We are committed to giving people the knowledge to live a healthier life. The best place to start is to know how to breathe correctly.
What is poor breathing costing you?
Medical and hospital expenses? Mental distress? Low energy, brain fog?
Struggle to exercise? Nights disturbed by snoring and apnoea? Your health, your relationship?
Change your breathing … Change your life
Physiotherapist ¦ Breathing Educator ¦ Researcher ¦ Speaker ¦ Author
Tess Graham is an experienced clinician, internationally recognised expert and one of the world’s most prominent speakers on breathing health.
Do you have faulty breathing?
The answer is yes if you:
- breathe through your mouth – day or night
- breathe fast, breathe with your upper-chest
- snore, gasp, wake with a dry mouth
- have chronic nasal/sinus congestion
- get puffed easily
- sigh or yawn a lot
- have panic attacks.
Research shows a faulty breathing pattern is characteristic in people with:
Asthma | Snoring | Sleep Apnea / Apnoea | Nasal Problems | COPD | Chronic Cough | Anxiety and Panic Attacks | Breathlessness
Breathing is the first thing we do in life and the last. The way we breathe affects every function of our body – our physiology, and yet, less than 10% of people have physiologically normal breathing. They often don’t know this because checking a person’s baseline (awake) breathing pattern is not part of standard medical diagnosis. Therefore a core cause of many symptoms and illnesses is overlooked.
Have you ever had the rate, volume, rhythm, and use of mouth vs nose or of your diaphragm vs upper chest checked? Did you know that the most common breathing fault is breathing too much air – too fast or too deeply/fully?
“People simply don’t understand that the way they breathe throughout the day, between attacks, can be what sets them up for chronic anxiety, a heightened stress response or panic attack.” Dr Antoinette Harmer, Clinical Psychologist, Canberra
You CAN change the way you breathe
Breathing retraining is a 100% science-based health practice that helps you get back to breathing as nature intended: silently, slowly, smoothly, with the diaphragm, and gently in and out the nose – all day, all night, even when running a marathon. You can learn that without the use of any devices.
If you want your body to function properly, with maximum oxygenation, there is only one way to breathe. And that is to breathe with physiologically normal breathing. This can be very different to the breathing exercises taught in hospital wards, Pilates, yoga, martial arts, singing and fitness classes or when using a breathing-training gadget. MORE ABOUT BREATHING RETRAINING >>
About us – BreatheAbility®
At BreatheAbility International we specialise in breathing education and training – for individuals, groups, audiences, workplaces, sporting teams and health professionals. Our mission is to help people to breathe better, thereby relieving asthma and anxiety, improving their health, wellbeing, exercise capacity and sleep, and reducing their reliance on medications, surgery and appliances.
BreatheAbility was founded by Tess Graham. Tess has spent over two decades studying how people breathe, uncovering the essential principles of good breathing and applying them in the simplest way to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Her unique style of breathing training is easy, comfortable, doable for busy people and requires no equipment. Tess has delivered breathing retraining to over 6500 people, including achieving within a clinical trial, the extraordinary outcome of 96% reduction in the need for bronchodilators in chronic asthmatics. READ MORE ABOUT TESS GRAHAM >>
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