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👃The 3 minute nasal breathing test!

(You can also use a small paper to hold between your lips. Breathing should be effortless and quiet.)

I always like to include this in my initial assessment with a client. Before we start therapy we need to make sure that nasal breathing is actually doable (and easy!). And if it's not we want to find out why, because human beings are obligatory nasal breathers. Mouth breathing is reserved for "emergency mode" indicating something isn't right.

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