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  • Writer's pictureEduardo Picasso

Cervical contractures and the influence of breathing (Part 3)

IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING: Practice this breathing exercise every day; if you manage to do it for 30 days it would be ideal (repetition and consistency are key). BREATHING EXERCISE: - Inhale (through the nose) deeply, then exhale normally (through the nose or mouth). - Inhale deeply, then exhale normally. - Inhale deeply, then exhale normally. - Do it at the pace that is most comfortable for you and repeat it 30 times (in total). - After the last inspiration (number thirty) we exhale completely (we release "all" the air) - Then we inhale again deeply, and finally we exhale again normally and wait (hold your breath after exhaling and wait until you feel the need to inhale again - we hold the air inside without releasing it, but in a relaxed way and without forcing -) . When you hold your breath after exhaling (in the last cycle), your body retains a large amount of carbon dioxide and compensates for it by releasing more oxygen into the mitochondria (this provides energy for the cells of your body – "the cellular power plant"). ” -). Therefore, when we breathe more deeply and consciously, we can generate more energy in the cell. Holding your breath after exhaling leads to a parasympathetic reaction (in other words, you relax). This generates more energy and the oxygen has "more room" to penetrate deeper into the cell. WHEN TO STOP DOING THE EXERCISE? If you feel a tingling, dizziness or weakness, it is time to stop doing the exercise (if that happens it is not a problem; you will quickly recover and it is not annoying at all). CAN YOU TAKE MORE THAN 30 BREATHS? A single cycle of 30 breaths is enough, but a second cycle can be done (total 60 breaths)


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