Ratgeber Breath

We cannot live without the oxygen we breathe in. But breathing is more than just the exchange of oxygen. Find out here what happens in your body when you breathe and how breathing correctly can help you in everyday situations and when exercising.

What’s the right breathing technique?

When we breathe through the nose, the air is warmed, cleansed and humidified before being passed to the lungs. This is not the case when we breathe through our mouth. However, we generally only breathe through our mouth when insufficient oxygen passes through the nose.

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When do breathing exercises help?

Stressful situations can trigger shortness of breath or hyperventilation – our breathing becomes irregular and we feel like we aren’t getting enough oxygen. Conscious breathing can help restore your inner peace and regulate your respiratory rate. Find out what is important when breathing – and which breathing exercises help with tiredness.

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