Rethink Your Breathing – Part 1 Mouth Breathing vs Nose Breathing
June 30, 2021
“The Nose Is For Breathing, The Mouth is for Eating”
How do you breathe? Through your mouth or through your nose? It might be something you’ve never given much thought about. But on this episode (as well as the next episode), competitive freediver, Renee Blundon, will try to convince you that you should.
Breathing through the nose, Renee believes, is the secret to better health, wellbeing and performance. And yet, most of us breathe through our mouths, breathing too fast and shallow, so our health and performance is not nearly as optimal as it could be.
In this episode, Renee talks through the physiology of nasal breathing versus mouth breathing, and why we’ve developed this habit of over-breathing through the mouth.
This is part 1 of 2, so make sure to continue listening on the next episode!
0:00 Introduction to the podcast
1:32 What happens when you bring awareness to your breathing?
4:29 Why do we want to modify our breathing?
5:56 Being in-tune with the central nervous system – humans versus animals in the wild
8:50 Why do we instantly relax when we switch to nose breathing?
10:36 Mouth breathing and over-breathing – not getting enough O2 and offloading too much CO2
Living the adventure, and advocating a passionate and healthy lifestyle, Renee is a freediver and creative. She trains and teaches freediving in Dahab, Egypt, documenting her journey along the way, sharing her love of the sea and her passion for freediving and self-development.