Patrick McKeown | The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter KKP: 362

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Patrick McKeown. World-renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.

In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, wellbeing, and fitness.

In this episode, Patrick talks about how crowded teeth can be a problem for breathing. Then, we discuss the main issues that can develop with chronic mouth breathers. Patrick dives into exactly how we should be breathing through our noses and the relaxation effect that will take place with proper inhales and exhales. Tune in as Patrick reveals why he highly recommends taping your mouth before bed. Plus, Patrick recommends the best resources to learn more about breathing exercises and guidelines.

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[00:30] How Patrick Started Practicing Slow Breathing and Light Breathing

[07:15] The Problem With Crowded Teeth and Breathing

  • If the teeth are crowded, your jaw is too small.
  • If your jaw is too small, there’s not enough room for the tongue.
  • So, the tongue is more likely to encroach the airway.
  • When your airway is compromised, you may get disordered breathing during sleep.
  • A palate expander is something that can be useful to improve breathing.

[16:40] The Problems That Can Develop With Chronic Mouth Breathing

  • Yawning excessively can be a clue to mouth breathing.
  • Whenever Patrick works with a student, he tries to switch them from mouth breathing to nose breathing as much as possible.
  • He also works on functional breathing patterns.
  • Light breathing helps ensure the blood chemistry is normal. You’re more likely to breathe light through your nose.
  • By changing our breathing patterns, we can stimulate the vagus nerve.

[21:55] Patrick Explains How You Should Breathe Through Your Nose

  • Bring your attention to your breathing.
  • Slow down your inhale, and have a slow, gentle exhalation.
  • When you need to breathe in, take in a gentle inhalation.
  • At the end of the inhalation, bring a feeling of relaxation to the body.
  • When you do this correctly, you will feel air hunger.
  • As you do this for two to three minutes, check the saliva in your mouth. Normally, it increases.
  • When the human body undergoes stress, the mouth goes dry.
  • While on the other hand, when we slow down our breathing, we should have more saliva in the mouth.

[38:40] Why Patrick Recommends Mouth Tape Before Sleep

  • Mouth tape can bring you so many benefits.
  • 50% of people wake up with a dry mouth in the morning.
  • Breathing through your mouth at night can wreak havoc on your dental health.
  • Mouth breathing will cause more sleep disruptions.
  • Breathing through the nose will make it so you don’t have to wake up as much in the middle of the night.
  • MYOTAPE will gently restore functional breathing for better sleep, better health, and better quality of life.
  • You can learn more about MYOTAPE here: https://myotape.com/

[49:00] Resources To Check Out That Patrick Recommends

AND MUCH MORE!

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