Respiras™ was inspired by the fundamental need to challenge the old-established ways of just “coping” with stress. Respiras™ gives you energy, focus, relaxation, and vitality without invasive procedures, restrictions, added supplements or side-effects. We rely on science and research to give you the ultimate experience in breathing education for life performance. Our proven system gives you communication, accountability, support, compassion and, most importantly results. Our vision is to educate, empower, and emancipate our client with lifelong skills for inner potential.
Respiras™ is about harnessing, managing, and renewing energy on the go for every day living. This ability gives you power to improve function, productivity and recovery using your own body resources. Your ability to be calm, energized, focused, adaptive, easygoing, confident, decisive, creative, supportive, courageous, enthusiastic, adventurous, broad-minded, sociable, and loving depends greatly on the quality of your physiology and good breathing.
Is Your Breathing Making You Sick?
Unbalanced breathing habits can cause unexplained symptoms like fatigue, pain syndromes, anxiety, nervousness, headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, palpitations, asthma-like symptoms, irritability, chronic exhaustion, impaired concentration, and profound behavioral disturbances.
The medical literature supports that carbon dioxide depletion can cause excessive excitability in the nervous system, decreased blood circulation, decreased oxygenation, changes in pH (acid-base physiology), and altered electrolyte function. Furthermore, the surprising effect of CO2 depletion has been documented in orthodox medical research to cause platelet aggregation (increased risk for blood clots), respiratory inhibition (increased risk for sleep apnea), poor cardiac compliance (potential for heart rhythm irregularities and heart attacks), decreased seizure threshold leading to potential convulsions (seizure disorders), vasoconstriction to the brain (impaired mental performance), and increased inflammation via poor oxygen delivery while increasing oxygen demand (Kavanaugh, 2002). CO2 depletion below its target 40 mm Hg is a physiological stressor (Xie 2004) and is capable of disrupting any and all systems in the body, challenging homeostasis, and compromising health (Courtney, 2009).
Unbalanced Breathing with Low CO2
BEFORE: disordered breathing with CO2 depletion.
Good Breathing with Normal CO2
AFTER: balanced breathing with CO2 balance.
Benefits of Breathing
- Concentrated focus
- Sleep quality
- Emotional regulation.
- Stress adaptation
Features of CO2 balance
- Improved oxygen delivery
- Increased blood circulation
- Improved electrolyte function
- Balanced pH (acid-base physiology)
- Ease in the nervous system
- Improved digestion
- Decreased physiological stress
- Decreased inflammation
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, and trainer whose work is dedicated to uncovering the effects of disordered breathing patterns as they relate to chronic illnesses, pain syndromes, sleep disorders, and stress-related conditions. 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 graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Dominguez Hills University in California. Roberto further earned his master's degree in Applied Breathing Sciences with distinction award in 2014 from the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences. Roberto's relentless commitment to the pursuit of excellence in respiratory problems, sleep disorders, and pain syndromes has allowed him to present at various national and international symposiums and conferences.
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Internal Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
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- Sikter A, Rihmer Z. De Guevara R. New aspects in the pathomechanism of diseases of in civilization, particularly psychosomatic disorders: Part 1. Theoretical background.
- Sikter A, Rihmer Z. De Guevara R. New aspects in the pathomechanism of diseases of in civilization, particularly psychosomatic disorders: Part 2. Chronic hypocapnia and hypercapnia in the medical practice.
- De Guevara R, OTR MS, Miyoshi K, DDS, PhD, The Role of Science-Based Breathing Training In Dentofacial Development:Three Critical Concepts On How To Teach Breathing To Your Patients. 2017 6th Japan Association of Cranio-Orofacial Growth Guidance. Tokyo Medical and Dental University. 顎顔面口腔育成における科学的呼吸トレーニング呼吸訓練をする時に大切な３つのこと