The Breatheology method was developed based on the understanding that slow, intentional, deep breathing can stimulate the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is a part of the parasympathetic nervous system that controls and also measures the activity of many internal organs illustrated in the image below.
First rule of functional breathing
The nose is for breathing and the mouth is for eating.
Blood is oxygenated 10-15% more when breathing through the nose. When breathing through the nose Nitrogen Oxide(NO) flows with the inhaled air into the lungs, here it makes the blood vessels in the aveoli expand. This allows a greater volume of blood to pass through so that more oxygen is received throughout the cells in body.
NO is also the active ingredient in nitroglycerin which is used as a heart medicine. It causes the blood vessels of the heart to relax and expand. Blood flow is increased and blood pressure is lowered.
NO also has a strong antibacterial effect. It can kill both bacteria and viruses.
NO is not limited to improving oxygenation of the blood, it also spares the immune system of excess work and strengthens it.
Breathing lightly through your nose deeply into your diaphragm increases your Nitric Oxide production and is a critical advantage in your overall health because it allows oxygen, blood, and nutrients to reach every part of your body effectively and efficiently.
Utilizing Breath Control techniques to harness the advantages of this simple yet highly sophisticated gas provide major benefits for athletic or business performance or day-to-day overall physical and mental health.