15 episodes

See what all the breathing BUZZ is about and dive into the practice with Sienna feeling informed and inspired. She gives you the essence of science and key tips to prepare you for a successful practice. Whether your goal is to increase energy and performance, decrease stress and anxiety, or just be a happier and healthier version of yourself it's time to jump into Breathing Better. The benefits start when you press PLAY. Thank you for listening, subscribing, and sharing this podcast!

Breathe Better Sienna Smith C-IAYT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 116 Ratings

See what all the breathing BUZZ is about and dive into the practice with Sienna feeling informed and inspired. She gives you the essence of science and key tips to prepare you for a successful practice. Whether your goal is to increase energy and performance, decrease stress and anxiety, or just be a happier and healthier version of yourself it's time to jump into Breathing Better. The benefits start when you press PLAY. Thank you for listening, subscribing, and sharing this podcast!

    Interview with Marilynn Preston

    Interview with Marilynn Preston

    Sienna interviews Marilynn Preston an Emmy-winning TV producer, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and well-being expert.

    She is the author of All is Well: the Art and Science of Personal Well-Being. Her new “Covid-Edition” has just hit the book stores. As a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, she had the longest-running (40 years) health and fitness column. She also produced the Emmy-winning TV series on sports, fitness, and adventure called "Energy Express”.

    In this podcast Marilynn and Sienna discuss:


    Better breathing saves lives but why?
    Self-care practices can help deal with these Covid times.
    Healthcare verse self-care.
    Holistic practices that support our physical and mental health.
    Self-care is not selfish nor just for rich people.
    How to take care of yourself, because no one else will.
    Importance of being in like-minded community
    How to deal with violence and anger in our world
    Technology impact on well-being
    How busy people can fit self-care into their day

    Special focus is given to Marilynn’s new chapter called " Be a Mouth Taper” where she mentions her secret weapon against physical and mental illness.


    What is mouth taping and how to do it
    How nasal breathing helps us cope with extreme challenges
    Nasal breathing boosts nitric oxide

    Marilynn’s website - https://marilynnpreston.com

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    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. Specializing in the science and practice of breathing, alignment-based yoga, and positive psychology.

    Check out Sienna's New 6-Week Breathing Course. A new cohort is starting soon. Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

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    • 52 min
    Interview with Anders Olsson

    Interview with Anders Olsson

    Anders Olsson is one of the world's leading experts on breathing. He is also a lecturer, teacher, and founder of the Conscious Breathing concept and the author of the book Conscious Breathing. After living most of his life with a ”hurricane of thoughts” in his head, Anders was fortunate enough to come across tools that have helped him relax and find his inner calm.

    In this episode, we discuss some key aspects of breathing and how breathing can promote optimal health, fitness, and well-being. Here are some of the topics covered in this episode.


    Reducing physical pain
    Releasing muscular tension
    Hacking stress states
    Improving oxygen uptake
    Dealing with trauma
    Stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
    Mouth breathing
    Mouth taping
    Tongue position importance
    Facial structure impacts breathing
    Importance of chewing
    Breathing in yoga
    Importance of C02
    Fast breathing
    Breathing with efficiency
    Masculine and feminine aspects of breathing
    Climate change and impact on breathing

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    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. Specializing in the science and practice of breathing, alignment-based yoga, and positive psychology.

    Check out Sienna's New 6-Week Breathing Course. A new cohort is starting soon.
    Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

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    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/siennasmithwellness
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SiennaSmithWellness
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SiennaSmith




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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Interview with Patrick McKeown

    Interview with Patrick McKeown

    Sienna Smith interviews one of the world’s leading experts on breathing, Patrick McKeown. He is the author of The Breathing Cure and The Oxygen Advantage, and the founder of Buteyko International Clinic. Website: www.ButeykoClinic.com

    In this packed episode, Patrick shares the underestimated power of breathing. He talks about some of the most common breathing issues facing adults and offers critical breathing techniques to address these health issues, especially anxiety, depression, stress, and pain.

    Patrick discusses the difference between having a formal breathing practice and an informal practice offers some crucial points on deciding what kind of breathing practice to do and when.

    He also explains how people can deal with the increasing reality of stress, overwhelm, and burnout that often leads to breathing too much and too fast, exacerbating or even at the root cause of a myriad of health issues. Finally, he offers some practice breathing tips and suggestions to support down-regulating our nervous system and stimulating the vagus nerve and parasympathetic response.

    Patrick shares the vital role that health and wellness professionals, including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, and yoga teachers, play in improving patient and student outcomes with breath training.

    Patrick also weighs in on fast breathing techniques often practiced in yoga and other disciplines and how the Buteyko method can support people in calming and balancing the stimulating effects of rapid breathing techniques.

    Finally, Patrick discusses using breathing techniques in emergencies such as the one Sienna’s found herself in during a recent trip to the emergency room.

    THANK YOU for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. Specializing in the science and practice of breathing, alignment-based yoga, and positive psychology.

    Check out Sienna's New Breathing Course - Alleviate Stress and Anxiety in 6 Weeks is her newly released online breathing course. A new cohort is starting soon. Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/siennasmithwellness
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    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SiennaSmith






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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Grief Support and Breathing (talk & practice)

    Grief Support and Breathing (talk & practice)

    The breath can support us through the grieving process and it can hold us in our darkest moments. Sienna shares two personal stories from her own life and inspiring words from poets, health professionals, and scientists on how to move through grief in a holistic way. Learn about the 6 things that happen in the body during times of grief. Then empower yourself with the 6 things everyone can do to process, integrate and come out the other side. At the end of the podcast, Sienna takes you on a breathing journey through two transformative breath practices that can help.

    Alleviate Stress and Anxiety in 6 Weeks is her newly released online breathing course. A new cohort is starting soon and podcast listeners get 30% off by using the code Breathe30. Visit the course website to join us!  https://sienna-smith-wellness.thinkific.com/

    Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/siennasmithwellness
    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/siennasmithwellness
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SiennaSmithWellness
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SiennaSmith

    THANK YOU for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. Specializing in the science and practice of breathing, alignment-based yoga, and positive psychology.


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    • 27 min
    Improve Your Sleep (talk & practice)

    Improve Your Sleep (talk & practice)

    Inadequate sleep now affects more than 70 million US adults and the rate is even higher since the pandemic.  The added stress of the pandemic has made it more difficult to calm the mind to the point we can fall asleep and stay asleep.  In this episode, Sienna offers 9 Key Sleep Tips including 6 lifestyle tips and 3 proven breathing techniques that will help to improve your sleep immediately. She also shares essential information on the science of sleep that will support you in implementing these tips and techniques successfully. At the end of the episode, She will guide you in two breath practices that help you to downshift into relaxation mode so you can fall asleep.  

    Sienna has a NEW online breathing course called Alleviate Stress and Anxiety in 6 Weeks. A new cohort is launching soon and podcast listeners get 30% off by using the code Breathe30. Visit the course website to sign up!  https://sienna-smith-wellness.thinkific.com/

    Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/siennasmithwellness
    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/siennasmithwellness
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SiennaSmithWellness
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SiennaSmith

    THANK YOU for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. 

    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. She is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and the founder of Sienna Smith Wellness. 


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    • 39 min
    Anxiety Support and Breathing (talk & practice)

    Anxiety Support and Breathing (talk & practice)

    Science has proven that specific ways of breathing can reduce or eliminate anxiety, stress, and even panic disorders. In this episode, Sienna shares a time when she experienced a panic attack and how years later she discovered practices that helped her to overcome them. She also talks about the science of how stress, anxiety, and panic manifest in the body-mind and shares ways that you can help yourself move through these stressful states with more awareness and ease.

    To live a more peaceful and happy life it is critical to learn the warning signs of anxiety and panic so you can catch them early. Sienna offers a two-step process to work with these states and learn how to be more in charge of your physical, emotional, and mental health. It is key to understand how the body works and to learn how to implement the appropriate breathing strategies that will help reduce or eliminate anxiety and panic.

    Sienna has a NEW online breathing course called Alleviate Stress and Anxiety in 6 Weeks. A new cohort is launching soon and podcast listeners get 30% off by using the code Breathe30. Visit the course website to sign up!  https://sienna-smith-wellness.thinkific.com/

    Visit her website to learn more about her classes, breathing courses, and private sessions. www.SiennaSmith.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/siennasmithwellness
    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/siennasmithwellness
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SiennaSmithWellness
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SiennaSmith

    THANK YOU for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

    Sienna Smith C-IAYT is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years. She is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast and the founder of Sienna Smith Wellness.


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Relaxing spiritual gold!

Calming and wonderful. Love this show!!!

DZBChronicles ,

👍

Keep it up!

Mike Grof ,

Great podcast

Everyone should learn how to get in touch with their body, and Sienna does an awesome job in delivering that message!

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