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of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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Questions and Answers with Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Buteyko Practitioner

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Here is your opportunity to have all your questions answered regarding the Buteyko Breathing Method! Sasha Yakovleva, the co-founder of the Breathing Center, represents Buteyko Clinic in Moscow and the Russian patent holder of the Buteyko Breathing Method. 

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Buteyko Breathing Exercises: How To Do Them?

Many people write to me and ask how to do Buteyko breathing exercises, or breath holds. I’d like to explain how to do them. It’s very simple, but not so simple at the same time. The first thing that you need to do is measure your Control Pause.

If you don’t know how to measure it, please click here for a free breathing test, and follow the instructions on how to measure it. When you know your control pause you are ready to do breathing exercises.

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Buteyko Breathing Exercise: Fun And Easy

Buteyko Bubbling:

Bubbling is a breathing exercise, which helps to relax, reduce air consumption and improve respiration. Even a baby can do it! Nevertheless, for some adults, especially with breathing difficulties, it can be difficult. Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist, demonstrates how to do it. If you do his exercises gently and regularly, it will increase the level of carbon dioxide in your lungs as well as the overall oxygenation of your body. This is how the Buteyko Method works.

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Buteyko Maximum Danger

I just finished a session with my client and decided to do this blog. I had a session with a woman who was very disappointed because her daughter learned "Buteyko" and as a result of it, her health worsened; she started experiencing strong symptoms. Now, this girl is on antibiotics and, of course, her mother is very concerned;  she doesn't understand what's going on with her daughter.

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How Does Your Child Breathe?

What does it mean to breathe in a healthy way? It means first of all, breathing through the nose, breathing quietly.

Dr. Buteyko said if a child is breathing through his or her mouth, it means that this child is not healthy; whether this child has some symptoms, some indications of health issues or not, that’s not important. What important is that health of this child is out of balance, and therefore it will manifest sooner or later as a disease.

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Breathe Like A Native American

Traditional technique to improve breathing of childrenBreathing Exercise For Children

Anthropologists have observed that indigenous peoples who live close to the land and have not been influenced by industrialization know the importance of minimal, nasal breathing. From birth, children are trained to not breathe through the mouth. When a mother sees her child with his mouth open, she gently closes the child’s mouth using two fingers. This is done both while children are asleep as well as when they are active.

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Weight Lifting: Breathe Buteyko

Weight Lifting

Weight LiftingAre you familiar with the sounds of inhales and exhales of weight lifters in a gym? To me, they resemble torment, a typhoon, a broken helicopter, or plain farts. They are certainly not the vibrations of a pleasant breeze on a hot afternoon arriving as an angel to embrace all creatures of Earth.

The Internet offers endless recommendations on how to breathe to lift a hundred pounds instead of ten. My advice is not primarily for boosting your athletic performance; more importantly, it is for enhancing your wellbeing. Why not shift the wind to turn weight lifting into a tool for advancing your overall health instead of harming it?

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Breathe Like You Are Meditating: Always!

For many people, it is difficult to understand what is the Buteyko Breathing, but it is really easy to understand. Have you ever meditated? If so, you are probably familiar with the feeling when breathing becomes peaceful, subtle, and almost non-existent.

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Sports: The CO2 Factor

“Excessive breathing is the road to death.” Dr. Buteyko

“My son was born with only one lung,” Margaret, a successful businesswoman from New York City, casually reveals this information during her Preliminary Consultation.

We are looking at each other through our computer screens. Margaret is considering taking Breathing Normalization training for her 4-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with enlarged adenoids. I often work with children with this condition. According to Dr. Buteyko, adenoids growth is the body’s response to over-breathing, its attempt to decrease air consumption by obstructing air intake and consequently boosting the level of CO2. The deficit of carbon dioxide in the lungs is analogous to poison: it is detrimental to overall health and can be potentially lethal. The body tries hard to overcome this hindrance. When a child stops breathing through his or her mouth and starts breathing like a little mouse, adenoids contract and eventually become atrophied. By restoring natural breathing patterns, the Breathing Normalization course prevents adenoid removal surgery.

Norman, Margaret’s little son, is sitting on her lap in front of her computer screen. He looks tired and pale; dark circles goggle his eyes. Norman inhales audibly through his mouth. Even without measuring his breathing, I know that his Positive Maximum Pause is below 10 seconds, a level which, according to Dr. Buteyko, indicates a severe health condition.

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Buteyko Breathing Exercise: A Little Mouse

What is the main breathing exercise of Buteyko Breathing method? What does it mean to breathe like a little mouse? Learn how to breathe healthy to improve your breathing and health. Sasha Yakovleva explains and demonstrates how to breathe like a little mouse.

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How To Be A Nose Breather

How To Be A Nose Breather"Your nose is an intricate air filter, navigation tool, and mood enhancer all in one. Use it; suck in that air; smell the world you live in."

In 2009, The New York Times pioneered to change what people think about breathing. Jane E. Brody wrote an article about the Breathing Center (at that time Buteyko Center USA) and Dr. Buteyko's discoveries regarding asthma. Thanks to this publication, people all over the world began realizing that over-breathing could cause various health issues, including asthma and other respiratory problems.

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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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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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