How To Achieve Automatic Diaphragmatic Breathing 24/7, Day & Night – Prevent chest or thoracic respiration with breathing retraining and high body oxygen levels
Is it possible to unconsciously breathe with the diaphragm 24/7?
There are many people out there who claim to be able to teach people to use diaphragmatic breathing, but in many cases this retraining takes many months or even years before the person will reach a point of doing so automatically, or without consciously deciding to change their breathing pattern e.g. while sitting somewhere comfortably for an hour a day and focusing on their breathing pattern. Meaning there is no guarantee that they are breathing diaphragmatically through the night or even while at rest, during the rest of their day.
The reasons for this are very simple. Their methods do not address the causes of chest breathing, which can be categorized as, too fast and too large inhalations, causing low body and brain oxygenation. Many of them also claim that breathing more air improves body oxygen levels, and that CO2 is a toxic waste gas, this is incorrect. Modern people breathe about 2 times more air than the medical norm and most people are still suffering from a lack of oxygenation.
When we breathe more than the medical norm at rest – which can be as little as 12 small diaphragmatic breaths per minute, and about 500 ml of air per breath – it is called hyperventilation.
Hyperventilation causes alveolar hypocapnia (or CO2 deficiency in the lungs), which reduces blood flow and oxygenation of the diaphragm muscle. While arterial hypocapnia makes smooth and skeletal muscles tense, the diaphragm included.
In fact, hyperventilation or (overly) deep diaphragmatic breathing, reduces oxygen delivery to all vital organs in the human body. Sick people tend to breathe about 2-3 times more than the medical norm. Which means they suffer from low CO2 levels in the lungs and reduced O2 levels in their body cells. Many of us may have brief moments of additional hyperventilation (on top of what we have now) when surprised.
Where people in the past had only 4-5 L/min for minute ventilation at rest, modern numbers are about 12 L/min for normal subjects. Hyperventilation makes modern people oxygen deficient (see instructions for the body-oxygen test below) and this makes them chest breathers. Therefore, automatic (unconscious) diaphragmatic breathing is very rare these days.
In this video, Dr Rakhimov explains how, with the students from his breathing retraining course who improve their body oxygen test results (see how to test below) to a level of 30 CP, first thing in the morning, they automatically switch to diaphragmatic breathing. Regardless of age and how accustom they have become to chest breathing. Many of them start out unable to move or even feel their diaphragm, but by the time they reach a body oxygen level of 30 seconds, first thing in the morning, diaphragmatic breathing becomes their new normal.
So, in short, what are the major benefits of automatic diaphragmatic breathing?
Diaphragmatic breathing 24/7 is necessary for ideal oxygenation of the arterial blood (about 98-99%) and efficient lymphatic drainage of abdominal organs, as up to 60% of all lymph nodes are located just under the diaphragm.
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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, writer, breathing teacher and trainer, and the author of the website http://www.NormalBreathing.com.