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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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A Thank You Letter to Your Nose

nose: why nasal breathing is important

The nose is our ally, which always tries to lessen over-breathing, which could cause many health issues and even be lethal. When you hyperventilate, your nose produces mucus to narrow airways and make you breathe less. If you reduce your air consumption voluntarily, you remove the reasons for your nose to create blockages and 'easy breathing' will be restored. It's amazing for me to observe how reactive my nose became after several years of breathing practice. Every time I eat or drink something favorable to hyperventilation (coffee, for example), my nose immediately starts running. If I visit a high altitude place forcing me to breathe deeper, my nose will run until I readjust my breathing. If I talk loudly for a long time, for instance, giving a lecture to a large audience, it deepens my breathing and my nose starts compensating for it.

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Buteyko Was Einstein Of Medicine

ira-video-player-icon"Dr. Buteyko's discovery is as significant as Einstein's discovery of the theory of relativity.  Einstein's discovery changed the way the world looked at energy, mass and movement.  It made everyone think differently about things that we all took for granted.


I believe that Dr. Buteyko's theories of hyperventilation will revolutionize the way that modern medicine looks at many disease entities."

Buteyko Breathing: No Medication Or Side-effects

ira-video-player-iconThe Buteyko Method has no side effect, there is no down-side to this treatment. People who put into effect the Buteyko Lifestyle treatment will notice a dramatic increase in energy, a decrease in chronic infections, improved sleep, improved memory and dramatic improvements in chronic asthma.

 

Wheezing And Buteyko Method

ira-video-player-iconWheezing is the body's defensive response to hyperventilation. If someone breathes too fast, the carbon dioxide level in the lungs drops. By wheezing, the lungs hold on to more carbon dioxide and try to correct the body's pH balance. We have seen over and over again that if you can get someone who is wheezing to slow down their breathing and increase their carbon dioxide, the wheezing goes away.

Buteyko: Addressing the Medical Community

ira-video-player-iconIt's very important that the Medical Community tries to understand the theories behind the Buteyko Method and the far-reaching effects this could have on the health of the general population. Chronic hyperventilation creates a persistently alkalotic state, it is the presence of a low carbon dioxide level in the lung which causes the body's pH to go up. The body's response to the change in pH is to go into bronchospasm in order to hold onto carbon dioxide, thus bringing the pH back to normal.

Ram Dass: Oxygen or Carbon Dioxide?

People often think that oxygen plays the primary role in the process of breathing but Dr. Buteyko dispelled this archaic belief. He proved that this role belongs to carbon dioxide, which regulates how much oxygen is delivered to various organs.

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Learn Buteyko, Learn to Improve Your Body's pH

ira-video-player-icon"Someone who chronically hyperventilates is breathing too deep or too fast without realizing it. This causes a decrease in the body's carbon dioxide level which changes the body's pH balance. Then the lungs go into spasm as an attempt to hold on to carbon dioxide, in an ultimate effort to normalize the body's pH balance."

The Effectiveness of the Breathing Normalization Method

ira-video-player-icon"I began working with the Buteyko Method because of my own asthma. After realizing dramatic results and improvement in my asthma with a decrease in my medications I became interested in the theory and concepts of how this method works. At that time I started working with Buteyko Center USA."

Is Your Life Stressful?

Did you know that stress always makes us breathe more?

Hyperventilation and Stress are good friends. According to Dr. Novozhilov, the level of carbon dioxide in the lungs acts as a regulator for the level of excitability of our nervous cells. The less CO2 we have, the more emotionally fragile we became. Breathing reduction increases the level of CO2 and creates the best protection from stress.

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M. Jackson, W. Houston and K. Buteyko

Sometimes, unfortunate events contribute into a positive development. It seems that the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are helping to increase our overall awareness about the dangers of prescription drugs, sending us a clear message "Be careful!"

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It's About Love

Thoughts constantly influence our breathing making it deeper and heavier or gentler and lighter. Through breathing, thoughts make positive or negative contributions to our health. Love, Kindness and Acceptance always make breathing shallower, increasing the level of carbon dioxide in lungs and balancing all functions of the body. Did you know that 'altruism' is the core idea of the Breathing Normalization Method, as K.P.Buteyko formulated it?

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What's Your Story?

A friend of mine was waiting for his surgery. When a doctor appeared in the room, he introduced himself: "Caucasian, male, 56 years old..."

This was my friend's way to deal with the impersonal approach of traditional medicine.

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All the Way Up

What are your Control and Positive Maximum Pauses? By a simple measurement of your breathing, you can evaluate how healthy you are.

Due to K. Buteyko's scientific findings, a totally healthy person has a Positive Maximum Pause (PMP) of 60 sec and a Control Pause (CP) of 30 sec or higher. This means that for a healthy person it is comfortable and easy to stay without any air for one minute and extremely easy to do it for half a minute. At this point a person does not have any symptoms and his immune system protects him/her from seasonal respiratory problems as well as many serious health issues.

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Notice Your Breathing

Take a moment and notice your breathing. Become familiar with it: you need to know exactly how you breathe when you are physically active or at rest, when you talk, sing, eat, or when you argue with someone. Do you often breathe through your mouth? If your answer is 'yes', you hyperventilate, meaning that your body consumes more air than it needs. Excessive breathing is damaging to all bodily systems and, consequently, it contributes into the development of many diseases. Remember, there is no health without healthy breathing. Take a moment and notice how you breathe.

A new round of Breathing Normalization Interactive Online Group classes will start in the beginning of February. For more information or to register, please click here.

To check your breathing, visit our Self-Test page.

A Year of Thanksgiving

Yes the holiday season is here again, time to enjoy festive gatherings with family and friends and give thanks. It is a time of year that I look forward to, revisiting favorite traditions and incorporating the new.

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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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