Did you know that you can do a quick body and mind calming breathing exercise with the WellO2 device several times a day? This is how you do a calming WellO2 breathing exercise:
- Do the breathing exercise with the nasal mask.
- Choose the medium temperature setting ••.
- Select resistance level 0 or 1.
- Take a long, calm exhale through your nose.
- Right after that take a long, calm inhale through your nose.
- Repeat this five times.
- Take a short break and repeat the set four times.
WellO2 resistance breathing exercises guide your breaths into a calmer and deeper breathing rhythm. Resistance exercises automatically activate your diaphragm and involve it in the breathing process. The diaphragm's movement stimulates the vagus nerve, reducing the secretion of stress hormones in our brains, lowering heart rate, and increasing the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) level, indicating our body's recovery. At the same time, the warm steam from the device helps moisturize the upper respiratory tract, enhancing its mucous membrane function.
Breathing responds quickly to external stimuli
It is often thought that practicing yoga or meditation once a day is enough to support sleep quality and recovery. However, breathing responds quickly to external stimuli – even faster than our conscious mind reacts to them. Such external stimuli can include strong air conditioning in public spaces, background noise, a busy lifestyle, or excessive talking. These factors may quickly change everyday breathing to become shallower or encourage breathing through the mouth, sighing, yawning, or even clearing the throat.
Different situations or places can also lead us to breathe differently. For example, we may unconsciously hold our breath in some situations or, on the other hand, accelerate our breathing, even if there is no need for it due to physical exertion. Changes in breathing are natural, but if a pattern persists in everyday breathing, it can cause discomfort or even illness. Discomfort and illness, in turn, can affect daily life, such as sleep disturbances.
The rhythm of breathing is regulated by the brain's respiratory center, which quickly learns bad breathing habits. Additionally, the respiratory center always responds to change, so even if a change is positive for the body, it may cause uncomfortable physical sensations in us. Therefore, it is good to pay attention to calm breathing – preferably several times a day.
WellO2 Breathing Exercises as Support for Yoga and Meditation
Even if you already practice yoga or meditation regularly, you can now enhance the physical effects of your practice quickly. WellO2 breathing exercises can be done several times a day – for example, before a stressful task at work, calming down for sleep, or to start your day peacefully in the morning. The WellO2 exercise described above is suitable for all these situations.
In what situations should you improve your body's calmness and recovery?