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of the Buteyko Method

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Buteyko Jogging

Run To Normalize Your Breathing 

Buteyko Jogging To Improve BreathingThey brought him to a reception room on a stretcher. Awaiting his heart surgery, the flight to this remote city in Siberia was too daunting on Evgeniy. He felt self-conscious lying down while greeting Dr. Buteyko—it was unbearable to accept himself as an invalid. His mind still held on to his image before a sudden heart attack shattered his life. Just a while ago, Evgeniy was an internationally acclaimed cameraman, well-traveled and inseparable from his over-sized bags of cinematographic equipment. Those bags were heavy! In 1988, just a video camera weighed more than thirty-five pounds.

And who is he going to become now? His cardiologist was adamant: “You will never shoot films anymore.” And just as this piece of news wasn’t bad enough, the doctor added, “And no sex for the rest of your life… unless you want your life to become very short.” Forty-four-year old Evgeniy adored his wife, a ballerina who was significantly younger than him. Their son was still little… Evgeniy’s life was exciting and exuberant, but now, he had no choice but to forsake it. The only option given by his cardiologist was bypass surgery; however, its risk was rather high. At the mere thought of this operation, Evgeniy's blood ran cold; contemplating his life after the surgery (if successful) made him wish to expire now. Can Dr. Buteyko create an exit from this labyrinth of despair? For Evgeniy and his wife, it was their only hope.

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Walking For Wellness

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My everyday companion was a toilet bowl. I rushed to it frequently, sometimes spending hours sitting on the tile floor staring at its gleaming “face”—in position for another surge of spewing. I was twenty-three-years-old, pregnant and afraid to eat. My obstetrician said that morning sickness was normal for a woman carrying a child, but it did not feel natural to me. I tried several home remedies endorsed by experienced mothers, but still, more often than not, I was imprisoned in that little room.

One day, my husband of that time drove me to his parents’ dacha, located in the outskirts of Moscow. While my relatives were talking, I went for a walk. Strolling along the fertile cornfields and abundant apple trees, I lost a sense of time. When I returned, I realized that my walk had lasted almost three hours. I was starving! With apprehension, I swallowed a spoonful of mushroom soup. Nothing happened! Then another one—it was harmless. I finished the meal and spent the rest of my day relishing in my puking-free state. The next morning, we drove back to our apartment, located in downtown Moscow on the 19th floor of a skyscraper. I was still okay; my morning sickness returned only two days later.

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Allergies: How To Reduce Allergens You Inhale *

Learn how to control your respiration to decrease allergens you inhale. Establish natural breathing patterns to prevent various allergies, especially triggered by pollen, dust, smoke, mold and animal dander. Improve your immune system by breathing better. Sasha Yakovleva explains how to apply Buteyko Breathing Normalization to reduce or stop allergies without medication.

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Nasal Breathing Promotes Brain Health

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Written by Guest Contributor Bea Jarratt

 

Most people think breathing is an innate ability that needs no manual on how to do it properly. However, there are actually some types of breathing that have proven to be more beneficial when it comes to brain health and overall wellbeing. This article will look at the many benefits of how nasal breathing can help promote brain health.

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Oxygen Advantage

How to increase O2 by increasing CO2?

How to create Oxygen Advantage following Dr. Buteyko instructions? “This is Sasha. How can I help you?” I answered an early morning call.

The caller explained that after reading The Oxygen Advantage book, he tried to breathe nasally during his workouts, but it did not improve his health. He was considering taking the Breathing Normalization course. Mark lived in Boulder, close to my office, and I agreed to meet with him the same morning.

“Sorry for my outfit,” Entering the room, Mark pointed at the sweaty spots on his hoodie. “I’d been sprinting outside,” he explained, vacuuming air into his mouth in between words.

Mark looked fit, well-proportioned and muscular. Obviously, fitness played a big part in his life. After a brief conversation about the Buteyko Method, I measured Mark’s Positive Maximum Pause. It was only 7 seconds. This 60-year-old man had muscles of a 40-year-old and respiration of an 80-year-old.

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Buteyko Breathing Belt: Protection Against Hyperventilation! *

Hyperventilation hides in ambush; the belt is your protection.

Buteyko Breathing belt for breathing improvementKonstantin Buteyko, MD-PhD, often wore a wide leather belt around his torso, just underneath his outer garments. He would say, “Hyperventilation hides in ambush; the belt is your protection.”

When I heard this story from his widow, Ludmila Buteyko, I was surprised: Aren’t we supposed to gain control over our breathing so that we naturally stop hyperventilating? 

Certainly, this is possible, yet it is important to understand that there are some factors that promote hyperventilation. Here are a few of them:

  1. Many people were born as hyperventilators, and therefore have a strong predisposition toward over-breathing.
  2. Because some people have been over-breathing for a very long time, they may have developed a strong hyperventilation habit, which might be difficult to eradicate completely.
  3. The common Western lifestyle is conducive to hyperventilation.
  4. A polluted environment contributes to over-breathing.
  5. Due to atmospheric changes that have gradually occurred on this planet for millions of years, humans have a mild propensity toward hyperventilation.

The belt is a tool that helps to increase awareness of breathing, and as such, it is very valuable.

It is helpful for people who hyperventilate terribly (for example, those who suffer from asthma or obesity), for those whose air consumption is mild, and even for those who have won the battle against hyperventilation by normalizing their breathing. In the second part of his life, Dr. Buteyko belonged to the last category, and yet he chose to wear a belt every day for the rest of his life. 

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How to Evaluate a Workout By Breathing *

Breathing Measurements for Physical Exercises

Measure Breathing for a WorkoutEvery workout contributes to improving or worsening your health.

In a natural world, only beings that breathe well have a chance for survival. If a wild animal puffs and gasps for air, it gets devoured by its predator. Watch the videos of wild animals running; even at a speed of 30-40 miles per hour, they breathe quietly and through their noses. Your ultimate goal is to breathe like them. If you do, most likely, you will become disease-free, which is a normal state for undomesticated beings.

Reversely, if you don’t breathe like a jackrabbit, but engulf air through your mouth, it is almost guaranteed that your physical activity weakens your health. If you breathe through your nose, but loudly, the likelihood of fitness activities dwindling your vitality is still present, but it is lesser.

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Watch & Learn: Science Behind Buteyko Breathing Method *

Ira Packman MD and The Buteyko Breathing MethodDr Ira Packman MD discusses The Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method in this timely and informative video series. He tells of his own personal quest for help treating his own asthma and how he first learned of the Buteyko Method.

He reveals the science behing the Buteyko Method, the biochemistry of what happens in the lungs to cause asthma, hyperventilation and other problems, and why the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method is effective in treating such conditions.

He also tells of his own success in applying the method and how he was even able to reduce his medication. 

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Could Nasal Breathing Improve Athletic Performance? *

Could nasal breathing improve athletic performance? The Washington PostYes! This was an answer given by an article published by Washington Post this week. The author explains endless benefits of nasal breathing, among them: “Nasal breathing, as opposed to mouth breathing, has another important advantage, especially for effective and efficient exercise: It can allow for more oxygen to get to active tissues. That is because breathing through the nose releases nitric oxide, which is necessary to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, which, in turn, is what releases oxygen. Mouth breathing does not effectively release nitric oxide, which means the cells are not getting as much oxygen as through nasal breathing, which could lead to fatigue and stress.”

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Dr. Mercola: The Top Breathing Technique for Better Health *

Dr. Mercola Buteyko Breathing Technique Dr. Mercola published an article where he highly recommends practicing the Buteyko Breathing method. His main suggestion is; "Breathe Less, Breathe Through Your Nose and Lightly. Breathing wields incredible power over your health", Dr. Mercola wrote, "as it supplies your body with oxygen and removes excess carbon dioxide (CO2) to keep you alive. However, the way you breathe — whether fast or slow, shallow or deep — also sends messages to your body that affect your mood, stress level, blood pressure, immune function and more".

"What's interesting about breathing is that it's both a voluntary and an involuntary process. While your body breathes automatically, you also have the ability to consciously control your breathing — the speed, the depth and whether you breathe through your mouth or your nose."

"So, simply by changing the way you breathe, you can actually influence your health in a variety of ways“

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Overcome Stress And Anxiety *

Breathing Calmly When World Unrest Prevails

How do you feel after scanning the news of a day? Scared? Unsettled? Restless? Insecure? Anxious? Those feelings make a detrimental impact on breathing patterns triggering hyperventilation, accelerating and shortening inhalation and exhalation and initiating unwholesome chest movements. We must breathe like the world is a peaceful, honest, fair and loving place. We have to protect our respiration and overall health from this increasingly worrisome reality. We have to be pragmatic, which means first to defend our lives, our clear thinking, and energy supply by protecting and maintaining our peaceful breathing patterns. This might give us a ground to turn our world into a better place.

How can you breathe healthily no matter what?

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Inhale and Exhale in 2019 *

What can be expected in 2019? And how should we breathe throughout it? In this video, Barbara Goldsmith who has been diligently practicing the Buteyko method answers both questions.

Barbara is a popular astrologist who has more than one hundred sixty thousand subscribers to her YouTube channel. I found many of her forecasts accurate; more importantly, they help to open your heart, expand your consciousness and feel like a member of one global family. Dr. Buteyko’s discoveries demonstrated that fear-based concepts (such as we often hear from Donald Trump), impact people’s breathing negatively lowering their levels of CO2 and increasing their stress levels. I appreciate Barbara’s abilities to turn a potentially difficult, maybe even dramatic, situation into an opportunity to improve ourselves, our communities, and our planet. This type of thinking supports balance and health.

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Travel: How To Breathe *

Control Your Air Intake In In Airports and Airplanes

While traveling during holidays, many adults and children end up not feeling well - catching a virus or having a headache, wheezing, coughing, feeling fatigued or having other issues, which we don’t want to be a part of our festivities. Is there a way to prevent this situation or at least to reduce the risk of having health problems while traveling?

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How Workouts Impact Our Health *

How To Breathe While ExercisingTake Breathing Seriously

Every living cell in a human body has a job: to produce CO2, which gets generated as a result of complex biochemical reactions called metabolism. When a person is physically active, metabolism becomes more dynamic, increasing its CO2 production. Since hemoglobin releases oxygen to the organs in accordance with a level of carbon dioxide in the blood (the Bohr Effect), the increased CO2 production boosts oxygenation of the entire body. This is why the workouts make us feel energetic; they dispel mental fog, uplift our spirits, and improve our health.

These are the benefits to our body that workouts are supposed to provide; however, often, they don’t work this way. Excessive breathing while exercising can make a person lose more CO2 than his/her cells are generating. In this case, a workout will make you feel drained; it can trigger coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, headaches, chest pain, and other health issues; it will lessen your oxygenation and become detrimental to your health.

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Portrait Sasha

Breathing Normalization BlogBlogger:  Sasha Yakovleva

Sasha Yakovleva is an expert on the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method and Russian Healing Arts, an Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist and co-founder of BreathingCenter.com. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and many other publications, TV, and radio programs.

She is the author of the books Breathe To Heal, Adenoids Without Surgery, as well as the instructional DVD series called The Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method, and the CD - Breathing Normalization Meditations.

 
 

Portrait Sasha

Breathing Normalization Blog
Blogger: Sasha Yakovleva

Sasha Yakovleva is an expert on the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method and Russian Healing Arts, an Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist and co-founder of BreathingCenter.com. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and many other publications, TV, and radio programs.

She is the author of the books Breathe To Heal, Adenoids Without Surgery, as well as the instructional DVD series called The Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method, and the CD - Breathing Normalization Meditations.

 
 

Portrait Sasha

Breathing Normalization Blog
Blogger: Sasha Yakovleva

Sasha Yakovleva is an expert on the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method and Russian Healing Arts, an Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist and co-founder of BreathingCenter.com. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and many other publications, TV, and radio programs.

She is the author of the books Breathe To Heal, Adenoids Without Surgery, as well as the instructional DVD series called The Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method, and the CD - Breathing Normalization Meditations.

 

* Disclaimer: Breathing Center's services are educational, not medical; Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors. The results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone.

 

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