Balance Assessment

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Take an active inhale. What happens?

Take a passive exhale. What happens?

Take an active exhale. What happens?

Take an extended nasal breath in and out. Are you able to detect which nostril is more open?

How often do you breathe with your mouth?

Do you snore when you sleep?

During vigorous exercise, do you use your mouth to breathe?

While eating, do you notice your body take a big inhale or sigh as a cue when your stomach is full?

Do you stop eating when you notice the big inhale/sigh as a cue your stomach is full?

How often do you cry?

How often do you laugh?

When you're angry, afraid or frustrated, how do you express it?

Do you ever cry "happy tears?"

When you sneeze, is it from your nose or your mouth?

How long can you hold your breath on a full inhale?

How long can you hold your breath on an empty exhale?

How long can you exhale nasally after taking a full inhale?

When measuring your CO2 tolerance using the FRC hold, how long does it take for you to feel the urge to breathe?

Do you have a deviated septum, allergies, asthma or any other conditions that would influence your breathing patterns?

What nasal dominance are you in when you first wake up?

What nasal dominance are you in right before you go to sleep?

How often are you aware of your breathing pattern?

What does your breathing practice schedule look like?

How do you feel about your breath?

Balance Assessment
Very Balanced
You're extremely balanced with your mind, body and energy. Your breath awareness, breathing mechanics and expression of breath are on point. Great job and keep it up!
Average Balance
You're doing a great job balancing your mind, body and energy, but there's room for improvement. Keep a closer eye on your breath, the way you breathe and how your breath responds to your environments.
Imbalanced
Your breath needs improvement. There's a lot you can do to balance your mind, body and energy. Pay more attention to how your breath patterns are connected to your feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Try steering your breath more into particular parts of your body and begin to observe how your breath responds to your circumstances. Try to focus on improving one step at a time.

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