This is a four-week Buteyko Breathing course. The material can be covered more quickly, but this is a process of changing faulty breathing habits developed over a long period. It is best approached in stages. It is designed primarily as a standalone online course, but it is also used as a supplement and support for our live Buteyko workshops. Chapter 1 covers the interpretation of the breathing test results, and special considerations for women and children. Chapter 2 covers recording progress, and getting help and support, both important contributors to the success of the program.
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.
The Buteyko Breathing Course goes into the Buteyko Breathing Method in depth and is structured as 4-week online course with progressive lessons and practice, in conjunction with weekly Zoom workshops.
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.
Form for contacting the instructor and requesting support.