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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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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.

Talking And Nasal Breathing

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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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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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