There is no doubt that asthma is
becoming a major health problem worldwide. According to figures
released by the World Health Organization there were approximately
three hundred million individuals around the globe who were suffering
from the respiratory condition in 2016.
Of these sufferers roughly 250,000
people are dying prematurely each year as a result of the illness.
Sadly, almost all of these deaths are avoidable when proper
management is put in place. To make matters worse, the future does
not look particularly bright; the best projections estimate that by
2025 the number people suffering from asthma will climb to a
staggering four hundred million, with the trend showing no signs of
slowing down anytime soon.
Are there any solutions?
With asthma taking an even stronger
foothold around the globe, it’s never been more imperative to
develop effective, complimentary treatment protocols that can help
offset the symptoms of the disease and improve the quality of the
life of those suffering from the disease. Two such treatments that
are often recommended by the medical establishment to asthma
sufferers are physical and breathing exercises.
The NirvanaFitness® offers a scientifically backed
easy to learn and effective method through which asthmatics can learn
to gain better control
over their symptoms and potentially frees them
from excessive use of steroid medications.
It seamlessly combines
both physical exercises and breathing exercises to provide a
synergistic solution for complete asthma management.
The Science behind
There is a wealth of scientific
evidence to suggest that asthma is caused by the process of
hyperventilation – i.e. over-breathing. Due to the many stresses
and strains of modern life people have begun to breathe shallower and
more rapidly in response to stressful stimuli in day to day living –
deadlines that must be met, high levels of caffeine consumption, late
nights & early mornings etc.
Due to the high prevalence of co-morbid
allergies in asthma patients, sufferers often learn to habitually
breathe through their mouth as their nasal passages are often blocked
with mucous. This rapid and shallow exchange of air depletes the
bodies’ natural stores of carbon dioxide.
This depletion causes the
bronchial passage ways to relax causing a feeling of breathlessness.
The body then attempts to counteract the chronic loss of CO2 by
thickening the airways further adding to the problem.
of this over breathing keeps the bodies sympathetic nervous system
stimulated, never giving the system a chance to regenerate and
restore normal function.
The NirvanaFitness® offers a solution to this problem by systematically
teaching students to re-learn correct breathing practices. The slow,
deep breathing soothes and calms practitioners by stimulating their
parasympathetic or ‘rest and digest’ nervous system response. The
combination of gentle movement and restful breathing are a powerful
antidote to the common habitual shallow breathing practices that are
so common in the modern world.
The system teaches sufferers to manage
their breathing while exercising in a safe and progressive manner and
so reduces the possibility of a dangerous exercise induced asthma
attack. The skills taught are
transferable to everyday life for asthmatics also – slow focused
breathing can reduce the possibility of an asthma attack at any time
throughout the day which is especially useful when medications are
not immediately available.
There are many treatment options
available for asthmatics and the first port of call should always be
to seek your physician’s advice concerning medications. However,
many asthma sufferers are unhappy with their current level of first
line medical treatment.
Nirvana® Breathing Fitness represents a
complimentary and holistic approach that when used in conjunction
with traditional medication empowers patients to reclaim control over
their health and their lives.
In addition to a reduction in asthmatic
symptoms, students have claimed other amazing health benefits too
such as weight loss, increase in muscular tone and a deep sense of relaxation like they have never experienced before.