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Breathing 101

Proper breathing tips!

You are what you breathe
If you’re taking shallow short breaths, you’ll be short on energy and short on patience since poor breathing leads to stress and depression among other unwanted side effects. But if you learn how to breathe properly by taking long deep breaths, you’ll receive a long list of health benefits such as deeper sleep, less stress, greater energy, weight loss, and more.

Let the breaths begin
Sit with your back straight and hands in your lap. Before you take in a deep breath, envision your breath moving down and expanding into your body in the shape of a bell, flaring and pushing down and outward into your abdomen in all directions. Got it?

The glass is half full—of air
Now inhale slowly and deeply for a count of three. Think of your lungs as an empty glass that will be filled with the invisible air you breathe in. Once the imaginary glass is filled with air, pause, and then slowly exhale for three seconds. As you empty your lungs, make sure to use your abdominal muscles to squeeze out all of the air. Now pause for a second, and repeat again.

Healthy habit
If you begin to make this a regular part of your day, you’ll feel an improvement in both your physical and mental health. Of course adopting a new habit isn’t always easy so you’ll have to make a concerted effort to incorporate this into your daily routine. Just set aside five uninterrupted minutes—be it in the morning, on a mid-day break or before bed— when you can sit with your eyes closed and mind focused. Then visualize that bell, that glass, and the newer, healthier you!

Breathing buddy
Once you’re ready to up your breathing exercises from five minutes a day to 20 minutes, check out Breathslim®. The breathing trainer device applies metered aero-dynamic resistance to help improve lung capacity, elevate energy, reduce stress with stress relievers, and oxygenate your body when used during daily, 20-minute exercises.

Deep Belly Breathing

Breathing Exercise - Deep Belly Breathing

Mindful meditation reduces stress, improves energy and aids in weight loss. Yoga practice calls for inner meditation with a type of breathing that is outwardly noticeable, like in Vinyasa flow yoga. In this breathing, the meditator makes a sound like “shh”as she exhales. It is intense, and is to be felt deep in the “belly”.

Deep breathing is difficult to maintain. It takes practice. Often, we take shallow breaths that only expand the chest. Shallow breathing encourages fatigue, weight gain and stress. During meditation, we experience slower breathing that expands the diaphragm sending more oxygen to the lungs per every inhale. Only 5% of oxygen is taken in with a shallow breath. Proper deep breathing brings in around 10%.

A psychological study showed the physiological differences in yoga meditation breathing and shorter breath, breathing. The study allowed 11 meditators to practice yoga techniques while 11 control group members were to remain “wakefully relaxed.” During the 40 minutes, six of 11 people from the wakefully relaxed group fell asleep, but none of the meditators did. The meditators uniquely experienced a reduction in respiratory rates. This effect continued after they’d stopped meditating.

By continual practice of yoga meditation, deep breathing becomes a natural default. It means more oxygen to the lungs and brain causing increased alertness. Something as simple as proper breathing increases energy! A respiratory training tool can help.

In a few short minutes of focused Vinyasa style breathing, anxiety is lessened. With consistent deep belly breathing overall stress is reduced.

1 Elson, B. D., Hauri, P. and Cunis, D. (1977), Physiological Changes in Yoga Meditation. Psychophysiology, 14: 52–57.doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1977.tb01155.x

Oxygen Facials face off against Breathing Exercises


Oxygen facials are all the rage since celebs from Joan Collins to Madonna (and even youthful Emma Stone) are reportedly using the beauty procedure instead of Botox.

In an effort to eliminate the appearance of aging, oxygen facials deliver oxygen, moisturizer, vitamins and antioxidants to the skin through an airbrush. Costing on average $200 a visit, the treatment instantly plumps and smooths the face without telltale red splotches. It also allows users to apply makeup immediately afterwards—something one cannot do after a traditional facial.

Yet since oxygen facials are not traditional, there lacks sufficient research to confirm its effectiveness. Some skeptics suggest the facials are only a temporary improvement while others question whether the nutrients used in the process will actually wind up irritating the skin.

One thing that is clinically proven is the fact that pure oxygen intake can make a person look and feel better. A safer and less expensive alternative to oxygen facials are breathing exercises with a respiratory trainer such as Breathslim® (which costs a quarter of one oxygen facial treatment and can be done in the privacy of your home).

The Breathslim® System is completely drug and chemical free as it uses just two natural elements: water and air. By utilizing the concept of resistance breathing, Breathing trainer oxygenates the body without the risk of allergies or other negative side effects.

If you do your breathing exercises for 20 minutes a day, you’re likely to appear more youthful. In addition to enhancing your skin, the method offers improved lung capacity, increased energy, stress reduction, and even weight loss!

Tired of being tired?


If you’re tired of being tired, it’s time to muster all your energy to take action. First, make an appointment to see your doctor to find out if the fatigue you’re feeling is related to anemia, arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea or thyroid disease. If you do indeed suffer from one (or more) of these diseases, your physician will help you find the proper treatment. If you continue to feel fatigue after starting your new medication, tell your doctor. But if you find you do not suffer from these diseases and need no medication, you probably need to change your habits.

Sleep on this
Make sure you’re getting enough rest. That may sound obvious but breaking bad sleep habits is not as easy as it sounds, particularly for people who are genetically-predisposed to experiencing energy boosts at night. If this is you, then try to accommodate your natural cycle by arranging your schedule to allow for short naps (no longer than 30 minutes) during the day. Believe or not, a 10-minute nap can sufficiently boost energy.

Movers and shakers
You may feel like you’re too exhausted to exercise but shaking off the cobwebs and moving around (ie, exercising) will give your body more energy. Even walking or doing yoga for 20 minutes a day will increase energy, enhance sleep, and help you lose weight!

Weighing in
Being overweight can negatively affect sleep and make one tired. So, be sure to look at what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and how often you eat. Studies show a diet rich in omega-3 oils will boost alertness. Whole grains and other complex carbohydrates are preferable to refined carbohydrates. And drinking lots of water combats dehydration which drains energy. Being gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian also helps. Lastly, reduce the size of your portions and—believe it or not—increase the frequently of your meals. Several small dishes a day can help steady your blood sugar level more effectively than three meals that are huge.

Just breathe
Humans burn fat as their main source of energy but as we age, our breathing becomes shallower and we receive less oxygen. This slows down metabolism and other functions of the body. To help maintain a normal oxygen balance, begin breathing exercises with Breathslim® for 20 minutes a day. The safe and affordable respiratory trainer tool helps increases oxygen intake which then burns more calories and fatty tissues. As a result, you’ll have the energy, strength and motivation to exercise more, sleep better, and live a healthier and more active life.

Yeowza! You Look Great: 6 simple tips to get in shape


Now that winter and its doldrums are done, there’s no excuse not to get into better shape by incorporating a healthy, safe and easy routine. Simply follow the six steps listed below and by summer you’ll be saying, “Yeowza! I look and feel great!”

Yoga can change the physical and mental frame of anyone at any level. Whether taking classes at the gym or watching an instructional DVD at home, choose a method that works for you from Hatha yoga and relaxation yoga to hot yoga and power yoga—or even prenatal yoga.

Eliminate temptation foods which are processed and high in calories, salt, sugar or carbs. You can’t break down and binge on fatty treats if they’re not in your reach.

Oxygen is the key to everything. You need it to live—and to lose weight. By taking just 20 minutes a day to practice breathing exercises, you can increase lung ventilation up to almost 100% and increase oxygen intake which helps burn fat. Breathslim® is a safe and effective respiratory trainer tool that utilizes the concept of resistance breathing. It applies metered aero-dynamic resistance to properly oxygenate your body. Best of all, you can adopt this affordable method in the privacy of your own home.

Water is essential. Not only does it have zero calories, it helps flush out excess water weight and jump-starts your metabolism. Plus, it’s refreshing—especially if you add a slice of cucumber, sprig of mint, or rind from a lemon or orange.

Get your zzz’s. Research shows plenty of rest helps one’s metabolism. That’s why those who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation often gain weight. If you practice your breathing exercises with Breathslim® before you go to bed, it can help you sleep, so make sure you rearrange your schedule to allow for more zzz’s, even if it’s just 15 minutes to a half hour more a day—or rather, night.

Alternative snacks will help you stay on the wagon. If you’re a sucker for ice cream, replace it with creamy Greek yogurt. Instead of reaching for oatmeal cookies, have a small bowl of oatmeal. Rather than eating fruit-flavored candy, why not just eat fruit. You’ll find it’s more filling and actually tastes better than processed treats. Plus, you’ll have more energy to boot.

If you follow this Y-E-O-W-Z-A list, you’re bound to have a spring in your step this spring—and for all the seasons to come.

Benefits of using Breathslim

Benefits of using Breathslim



1.       Weight loss.

Breathslim exercises improve lung ventilation and delivery of oxygen to the blood. They also improve blood stream through capillaries and oxygen supply to the tissues that burns more fat.

2.       Improved sleep.

Slow rhythmical breathing provides relaxation and better, deeper sleep.

3.       Boosts metabolism.

After exercising with Breathslim body receives more oxygen which improves aerobic metabolism in cells. This breathing technique improves lymph circulation and toxins elimination from the body which is very important for safe increase of metabolism.

4.      Exercises with Breathslim are beneficial for new mothers and pregnant women.

It improves venous blood circulation which is a good preventive measure against developing varicosity. These exercises help maintain normal abdominal muscle tone. If a woman can control her breathing it is easier for her to handle pains and relax during delivery. During delivery it is very important to be able to shift the attention from pain to constructive activity – correct breathing. This way a woman can follow doctor’s instructions easier while providing enough oxygen for her baby.

5.       Diaphragmatic breathing with Breathslim program creates light pressure on liver and gall bladder which improves bile flow that dissolves fats coming with food. Movement of diaphragm during the exercise provides deep massage of intestines helping the action of bowels.

6.       Visceral fat is the fat that is accumulated around internal organs and serves as a cushion from shocks and vibration during moving, running or jumping. However excess abdominal fat tissue obstructs blood stream through veins as well as lymph circulation. Too much fat around the waistline also hinders the proper movement of diaphragm which disturbs lung ventilation and oxygen balance in the body. This, in turn, leads to shortness of breath and sleep apnoea. Breathslim restores normal diaphragmatic movement, thus eliminating these negative effects.

7.       Exercises with Breathslim increase oxygen supply to the blood and improve bloodstream through capillaries. This is especially important for brain activity as it uses about 20% of all oxygen coming into the body with inhalation.

8.        For elder people exercises with Breathslim have a great value. They improve lung ventilation which usually goes down with aging. Breathing training increase bloodstream through capillaries and improve lymph circulation which compensates negative effects of physical inactivity in elder people.

9.        Slow rhythmical breathing with extended exhalation cause relaxing effect.  Breathslim increases oxygen supply into brain which helps eliminate emotional stress.

10.       For people with diabetes improvement of oxygen balance increases body’s ability for glucose oxidation. Improved bloodstream through capillaries helps protect patients with diabetes from such serious complications as cataract or diabetic foot.

11.       Breathslim exercise improves breathing regulation, reduce shortness of breath and helps clean air passages. This improves state of health of people with asthma and allows to greatly decrease medicine intake:

12.       The main source of energy in the cells is adenosinetriphosphoric acid. Oxygen is needed for it’s synthesis as it oxidizes food molecules. When lung ventilation improves, oxygen supply improves as well. This allows to oxidize more glucose molecules and produce more energy.

All this is based on more than 15 years of our experience with Frolov’s device in Russia, many researches on different breathing techniques and clinical studies. We can’t claim that we are treating something, we are explaining how Breathslim can help change the way we breathe, which in turn helps in all of the mentioned conditions.

The idea of benefits of correct diaphragmatic breathing is not new, mastering the technique is difficult. So what Breathslim does is because it’s a simple device it helps anyone learn and master this correct type of breathing easier and faster. It provides immediate feedback on whether you are doing it right.



Breathing Exercises For Weight Loss – Breathslim Oxygen Diet Review

When it comes to weight loss products, it’s almost impossible to find anything out there that actually works and is safe. From diet pills to fad diets to liposuction or gastric bypass surgery, there are a lot of things people use to try to lose weight that can actually end up harming them.

We’ve written extensively on the blog about how to lose weight naturally – the importance of eating fresh, raw unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables and berries and cutting out processed foods like white sugar, white flour, and packaged foods. But there are other aspects of the human body that you can influence naturally to help you lose weight – like your breath.

Can Breathinbreathslim oxygen diet imageg Exercises Actually Help You Lose Weight?

Ever since the people started practicing yoga over 5,000 years ago, humans have been very conscious of breathing and understood how powerful good breathing techniques can be for quieting the mind, producing a relaxation response in the body, improving physical performance and endurance, and even improving sexual experiences!

Yet today, very few people actually pay attention to their breath outside of a yoga class. Even though hundreds of studies have shown that shallow, constricted breathing can produce excess stress in the body, weaken the immune system, and signal your body to store extra fat. Whereas, deeper breathing can actually relax your body, get rid of stress, help your immune system function much better and signal your body to increase its metabolism and burn more fat faster.

Yoga teachers have known for years that students who practice yoga regularly and especially the deep breathing techniques tend to lose fat and become very slim. I mean, have you ever seen a yoga teacher? I’ve never once seen a yoga teacher with excess body fat! And I’ve taken hundreds of different yoga classes.

How Does Deep Breathing Help You Lose Fat?

When you do deep breathing exercises such as yoga on an empty stomach, your muscle tissues and liver can become depleted of glycogen. Because your muscles must have fuel to continue operating, your pancreas will begin to secrete glucagon which also signals your fat cells to let go of excess fat as your body begins to use it for fuel. So when you regularly go through deep breathing exercises, especially when physical activity like yoga is involved, your body will naturally begin to release excess fat and metabolize it.

Yoga teachers have also known for thousands of years that deep breathing helps improve digestion and aids the body in removing excess waste products from the digestive system. This is one of the key problems with overweight people is that they have poor digestion and their bodies hold on to excess toxins and waste products as well as water. Simply by helping improve digestion and eliminate these waste products, you can begin to release excess weight.

Another important aspect of deep breathing exercises and weight loss has to do with the relaxation response. When you’re body is stressed, your brain tells your adrenal glands to secrete cortisol, the hormone that signals the fight or flight response. We know that when your body releases cortisol, it also releases excess insulin which makes your body want to store extra fat and makes you crave more sweet foods like carbohydrates. Simply by doing deep breathing, you can relax your body, get rid of the stress, and eliminate this vicious cortisol-insulin stress cycle that stimulates excess fat retention.

Just Do Your Breathing Exercises!

You don’t have to go to a yoga class to do deep breathing exercises. You can start from home, right now! The key is to focus on your  breath, inhale for at least 5-10 seconds, hold it for 2-5 seconds, and take 5-10 seconds to exhale. This will get you into an excellent deep breathing state. For every person it will be different, so you have to experiment and see what works best for you.

An important part of deep breathing is that when you inhale, your belly should expand first, then your lower chest and then your upper chest. This helps circulate your air to the depths of your lungs and helps most fully oxygenate your body. When you do deep breathing exercises, try to maintain it for a minimum of 5 minutes. Simply doing deep breathing for 30 or 60 seconds will be great for your body, but it’s not enough time for your body to turn off the stress response and begin to relax completely.

Breathslim Oxygen Diet

For those of you having trouble with deep breathing or just want to learn how to do it better, you might try a deep breathing training product like Breathslim ( Whether you learn from yoga, personal practice, a teacher, or a training product like Breathslim doesn’t really matter – the key is to make sure you are practicing deep breathing exercises regularly to help stimulate your body’s relaxation response so you can burn extra fat instead of store extra fat.

What I like about Breathslim is that it teaches you correct deep breathing techniques and posture and makes you do it every day! Most people fail to lose weight because they don’t practice good habits EVERY DAY. Just because you ate a salad yesterday or did breathing exercises last week doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it today. By practicing every day, you make it a habit. And your habits are what will help you lose weight or make you continue to gain weight.

Are you happy with your health habits?

By: Dr. Tom Corson-Knowles


100% metabolism control

Metabolism control is a sound way to solve a problem with excess weight. More often though people try to control calories or increase physical activity. However, counting calories every day and for the rest of your life is tiring and psychologically hard. Only few people with iron will can do it.

In order to get rid of excess weight regular physical exercises are not enough. Aerobic activity that increases the heart rate over 140 beats a minute is what makes the fat go away. However, in order to bear such strain for an extended period of time it’s important to have good health. When having excess weight, it might be dangerous to start with this kind of exercise load.

There is another very effective and simple way to control metabolism, which is not so popular yet. And this type of control is available for everyone at this very moment.

Breathing is the most reliable and comfortable way to control metabolism.

Just like fuel burns out in the tank, fat is oxidized by oxygen in the body and burns away. If there is excess fat, it means the body doesn’t get enough oxygen for complete fat oxidation.

Breathslim® method has a way to solve this problem. This technique increases lung ventilation and therefore allows more oxygen to flow into the blood. It also improves blood and lymph circulation and, as a result, speeds up evacuation of metabolic products.

A unique breathing technique puts in order functions of digestive system and one can effortlessly follow the chosen diet plan without panicking about eating 100 extra calories. Breathslim® also increases the strength of respiratory muscles and allows you to enjoy your favorite physical activities even more.

Breathing is the main condition of life, therefore breathing control is the most proper way to control metabolism!