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🌬️ Discover the Power of Pratiloma Pranayama 🌬️

Pratiloma Pranayama breathing, also known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) in western medicine. It’s a simple yet effective technique that focuses on enhancing the strength and function of your respiratory muscles, specifically the diaphragm.  

✨ Benefits of Pratiloma Breathing ✨

1️⃣ Strengthen Your Lungs: Pratiloma breathing targets the muscles responsible for inhalation, such as the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. By engaging and exercising these muscles regularly, you can improve lung capacity and efficiency, leading to better oxygen exchange and enhanced respiratory performance.

2️⃣ Boost Nitric Oxide Levels: Nitric oxide plays a vital role in numerous bodily functions, including blood flow regulation, immune response, and cardiovascular health. Research suggests that Pratiloma breathing can stimulate the production of nitric oxide, promoting better circulation, reducing inflammation, and supporting overall cardiovascular well-being.

3️⃣ Counteract Diaphragmatic Fatigue: Many of us spend long hours sitting, which can lead to the diaphragm becoming locked up and unable to fully contract and relax. This phenomenon, known as “diaphragmatic fatigue,” can impair proper breathing mechanics and limit the diaphragm’s effectiveness. Pratiloma breathing helps release tension in the diaphragm, promoting its full range of motion and preventing fatigue.

4️⃣  Improve Blood Pressure:  A study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, provides some of the strongest evidence to date that breathing can impact heart disease.

Researchers asked the participants to take 30 deep IMST inhalations per day, for six days a week. The study documented a nine-point reduction in systolic blood pressure (top number). The blood pressure impacts were similar to taking a 30-minute walk and some blood-pressure medications. Researchers also saw a 45% improvement of endothelial function of the lining of the arteries. This was measured by increased production and absorption of nitric oxide, which is produced when you breathe through your nose and serves as a natural antiseptic and repair agent.

With Pratiloma breathing, you have the power to unlock the potential of your respiratory system and improve your overall health. Whether you’re seeking better lung function, increased nitric oxide levels, or improved diaphragmatic function, this technique offers a natural and accessible solution.

Ingrid Le Prou

My name is Ingrid LeProu and I have been working in the health and wellness industry for the past 17 years. I am a certified yoga, and health coach.

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