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Roadrunne98
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USA
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Posted - Aug 11 2017 :  6:12:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always did smell the roses, blow out the candles when my says go below the 88. But my sister -in -law showed me another way which really brings my level up really faster than purse lipped breathing. I found it. It's yoga alternate nostril breathing. It really brings it up quickly. Let me know if you like it.

SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  3:21:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For those of you with open minds, here's what one site says:

Creates whole brain functioning by balancing the right and left hemispheres.
Is both integrating and grounding.
Purifies the ida and pingala nadis, gently.
Creates a deep sense of well-being and harmony on the physical, mental, and emotional levels.
Can help with headaches, migraines, and other stress-related symptoms.
Inhale left, exhale right: Helps to make you calm and integrates unwanted negative emotions and stress. Excellent by itself before bed.
Inhale right, exhale left: Gives clarity, and positive mood. Helps us to focus on what is important.
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PennyPA
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  4:35:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The site I found said to use your thumb and ring finger to close off the respective nostrils. I wonder if you have to do it that way. I'm willing to try it. Can't hurt.

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SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  5:21:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a skeptical and logical thinker feeling particularly skeptical and logical lately. Forgive me and please indulge me in this . . .
Have you considered the mechanism by which pinching off nostrils alternately and breathing is, somehow, effective? I mean, somehow as effective as pursed-lip breathing, the mechanism of which is well-known in reducing hyperinflation?
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SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  5:31:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or, of increasing one's saturation is the goal, why inhaling through one nostril is, somehow, better than simply inhaling through two?
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tsainta
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  6:44:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with Steve. Please note my by-line, below.

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  8:15:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why would you use 50% of the airways to inhale?

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PennyPA
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Posted - Aug 16 2017 :  4:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people don't do plb properly. Perhaps they could do this better. Of course, it's a bit more noticeable when you're doing this one. And it doesn't help when your hands are full of groceries or stuff. I went from 93% up to 96% sats within a minute. Of course, I did the same with plbing.

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