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Most of us in the West breathe badly and this has an adverse effect on our health. Almost every disease is associated with poor breathing, and by simply improving our breathing with a little training, whatever health problem we may have will also be improved and even, in some cases, eliminated.

Better Breathing Means Better Health Michael Lingard

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Most of us in the West breathe badly and this has an adverse effect on our health. Almost every disease is associated with poor breathing, and by simply improving our breathing with a little training, whatever health problem we may have will also be improved and even, in some cases, eliminated.

    General Health Questions

    General Health Questions

    Hi, this is Michael Lingard, your Buteyko Educator, welcoming you to the final episode of Better Breathing Means Better Health and offering you my congratulations on completing this course. You now have the understanding and tools to continue improving your breathing and health in the future.
    Just to remind you of the powerful impact on your health that improved breathing will have, you can download leaflets on the subjects covered below:
    If you don’t have access while listening to this podcast, go to my website at , where you will be able to download them there.

    • 7 min
    Some Important Points

    Some Important Points

    Hi, this is Michael Lingard, your Buteyko Educator, welcoming you to episode 14 and offering you my congratulations on completing this course. You now have the understanding and tools to continue improving your breathing and health in the future.

    Chronic Hidden Hyperventilation is a serious condition and as such safety is paramount with the management of this condition. This final episode will highlight areas that you should take particular care over and remember that this course is a general presentation and each individual is unique. No responsibility can be taken for any adverse reactions to the training or your failure to follow the safety recommendations given; always, if in doubt, consult your doctor, or your own Buteyko Educator for advice.

    You are recommended to check all the following important points now and from time to time in the future to ensure you are following the best practice of the Buteyko Method.

    • 8 min
    Stopping Buteyko Exercises & Taping

    Stopping Buteyko Exercises & Taping

    Hi, welcome to episode thirteen of Better Breathing Means Better Health. I hope by now you are really making progress and feeling the benefits of better breathing. One of the great attractions of the Buteyko Method breath training is that people don’t need to carry on doing exercises indefinitely, but once their carbon dioxide receptors have been re-set and they are achieving good control pauses of 35 to 45 seconds all the time, then they can begin to reduce their exercises and eventually stop them altogether.

    So at some time in the future, you will have established a new habit of breathing normally, you will have a morning control pause of over thirty-five and will often achieve control pauses of over forty. You will have achieved ideal breathing when your control pause is between forty-five and sixty seconds.

    • 4 min
    Sealing the Leaks & Talking Like The Queen

    Sealing the Leaks & Talking Like The Queen

    Episode # 10 Sealing the Leaks & Talking Like The Queen

    Hi, welcome to episode ten of Better Breathing Means Better Health entitled Sealing the leaks and Talking Like The Queen.
    As you will now know, our breathing is controlled automatically by the level of carbon dioxide in our body. It is a good image to hold in one's mind that our lungs are not just the means to get oxygen for our body but act as reservoirs or tanks of carbon dioxide that need to be kept at just the right level.
    Maintaining this image of the lungs as reservoirs or tanks of Carbon Dioxide that help maintain the normal 6% CO2 in our body, we can think of activities that may lead to “leaks” from the tanks.

    • 6 min
    When You Are Ill

    When You Are Ill

    With the best will in the world and despite your greatest care, it is still possible that you might fall ill at some stage, with a bad dose of a cold, some random infection or just be run down.
    When you are ill you are more liable to over-breathe and your Control Pause may fall & your pulse rate may rise. All infections are stressors, whether flu, a common cold or viral infection. So how can you combat the adverse effect on your breathing and how can you recover more quickly?
    There are many ways you can help yourself, some may be common sense but others may be new to you.

    • 6 min
    Posture, Sleep & Taping

    Posture, Sleep & Taping

    So how does posture affect our breathing? The raised shoulders, expanded chest, and tense upper muscles are to be seen on most patients who normally over-breathe.
    With habitual heavy breathing, these ancillary respiratory muscles need to be used repeatedly and they become chronically tense with over-use.
    We should breathe primarily with just our diaphragm, the large dome-shaped muscle under our lower ribs, and we should not normally use the upper chest for normal activity breathing.

    During Buteyko training, the effects of different postures on our breathing, when awake and asleep are discussed, based on Professor Buteyko’s research.

    • 4 min

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