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Buteyko Breathing Treatment Method Will Improve Your Health

How the Buteyko Breathing Treatment Method Will Improve Your Health

In today's society, a growing number of individuals are becoming increasingly wary of using prescription medications and pharmaceutical drugs to treat what ails them. From drug dependency and negative side effects to the astronomical cost of purchasing these medicines, there are a lot of drawbacks that come with using prescription medications.

More individuals than ever are now coming to the Breathing Center to learn about our breathing treatment known as the Buteyko Method. This alternative and holistic treatment has been able to help a number of our clients resolve a variety of health issues safely, naturally and effectively.

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Mouth Breathing: Poor Prince George

Danger of Mouth Breathing: Prince GeorgePrince George is certainly not poor but his health is. Look at his recent pictures in People Magazine and online. You will see that the Prince is constantly breathing through his mouth. More than that, his mouth is already shaped to accommodate excessive breathing. What does this mean?

K.P. Buteyko, MD, stated that any child who breathes through his or her mouth is severely ill regardless of whether he or she displays symptoms of disease. Why is that?

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Strengthen Your Health With Russian Tempering

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During our Level 2 Breathing Normalization Program students learn additional techniques of improving their health. One of them is Russian Tempering where we use cold and hot temperatures as well as natural elements such as water, snow, wind, etc. to strengthen the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems. On this video, Sasha Yakovleva, co-founder of Breathing Center, is celebrating the winter in Rocky Mountains following footsteps of her teacher, Dr. Buteyko.

Health is Balance. Eating For Healthy Breathing.

In this article, we continue our discussion about food conducive to healthy breathing.Food Suppotive of Healthy Breathing

Excessive rain creates a flood. An absence of rain creates drought. Both are natural disasters. Nature is healthy only when all elements essential for its survival are proportionate and in synergy with each other. The human organism is not that different from the organism of a lake, meadow or mountain. Health is balance! When the balance is not present in a human body, we call it a disease.

Dr. Buteyko believed that a "disease-free" state is normal if humans follow their original design. When it comes to food, we – as all other creatures on Earth - are supposed to eat only natural food, which Mother Nature created for our consumption. What happens if you put diesel into a car that runs on gasoline? The engine will break, right? By putting incorrect food in your stomach, you breaking your body. Unfortunately, the majority of the population is more pragmatic about their cars than their bodies.

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Breathe Less, Eat Less? Breathing Problems And Diet.

Breathe Less, Eat Less
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Breathing Problems After The Holidays. Too Much Food, Too Little Exercise, Or Does It Go Deeper?

Thanksgiving and Christmas is when Breathing Center's phones ring off the hook. After holidays, people are fervent to improve their breathing. Why is that? Well, do you recollect the feeling of heavy, hindered breathing after finishing a plate of turkey and potatoes? This is the reason! "Wrong food" and over-eating, accompany any holiday season, reminding people about their mortality.

No doubt, people over-eat even without holidays but to a less threatening degree. Statistics says: in the US, two-thirds of adults struggle with being overweight and obesity. Those who determined to feel and look better, counterbalance this inconvenient habit with rigorous exercise, dieting, taking weight control pills, getting massages, going to steam rooms, and undertaking liposuction. What a busy life! Wouldn't it be simpler and more pragmatic to just eat less?

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Breathing & Alcohol

Breathing and Alcohol Affects Asthma, Hypervenitlation

"Doctor, how much alcohol is alright?" a Russian patient would ask Dr. Buteyko.

In response, Konstantin would put on the air of a thoughtful scientist:
"The amount of alcohol should never exceed your Positive Maximum Pause," he would proclaim, hiding a mischievous smile."So... if my PMP is 7 seconds, I should not drink more than... " the patient would wonder, trying to comprehend the formula. "...7 grams of alcohol! But, Doctor, that will hardly cover the bottom of a glass!"

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Breathing and Sanity - The Road To Calmness And Tranquility

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After publishing my last blog post titled Shut Your Mouth, I received an email from Victor Lunn-Rockliffe, a brilliant "Buteyko artist" who has been spreading information about the benefits of reduced breathing for years. Our book, Buteyko™ Breathing Manual, contains his illustrations. Victor emailed me his drawing of "nose breathing people," among which I found the face of Buddha Shakyamuni. All portraits emitted calmness and tranquility. Looking at them, I caught myself wondering if there is a connection between breathing and sanity. I went online and looked at images of Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and other advanced souls from various spiritual traditions. There were no mouth-breathers among them!

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Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Stop Breathing Through Your Mouth

Health-Wise "Wild People" Superior To The "Civilized". Why?

One of our Breathing Normalization specialists told me about a fascinating book published in London in 1882. It is called Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life and available as download. The author examined health of about 150 various tribes primarily American Indians. He found out that health-wise "wild people" were extremely superior to the "civilized" population. Why?

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Coffee, Caffeinated Drinks - Breathing and Health

Coffee and Buteyko Breathing Improvement

One of my students, David, who had asthma, had to use his rescue inhaler several times a day, often starting early in the morning. He liked coffee but stayed away from it for health reasons. During his training, he discovered that coffee's effect on breathing is similar to a bronchodilator's: it temporarily increases airflow. David decided to use this negative effect as medicine and changed his tactic: he would start his day with a gratifying cup of coffee and later get another cup, which he kept on his office desk throughout the day. When his breathing felt restricted, he would have one or two sips of coffee, which was often enough for him to overcome his breathing difficulty and avoid using a rescue inhaler. Undoubtedly, coffee has side-effects but compared to inhalers, they are minimal. For David, coffee became a good compromise during the initial stages of his Breathing Normalization process

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Water and Breathing Normalization

Breathing's Impact On Health Is Greater Than That Of Food Or Water Combined

Doctors at Clinica Buteyko in Moscow, Russia would rather eat junk than drink water from a dubious source. Why is that? Remember Dr. Buteyko's logic? We can survive without food for a month, without water for a week, without air just for a few minutes. Following this logic, Buteyko believed that breathing's impact on human health is greater than that of food and water combined; however, between food and water, water is more important. What we drink affects our health more than what we eat.

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What Is The Diet For Me? Dr. Buteyko's Perspective

Buteyko Breathing: what to eat

What We Put In Our Bodies Act As Notes To Create A Particular Breathing Melody

I once talked to a friend who teaches elderly people about health and longevity: “Health and longevity depend on the level of CO2 in the lungs,” I told him. “In other words, how a person breathes.”

“I disagree,” he replied. “It depends on a person’s lifestyle but breathing has nothing to do with it.”

According to Dr. Buteyko, our health is governed by our breathing patterns, which are formed as a result of our lifestyle. For example, food and drink that we put inside our bodies act as individual notes that create a particular breathing melody. These rhythms impact our metabolism, oxygenation, brain activity and many other operations of the human body.

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Exercising and Healthy Nose Breathing

Bike Riding In The Front Range Of Colorado Used To Be A Challenge For Me

Bike riding in the Front Range of Colorado used to be a challenge for me. All riding out here involves climbing and the focus that nose breathing requires was a struggle. Initially, my riding partner was always ahead of me on the climbs. Now, on the particularly steep ones, he is right with me or behind me.

Shortly after I began classes at the Breathing Center, I changed my breathing to the Breathing Normalization method. Biking seemed the best way to start. All I had to do was slow down for the climbs, which I had to do anyway having just moved out here from Illinois.

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The Theory of Breathing Normalization

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One of the most common questions we are asked is "How does Breathing Normalization work?" Well, as anyone that has taken a Breathing Normalization Course will tell you; the answer to this question is both very complicated yet extremely simple.  In this excerpt from The Breathing Normalization, Sasha presents some analogies that lay a foundation for one's understanding of the method.

 

 

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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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