What is the Oxygen Advantage Invincible Breathing training?
Summary of Oxygen Advantage benefits:
Promotes oxygen offloading to the body’s cells for use in energy production
Dilates blood vessels and airways, increasing blood flow and oxygenated air to the lungs
Reduces energy expenditure associated with breathing
Engages the parasympathetic nervous system and optimizes vagal tone, leading to improved heartrate and blood pressure sensitivity
Promotes a more restful sleep and reduction in anxiety
Improves posture and core stabilization
Contributes to proper facial development in children
Pete Grant, registered nurse and co-owner of Salted Desert, is a certified Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor. He has experienced, firsthand, the transformative power of the Oxygen Advantage program, and is dedicated to teaching this remarkable approach to breathing. As a dysfunctional mouth-breather for most of his life, Pete has incorporated the techniques from Oxygen Advantage and observed a significant improvement in sleep, anxiety-reduction, concentration, and exercise endurance.
Oxygen Advantage is not just a technique used during certain times – it is a way of life. It requires dedication and continued practice to achieve results. If you are interested in really transforming your health please contact us. In-person and remote video sessions are available.
12 BENEFITS OF NOSE BREATHING VS MOUTH BREATHING
1. The inside of your nose is lined with tiny hairs called cilia. The cilia filter, warm and humidify inhaled air. They protect you against 20 billion particles of foreign matter every day.
2. Some people argue you need to mouth breathe to bring in enough air during exercise. But research proves the opposite. The extra resistance during nose breathing results in 10 to 20% better oxygenation .
4. Nose breathing keeps your airways clear. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth causes nasal congestion and makes it harder to breathe . If you’re wondering how to breathe with a stuffy nose, the surprising answer is that you need to get used to nose breathing.
5. The lungs draw oxygen from inhaled air during nasal exhalation too. Nose breathing is slower, and nasal exhalation creates a backflow of air into the lungs. The air stays in the lungs for longer, and the body has more time to extract oxygen from that air.
6. The air hunger during nose breathing forces you to slow down until your breath is properly trained. This reduces stress and high blood pressure. And it stops you from overtraining.
7. Nose breathing harnesses nitric oxide (NO) . Nitric oxide is produced in the sinuses around the nose. It protects against airborne viruses, bacteria, allergens, and other pathogens. It opens the blood vessels in the lungs, allowing better oxygen diffusion.
8. When there is a proper balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, the body maintains a balanced pH. Most oxygen travels around the body in red blood cells. CO2 is the catalyst that causes the red blood cells to release this load of oxygen to the body. If you breathe through an open mouth, you lose too much CO2. So nose breathing enhances your body’s ability to access the oxygen in your blood.
10. It is not possible to maintain diaphragm breathing through the mouth. Nose breathing engages and strengthens your diaphragm, which is an integral muscle of the core and necessary for the stability of your spine.
11. During exercise, nose breathing can improve mental focus and boost coronary artery blood flow .
12. Nose breathing reduces symptoms of exercise-induced asthma because it protects the airways from trauma and inflammation.