Water cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. The rock shape changes slowly over time to accommodate the rushing water. Similarly, chronic or persistent stress can create patterns in breathing that can throw our physiology off balance, causing poor health and performance deficits.
A healthy body requires a constant stable internal equilibrium to work normally. When this equilibrium is challenged by chronic stress and disordered breathing, the body weakens, the immune system suffers, and the brain function is greatly diminished. Breathing is one of the most vulnerable systems in the body. Any emotion whether positive or negative can capture the involuntary breathing to accommodate the stress response, preparing the body for fight-or-flight.
The persistent nature of breathing behaviors can create physiologic stress through the depletion of carbon dioxide in the body. This issue has been involved poor health, burnout, mental decline, pain syndromes, and other symptom phenomena.
Disordered breathing habits can be reversed with proper training, gentle guidance, and patience. It is our firm believe that we don't have to settle for just coping in life. We believe our physiology can be optimized to achieve serenity, peaceful intensity, focus, and confidence. Breathing is the most effective and natural way to reduce physiologic stress, and allow the body to maximize its own healing potential.
Our story is a message of hope and love because we are all susceptible to stress, and we all have suffered from it to one degree or another. Respiras Breathing was created to serve those who see value in themselves, their health, their relationships, and everything they have worked for.
The mission of Respiras Breathing is to bring new light to breathing and to enhance our inner potential.
Our vision is to promote preventative health through education. We want to create a sustainable person who is healthy, peaceful, joyful, and confident.
Roberto De Guevara, OTR, MS is the founder of Respiras Breathing™, an organization recognized for its dedication to alternative breathing function and stress adaptation.
Roberto is an occupational therapist consultant whose work is dedicated to uncovering the effects of disordered breathing patterns as they relate to chronic illnesses, pain syndromes, sleep disorders, and premature aging. Roberto is an educator, strategist, researcher, scientist, and lecturer in the United States and Japan. He has also served as a consultant for the U.S. Army, training soldiers on respiratory efficiency for adaptation to combat-related stress. Roberto earned his master’s degree in Applied Breathing Sciences with Distinction award in 2014.
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