Breathe, Exercise, & Neurons

Learning to Breathe

I know the image above looks like the writings of a madman; However, this is just another chemical pathway that supports proper breathing techniques; whether it be through balanced exercise, meditation, or learning to do breath work.

This artwork is to show the pathway for increasing the resting membrane potential for sensory and motor neurons.

There are a few methods that are described above that everyone can do on a day to day basis. For now, I will talk about breathe work. Now the term 'breathe work' seems a bit vague; However, it is something that most of us do when we work out or exercise. Perfecting it is a very important part of being athletic and honestly, is more important than you think. Use when Hiking, walking, running, or working out:

  • Inhale through your nose with a stride start - example being: Your right going forward when you jog
  • Exhale through your nose with stride stop - example being: Your left going forward when you jog this may be one full cycle of a walk as well as in Right (inhale), Left, Right, Left (exhale).
  • Remember to create a rhythm that is constant and stay well below your pace almost as if you want to hyperventilate yourself.
  • Long deep breathing is the goal of it all. Inhale extending the full lung space and exhale using your full lung space.

This is a simple and effective method of carrying excess oxygen to your system as well as improving the functioning of your nervous system and it is a real way of detoxication. Do not get me started on the use of the word detox....

Yes, I adjust too.

Joshua Borgardt, DC