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Personal Health

Today's society places a lot of emphasis on healthy living by exercising three times a week and eating three good meals a day. However we probably donšt realise that to achieve this, correct breathing habits must be involved as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

We are conditioned to believe breathing is an involuntary action.

As well as commencing and ending our lives, breathing is the single largest component of our daily processes. We breathe on average 30,000 times a day, and how we breathe determines how healthy we are or will be.

Incorrect instruction on how to breathe, increased preservatives, chemicals, toxins, and the combined stresses of our fast paced lifestyles all exacerbate our breathing.

Whenever your heart rate increases your breathing also increases.

With increased breathing the organism 'blows off' vital gases required for correct and balanced oxygen absorption. To stop the imbalance, dependent on your physiological make-up, Buteyko claims the body implements various defence mechanisms to stop or reduce the overbreathing.

Overbreathing symptoms The following list of symptoms are some significant indications of incorrect breathing or overbreathing.

  • Headaches
  • Painful periods
  • Deteriorating eyesight
  • Weight loss
  • Palpitations
  • Nasal polyps
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Snoring
  • Migraine headaches
  • Excessive mucus production
  • Weight gains
  • Constipation
  • General aches and pains
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Haemorrhoids

Many of us tend to put up with these symptoms because they are not intense enough to debilitate us. We can take some quick fix remedy or sleep it off. However the older we get and the more used to the individual aches and pains the more they are incorporated in our intrinsic make up or homeostasis and accepted as "normal".

Imagine experiencing days, weeks or years of symptom free health.

It is not until these symptoms have gone that you can be open again to the possibilities of what it is like to be healthy, experiencing levels of health you may have never experienced before.

Many people report that the longer they use the Buteyko Technique the less they experience these symptoms.

Purely and simply;
perfect what you do most each
day and your body functions better.