Did you notice Donald Trump’s breathing during his inauguration speech? I need to admit that when I watched his speech on TV, I did not pay attention to his breathing. Then one of my students told me that surprisingly Mr. Trump was breathing through his nose while delivering his speech. Not an easy skill for someone who does not practice Breathing Normalization!
This breathing exercise helps to feel calmer, better and more energetic right away. It it very simple, fun and suitable for adults and kids. It is completely safe; no side effects. This exercise helps with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, hyperventilation attacks, asthma, etc. It increases overall oxygenation and the level of CO2. Try it! It takes about a minute!
By Sasha Yakovleva, co-founder of BreathingCenter.com.
Following many requests we received from dentists, masseuses, personal trainers, physical therapists, psychologists, yoga instructors and other types of health and wellness professionals, we created a new type of Buteyko Breathing Normalization training. Now, various health practitioners are eligible to take our Special Certification course. After completion of this program, the participant will receive certification as a Breathing Normalization Instructor. This certification allows one to integrate the Breathing Normalization method into their primary health/wellness/fitness modality but it does not permit to use the Breathing Normalization method as vocation (for which the certification of a Breathing Normalization Specialist is required).
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Below you will see a useful infographic reminding us about a conventional view regarding main causes of lung cancer. This helps to understand better how to prevent this disease.
From the perspective of Dr. Buteyko’s work, one of the main causes of lung cancer as well as cancer in general, is excessive breathing or hyperventilation, especially mouth breathing. This trigger is normally not mentioned in traditional medical lists. In his Theory of The Method, Dr. Buteyko explains how excessive air consumption forms oxygen starvation and other health deficiencies weakening the immune system and creating a supportive environment for various diseases, including cancer. Dr. Buteyko and his team of doctors and scientists determined that by doing breathing exercises and following a lifestyle supportive of gentle nasal breathing, a person should be able to improve the function of his respiratory system, strengthen his overall health and greatly increase chances of the prevention of lung cancer.
Since children are asleep for about one-third of each day, it is critical to address breathing issues during sleep. Nighttime breathing is usually even more excessive than daytime breathing. In addition, since we cannot consciously control over-breathing during sleep, sleeping encourages over-breathing.
Many children with asthma, enlarged adenoids and other breathing problems sleep with their mouth open. Their respiration is loud and often accompanied by wheezing. They snore and often stop breathing for a while, eventually developing sleep apnea. They often wake up with a stuffy nose or throat and often start coughing right away. All these conditions are caused by over-breathing and can be stopped by light nasal breathing.
As with daytime practice, the goals of nighttime Breathing Normalization training are:
1. Establishing continuous nasal breathing
2. Reducing air consumption and air exchange.
We are surrounded by people. We go to a shopping mall and expose ourselves to germs carried by others. At school, children exchange their air-borne viruses. After a relaxing night in a restaurant you could end up with pneumonia, just because a waitress sneezed. Overcrowded events such as presidential debates or football matches might not represent the danger of a bomb explosion but definitely represent the danger of catching a deadly infection.
This goes both ways. What about your impact on others? When you have flu, for example, do you lock yourself at home to protect others from your virus? The majority has no choice but to keep up with their lives by suppressing their symptoms. Let’s imagine the day of a woman who wakes up not feeling well; she has influenza. First, she takes medication to make herself functional; then, she has coffee with her husband; drives her toddler to kindergarten; stops at the post office and goes to work. She works as a receptionist in a hotel. People. People. People. They surround us. Even if you are a very responsible person, there is no simple way to protect others from your air-borne germs.
Except one! An ancient one! A basic one! And the natural one! You just need to start breathing through your nose instead of your mouth. You must maintain gentle nasal breathing 100% of the time; no exceptions.
Why will breathing through the nose protect you and others?
Hillary Clinton stumbled badly as she abruptly left a 9/11 ceremony this weekend causing continued concern about her health. Her doctor eventually released a statement that she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.
At the Breathing Center we often work with people who has pneumonia or have a tendency to catch colds frequently. From the perspective of Dr. Buteyko’s approach, pneumonia is triggered by excessive breathing and could be stopped and prevented by the reduction of one’s breathing.
It is very difficult (unless you have been properly trained) to give public speeches and maintain gentle nasal breathing throughout the speech. If a person cannot do it, the speech will be accompanied with mouth breathing and therefore creating hyperventilation. This will lower the level of CO2 in the alveoli of the lungs creating respiratory trouble, which easily can turn into pneumonia. On top of it, the loss of CO2 can create fatigue and trigger other health issues.
In 2008, when Thomas and I were packing for our first visit to Clinica Buteyko in Moscow, I started thinking about a present for Ludmila Buteyko. Offering a little present as a symbol of goodwill is a part of the Russian culture; nevertheless, I had never met Ludmila and had no clue what she was fond of.
In a local health food store, I spotted a pretty container of Himalayan salt, which was still a novelty in the US. Thomas and I tried this salt and enjoyed its delightful taste. Still doubting my choice, I grabbed the container.
During our first day at Clinica Buteyko, I presented it to our mentor. Ludmila looked at this vessel of crumbly pink powder and raised her eyebrows.
My voice faltered. "Salt... ancient, pure and rich of minerals.
Ludmila looked straight into my eyes. She did not speak, but her expression indicated that she placed some significance on my gift—as if I had accidently mentioned a secret code which opened a door to Shangri-La.
This new book is now available for pre-orders on Amazon.com and BreathingCenter.com. It will be released on September 15, 2016. If you order it NOW, in addition to this book you will receive a free CD Breathing Normalization Meditations. Just email us a receipt for your purchase and we will send you this CD or its download.
What is so special about this book?
This is a picture of Thomas Fredricksen, Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist and co-founder of Breathing Center.com. A few days ago he hiked at 12,000 feet elevation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Some mountain slopes were covered by snow fields, which looked deceivingly shallow but in some areas were four to five feet deep. Unexpectedly, his foot slipped into the deep snow and became trapped there. It took him about ten minutes to climb out of the snow and to continue on his four hour hike. No big deal!
But if you or someone you love suffers as Thomas did; you know it is a very big deal! Eight years ago Thomas was a prisoner of his asthma and was hardly able to leave an air-conditioned room with an air-purifier, even at sea level.
Learn how to protect yourself from allergies by controlling your breathing. Buteyko Breathing Normalization restores natural breathing patterns and ends allergies. T. Fredricksen shares his story suffering from numerous allergies and becoming completely free of any allergies. T. Fredricksen is a clinical psychologist, Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist and co-founder of BreathingCenter.com
This CD has been available on Amazon.com only for 10 days but already became a bestseller. It contains audio instructions to improve breathing and become healthier and happier, of course. Amazing! This is very helpful for anyone (adults or children) who wish to have perfectly healthy breathing patterns. This item on Amazon.
Konstantin Buteyko's wife - from the first morning we met at Clinica Buteyko in Moscow, to the times we shared in the Ukraine in her seashore house, until the day when her son, Dr. Novozhilov, wrote to me that she had passed away. The many years that Ludmila spent at Konstantin's side as he lectured, taught and healed thousands of people afforded her an experience, which developed her skills to equal Dr. Buteyko's. The wisdom she imparted remains the most profound knowledge related to Health Improvement and Disease Prevention, I believe, known to mankind.For the rest of my life I will remember all the conversations I had with Ludmila Buteyko, Dr.
There was a lot to learn from Ludmila! All my life I have been teaching people to become healthier and yet, it seemed, that there was nothing I could teach her. Except one thing! Except one exercise! I have shared this secret only with a handful of my students and never to a large audience. I will pass this knowledge to you today with the promise that it will help you become healthier.
This week, I received this letter from a Breathing Center's client who just signed up for our Full Training, Level 1 Breathing Normalization program. I decided to share it with you. It is not a testimonial but simply a cute letter.
One of the most common questions we receive here at the Breathing Center is just how effective the Buteyko® Method is, and if it actually works. Apart from the numerous testimonials from our happy and healthier clients, this form of retraining your breathing has been proven effective in research studies.
Before we delve into the proof behind our health claims, it is important to understand exactly what it is that we do here and how we can help you live a healthier and longer life.
In today's society, a growing number of individuals are becoming increasingly wary of using prescription medications and pharmaceutical drugs to treat what ails them. From drug dependency and negative side effects to the astronomical cost of purchasing these medicines, there are a lot of drawbacks that come with using prescription medications.
More individuals than ever are now coming to the Breathing Center to learn about our breathing treatment known as the Buteyko® Method. This alternative and holistic treatment has been able to help a number of our clients resolve a variety of health issues safely, naturally and effectively.
Prince George is certainly not poor but his health is. Look at his recent pictures in People Magazine and online. You will see that the Prince is constantly breathing through his mouth. More than that, his mouth is already shaped to accommodate excessive breathing. What does this mean?
K.P. Buteyko, MD, stated that any child who breathes through his or her mouth is severely ill regardless of whether he or she displays symptoms of disease. Why is that?
During our Level 2 Breathing Normalization Program students learn additional techniques of improving their health. One of them is Russian Tempering where we use cold and hot temperatures as well as natural elements such as water, snow, wind, etc. to strengthen the immune, nervous and cardio-vascular systems. On this video Sasha Yakovleva, co-founder of Breathing Center, is celebrating the winter in Rocky Mountains following footsteps of her teacher, Dr. Buteyko.