Introduction (open to everyone)

Introduction (open to everyone)

This Introduction covers an overview of the Buteyko Breathing Method, the interpretation of the breathing test results, and special considerations for seniors, women and children.

Module Structure

This Introduction covers an overview of the Buteyko Breathing Method, the interpretation of the breathing test results, and special considerations for seniors, women and children.

Test Results and Special Considerations

Both the Breathing Test and the Nijmegen Questionnaire are measures of Dysfunctional Breathing/Hyperventilation Syndrome (DB/HVS).  We briefly describe and define DB/HVS, provide an analysis of your results, and list some of the health issues that can result from failure to correct the condition.   

The problem of overbreathing, the roles of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide in the body, and the key principles of the Buteyko Method.

The Buteyko Breathing Method consists of a series of exercises designed to change your breathing habits. The method uses nasal breathing, breath control, and breath-holding exercises to treat a wide range of health conditions.

Some pre- and post-menopausal factors that can affect breathing, and the response to Buteyko exercises.

Chronic mouth breathing is particularly damaging for young children. A child 12 and under requires one or both parents to be present at all training sessions, and the family is trained as a whole. A 5-hour counselling package is appropriate. Teenagers 13-18 can attend online or in-office courses without a parent present, but parental consent is required to enrol.

Considerations for Seniors and others with Special Health Concerns

Senior citizens and others under a doctors care need to approach the Buteyko Breathing Method with special care. This lesson describes some of the precautions we take.

Course Navigation, Recording Progress, and Getting Support

The lessons are grouped into seven sections or modules: Introduction, Weeks 1-4 and two bonus topics: Sleep and Physical Exercise. Each of the four weeks of the course is divided into three chapters: Readings, Exercises Covered, and Daily Practice. We also cover direct access via the menu bar to the individual Buteyko exercises, and the utilities available.

This is a complete index of the exercises covered, with direct links to the relevent lessons. There is a direct link to it in the header menu. (The lesson links are restricted to logged-in participants).

The Utilities Menu provides direct access to the tools and utilities available to participants. This lesson describes what is available from it.

Support Form

Form for contacting the instructor and requesting support.

Test Results and Special Considerations

6 Lessons

Both the Breathing Test and the Nijmegen Questionnaire are measures of Dysfunctional Breathing/Hyperventilation Syndrome (DB/HVS).  We briefly describe and define DB/HVS, provide an analysis of your results, and list some of the health issues that can result from failure to correct the condition.   

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The problem of overbreathing, the roles of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide in the body, and the key principles of the Buteyko Method.

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The Buteyko Breathing Method consists of a series of exercises designed to change your breathing habits. The method uses nasal breathing, breath control, and breath-holding exercises to treat a wide range of health conditions.

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Some pre- and post-menopausal factors that can affect breathing, and the response to Buteyko exercises.

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Chronic mouth breathing is particularly damaging for young children. A child 12 and under requires one or both parents to be present at all training sessions, and the family is trained as a whole. A 5-hour counselling package is appropriate. Teenagers 13-18 can attend online or in-office courses without a parent present, but parental consent is required to enrol.

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Senior citizens and others under a doctors care need to approach the Buteyko Breathing Method with special care. This lesson describes some of the precautions we take.

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Course Navigation, Recording Progress, and Getting Support

4 Lessons

The lessons are grouped into seven sections or modules: Introduction, Weeks 1-4 and two bonus topics: Sleep and Physical Exercise. Each of the four weeks of the course is divided into three chapters: Readings, Exercises Covered, and Daily Practice. We also cover direct access via the menu bar to the individual Buteyko exercises, and the utilities available.

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This is a complete index of the exercises covered, with direct links to the relevent lessons. There is a direct link to it in the header menu. (The lesson links are restricted to logged-in participants).

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The Utilities Menu provides direct access to the tools and utilities available to participants. This lesson describes what is available from it.

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Form for contacting the instructor and requesting support.

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