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This Online School Represents
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of the Buteyko Method

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

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

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The Most Significant Occupation On This Planet

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What is the most significant occupation on this planet? Dr. Buteyko's answer was: being a mother. He believed that a role of a mother was more important than any role of a movie star, a politician, or a CEO. The way to improve the health of future generations, he stated, was through acknowledging significance of this vocation and honoring mothers' contribution to a society.

A few people know that Dr. Buteyko graduated as a gynecologist and obstetrician. While he spent the first part of his professional life developing his breathing method, later in life, he found the way to come back to his original interest. He worked with many couples that were planning to have a baby helping them (especially women) apply his principals of optimal health. As a result, women trained by him gave birth to children who were more physically and mentally developed compared to what was considered "normal". Dr. Buteyko believed that prevention was far more important than cure and as a physiologist, he worked on determining conditions, which result in a birth of a disease-free child - a child, who is not only born healthy but also fully protected from diseases for life. 

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Do Allergies Make You Fear Spring?

Do Allergies Make You Fear Spring?

Blooming tress, growing grass, and fragrant flowers often cause sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and terrible headaches. Though beautiful, this rebirth of life is a  serious source of fear and anxiety for many. Unfortunately, allergies are so common that they seem normal.

Allergies are not normal! Just because something becomes expected and part of everyday routine does not mean it is normal. Doctor Konstantin Buteyko was a famous Russian Physiologist who studied the relationship between breathing and health. He agreed with that assessment. From Dr. Buteyko's perspective, allergies are a serious health issue indicating the dysfunction of the immune system. Therefore, if they are not stopped by Breathing Normalization, he believed allergies could lead to cancer.

How To Stop Both The Fear And Allergies And Breathe Easy

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Trump: His Breathing And Our Breathing

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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!

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Not Too Late To Register: Our Unique Group Course Starts Soon

 BUTEYKO ROADMAP: ONLINE COURSE 
Would you like to learn Breathing Normalization method but just can't afford the full Level 1 training? This online group course is the perfect solution! Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialists Robert Operman and Sasha Yakovleva will provide you with a roadmap to better health using the proven, time tested techniques of K.P. Buteyko MD-PhD.
 During this course you will participate in five sessions (two hours each)  over a two week period from the privacy of your home. The trainers will guide you with step-by-step instructions on all of the exercises and methods necessary to dramatically improve your breathing and your health, as well as educate you on the relevant scientific and historic background you need to fully appreciate and apply this wonderful holistic method of health restoration.
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SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE INCLUDE: 
  • Full Level one course without full course pricing
  • Small class size so you get the attention you deserve
  • Work directly with Sasha Yakovleva, co-founder of Breathing Center and Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist
  • Full array of download versions of educational materials: video, audio, and books!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Don't wait! This unique and exclusive course will not be offered again. Limited space available.

Simple Breathing Exercise to Feel Better

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 breathing 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!

For Health/Wellness Practitioners: Our New Certification

Buteyko Certification for Health ProfessionalsFollowing 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).

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Lung Cancer Prevention

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.

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Breathing During Sleep For Children

improve breathing of a child during sleepSince 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.

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Protect Yourself And Others

Breathing Normalization protects you in a crowdWe 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?

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Hillary has Pneumonia but Breathing Normalization can help!

Hilary Clinton breathes through her mouthHillary 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.

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Salt: White Gold or White Death?

Salt, Breathing and HealthIn 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.

"What's this?"

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Deep In Snow In The Middle Of Summer

T 1This 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.

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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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