​Breathing Education and Buteyko Technique Technique Training

Healthy breathing is through the nose and is light, gentle, quiet, diaphragmatic, rhythmic with a natural gentle pause on exhalation. Many health conditions arise from over breathing, also known as chronic hyperventilation.

Over breathing alters that natural levels of gases in the blood (e.g. oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitric oxide) causing reduced oxygen delivery to tissues and organs (including the brain) and causes smooth muscle constriction. Smooth muscles are governed by the autonomic nervous system and found in blood vessels, airways, valves and sphincters. Poor perfusion and constriction can lead to numerous health conditions. Having normal breathing volume and permanently switching from mouth to nose breathing (especially during sleep) alleviates such health issues.

We are all born with the right to gentle and connected breathing. Re-setting your breathing to this natural state you support lifelong health and well-being.

Signs of over breathing include:

  • Breathing through the mouth

  • Loud breathing during rest

  • Snoring

  • Dry mouth after sleep

  • Frequent yawing, signing or sniffing

  • Taking a large breath prior to talking

  • Wheezing and unexplained breathlessness

  • Deep breathing and/or upper chest movements

  • Dry and/or congested airways

  • Tight neck and shoulder muscles

  • Poor concentration and stamina

  • Irregular and jagged breathing

The breathing education course engages relaxation, the gentle breath meditation and Buteyko breathing techniques to restore breathing permanently and resolve many health conditions.

Conditions that are improved or potentially resolved by normal breathing:

  • Asthma

  • Rhinitis or sinusitis

  • COPD

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Chronic cough

  • Colds, flus and lung infections

  • Snoring Sleep Apnoea

  • High blood pressure

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Poor concentration and learning difficulties

  • Headaches

  • IBS

  • Reflux

  • Constipation

  • Low vitality and endurance

  • Adenoid face in developing children (mouth breathing, prominent upper teeth, crowed teeth, high arched palate, recurrent upper respiratory tract allergies, etc.)

  • Any condition exacerbated by stress or anxiety

Buteyko breathing techniques were originally developed by Dr Konstain Buteyko a Russian medical researcher in the 1950s who identified the link between breathing volume and several common health conditions. The breathing techniques he developed work to permanently correct breathing volume and eliminate detrimental breathing habits.