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Doctor of physical therapy talks importance of proper breathing

Did you know proper breathing is very important in terms of your health?

Dr. Arianne Missimerm author, doctor of physical therapy, registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and mindfulness educator joined us today to explain why this is. She also discusses what some of the reasons someone may have trouble breathing. Dr. Missimer is the author of Rise Up: Journey of healing through mindset, nutrition, and movement Breathing is Your Superpower.

She’s also the founder/CEO of the Movement Paradigm is an integrative health center focusing on mindset, nutrition, and movement blending Eastern and Western philosophies, rooted in neuroscience, functional medicine, and movement science. The Movement Paradigm offers physical therapy, nutrition coaching, and movement coaching that includes powerful dietary interventions, movement, sleep, and mindset reframing techniques to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and live with vitality.

How can you assess your breathing?

  • Controlled pause
  • Hi Lo

What are some simple breathing techniques that we can incorporate into our lives?

  • Mouth vs Nasal breathing
  • Box and 4-7-8

Breathing Assessment

Box Breathing:

Controlled Pause:

4-7-8 breathing:

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