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    Longer exhales

    Oddball segment on the local news.

    It does work.

    Eases stress and tension.

    I’m going to try more often.
    I knew this. But watching the stupid tube I did a few more and it feels good.


    In through the nose. Long exhale from the mouth.
    Not sure why it works but it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Oddball segment on the local news.

    It does work.

    Eases stress and tension.

    I’m going to try more often.
    I knew this. But watching the stupid tube I did a few more and it feels good.


    In through the nose. Long exhale from the mouth.
    Not sure why it works but it does.

    Yogi yoga yodude
    Nitric Oxide & Mouth Breathing
    physiology you want to understand


    In 1998, The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Robert F. Furchgott,
    Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad. The title of the Nobel Prize was “Nitric
    Oxide as a Unique Signaling Molecule in the Cardiovascular System.”
    Today, it is recognized that NO is a widespread signaling molecule in all
    organs of the body, not only the cardiovascular system.

    Their contributions to the understanding of this gas and its effect on the
    human body are of major importance in our understanding of the regulation
    or our bodily systems and of ultimate health.

    Enzymes have been found in the nose and in the paranasal sinuses that
    produce Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide levels in the sinuses are even much higher
    than what is produced in the nose. These findings show that the main site
    for Nitric Oxide production is the paranasal sinuses. [Lundberg JO, FarkasSzallasi T, Weitzberg E, Rinder J, Lidholm J, Anggaard A, Hokfelt T, Lundberg
    JM, Alving K. High nitric oxide production in human paranasal sinuses. Nat
    Med1995;1:370–373.]



    What does Nitric Oxide do?

    NO plays a role in every organ of your body!
    Here are a few things it does:

    As a vasodilator it decreases blood pressure and improves
    blood flow to the organs

    Anti-inflammatory action in the arteries

    Prevents blood clotting and obstructions in the arteries

    Immune defense: destruction of viruses and parasitic
    organisms

    Plays a role in respiration

    Enables erectile function

    Enhances memory and learning

    Protects the skin from harmful ionizing
    radiation

    Promotes a healthy digestive tract by
    regulating the secretion of digestive
    hormones and enzymes

    Hormonal effects: influences
    secretion of hormones from
    several glands

    Regulates bladder function

    Acts as a signaling molecule
    to maintain normal bodily
    functions

    Regulation of binding/
    release of O2 to
    hemoglobin
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    Damn KQ.

    Hope to hug you irl someday. Assuming hugs are allowed.

    If not. Then it’s an elbow bump.

    I always thought it was yogic breathing. But the idea of feeding nitric oxide back to your own system is cool.

    Ps. Doctor Furchgott. Heh. I furchgott about him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Damn KQ.

    Hope to hug you irl someday. Assuming hugs are allowed.

    If not. Then it’s an elbow bump.

    I always thought it was yogic breathing. But the idea of feeding nitric oxide back to your own system is cool.

    Ps. Doctor Furchgott. Heh. I furchgott about him.
    LOL!! We can give virtual hugs! ((((()))))

    I learned about it in yoga so in a sense it is yogic breathing which in and of itself is calming/centering.
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    I was telling my PT ( an attractive young woman) that when I clenched my lower abdomanel muscles so hard it was like drawing my scrotum up into my body some thing clicked in my lower back/SI ( or sft ) had been better since she said " uh yes we call that engaging the pelvic floor "

    not too many people exhale all their breath , you have to squeeze your lower abdomen-to-asshole so when you relax those muscles you will inhale a bit of air and yes its a part of Yoga practise
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I was telling my PT ( an attractive young woman) that when I clenched my lower abdomanel muscles so hard it was like drawing my scrotum up into my body some thing clicked in my lower back/SI ( or sft ) had been better since she said " uh yes we call that engaging the pelvic floor "

    not too many people exhale all their breath , you have to squeeze your lower abdomen-to-asshole so when you relax those muscles you will inhale a bit of air and yes its a part of Yoga practise
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    did you study Yoga at any length ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    did you study Yoga at any length ?
    Me? No but I've had some really great instructors who went into detail about the physical/muscular/skeletal side of each movement explaining how everything tide together and what was the desired result of each pose. Mostly Vinyasa yoga but some Hatha and my favorite Kundalini with all it's lovely Kriyas, Bandas and twists.

    Sigh... our one great studio closed down last year. Been trying to make it work with others in the city but no one has the kind of practice I like. Found that a studio in Seattle is doing live Zoom classes during this time of SAH so I signed up to take a class tomorrow. I'm actually kinda psyched. Hoping to have more of a class feel than just watching YouTube videos.

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    What I hate about the APAP machine is it's cycle doesn't allow for long exhales. I feel like I am not clearing my lungs.

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    Not huge yoga person myself but I'm with an instructor/studio owner who has been at it for 20+ yrs so I'm right in the middle of it, with the distancing thing she is trying to get classes going on Zoom
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    Been long exhaling today. A lot. It makes me feel better.

    Thx again KQ for the science behind the calm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Been long exhaling today. A lot. It makes me feel better.

    Thx again KQ for the science behind the calm

    Glad to hear it. Keep it up, we'll all be okay and skiing again before we know it.
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    Did my first Zoom yoga class today and it went really well. It is much nicer than just watching a video because of the interaction between participants and the instructor IMO. The instructor, like many I've had in live classes, warmed the class up with some thoughts/musings/encouragements that were pertinent to what we are currently experiencing so it had a more personal feel.

    For those of you who don't know Zoom you can choose to be seen or not/choose to see other participants or not. I liked seeing the other participants because I feel a large part of yoga is the connection between individuals.

    The instructor did mute participants during the class so as not to have them accidentally interrupt her instructions.

    I will def. do more classes as I feel it helped with my feeling of isolation as well as all the usual goodness that comes from doing yoga.

    Price was the same as going to a studio. Single class is $12 and goes up from there. Lots of choices for types of class too.

    http://8limbsyoga.com/
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    yeah I did a class via zoom yesturday and it was Ok

    they are also got someone doing aerobics and dog training class

    apparently it was alot of work to figure out/ implement/ tie in with the punchpass software which always seems to be a bunch of work at the best of times ... yoga mats don't fill themselves
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    I'm boycotting exhaling until this COVID-19 is under control...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedude2340 View Post
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    But then I gotta take cold showers and jump in icy lakes


    I’d rather just deep exhale.
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    I did another class on zoom, so looking at an LT screen from a distance its better vued in a slightly dark room with no sunlight, putting the LT on a foot stool so you you can look at it standing or laying down works pretty good IME

    the LT froze just before class so i had to reboot, I thot it might have been from the windows 10 upgrade being a bit more unstable than windows 7 but apparently its been happening with others, i noticed zoom had a fix to down load just after the class so maybe it will be better next time

    Virtual class numbers seem to be higher than when the classes were in person, I guess people got no where to go so this is a captive audience
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I did another class on zoom, so looking at an LT screen from a distance its better vued in a slightly dark room with no sunlight, putting the LT on a foot stool so you you can look at it standing or laying down works pretty good IME

    the LT froze just before class so i had to reboot, I thot it might have been from the windows 10 upgrade being a bit more unstable than windows 7 but apparently its been happening with others, i noticed zoom had a fix to down load just after the class so maybe it will be better next time

    Virtual class numbers seem to be higher than when the classes were in person, I guess people got no where to go so this is a captive audience
    There was a report on the news last night about some issues with Zoom due to increased use and asshole hackers doing "Zoombombing"

    https://www.npr.org/2020/04/03/82612...an-fbi-warning

    I have been trying to do a "mirror screen" on my smart TV but my laptop is older and I haven't been able till make it work yet though I only gave it one go. Will look further today.
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