Author Archive | Joel

How improving the way you breathe benefits your sleep…

We were recently approached by a media organisation asking a question around this subject and here’s our reply… The benefits of improving breathing to someone who is struggling to sleep take many forms: Key is HOW you breathe during the day. That’s whilst eating, working, exercising and relaxing. The causes of poor sleep from a […]

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First we make our habits then our habits make us…

You are your habits. It’s as simple as that so if you want to know where you will be in a year, you have to look at what you’re doing today in terms of your habits.  If your current trajectory doesn’t inspire you and that includes the way you breathe on a daily basis, then […]

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Humming technique a breakthrough in alleviating sinusitis

Studies carried out in Sweden have shown that humming as part of breathwork practice leads to a dramatic increase of the airflow in the sinuses. The research at the Karolinska Institute also revealed that levels of nitric oxide (NO) increased by 15- to 20-fold when humming compared with quiet exhalation. NO is generally cited as antifungal, […]

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Bonny Vagus

Know your body.The Bonny Beautiful Vagus Nerve I sent this to a Reset client and thought i would share here… It’s not only a time to hold your nerve but also a good time to learn more about one of the body’s most important nerves for your wellbeing… Before lockdown, chances are many of you […]

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Are you prone to over-breathing, asks Joel Jelen?

Of the clients I’ve helped over the past 12 months, there’s been a noticeable increase in the number of people booking in and presenting with hyperventilation syndrome. Hyperventilation or over-breathing (as described by Ira H Tilles MD, Kimberly A Sing MD, William C. Shiel Jr. MD, FACP, FACR in What is Hyperventilation 2018) is actually […]

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Popular Myofunctional therapist offers COVID19 health advice

Many thanks to guest blogger Myofunctional therapist Caroline Smith for her tips to stay healthy during this difficult time. You can also follow Caroline (pictured with breathing guru Patrick McKeown) via https://www.instagram.com/thefunctionalhygienist/ and https://www.facebook.com/caroline.smith.7311 I’m hoping this information may help those who are feeling anxious about the current situation. The current COVID19 virus affects the […]

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Looking back on some Reset case studies…

Meet Roy. Roy got in touch with me complaining of feeling perplexed.He was diagnosed with asthma as a child and has carried the condition throughout his life…although latterly he was diagnosed alternatively in recent years with having COPD. Roy is 73. When i met Roy, i could see that he chest breathes and his breathing […]

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Could changing the way you breathe really improve your health?

Whenever I’ve given talks in the past about changing the way we breathe, inhale and exhale, and explain the dramatic positive effects on well-being, people immediately become very curious! I’m not surprised because so many people regard learning to breathe a bit like erm, learning to grow your nails. Bad breathers develop their habits during […]

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