How to Breathe Correctly for Optimal Health, Mood, Learning & Performance | Huberman Lab Podcast

In this episode, I clarify the biology of respiratory (respiration), the way it delivers oxygen and carbon dioxide to the cells and tissues of the body and the way is finest to breathe—nostril versus mouth, quick versus sluggish, intentionally versus reflexively, and so forth., relying in your health and efficiency wants. I talk about the constructive advantages of respiratory correctly for temper, to cut back psychological and physiological stress, to halt sleep apnea, and enhance facial aesthetics and immune system operate. I additionally evaluate what is understood in regards to the results and effectiveness of various respiratory strategies, together with physiological sighs, field respiratory and cyclic hyperventilation, “Wim Hof Method,” Prānāyāma yogic respiratory and extra. I additionally describe how to breath to optimize studying, reminiscence and response time and I clarify respiratory at high altitudes, why “overbreathing” is dangerous, and the way to breathe particularly to relieve cramps and hiccups. Breathwork practices are zero-cost and require minimal time but present a novel and highly effective avenue to enhance total high quality of life that’s grounded in clear physiology. Anyone fascinating in bettering their psychological and bodily health or efficiency in any endeavor ought to profit from the data and instruments on this episode.

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00:00:00 Breathing
00:05:41 Sponsors: HVMN, Thesis, WHOOP
00:09:36 Respiration, Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide
00:18:18 Breathing Mechanics
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00:31:23 Chemistry of Breathing, Hyperventilation
00:40:35 High Altitudes, Oxygen & Breathing
00:47:16 Tool: Sleep Apnea, Nasal Breathing
00:51:50 Brain Centers & Breathing Rhythm
00:57:23 Brain, Hyperventilation & “Over-breathing”
01:03:53 What is Healthy Breathing?
01:08:26 InsideTracker
01:09:44 Tool: Train Healthy Breathing, Carbon Dioxide Tolerance Test & Box Breathing
01:22:39 Tool: Breathwork & Stress Reduction; Cyclic Sighing
01:33:56 Tool: Physiological Sighing & Exercise Side Cramp
01:39:16 Breathing & Heart Rate Variability
01:46:21 Tool: How to Stop Hiccups
01:51:17 Tool: Stress Management & Cyclic Hyperventilation, “Wim Hof Method”
01:57:11 Deliberate Cold Exposure & Breathing
01:59:54 Tool: Inhales & Learning; Exhales & Movement
02:09:15 Mouth vs. Nasal Breathing, Aesthetics
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