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Stress affects high performance in sport and life

Breath-work is becoming the common denominator in dealing with stress in sport as well as the workplace Not only does stress, fear and anxiety cause fast, upper chest and irregular breathing that feeds into Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD), but in turn, BPD feeds back into Anxiety, Stress and Panic Disorder (1). In simple terms BPD can be seen simply as over-breathing sending agitation signals to the brain. These si
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Simulate High Altitude Training and Acclimatization

Watch the SaO² (Oxygen Saturation) of your blood change with breath holding exercises to simulate High Altitude training. In the sports world it is now believed that it is best to live high and train low so that we may acclimatize to compete at altitude whilst gaining maximum benefit of both. This is of course not terribly practical unless we worked and lived on a high mountain next to the sea  and that we could move
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Children should keep their mouths shut! The benefits of nasal breathing for asthmatics

It is that time of year again when South African schools select sports teams and start preparing for inter-house athletics days. So many young children are put under pressure by schools and parents to partake in their schools sports days or try out for teams. What should be a fun introduction to the year, becomes a time of anxiety or disappointment because they are unable to join in due to breathlessness in exercise.
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