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of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

Breathe Less Blog

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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Breathe Less To Get More Oxygen *

Watch this video to find out how to increase oxygenation and improve the brain function, how to breathe like you are meditating, how chanting improves health, how comfort affects breathing, how to stay calm during stress and remember answers during exams.

 

Sasha Yakovleva (BreathingCenter.com) has been interviewed by Dave Farrow (Brainhackers.com). Dave Farrow is the two-time Guinness world-record holder for the greatest memory who developed Farrow Memory Program. Read below the beginning of their conversation.

Dave: Please tell us how you got started and what the Breathing Center is all about.

Sasha: What I do is unusual because I teach people how to breathe less.

Dave: Breathe Less?

Sasha: That’s correct. I teach people how to reduce their air consumption.

Dave: And why are we doing that? Is this a longevity thing?

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How to Breathe On A Staircase *

Sasha Yakovleva explains how:

Many people feel out of air while walking upstairs. Some people start coughing, wheezing or they experience tightness in their chest or throat. Unfortunately, almost everyone breathes through his or her mouth.

Some people have to walk upstairs many times during each day. If they don’t breathe correctly, this can significantly worsen their breathing and health. On the other hand, if they know how to control their respiration, they can turn a staircase into a Buteyko-case – an ultimate tool for breathing and health improvement. Here are my recommendations on how to achieve this:

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Sleeping: Tools For Nasal Breathing *

Sasha Yakovleva explains how:

I rarely endorse any product related to breathing because most of them are designed to widen airways. They make people feel more comfortable, but in the long run, they strengthen hyperventilation, the root of diseases, and therefore worsen various breathing problems and health issues. As many of you know, reducing your air consumption is essential for health improvement. There is no health without healthy breathing!

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Chew To Breathe Better And Lose Weight *

dreamstime xs 113978281Watching my pooches processing foods astonishes me. Ruff and Foxy gulp raw beefsteaks at the speed of light but chew bits of apple for several minutes. They are a great visual aid for Dr. Buteyko’s thoughts on how to eat. Contrary to a common belief, he determined that the human body requires more time to condition plant-based food compared to animal-based. “Observe the cattle,” he suggested, “they masticate grass the whole day long!” This is terrible news for vegetable-lovers: we not only have to work harder scrubbing and cooking vegetables, but also chewing them. It would be so much easier to swallow a hot dog!

I noticed that when I take my time to chew my food (whether vegan or not), I minimize its adverse effect on my breathing; besides, I eat less because it sates my appetite faster. When I mentioned this observation to my student in Germany, he asked, “Have you heard about Fletcher? “ I had not. “When I followed his recommendations, - he shared, - I lost 40 pounds without changing my diet. Check it out!“

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Facing Skin Issues *

Side-effect of Breathing Normalization

skin problems and breathing

On my birthday, a friend handed me a gift certificate for a facial. I redeemed it right away. After a steam bath, a few heavenly masks, and a delightful massage, the time came to face the world.
I opened my eyes and saw a meticulously polished face of the aesthetician leaning over my face examining it closely.
- Your skin is amazingly healthy! – She exclaimed - This is unusual!
What a gratifying comment for someone who resides in a high mountain desert and just turned fifty-four!
- What products do you use? – She continued her investigation.
- I don’t use much… I never buy any fancy products… or sunblock. Sometimes, I use natural oils, - I mumbled.
She was surprised:
- How do you manage to maintain such a remarkable skin?
I hesitated to answer but then decided, what the heck, she needs to know.
- By restricting my air consumption.
The aesthetician looked at me in disapproval; she had no desire to continue our conversation.

Why is it so difficult to understand? Breathing affects everything in the human body: our largest organ, the skin, is not an exception.

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Stormy Outside. Calm Inside *

Survival and Breathing Normalization  

Natural disasters are scary. It is difficult to keep them out of your mind whether they impact your life directly or not (or not yet). This week, I found myself thinking about the tremendous suffering caused by Florence, the storm in the US, and Mangkhut, the typhoon in the Philippines and Hong Kong. I wanted to write a blog about it but found myself at loss of what to say. I felt that talking about it honestly could be too drastic for this breathing improvement blog but softening it down would make it trivial. Balancing within this dilemma, I decided to present this topic as a historical account, an opportunity to learn about Dr. Buteyko’s work regarding natural disasters.

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Nose Breathe Mask and Nose Breathing *

Readers Feedback To The Blog About Swimming

Nose Breathe Mask for SwimmingPeter MerlinI received several emails as a response to my previous blog about swimming. Mostly, people were excited to find out that there were ways to swim and breathe solely through the nose; they liked the mask Dr. John Douillard suggested. Our Breathing Normalization Specialist Peter Merlin purchased one right away and sent me his picture wearing it. “This thing is great! I can lap swim again! “, He wrote.

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How To Breathe While Swimming? *

Breathe Through Your Nose: How And Why?

Many people assume that swimming always improves breathing, but Dr. Buteyko’s work does not support this belief. Swimming can increase the level of CO2 in the lungs and therefore make breathing better or decrease CO2 and consequently worsen your breathing and health. To turn swimming into a health improvement tool, you need to know how to control your respiration.

First, avoid forceful mouth breathing, which is commonly taught by swimming instructors.

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Fires Are Still Burning *

Our Readers' Comments On Breathing Toxic Air

Breathing Toxic Air My wife and I arrived in Bend, Oregon to an ominous layer of brown smoke blanketing everything. We couldn’t believe it!

People were walking around as if it was normal. They were even eating outside!

The cold evening temperatures had pushed and concentrated the smoke at street level. You could see bits of ash floating down. This made me feel apprehensive since I used to have severe coughing fits. Still, I was confident that I would be okay since I practice Buteyko breath holds every day.

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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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