Breath as Medicine in Airway Related Disorders @ AAPMD
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Therapeutic mindful breathing techniques are arguably the most comprehensive approach we have to reducing stress, building psychological resiliency and improving chronic illness conditions. To appreciate the role of this mind/body strategy as a tool in lifestyle medicine, it’s important to understand the relationship between yoga breathing, the relaxation response and the function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the function of the many of the systems and organs being negatively affected by stress AND the drivers of chronic illness.
The scientific basis for utilizing a therapeutic yoga breathing (or Pranayama) model in lifestyle medicine is now being well supported thanks to all the research and the field of neuroscience. In just the last few years, research has documented the efficacy of yoga breathing for such conditions as heart disease, cancer, sleep disorders, upper respiratory disease, brain function, hormone regulation, strengthening immune function, back pain, multiple sclerosis, mood disorders, stress reduction and yes, dental and sleep medicine.
In Breath As Medicine, we will:
• Explore the powerful effects of yoga breathing as a mind/body tool and strategy for self-care and self-regulation
• Understand how yoga breathing improves biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology and psychological states of being
Join me to understand why the length, depth and pace of our nasal inhale and exhale is so important to our overall health and wellbeing. Discover your “life with breath”.