Breathing FAQs:

Q: Is breathing the process that moves air in and out of the lungs?

A: Yes, and or oxygen through other respiratory organs such as gills.

Q: Is breathing one part of physiological respiration required to sustain life?

A: Yes.

Q: Is breathing controlled by specialized centers in the brainstem?

A: Yes, and which automatically regulates the rate and depth of breathing depending on the body’s needs at any time.

Q: Is breathing only one of the processes that deliver oxygen to where it is needed in the body and remove carbon dioxide?

A: Yes.

Q: Is breathing eupnea?

A: Yes.

Q: Is breathing also called ventilation?

A: Yes, and which includes both inhalation and exhalation.

Q: Is breathing common in many forms of meditation?

A: Yes, and specifically forms of yoga for example pranayama.

Q: Is breathing one of the few bodily functions which?

A: Yes, and within limits, can be controlled both consciously and unconsciously.

Q: Is breathing especially important in certain situations such as dehydration?

A: Yes, and cold weather, laryngitis, and when the throat is sore or dry because it does not dry the throat as much.

Q: Is breathing breathing through the nose?

A: Yes.