The Optimal Breathing
To best manage it, you
must be able to measure
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SHALLOW, EFFORTED BREATHING
of a woman who is stressing her voice, extending her sentences too
long and gasping an inhale to speak her next sentence.
Improving the OB WINDOW, breathing volume,
ease and strength
Traditional Lung Volume Measurements with OBWINDOW insights.
* Tidal Volume (TV).
Quiet (at rest) breathing. OBW3 usually to
OBW4 or 5.
Improve Tidal volume
* Total lung capacity (TLC). The amount of air in your lungs after
you inhale as deeply as possible. OBW10. But TLC has negative
implications when done too often which actually may reduce TLC and
Improve total lung
Inspiratory reserve volume. (IRV)
The difference between (TV) and (TLC). It
varies depending on if you begin at OBW3 or higher.
Missing in traditional breathing teachings. GIV OBW8 Gentle Inspiratory Volume GIV or Unforced Inspiratory
* Forced vital capacity (FVC).
OBW10-0 This measures
the amount of air you can exhale with force after you inhale as deeply as
Improve forced vital capacity
* Forced expiratory volume (FEV). OBW10-0 This measures the amount of air you
can exhale with force in one breath. The amount of air you exhale may be
measured at 1 second (FEV1), 2 seconds (FEV2), or 3 seconds (FEV3). FEV1
divided by FVC can also be determined.
* Forced expiratory flow 25% to 75%. This measures the air flow
halfway through an exhale (FVC)
* Peak expiratory flow (PEF). This measures how quickly you can
exhale. It is usually measured at the same time as your forced vital
Improve peak expiratory
* Maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV). OBW0-10 This measures the greatest
amount of air you can breathe in and out during one minute.
* Slow vital capacity (SVC). This measures the amount of air you can
slowly exhale after you inhale as deeply as possible.
Improve slow vital
* Functional Residual/Reserve
capacity (FRC). OBW3 This measures the amount of air in your
lungs at the end of a normal exhaled breath.
residual /reserve capacity Usually should be reduced.
* Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) = OBW3-0 The difference between the
amount of air in your lungs after a normal exhale (FRC) and the amount after
you exhale with force OBWzero (RV).
Reserve Volume (RV) The amount of air
left in your lungs needed after maximal ERV to avoid their collapse.
Below OBWZero Improve
Improving the OB WINDOW AND breathing volume,
ease and strength
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"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into
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education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."
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