What is Breathing Therapy?
- Do you feel breathless?
- Are you suffering with brain fog and finding it hard to focus?
- Do you have frequent headaches?
- Would you consider yourself stressed? Maybe anxious?
- Do you have a busy mind?
- Have you been told you have high or low blood pressure?
- Do you have problems sleeping?
“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if your’e not breathing properly.”
James Nestor, Breath.
Breathing should be the most natural thing in the world. We do it without thinking, almost 20,000 times a day. But are we breathing as efficiently and effectively as we can?
The way that we breathe is intrinsically linked to our health and wellbeing. Poor breathing techniques and dysfunctional breathing patterns are responsible for many health conditions, increasing stress and anxiety, impacting energy levels and even affecting our cardiovascular health.
Not all breathing practices are the same. Often something that works for one condition can exacerbate another. So what conditions can breathing therapy help with?
Breathing Therapy Can Help With:
- Long Covid
- anxiety and depression
- Autoimmune conditions
- breathlessness and asthma
- brain fog
- chronic or persistent fatigue
- Chronic or persistent pain
- panic attacks and hyperventilation
- disturbed sleep and insomnia
- non-specific low back pain
- trauma and PTSD
- Headaches and migraines
How does Breathing Therapy work?
Like any consultation involving your health, a breathing therapy assessment will include history taking, current medical status, contraindications to treatments and a physical breathing assessment.
Nadyne has experience of working with chronic health conditions and with acute mental health populations and has developed her own unique way of working combining breathing therapy, neuroscience, movement and mindfulness to help you transform your health and wellbeing.
The Nijmegen Breathing Test
Since the world has been exposed to Covid-19, we are now more aware of the breath and the effects of breathlessness than ever before. Learning to breathe well helps everyone. Not just the breathless.
The Nijmegen Breathing Test is an easy and reliable screening tool used in breathing clinics and in research to help identify Breathing Pattern Dysfunctions (BPD). It offers a broad view of symptoms associated with dysfunctional breathing and can help provide a short and responsive method of assessing breathlessness.
Take The Nijmegen Breathing Test
“I was referred to Nadyne by my GP for me terrible Long Covid breathing problems. I just imagined I’d learn some breathing techniques, but I’ve realised how much more I’ve learnt about myself from working with her. I felt instantly comfortable with Nadyne and she makes it clear that there is no pressure to get anything “right”.
“Working with Nadyne has been incredible. I’ve struggled with my sleep since early childhood, and suffered with insomnia but now I’m sleeping! I’m still waking up, but I do my breathing and go back to sleep. I’ve tried everything so I can’t tell you how restoring this is for me.”