Research

The Science of Breath & Mindfulness

As contemplative practices become more popular, so does the research validating their effectiveness in health, athletic training as well as executive and leadership coaching.  We have allocated the research into several difference topics in an effort to help you find your area of interest. As more and more information becomes available, we’ll continue to provide this education to our clients.  Enjoy!

A must read for everyone on Dysfunctional Breathing.

  1. Health & Well-Being
    1. Stress
      1. Mindfulness For Workplace Stress Reduction
      2. Yoga & Stress Reduction At Work
      3. Breathing To Reduce Inflammation
      4. Stress Reduction & Resilience Training
      5. Alternate Nostril Breathing & ANS Function
      6. Health Impacts of Yoga & Pranayama
    2. Cardiovascular Disease
      1. The effect of Unilateral Breathing on Heart
      2. Deep Breathing For Patients With Chronic Heart Failure 
      3. Guided Breathing Results on Co2 & HRA
      4. Breathing Improves Arterial Baroreflex Sensitivity
      5. Yoga Breathing Influences Sympathovagal, HVR & Cardiovascular Health
      6. Effects of Mouth Breathing on Heart/Lungs
    3. Weight Loss
      1. Losing Body Fat With Breathing
    4. Ultradian Rhythm
      1. Yoga Breathing & Ultradian Rhythm
      2. Nasal Dominance & Ultradian Rhythm
    5. Upper Respiratory Disease
      1. Yoga Breathing & Pulmonary Function
      2. Oxygen consumption of oral vs. nasal breathing
      3. Nasal Breathing & Nocturnal Asthma
      4. Breathing For Asthma
      5. Effects Of Mouth Breathing on Heart/Lungs
    6. Sleep (including sleep apnea)
      1. Yoga & sleep quality
      2. Yoga Treatment For Chronic Insomnia
    7. Psychotherapy
      1. Breathing & Psychotherapy
      2. Breathing & Fibromyalgia 
      3. The Meaning of Breath
      4. Yoga For Psychiatry & Mental Health
      5. Breathing For Self Regulation To Reduce Anxiety
      6. Breathing For Cognition & Emotion
      7. Breathing Induces Tranquility
    8. Brain Health
      1. Breathing & Brain health
      2. Yoga Breathing & Neuroprotectice effects
      3. Breathing & Self-Regulatory brain function
      4. The Heart/Brain Connection (recommend reading lots of research on the HeartMath Institutes website.)
      5. Alternate Nostril Breathing & The Pre-frontal Cortex
      6. Alternate Nostril Breathing & ANS
      7. Yoga Breathing & ANS
  2. Athletic Training & Performance
    1. Performance Breathing
      1. Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Oxidative Stress
      2. Bhastrika Breathing & Athletic Performance
      3. Nasal Dysfunction In Exercise
      4. Nasal Obstruction, The Airway, The Athlete
      5. Inspiratory Muscle Training 
      6. Inspiratory Muscle Training II
      7. Inspiratory Muscle Training III
      8. Nasal breathing & exercise tolerance
      9. The diaphragm muscle & influence on respiration
      10. Nasal Breathing & Systolic Blood Pressure
      11. Aerobic Exercise & Performance
      12. Breathing & Physiotherapy
      13. Breathing & Spinal Stability
  3. Corporate Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
    1. Cognitive Training
      1. Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing & Cognition
      2. Breathing patterns & cognition
      3. Breath & Executive Functioning
      4. Nasal Breathing & Cognitive Function
    2. Emotional Intelligence Training
      1. The Effect of Meditation on Brain Function (specific to attention & emotion)
      2. Rhythm Of Breathing Affects Memory & Fear
    3. Leadership
      1. Mindfulness & Leadership
      2. Mindfulness In Organizations