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cbertsch
cbertsch
My Latest Project
I'm practicing breathing through my nose. It's not easy. But by keeping my mouth full of water when I jog or ride my bike -- I just got through doing both in succession, as I've come to enjoy lately -- I force myself to do so. Sometimes I still have to swallow and inhale through my mouth. But I'm making progress. Whether this project will amount to anything useful, I can't say. At least it makes me feel like I'm improving my respiratory system's perpetually lackluster performance. And perception is 9/10ths of the law, right?

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masoo From: masoo Date: September 19th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Deja vu! I've been breathing through my mouth as long as I can remember ... never had the sinuses to handle nose breathing, and then there's the Asthma Fear that makes you think your lungs will collapse if you don't suck a lot of air in rightthissecond. But the truth is, in my hippie days I used to be able to approximate medidation, and when I did, I breathed through my nose. And in the almost-ten-years since your wedding, and my concurrent use of steroid sprays, my sinuses work close to 100% now, so if I want to breathe through my nose, I can. But 40 years of mouth breathing sets habits that are hard to break.

Still, just a day or two ago, Robin said I was listening to tunes (on my MP3 player!) and for a couple of minutes straight, I breathed through my nose. Which is uncommon enough to be noteworthy.

And then I see this post from you.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 19th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can understand how remarkable that is. Nose breathing does inspire panic in me. It feels like the air gets routed more directly, too, which is intense. Like I'm getting less, but in a purer form. Most people, of course, would have no idea what we're talking about.
tommix From: tommix Date: September 19th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's going to be real awkward when we hang out.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 19th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::choking on water::
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