Physical Health


Module 1

This module is an introduction to the Buteyko Breathing course. It introduces the course, and explains the significance of the breathing test and questionnaire results. It also looks at the history of the Buteyko Breathing Method (BBM), and provides an overview of the key principles  and an alphabetical list of the Buteyko exercises covered.

Module Structure

Introduction to the Breathing Course 2 Lessons

What do the test results mean?

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.   

History and Overview 3 Lessons

A Brief History

A brief history of the development and acceptance of the Buteyko Breathing Method for hyperventilation in the USSR and its spread to the West.  Includes a review and links to clinical trials performed in the West.  Summarizes reasons why it might be important to you.

Alphabetical List of Buteyko Exercises

This lesson provides a list in alphabetical order, of all the Buteyko exercises covered in the course, with a brief description of each; what it is and what purpose it serves.