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 →
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 →
Alcohol is a legally permitted drug that is considered to be the "third leading lifestyle related cause of death in the USA". Some people react badly to just one drink, and others need a huge amount daily just to maintain their "functional alcoholism". Depending on where you live; the facts change and opinions on "safe"... Continue Reading →
Do you bite your lips? Need to munch your pencil ends to concentrate? Are there chew marks on your pen, or the ends of your sunglasses? Are the insides of your cheeks starting to shred? Has your child developed a thumb-sucking habit? You need to read this! Freud or Fraught? Oral fixations are those funny... Continue Reading →