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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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Breathing Center Is Here To Help With Breathing Problems

When sharing information about Breathing Normalization at Expos, health fairs and other public venues, people will often come up to us and ask "What free information can you give me right now that will help me breathe less?" Our answer is always, "Breathe through your nose only, all the time, 24/7".

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Anxiety: Breathe It Away!

Breathing Normalization Stops Anxiety

Do you know that Breathing Normalization stops anxiety? Reduced breathing makes the nervous system healthier and less reactive. People who normalize their breathing always become calmer, more balanced and emotionally less vulnerable. Difficult to believe? Read this story of Breathing Center's student who was taught 'How to Breathe Less' by Lisa Calice, one of our Breathing Normalization specialists.

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Breathing Exercise: Consume Less Air

Breathing Exercise: Consume Less AirUse your fingers to press your nostrils. Don’t block the passages completely; just reduce their size by narrowing the openings of your nose. Relax, and then slow down your breathing, imagine you are breathing through narrow straws. Give yourself some time to adjust to this reduced breathing. Feel free to modify the size of the air openings; you can make this exercise easy or difficult as you like.

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Breathing Exercise to Stop Coughing

Breathing Exercise to Stop Coughing

Coughing provokes deep breathing, which makes us cough even more. You can stop this by exercising the Buteyko cough. Here is how to do it:

General rule: do not open your mouth; make coughing sounds through your nose.

Gently inhale through your nose and then cough about three times through the nose.  When you are done, block your nose with your fingers for a small number of seconds and stop breathing. Then, open your nose and inhale; if you need to, repeat the Buteyko cough.

Try to cough only when you have to and suppress light urges. Don’t put any efforts into excreting mucus; your body will stop producing it excessively when your breathing is normalized. Mucus is your friend: it protects you from hyperventilation.

by Sasha Yakovleva

Breathing Exercise: an Apple

Breathing Exercise To Improve BreathingWhat do we mean when we say “Breathe Less”? For some people this direction is perplexing. This food analogy helps.

Imagine that you are hungry but would like to reduce your food consumption. Visualize an apple divided

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How Breathing Problems Are Treated

What Is Causing My Breathing Difficulties?

So you’ve been diagnosed with a breathing problem. Or perhaps you have lived with breathing difficulties most of your life, or maybe your symptoms may have reappeared or worsened quite suddenly.

You may wonder: Why did this happen? What is causing my symptoms? How do I stop these difficulties from happening again? What should I do next?

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Is Asthma Curable?

She had asthma. And everyone said: “Asthma is incurable.”

His mother died. Three times.

Every time, the doctors brought her back.

He hated to see her suffocating. The worst thing was that it could have happened any time. One moment, she was reading him a book, the next - she was writhing in convulsions. Could anyone help? He ran around their apartment building ringing every doorbell. "Please help! Help my mother!"

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The Cure

(continuation from the previous blog)

I Was Convinced That Asthma Was Incurable

A friend of mine told me about Konstantin Buteyko, a Russian scientist and medical doctor, who was particularly known for his work related to asthma.

I’d heard his name before. I am Russian, and had lived most of my life in Moscow working as the editor-in-chief of a holistic magazine.

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Asthma

AsthmaFor the next few weeks I’d like to tell you a story about Breathing Center – why and how it started offering the Breathing Normalization programs.

In 2007, my husband, Thomas, began having severe asthma attacks.  

He had had asthma for almost twenty years. When he was young,

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Sex and Breathing

Dr. ButeykoSex and Breathing made more than one discovery. Among them were his findings regarding sex, in which he determined what is natural for human beings and what is not. This work helped heal many health problems related to reproductive organs, as well as some psychological issues. This topic is discussed in detail during our educational course called Breathing Normalization Level 2.

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Breathing During Sleep

Breathing During Sleep(continuation from the previous blog)

Let’s go back to the nighttime... When you start breathing through your nose, you will still have to face another goal – reducing your nighttime air consumption. For this, a sleeping posture becomes essential. The posture to avoid is sleeping on the back:  it stimulates both mouth breathing and over-breathing and was called ‘the corpse pose’ by Dr. Buteyko. A better position is sleeping on your side, especially the left one, but on your stomach is preferable. Sleeping on your stomach naturally restricts the diaphragm, forcing a person to breathe less; children usually like sleeping this way; however, their parents don’t feel comfortable with it and try to retrain them. You’ll be surprised, but the best sleeping position is sitting vertically or semi-vertically, which allows a person to maintain the lowest level of hyperventilation and the highest level of oxygenation. Many people who experience strong asthma attacks or other symptoms have no choice but to put cushions underneath their back and sleep in this position.

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Breathing and Talking

Breathing and TalkingWhen I was a child, my elderly nanny who came from a remote village in Russia used to say: “Chatter leads to the grave.” This piece of folk wisdom makes sense given that most people hyperventilate when they talk. They inhale deeply through their mouth and consequently exhale a great deal of carbon dioxide, offsetting many bodily functions.

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Breathing at Night

Breathing at NightLearn How To Breathe Better While Asleep

When we are asleep, we don’t have any control over our breathing. We are also physically inactive and our metabolism is slow, producing less carbon dioxide than during active periods of the day. Hyperventilation is the strongest during the night and especially early in the morning, usually generating asthma attacks and other strong symptoms. Stopping hyperventilation during the night is an important step towards better health.

Stopping hyperventilation should be accomplished in two stages:
1. Switching from mouth to nasal breathing at night.
2. Reducing air consumption during the night.

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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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