Breathing is involved in everything you do
You can give signals to your nervous system through breathing
Training your breathing increases your ability to improve your health in other areas
Breathing training methods are known to enhance our well-being, often we still find it difficult to activate the physical relax-mode with mindfulness and breathing alone. Especially when living a busy or stressful stage of life.
With WellO2, the warm and gentle steam cares for our airways while the resistance makes us focus and activate deep breathing. This will activate our bodies relaxing mechanisms through the parasympathetic nervous system. Our breathing signals our brain that it is ok to relax and start recovering.
WellO2 increases our resistance and supports the recovery from a respiratory infection.
The Warm steam in WellO2 cares for our respiratory health.
The steam is growing its importance while airconditioning and cold winters dry out our airways.
The moisture improves the functionality of our immune system in our mucous membranes, which improves our resistance for viruses and other bugs.
The resistance in WellO2 helps the lungs and airways to ventilate which is considered to prevent longer symptoms and enhancing recovery from respiratory infections.
When we are scared we start to breath short breaths at a hard pace. Our bodies' so called sympathetic nervous system, our “alert mode" is activated. When we are in for a challenge like running away from a threat, running for that goal medal, or in for a difficult task the nervous system is on high alert mode to be able to quickly survive the current situation.
However when we are at home, feeling safe and warm, with food in our tummy and the company of our loved ones, maybe even in the arms of them and in skin-to-skin contact our "relax mode" (parasympathetic nervous system) is activated. Our breaths are deeper and slower, telling our bodies that it is time to collect and increase our energy reserves for future ”alert" situations. This mode is essential for physical and mental recovery.
Our survival mechanisms took millions of years to develop. The natural environment for which we were designed is no longer reality. However the mechanisms of our steering system hasn’t changed.
With all screens, notifications, and 24/7 availability many of us struggle with the impossibility of lowering our stress levels. Most of us are stuck in the "alert mode" and unable to automatically activate the "relax mode" enough.
Therefore breathing exercises have become a central element of modern well-being. Since we can activate the "relax mode" consciously. A better and stronger breathing will support us towards our fitness & well-being goals.