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of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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

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Breathing Exercises that Fits into ANY Schedule

How To Do Short Breath Holds? 

With everything we have to do in a day, sometimes the last thing we have time for is to work on something that should be automatic - like breathing. While the Breathing Normalization method is meant to help relieve stress, for some the mere thought of adding something else to their schedule, like hour long formal breathing exercise sessions, can be quite stressful. But, did you know there is an alternative?

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Is Over-breathing Contagious?

Synchronization Of Breathing

Family As A Breathing Unit

Is Over-Breathing Contagious? What kind of day did Joe have today? A colleague had a family emergency and Joe’s work doubled. He had to operate equipment that he did not know well, and he was afraid he might break it, or, even worse, might injure himself. Stressful! Very stressful! It was no surprise that he craved junk food and ended up devouring a cheeseburger at McDonalds. During this lunch, he talked almost non-stop to his co-workers. “Must be some kind of anxiety!” Joe thought. He was over-breathing. Hyperventilating!

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The Last Teaching

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Thomas Fredricksen passed away on June 20, 2017. Today we are presenting his last teaching, which he put in writing a couple of months before his departure from this realm.

LEARN THIS WORD AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE

These are extremely anxious times for many people throughout the world.  Changes occur on a daily basis that could not even have been imagined the day before. Many of us are experiencing a level of STRESS, which feels surreal.

Today, I would like to gift an important word or concept to you. I have personally had great results with this as have many of my students. It has even made me a kinder person in the process. Please read on. 

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Sad News

Tomas Fredricksen passed awayThomas Drakon Fredricksen, co-founder of the Breathing Center, passed away from this world.

On the evening of June 20th, his liver shut down and his heart stopped. He had been struggling with various liver problems for nearly forty years. His life span greatly exceeded the expectations of his doctors.

Thomas had a graduate degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He was trained at Clinica Buteyko in Moscow and worked as an Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist. In 2009, together with his wife, Sasha Yakovleva, he founded The Breathing Center.

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Invisible, Normal, Healthy. What Kind Of Breathing Is It?

by Victor Lunn-Rockliffe
A Perfect Man

Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher noticed, “A perfect man breathes as if he is not breathing.” What does this mean and how does it correspond with the work of a famous Russian physiologist Dr. Buteyko?

K.P. Buteyko, MD-PhD, determined that healthy breathing is always invisible and completely quiet. It is also 100% nasal breathing (no exceptions for talking, exercising, sleeping, etc.)

Most people are not able to breathe this way and as a result of it, they experience various health challenges. As a result of it? Yes! While conventional doctors believe that unhealthy breathing is the outcome of a disease, Dr. Buteyko determined that in many cases it could be the single cause of a disease. There is no health without healthy breathing!

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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.
This is a live event, not a recording! (More Information)

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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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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