You can hack your breathing for a few minutes a day, but you cannot change it long term until you understand your personal and unique stress triggers.
When breathing increases in response to any stimulus, it can create stress which can lead to negative physical reactions in susceptible people. Wearing a mask creates a slight reduction in airflow, which causes a compensatory response of over-breathing (hyperventilation). Hyperventilation is a well documented cause of many diverse symptoms in all humans. With people who... Continue Reading →
South Africans love to Barbecue. We've even sealed this love with a National Holiday devoted to the practice, and celebrate the act of cooking food on an open fire as a cultural pastime that most of us share. And we are not alone. In almost every part of the world, there is something 'romantic' about... Continue Reading →
Buteyko seeks to address breathing patterns and bring them to "Normal". Thus, Buteyko is a practice, not a prescription. This is because breathing patterns are behaviour patterns, and sometimes, behaviour patterns can cause big challenges in life. To correct any behaviour, you first have to: 1. recognize the issue exists; 2. have awareness of why... Continue Reading →