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Buteyko Breathing Exercises: Buteyko Method How-To Instructions
Learning the Buteyko breathing method for free by modules
"Just as lions, elephants and tigers are controlled by and by, so the breath is
controlled by slow degrees ..." Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Sanskrit text, 15 century.
The Buteyko breathing technique has the most effective system of lifestyle chang
es for maximum body-oxygen levels 24/7. Learn these how-to-instructions here. Th
ey can be APPLIED, for fast health restoration, even though you use Oxygen Remed
y, the Frolov breathing device, Samozdrav, Amazing DIY breathing device, Breaths
lim, PowerLung, Resperate, PowerBreathe, Expand-A-Lung, Pursed Lip Breathing, yo
ga Pranayama, and any other device or breathing technique.
Module 0. What is this: "Learning the Buteyko method by modules"?
Q: What is it: learning the Buteyko breathing method by modules, and how to lear
n them?
A: To learn the Buteyko method means to normalize (or improve) a personal breath
ing pattern 24/7. Hence, just learning or practicing Buteyko breathing exercises
is not sufficient. You should change your unconscious breath pattern. Here is a
typical example from real life. If a person usually has a dry mouth every morni
ng due to mouth breathing at night, he will never restore his health and his bod
y-oxygen content will remain low. If someone else sleeps every night on her back
, her disease symptoms and usual breathing pattern will likely be almost the sam
e even after practicing the best breathing exercises. Hence, it is important to
learn the key healthy lifestyle factors of the Buteyko method and follow suggest
ed Buteyko instructions. Before you start any breath WORK, you should have a ver
y clear understanding where to go and how to achieve your goals. Hence, based on
hundreds (!) of medical studies provided here and for the sake of Buteyko self
help, you should learn:
- what is the main purpose of breathing retraining
- why overbreathing (or deep unconscious breathing pattern) reduces cell oxygen
content
- what are the normal breathing pattern and ideal breathing pattern
- how should we breathe for maximum cell oxygen content
- how to measure one's body-oxygen level using the Control Pause test
- what are the carbon dioxide uses in the human body, etc.
- which lifestyle factors make breathing heavier (deeper and/or faster)
- which lifestyle factors make breathing lighter (more shallow and slower)
These are the reasons why there are so many web pages on this website. They are
created for you!
Q: Which modules are for me?
A: A Buteyko student does not need to know all details and peculiarities of the
method to restore their own health. The student can select, with my help, their
main relevant modules in relation to lifestyle factors and breathing exercises.
This will lead to a more focused approach and faster learning. Hence, it makes s
ense to create such a selective form of learning based on clear Buteyko method i
nstructions related to how to do this Buteyko self-help WORK.
Normalization of breathing and the consequent disappearance of asthma, heart dis
ease, diabetes, cancer, and many other conditions are serious and fundamental pe
rsonal projects. Follow all REQUIRED paragraphs, sentences and links. Each idea
here is important for your ultimate success.
Module 1. Crucial Preliminary Conditions
Module 2. Learn Buteyko: How to measure the CP (Control Pause)
Module 3. How to Ground Yourself
Module 4. Learn the Emergency Procedure
Module 5. Measure and Record Your MCP (Morning CP) Every Day
Module 6. Prevent Sleeping on Your Back and Best Sleeping Positions
Module 7. Maintain Nasal Breathing 24/7
Module 8. How to Develop Diaphragmatic Breathing 24/7
Module 9. Restrictions, Limits, and Temporary Contraindications
Module 10. Free Buteyko Breathing Exercises
Module 11. Nutrients and Diet for Better Body Oxygenation
Module 12. Who, Why and How Should Take Cold Shower
Module 13. How Focal Infections Keep Body Oxygen Low
Module 14. Buteyko Cleansing Reactions
Module 15. Good Sleep Hygiene
Module 16. Physical Activity and Running
Module 17. Talking Skills
Module 18. Digestive Health
Module 19. Buteyko Breathing Problems
Module 20. Emotional Trauma: Effects and Solutions
***** Under Construction ***
Level 1. Buteyko Breathing Exercises: Survival (Modules 1-7)

Level 1 goals: The student is able to eliminate the main symptoms of own health
problems (e.g., asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, sinusitis, eczema, insomnia, co
nstipation, etc.) using the Emergency Procedure so that the Emergency Procedure
can substitute the use of medication or significantly reduce the dosage (e.g., t
wice). Such students have low morning CPs (usually about 5-15 s ), while elimina
tion or reduction in medication and survival are their main practical results. O
nly about 10% of learners or less are satisfied with this level. (Most people pr
oceed to the next level.) It takes from about 1 hour to about 1-2 days to learn
it.
Module 1. Crucial preliminary Buteyko instructions and goals
Imagine about 200 medical professionals who have taught some health therapy to o
ver 200,000 patients during several decades. Obviously, Russian DOCTORS accumula
ted huge clinical experience in relation to teaching the Buteyko method, chances
of success of their patients, final outcomes, etc. They also found that there a
re preliminary conditions, of social and psychological nature, which are linked
to the final results of a typical Buteyko student. Your chances of later success
depend on:
1-A. Voluntary hyperventilation or deep breathing test
1-B. Theoretical studies (at least 2 hours)
1-C. Your interactions with surrounding people
"Such patients who have undergone deep breathing tests and assimilated the theor
y with an excellent mark are allowed to proceed with the second stage of trainin
g. Those who have not understood the theory will continue the studies..." Buteyk
o KP, The method of volitional elimination of deep breathing [Translation of the
Small Buteyko MANUAL], Voskresensk, 1994.
The following steps are:
1-D. Select your goals and own pace for learning
1-E. Your rate of progress (uncontrollable and controllable factors)
Module 2. Learn Buteyko: How to measure the CP (Control Pause)
Warning signWarning. Most people do not have any problems with measuring the CP.
However, some people with heart disease, panic attacks, migraine headaches, and
few other, exceptionally rare conditions, may experience unpleasant symptoms, w
hich can appear soon after measuring the CP (in 1-5 minutes). If this happens, d
o not measure your CP for a while. Later, when your breathing will be about 2-3
times lighter and the CP 2-3 times longer, these unpleasant symptoms after the C
P test will not appear. Your initial breathing PROGRAM should focus on the reduc
tion of your pulse (or heart rate).
For over 95% of people, it is safe to measure their CP many times per day and ob
serve the effects of stress, meals, exercise, posture, thermoregulation, and man
y other life-style factors on their CP, breathing, and health. You can easily me
asure your body-oxygen level using the stress-free breath-holding time test (thi
s web page is from the Homepage section; with Google Video clip).
Module 3. Earthing - How to ground yourself
The very first and easiest step to increase your (low) CP is to get free electro
ns from Earth due to grounding yourself. Electrons are Nature's free antioxidant
s. You can find more INFORMATIONabout the health benefits and reasons behind ele
ctrical grounding here: Earthing. This is an exceptionally important step to red
uce inflammation and normalize sleep, nerve and muscle function, as well as doze
ns of other fundamental physiological processes.
For practical actions and steps, click here: How to ground yourself.
Module 4. Learn the Emergency Procedure
"Practically, a human can change own breathing using will power and experience h
ow the disease relates to breathing. Reduced breathing can alleviate, in 1-5 min
utes, all the symptoms we were talking about: bronchial spasms (attacks of asthm
a or bronchitis), blocked nose (to unblock the nose), eliminate spasms of brain
vessels - migraine or headache, spasms of heart vessels, spasms of blood vessels
of arms and feet (endarteritis), ulcer pains (spasms of vessels in the stomach)
, spasms of bile ducts (cholecystitis), to prevent an epilepsy attack during fros
t to warm up the arms or the nose is simple decrease breathing. Blood vessels di
late and you are warmed up! You are frightened, excited, you have a nervous shiv
er slow down the breathing and in 1-2 minutes you will get peace. Using these me
chanisms you can control your own body! Buteyko KP, Carbon dioxide theory and a n
ew method of treatment and prevention of diseases of the respiratory system, car
diovascular system, nervous system, and some other diseases, Public lecture in t
he Moscow State University on 9 December 1969.
Free Buteyko Breathing Exercise: Combination of Buteyko breath holds and Shallo
w Breathing or Reduced Breathing Exercise
Follow these links, if relevant for Buteyko self help:
4-A. How to stop or prevent heart attack, stroke, asthma attack, epilepsy attack
, and other life-threatening situations using Buteyko breathing exercises (with
reduced breathing explained)
4-B. How to unblock the nose, eliminate constipation, and prevent high blood glu
cose (diabetes' problems) using Buteyko breathing exercises
4-C. How to stop or prevent bouts of coughing, sneezing, sighing, yawning, hiccu
ps, deep inhalations, sniffing, and other deep breathing activities using Buteyk
o breathing exercises
4-D. How to warm up cold hands and feet, prevent insomnia, skin itching and pani
c attacks using Buteyko breathing exercises
The same Procedure (4-D) with reduced breathing and no breath holds can be safel
y also APPLIED FOR phobias, spasms of the stomach, spasms of the bile duct, edem
a, eyes' puffiness and other situations.
Module 5. Measure and record your MCP (morning CP) every day
Each morning, as soon as the student wakes up and is still in bed, he or she sho
uld measure the morning CP, if there are no contraindications. This should be do
ne immediately after you OPEN your eyes. Why? Just 5-10 minutes later your breat
hing parameters can be different and the crucial information about your breathin
g during the last hours of sleep can be lost. If you have contraindications, mea
sure your heart rate during 1 minute and record it in your daily log.
Your changes in morning-CP numbers will be used later for finding the causes of
the problem with morning hyperventilation.
How and why your morning CP is crucial for your health restoration
Optional link: Morning hyperventilation* (with Google Video clip) from the Homep
age. Follow this link, especially if your CP drops during the night.
Module 6. Prevent sleeping on your back and best sleeping positions
Q: Do I need this module?
A: If you find yourself sleeping on your back at least during 2 nights in a week
time, yes, you need this module.
When your morning CP is 25 s or more, you do not need any steps in this directio
n since this problem will disappear naturally.
MANUAL (Instructional Guide - Workout - Workbook - EBook) "How to prevent sleepi
ng on one's back" with free PDF file to download
Buteyko self-help web page: Best sleep positions.
Module 7. Maintain nasal breathing 24/7
Q: Do I need this module?
A: If you know that you sometimes breathe through your mouth, yes, you need this
module.
If you ask any of your friends, relatives or co-workers, and they tell you that
you sometimes breathe through your mouth or have your mouth OPEN, yes, you need
this module.
If you wake up in the morning with dry mouth at least 2 times per week, yes, you
need this module.
When your CP is 25 s or more 24/7, you do not need any steps in this direction s
ince this problem will disappear naturally.
MANUAL (Instructional Guide) "How to stop mouth breathing" with free PDF file to
download. For more ideas, visit Buteyko mouth-taping technique and Stop mouth b
reathing treatment.
Level 2 "Existence"
Level 2 goals: Students have partly normalized own breathing until about 25-35 s
daily CP and over 20 s MCP (morning CP), so that they have no need for medicati
on and do not experience the symptoms of their main health problem, e.g., asthma
, bronchitis, heart disease, epilepsy, sinusitis, eczema, etc. However, such lea
rners can still suffer from airways inflammation, allergies, GI problems, diabet
es, arthritis, and other hormonal problems and musculo-skeletal disorders. Most
medications are absolutely unnecessary, but some medical drugs (e.g., insulin, t
hyroxin, etc.) can be REQUIRED to control symptoms of these higher-CP diseases. Th
is is the level (Level 2) which is usually achieved by most people following But
eyko instructions in the West. Depending on amount of practice and other factors
, it takes about 0.5 - 2 months to learn.
A diagram of required steps in order to achieve over 20 s CP 24/7:
Chart for CP 20 requirements
"No acute hv" means avoidance of those hyperventilating activities that cause CO
2 losses and affect the CP. These activities include coughing, sighing, yawning,
sniffing, singing, and others. "PE" means physical exercise.
All other requirements have specific Modules on this page.
Module 8. How to develop diaphragmatic breathing 24/7
Topics:
- Diaphragm function - Overview of the most important functions of the diaphragm
in the human body
- How to check one's predominant breathing: is it diaphragmatic or costal? Do yo
u breathe using the diaphragm or chest at rest and during sleep?
- Check your ability to move your diaphragm using a simple technique
- Practice exercises and techniques for development of diaphragmatic breathing
- Find out about exact criteria for transition to unconscious or automatic diaph
ragmatic breathing at rest
Module 8. How to develop diaphragmatic breathing 24/7.
Module 9. Restrictions, limits, and temporary contraindications
Normal breathing is the fundamental property of the healthy organism. Hence, bre
athing normalization is the natural way to deal with pathologies of the human bo
dy. However, not all people can use the same method in their breathing normaliza
tion. While most people can apply the same general ideas, exercises and techniqu
es (including reduced breathing exercise and DIY breathing device), there are gr
oups of people who require modifications (individual tailoring) in their breathi
ng retraining programs due to certain restrictions, limits, and temporary contra
indications.
Warning sign for Buteyko breathing retraining programYou should adjust your pro
gram and follow specific links, if you have:
Migraine headaches, panic attacks, and heart disease (aortic aneurysms; angina p
ectoris; arrhythmia; atherosclerosis (plaque buildup); cardiomyopathy; ciliary a
rrhythmia (cardiac fibrillation); chest pain (angina pectoris); high cholesterol
; chronic ischemia; congenital heart disease; congestive heart failure; coronary
artery disease; endocarditis; extrasystole; heart murmurs; hypertension; hypert
rophic cardiomyopathy; tachnycardia; pericarditis; post-myocardial infarction; s
troke)
Respiratory disorders involving lungs (asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, cyst
ic fibrosis, pneumonia, tuberculosis; pulmonary edema; etc.)
Presence of transplanted organs
Pregnancy
Brain traumas and acute bleeding injuries
Blood clots
Acute stages (exacerbations) of life-threatening conditions (infarct, stroke, ca
rdiac ischemia, severe asthma attack, metastasizing cancer, septic shock, multip
le organ failure, near-death experience, etc.)
Insulin-dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes)
Loss of CO2 sensitivity
Low weight (underweight)
Warning. Consult your family physician or GP about use of this breathing exercis
e for your specific health problems.
Advice signIf your current CP is less than 25 s, your most optimum breathing exe
rcise for faster CP growth is with a DIY breathing device or the Frolov breathin
g device. Hence, it is smart and much easier to start with the use of Amazing DI
Y Breathing Device or Frolov Breathing Device (their effects are similar). You c
an learn the Buteyko reduced breathing exercises later, when your CP is more tha
n 30 s.
Module 10. Free Buteyko breathing exercises
Note. On this site, you can get my PDF book that is called "Advanced Buteyko Bre
athing Exercises" (about 124 pages, 12 USD). The same book is available on Amazo
n.com in Kindle and paperback formats. This book goes into details and provides
a comprehensive overview of specifics and effects related to Buteyko exercises.
It considers the effects of overtraining, lost CO2 sensitivity, blunted CO2 sens
itivity, "click" effect, "Steps" breathing exercise for walking, Buteyko breathi
ng exercises for physical activity and other topics.
The most fundamental Buteyko breathing exercise is called "Reduced Breathing" or
"Shallow Breathing". Its diagram and short description have been provided in th
e self-help Module 4-A above. Buteyko instruction: How to stop or prevent heart
attack, stroke, asthma attack, epilepsy seizures, and other life-threatening sit
uations using Buteyko breathing exercises. There are several parts in this worko
ut (workbook or sections from Buteyko eBooks) that explain Buteyko breathing exe
rcises.
Part 1. Preliminary requirements for learning Buteyko breathing exercises Detail
ed description of the following factors and environmental conditions for success
in your CP progress:
- A quiet place to focus ones attention
- Silence (no speaking)
- Empty stomach
- Hydration (water)
- Clean and fresh air
- Thermoregulation
- Posture during the breathing session
Part 2. Learning relaxation and RELAXED diaphragmatic breathing. This part is fo
r all those students who do not have automatic diaphragmatic breathing at rest.
It explains 4 steps how to achieve relaxed diaphragmatic breathing.
Part 3. Learning Buteyko Shallow Breathing (or Reduced Breathing) with light air
hunger. Detailed instructions for reduced breathing exercise, Dr. Buteyko instr
uction (formula for the RB in a nutshell) of reduced breathing, and typical sens
ations and signs indicating that the students indeed breathe less.
Part 4. Your daily log and how to fill it. Download here your breathing-retraini
ng daily log (or your personal breath-work diary; PDF and RTF files) with detail
ed instructions how to fill it
Part 5. Structure and effects of one breathing session. Details about the struct
ure of one breathing session of Buteyko reduced breathing exercise, typical sign
s and criteria of success, what can be wrong and other suggestions and tips for
your better health and CP. (This breathing session is for those people who do no
t have relevant contra-indications; see Module 9 above for more details.)
Part 6. Breath holds: their effects and uses. Maximum pauses and other breath ho
lds produce various physiological responses depending on numerous factors, inclu
ding the initial CP, health state, and hereditary factors.
Part 7. Structure of the program of breathing exercises. How much to exercise (p
er day), details of week-after-week progress (how fast is one's CP growth), and
gradualism in learning air hunger.
You can find more advanced exercises and related topics (including a loss of CO2
sensitivity, the click effect, how to combine Buteyko breathing exercises with
physical activity, and others) in my PDF book that is called "Advanced Buteyko B
reathing Exercises" (about 124 pages, 12 USD) or in the Kindle book (on Amazon.c
om) with the same title.
Note that you should adjust this program correspondingly, if you have any tempor
ary contra-indications or restrictions described above. If you have them, you sh
ould choose those Buteyko breathing exercises and those Buteyko breath holds tha
t suit your physiological make-up and current health state.
Module 11. Nutrients and Diet for Better Body Oxygenation
This nutrients guide is based on the experiences of hundreds of people who made
significant improvement in their health and their automatic or unconscious breat
hing pattern using breathing-retraining methods. It explains in detail various q
uestions related to vital or essential nutrients, deficiency signs, dosages, and
other practical questions including the 3-day test to discover macro-deficienci
es. Self-help Buteyko instructions in relation to diet:
Major Nutrients Guide for Better Body Oxygenation
* Part 1. Macrominerals (Ca, Mg, Zn) and fish oil
* Part 2. Fish oil, cod liver oil, salmon oil, krill oil, flaxseed oil: sources
of omega 3 DHA-EPA, for better body oxygenation and breathing, benefits, sources
, side effects and dangers
* Part 3. Sea salt vs. daily salt
*** Under construction ***
Module 12. Who Should Take a Cold Shower, Why and How
Use of a cold shower has always been an indispensable part of the Buteyko method
and here is a Buteyko How-To Self-Help Instruction: Cold shower benefits and ru
les.
Module 13. How Focal Infections Keep Body Oxygen Low
Focal infections theory and Buteyko focal infections - This module considers the
following topics:
1. Western medical research about focal infections and origins of the focal-infe
ction theory (including cavities in teeth, dead or degenerated tonsils, athlete'
s feet or feet mycosis, worms, helminthes or large intestinal parasites living i
n humans, and root canals.
2. Buteyko focal infections and Russian Buteyko medical experience: effects of,
and what to do with dead tonsils, cavities, feet mycosis (athlete's feet), intes
tinal parasites, root canals, and mercury amalgams; spine misalignment and healt
h.
Module 14. Buteyko Cleansing Reactions
Body cleanse reactions and body cleanse myths - Body-cleanse reactions take plac
e due to body-oxygen increase. Learn more about typical cleansing reactions and
superficially-similar health-destructive allergic (or pathological) reactions.
Module 15. Good Sleep Hygiene
Good sleep hygiene - for high body oxygen and health provides in-depth explorati
on of lifestyle factors, methods and techniques to increase morning CP.
How to fall asleep fast - using the Buteyko reduced-breathing exercise for falli
ng asleep and higher morning CP.
How to sleep less: If you want to increase your morning CP, you surely need to k
now and use methods and techniques that help you to sleep less. Longer sleep mea
ns more damage due to hyperventilation and greatly reduced rate of your overall
week-after-week progress.
Module 16. Physical Activity and Running
Benefits of physical activity - Promoting increased cell oxygenation. Learn abou
t the relationship and optimum proportions in relation to breathing exercises.
Benefits of running - Jogging, according to Dr. Buteyko, is the most natural way
to improve body-oxygen levels. Furthermore, it can be the key factor to achieve
very high CPs and super-health states.
Breathing techniques for running - correct breathing during running (for maximum
O2 delivery to cells) is based on nasal, diaphragmatic, and slow breathing. Fin
d the secret of Tarahumara legendary running abilities, which also include baref
oot running.
Training mask - if you want to maximize effects of exercise (make exercise nearl
y twice more effective) consider using Training Mask. The mask can be used when
one has over 20-25 s CP. It is particularly beneficial for those who like sports
, or have too little time for exercise, or do not use breathing devices (i.e., u
ses only the Buteyko exercises).
Module 17. Talking Skills
Proper public speaking techniques and talking skills - Correct talking skills re
quire reduced ventilation of the lungs for higher CO2 and O2 levels in body cell
s.
Module 18. Digestive Health Signs
Ideal or normal digestive health has numerous signs that indicate effective work
of the GI tract. Most modern people have poor digestive health due to low O2 le
vels in body cells. This manifested in their use of toilet paper due to the soil
ing effect.
How to improve digestion - eBook that provides a practical program for people wi
th GI problems, and even most ordinary people.
Module 19. Buteyko Breathing Problems
When a breathing student is stuck with less than 30 s CP, there are numerous cau
ses that can be responsible for their inability to get higher body O2. These cau
ses are summarized as Buteyko breathing problems.
Module 20. Emotional Trauma: Effects and Solutions
This is a new module that was added in January 2013. It can be located somewhere
above due to its importance. Over 90% of people have emotional traumas that poi
son their current lives. For some people, this past emotional trauma (usually a
childhood trauma) can play a decisive role in their poor health and a low mornin
g CP. Find out more about Emotional trauma: effects and solutions.
Future Projects
Lifestyle factor: Body oxygen < 30 s Body oxygen > 50 s
Energy level Medium, low, or very low High
Desire to exercise Not strong, but possible Craving and joy of exerc
ise
Intensive exercise with nose breathing Hard or impossible Easy and effortl
ess
Typical mind states Confusion, anxiety, depression Focus, concentration, cl
arity
Craving for coffee, sugar and junk foods Present Absent
Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs Possible Absent
Desire to eat raw foods Weak and rare Very common and natural
Correct posture Rare and requires efforts Natural and automatic
Sleep Often of poor quality; > 7 hours Excellent quality; < 5 hours nat
urally
There are rumors that getting more than 40 or 60 s morning CP is very hard. With
the right program, it is relatively easy for younger people (in 20-40s), and I
had even people who were over 60 or 70 years old and were able to get more than
60 s for the morning CP in about 6-10 weeks after starting the course. There wil
l be more information here about the required steps. At the moment, there are 2
sources of such information: Oxygen Remedy online webinars and my big book.
This transition to over 40 s for the morning CP requires several important facto
rs:
- 33-35 s for the morning CP (if you have less, you need to review Sleep Modules
and increase your morning CP)
- 50+ s CP during the day or after Buteyko breathing exercises. If you have over
30 s for the morning CP, but cannot get this result (over 50 s for the final CP
), get my eBook that is called "Advanced Buteyko Breathing Exercises" in either
Kindle or PDF format
- less than 6.5 hours of sleep naturally (without trying)
- and no soiling (see my book "How to Improve Digestion" and achieve this effect
).
*** Under construction ***
You can leave your feedback and comments below. Thanks.

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Artour (mod) said:
The CP may drop little bit depending on the amount donated.

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Anonymous said:
What effect, if any, would donating blood have on the CP?

Artour (mod) said:
Yes, if cold air makes inflammation worse, it will make asthma and the CP worse.
Use a mask or scarf.

Anonymous said:
I live in a cold climate-- I recently began Buteyko, and have asthma symptoms. T
hough I nose breathe, I feel the cold aggravates my symptoms. Does inhaling the
cold air (while breathing as little as possible) work against improving the CP?

Artour (mod) said:
No, blocking one nostril is usually not enough. Using DIY or Frolov device, with
nose pinched, increases CO2.

Anonymous said:
If I block one nostril while sitting relaxed watching television is it enough to
count as a RB exercise? I would be able to do that 1-2 hours a day but would it
raise CP? It could be useful if you have any tips about times/things one can do
without noticing that he/she is actually doing breath exercises.

Artour (mod) said:
Very unlikely. You need more breathing exercises (better 60 min+) + lifestyle ch
anges.
Sometimes, people need even more than that: see this page in the middle, in bold
: www.normalbreathing.com/aaa-courses-fees.php

Anonymous said:
Now I'm confused what I asked because I can't see my own comment. But. I believe
I have around 12-15 Cp. Would you think I can hit 30 by a month with 20 min fro
lov, 2 cold showers (morning and night), and 1 hour of PE a day. Perhaps I can a
dd RB if I manage to do them. I follow all sleep advice from your natural sleep
book as well.

Artour (mod) said:
It would be close.
RB exercises are easy and free (your second question is not right).

Anonymous said:
Hello Artour
Would 20 minutes frolov device combined with 2 coldshowers a day be enough to eq
ual 40-min breathwork? Or/And do have any free and easy RB exercices? :)

Artour (mod) said:
This is hard to tell without details of exercises. The books provide criteria of
success for 1 or more sessions.

Nicola Silva said:
Cheers Dr. Rakhimov
Thanks a lot for the great knowledge you are exposing to the world. I think it's
revolutionary. It has the potential to change the whole society - and world! At
least for those who practice what you teach. I've read your books and I'm execu
ting Reduced Breathing daily. One question: Sometimes my pulse gets higher and s
ometimes the CP has a very low increase after the exercise. Can it be due to too
strong air hunger or too long intermediate breath holds? Thanks.

Artour (mod) said:
One can take supplements with B12 and Fe.

Anonymous said:
Artour, is it possible to have a vegetarian diet without nutritional deficiencie
s such as B-12 and iron which apparently only come from meat?
Also, a lot of people these days (male and female) will be suffering from fatigu
e and be unable to progress with their breathing retraining due to too frequent
ejaculation or orgasm (pornography addiction and sexualised advertising is very
prominent in the Western world, if not everywhere these days).

Artour (mod) said:
Something is likely missing and that causes nausea: a lack of exercise, or nutri
ents... Poor posture can contribute.
Without details, it is hard to tell. But that needs private help.

Brian said:
I have been training with a DIY breathing device 3x per day, 15 min each, for ab
out four months for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and over this time, MCP has risen
from 10 to 20 (or more), with CP after a session occasionally reaching 40 but us
ually 25 or so. Thank you very much for answering all the questions I had when I
first began. I plan to continue my training until well (so far no significant r
eduction in fatigue), but I have the following question: recently, I have starte
d to experience nausea during a session on the DIY breathing device. It occurs m
aybe 40% of the time. Usually, I can keep going, but sometimes, I need to stop.
CP almost always increases after a session, and even if there's nausea, it still
increases, though maybe not as much. What could be causing this, and is there s
omething I can do about it?

Artour (mod) said:
1. What is the general protocol for doing too much?
See Overtraining Effect and Loss of CO2 sensitivity in the Advanced Buteyko Exer
cises book.
For MP effects and Buteyko works, you should read and comment on right pages.

William said:
Hey Artour
Thank you for answering my previous questions. I have a few more for you:
1. What is the general protocol for doing too much? I've overdone the breath hol
ding a number of times of the past few weeks. I think I'm ramping up CO2 too qui
ckly in my body (my sessions are 20 minutes long). I get a rebound effect someti
me later of a dull headache and chest tightness, probably from vasoconstriction
after this fast CO2 rise. I never get the effect with the DIY device. What is yo
ur general advice for this scenario? I slept so horribly last night I wanted to
know if I can aid recovery in any way.
2. In Patrick McKeown's 'Close your Mouth' one of his primary exercises is the '
many small breadth holds'. I've used this as my main exercise when doing buteyko
as I mentioned above. McKeown writes "Your maximum breath hold (for this exerci
se) should be no greater than half your Control Pause at the time." Do you agree
with this advice? I think I've been stupidly holding for too long.
3. Which of Buteyko's writings and lectures are available in the english languag
e? How much is freely available online? (I do intend to purchase your book on Bu
teyko's '69 Moscow Lecture)
Thanks

Artour (mod) said:
That is a good idea (requires time of course). Currently, the Map page of this s
ite has the general review of covered topics, while my own contributions are her
e: www.normalbreathing.com/aaa-contributions.php

Anonymous said:
Can you make a separate section for unique topics present on this website so tha
t people who have read your books won't miss that information?

Artour (mod) said:
Books and the site have some common and some unique topics.
Both Crohn's disease books have nearly the same information as the Digestion boo
k.

Anonymous said:
I am planning to purchase all your books from Amazon.
Is all information present on this website available in those books?
I could not find "How to improve your digestion" book on Amazon. Why is it not l
isted? Can you make it available on Amazon? If not, what is another method to pu
rchase it?

Artour (mod) said:
Try this:
www.normalbreathing.com/good-sleep-hygiene.php?ez_view_original_only=on
www.normalbreathing.com/l-buteyko-focal-infections.php?ez_view_original_only=on

Anonymous said:
Following webpages are not being displayed correctly on Opera, Firefox, and Goog
le Chrome. Please make necessary changes so as to facilitate browsing.
www.normalbreathing.com/good-sleep-hygiene.php
www.normalbreathing.com/l-buteyko-focal-infections.php

Artour (mod) said:
It is different from person to person.

Anonymous said:
If one has a root canal is it almost certain that this person can't increase CP
or do it vary from person to person? And also if one has a root canal in one or
more teeth do they need to be pulled out for you to acheive higher CP??

ramana said:
It is impressive, scientific and appears to be comprehensive, touching almost al
l aspects of human health.Thanks!

Artour (mod) said:
Easier to relax since relaxation is the key to success.

jerry said:
why is holding breath done after exhale instead of after inhale? what's the diff
rence?

Artour (mod) said:
Maybe. I do not know specifics, but provide online help, or you can get the big
book and learn how to break through MCP 40.

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