The Current Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic
During the pandemic The Buteyko Breathing Course will be free-of-charge to everyone, although you are invited to make a contribution towards the costs of ongoing development and operations. There will be an opportunity to do this during the sign-in process.
Based on documented results obtained with asthma, COPD, emphysema (reduced need for medication, enhanced quality-of-life) I believe that The Buteyko Breathing Method can help with reducing the incidence of contracting the disease, and reduce the severity and speed recovery of the mild (non-hospitalized) cases.
Whether it will actually do so is far from certain, and together we might be able to provide a definitive answer. During the program we collect a daily report from you, and I have added a few additional questions to try to find answers to the following questions:
- As the Morning Control Pause goes up, does the percentage of people catching the disease go down?
- Among the unfortunates that do get it: as the Morning Control Pause goes up, is the severity of the illness reduced?
- As the Morning Control Pause goes up, does the time to recovery go down?
The Morning Control Pause is a primary measure of breathing health in the Buteyko Method, a more formal version of the Breathing Test on the Home Page.
The course is five-weeks duration, and the primary goal is to retrain you to breathe only through the nose, to breathe low into the relaxed belly and not high in the chest, and to breathe as little as possible consistent with the level of activity. The practical part of the course will require around 15 minutes last-thing at night and first-thing in the morning, and 30 minutes around lunch time. Progress is measured with the Morning Control Pause and our goal is to increase your pause to 30-40 seconds.