QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHAT IS MALADAPTIVE BREATHING?
Signs your body is compensating and you have maladaptive breathing habits.
Mouth breathing during the day, while sleeping, and/or with light to moderate exercise
Not having exclusive nasal breathing on inhale & exhale.
Can hear yourself breathe at rest and/or with light activity
Upper chest movement with breathing
IS THIS BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT OBVIOUS BREATHING PROBLEMS?
Absolutely! In fact, most don't recognize that dysfunctional breathing habits have taken root. However, examining symptoms can help paint the bigger picture.
Common symptoms that may be improved with functional breath work, include but are not limited to:
Waking still tired
High blood pressure
High perceived stress
Cold hands, feet, Raynaud's
Improved ability to lose weight
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lower back pain
General body pain
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUTEYKO & OTHER BREATHING METHODS?
The Buteyko Breathing Method focuses on improving maladaptive breathing habits that occur unconsciously and retrains your breath to function properly 24/7. The goal is to build on our body’s natural ability to maintain a healthy autonomic nervous system, heal on a cellular level, hold higher levels of immunity, reinforce deep sleep, and other innate functions. With correct practice and lifestyle improvements, the Buteyko method can improve symptoms, immunity, and other health ailments.
Meanwhile, other breathing methods typically focus on the breath to help alleviate symptoms of an ailment for a short period of time. However, they do not address the root causes of the ailment, resulting in a continuation of symptoms.
For example, other breathing methods may help one find calmness during a panic attack; but, with the Buteyko Breathing Method, not only can it help one find calmness during a panic attack, with practice, it will help reduce the frequency and intensity of panic and or anxiety overall.
WHY ISN'T BREATH WORK MORE COMMON?
We live in a “managed care environment,” where we are good at using outside factors to manage our symptoms (such as medicine to relieve a headache).
If we have something to cover up the symptoms, we don’t think much of fixing the root cause, until symptom after symptom begins to arise. However, our bodies have an innate ability to heal itself (think of what happens when you get a paper cut).
Our bodies function at a cellular level, and optimal amounts of oxygen help nourish and repair our cells, organs, tissues, bones, muscles, and regulate the nervous system. Breathe less and optimize the power of your your breath.
Give your body the right food, rest, environment, and correct volume, speed, and function of the breath - and experience what Your Living Breath can do!