their place, below is a video and a breif synopsis of the roles of each these breathing modalities.
Appropriate Mouth Breathing
Appropriate Nasal Breathing
Chronic Mouth Breathing and Pain
Breathing through your mouth as a habit, when you are not in emotional or physical states that warrant it, is detrimental to your health. As it relates to the musculoskeletal system, breathing through your mouth can lead to the following:
Introductory Breath practice
Progressing your practice
*A 5 count is a suggested starting point. Gradually increase this time for any or all of the points during the breath cycle.
What to do next.........
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