Rethink Your Breathing – Part 2 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, 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 reviews the physiology of nasal breathing versus mouth breathing, and how breathing IS NOT a byproduct of what you’re doing, nasal breathing in indigenous cultures, animals when it comes to nose versus mouth breathing, the unawareness about mouth breathing and how breathing through the nose while exercising / training is more beneficial than breathing through the mouth because you can make BETTER decisions.
This is part 2 of 2, so make sure to listen to the previous episode!
1:32 How our lungs eating the air
2:43 Mouth breathing and the bad human zoo we live in today
3:56 Breathing is NOT a byproduct of what we’re doing
4:16 Indigenous cultures DID NOT open their mouth when hunting or gathering
6:03 Animals when it comes to mouth versus nasal breathing
8:01 Mouth breathing for performance – there’s a time and a place for it
8:35 Unawareness about mouth breathing
9:00 Freediving and mouth versus nose breathing
10:00 Breathing through the nose while working-out / training
12:04 Nose breathing for performance – making better decisions
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.