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

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

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

Buteyko Breathing Blog

Does Nose Breathing Help With Anxiety And Panic Attacks?

Absolutely! Nasal breathing might not make you completely healthy, but it will improve the function of your nervous system significantly. It will make you calmer and less reactive.

Normal breathing for human beings is breathing through the nose: the mouth prepares food for our digestion, the nose thoroughly conditions air for our consumption. When a person is silently breathing through the nose, the brain receives the message that everything is okay. We are supposed to breathe through the mouth only in extreme situations. If you need to run fast to save your life, it is appropriate to breathe through the mouth. However, if you breathe through your mouth, for example, when your spouse criticizes you, your brain receives a signal that it is a life-threatening situation and creates the fight-or-flight response, also called the acute stress response. This can trigger an anxiety or panic attack.

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Can Buteyko Help with Sleep Apnea?

DIAGRAMDisturbed sleep is directly related to disturbances in breathing. You don’t normally snore when you’re breathing gently and slowly through the nose. The faster the air moves through your airways, the more turbulent the airflow, and the vibrations of your respiratory structures result in a snoring noise. In some cases, this sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be unpleasant and loud.     

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3 Reasons You Should Become a Nose Breather

Learn how to breathe through your noseWhy should I stop breathing through my mouth? 

Breathing through the nose is the way our bodies were designed to breathe. It’s estimated that up to 30-50% of adults breathe through their mouths. Scientists have linked habitual mouth breathing to various medical issues like sleep problems, tooth decay, jaw deformities in children, and not to mention, bad breath.
Here are some other reasons why you need to become a nose breather:

 

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Sleep Apnea: Buteyko Breathing Perspective

Knowhow To Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Numerous people suffer from snoring and sleep apnea. When I think about them, I feel compassionate because those issues used to be my main health concerns.

Twelve years ago, I was breathing through my mouth and snoring loudly at night, my breathing would stop, and I would wake up gasping for air – I was terrified, thinking that I would die from suffocation. Fortunately, all of this is in the past. By practicing the Buteyko Method, I was able to overcome sleep apnea.

Many people believe that excessive weight or abnormal throat structures cause sleep apnea, but Dr. Buteyko’s opinion was different. He discovered that sleep apnea was a reaction to over-breathing, a compensatory mechanism helping us to maintain homeostasis. When we breathe excessively, especially at night, the level of carbon dioxide in the lungs decreases, which creates a dangerous situation; if the CO2 level becomes zero, a person will die. To prevent this unfortunate event, the human body will do anything it can to increase CO2.

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Buteyko Breathing Exercises: How To Do Them?

Five Easy Steps To Do Buteyko Breathing Exercises

Many people write to me and ask how to do Buteyko Breathing Exercises, specifically Breath Holds. Today I will explain how to do them and also will demonstrate them.

If you are not working with a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner, be very careful since it is not easy to do Buteyko breathing exercises correctly without anyone observing your respiration. To prevent possible mistakes, I suggest doing all breathing exercises gently. Remember the rule: never apply violence towards your body, especially towards your breathing – your main life force!

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Questions and Answers with Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Buteyko Practitioner

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Buteyko Breathing Exercise: Fun And Easy

Buteyko Bubbling:

Bubbling is a breathing exercise, which helps to relax, reduce air consumption and improve respiration. Even a baby can do it! Nevertheless, for some adults, especially with breathing difficulties, it can be difficult. Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist, demonstrates how to do it. If you do his exercises gently and regularly, it will increase the level of carbon dioxide in your lungs as well as the overall oxygenation of your body. This is how the Buteyko Method works.

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Buteyko Maximum Danger

I just finished a session with my client and decided to do this blog. I had a session with a woman who was very disappointed because her daughter learned "Buteyko" and as a result of it, her health worsened; she started experiencing strong symptoms. Now, this girl is on antibiotics and, of course, her mother is very concerned;  she doesn't understand what's going on with her daughter.

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How Does Your Child Breathe?

What does it mean to breathe in a healthy way? It means first of all, breathing through the nose, breathing quietly.

Dr. Buteyko said if a child is breathing through his or her mouth, it means that this child is not healthy; whether this child has some symptoms, some indications of health issues or not, that’s not important. What important is that health of this child is out of balance, and therefore it will manifest sooner or later as a disease.

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Breathe Like A Native American

Traditional technique to improve breathing of childrenBreathing Exercise For Children

Anthropologists have observed that indigenous peoples who live close to the land and have not been influenced by industrialization know the importance of minimal, nasal breathing. From birth, children are trained to not breathe through the mouth. When a mother sees her child with his mouth open, she gently closes the child’s mouth using two fingers. This is done both while children are asleep as well as when they are active.

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Weight Lifting: Breathe Buteyko

Weight Lifting

Weight LiftingAre you familiar with the sounds of inhales and exhales of weight lifters in a gym? To me, they resemble torment, a typhoon, a broken helicopter, or plain farts. They are certainly not the vibrations of a pleasant breeze on a hot afternoon arriving as an angel to embrace all creatures of Earth.

The Internet offers endless recommendations on how to breathe to lift a hundred pounds instead of ten. My advice is not primarily for boosting your athletic performance; more importantly, it is for enhancing your wellbeing. Why not shift the wind to turn weight lifting into a tool for advancing your overall health instead of harming it?

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Breathe Like You Are Meditating: Always!

For many people, it is difficult to understand what is the Buteyko Breathing, but it is really easy to understand. Have you ever meditated? If so, you are probably familiar with the feeling when breathing becomes peaceful, subtle, and almost non-existent.

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Sports: The CO2 Factor

“Excessive breathing is the road to death.” Dr. Buteyko

“My son was born with only one lung,” Margaret, a successful businesswoman from New York City, casually reveals this information during her Preliminary Consultation.

We are looking at each other through our computer screens. Margaret is considering taking Breathing Normalization training for her 4-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with enlarged adenoids. I often work with children with this condition. According to Dr. Buteyko, adenoids growth is the body’s response to over-breathing, its attempt to decrease air consumption by obstructing air intake and consequently boosting the level of CO2. The deficit of carbon dioxide in the lungs is analogous to poison: it is detrimental to overall health and can be potentially lethal. The body tries hard to overcome this hindrance. When a child stops breathing through his or her mouth and starts breathing like a little mouse, adenoids contract and eventually become atrophied. By restoring natural breathing patterns, the Breathing Normalization course prevents adenoid removal surgery.

Norman, Margaret’s little son, is sitting on her lap in front of her computer screen. He looks tired and pale; dark circles goggle his eyes. Norman inhales audibly through his mouth. Even without measuring his breathing, I know that his Positive Maximum Pause is below 10 seconds, a level which, according to Dr. Buteyko, indicates a severe health condition.

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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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