Pausing the breath can be a peaceful moment – but many experience it as suffocation and have a strong reaction – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

This can drastically affect the way we experience our day. If the body has no capacity to calmly notice higher levels of carbon dioxide or to sustain a momentary breath hold (whether voluntarily or involuntary), anytime our nervous system is triggered, we will have an overshooting fight/flight response which makes it much harder to stay focused on solving the situation.

However, this situation can be improved as we can teach the body to remain calm during breath holds. All it takes is practice and a step-by-step approach so we don’t overstimulate our body.

In this episode, I explain a simple approach to improving this sense of suffocation and guide you through a short exercise.


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Tom Richter
Tom Richter

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