Calmness And Tranquility A Hallmark Of Those Who Breathe Through The Mouth
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!
We Are Fully Capable Of Taking Steps Toward Better Health
Is this surprising? I don't think so! Mouth breathing is always linked to negative emotions rooted in fear, anxiety, low self-esteem, strong and uncontrollable desires and poor health. Dr. Buteyko stated that mouth breathing is an indication of degradation. The good news is that we are capable of changing this condition imposed on us by comfort and other aspects of the modern lifestyle. We are fully capable of taking steps toward better health, emotional stability, sanity and self-improvement.
Victor depicted this idea in the drawing below titled Buteyko Land, which shows that people who improve their breathing also improve their lives by making them more balanced, not only on the individual level but across society as well.