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of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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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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Buteyko Breathing Exercises And Method

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Learn Buteyko Breathing exercisess

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. This is very helpful for anyone (adults or children) who wish to have perfectly healthy breathing patterns. This audio recording on Amazon. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret Between Ludmila Buteyko And Thomas Fredricksen That No One Knows Until Today

Ludmila Buteyko, Thomas Fredricksen and Andrey Novozhilov MD
Ludmila Buteyko, Thomas Fredricksen and Andrey Novozhilov MD

For the rest of my life I will remember all the conversations I had with Ludmila Buteyko, Dr. 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.

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A Care Package For My Asthma

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.  

Dear Sasha,
I want to thank you for the tool box. Even though we pay for these things, I have to tell you that when I opened it I was first happy for 1 minute and then burst into tears for 5 . This means so much to me. A CARE PACKAGE FOR MY ASHMA................. which I have for 57 years. For the first time in my life someone gets it and sends me what is vital to me - tools for better BREATHING. All the little details in the box mean something.
 It helps that I did mindfullness meditation before (I love the soft brown belt) I use to have one and lost it a while back. The chanting is good I hope to get into it when my back is stronger; I can listen to it lying down I guess for now.
 That evening we put on the tape and saw you explaining the first part. Watching your eyes go up was also a strong image that stayed with me so I tried it and it helps a lot. Thank you for all your efforts and commitment to help me as an old ashmatic and all of us suffering from this and other things. You are giving me more hope than before and I have tried so so many things........ You are healing angels  through all of these tools. I hope this will be a good one for me now. 
SIncerely, 
Chantal 

The Buteyko Method: Will it Really Cure My Asthma?

Will The Buteyko Breathing Method Really Cure My Asthma?

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.

Breathing Normalization: What Is It?

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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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