– How to learn the Buteyko method
– How to retrain breathing
– How breathing retraining works.
In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz discuss the relation of the general breathing retraining and the Buteyko method. To learn the Buteyko technique and retrain one’s breath, students use this page: http://www.normalbreathing.com/learn.php
Volker directs the conversation to the historical breathing patterns that are expanded on Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s website Normalbreathing.com. Different breathing patterns are compared from various centuries. Dr. Artour Rakhimov points out that his website contains historical graphs. There are studies that show how much people were breathing according to their minute ventilation. The studies show how much a person breaths at rest in one minute. They are based on 24 medical studies and they start as early as the 1920’s. The studies show that ordinary people would breathe 4 to 5 litres of air per minute. This is a tiny amount compared to the amount of air people breathe today. In today’s age, people breathe about 12 litres per minute using the same type of measurements. This is twice the amount of air that people breathed 100 years ago.
When people breathe more air, they receive less oxygen in their cells. This is proved in hundreds of physiological studies. 99 percent of the population receive less oxygen because of over breathing. It is a myth that if you take a big breath you will receive more oxygen. Hyperventilation is defined as anything above the medical norm according to Dr. Artour Rakhimov. People do not notice that they breathe 2 to 3 times above the medical norm. When people breathe 4 to 5 times more than the medical norm, either they will remember that they over breathe or people around them will tell them. This usually occurs during epilepsy, a heart attack, an asthma attack and other serious health conditions.
Dr. Buteyko in his last year as a medical student noticed that sick people breathe too much air. Also, he was curious about how oxygen gets delivered to tissues. He experimented to train sick people to breathe according to the medical norm. It allowed them to have slower and easier breathing. They would get more oxygen and this would reverse various health conditions. This would occur by them changing their unconscious breathing patterns, as the central part of the Buteyko method. The method works not just by doing breathing exercises, but by changing overall breathing patterns throughout the day.
Dr. Buteyko had only three patents. One related to measurements of the control pause and its relation to breathing. Another was his reduced breathing exercise. According to Dr. Artour Rakhimov, the last one was the most important. Dr. Artour Rakhimov calls it the Buteyko table of health. It shows the connection to breath holding time and the correlated health state. The table goes from sick to super health states. The breath holding time relates to CO2 levels in the body. It also relates to the heart rate which gets lower the higher health state you have. More about the Buteyko Table of Health Zones: http://www.normalbreathing.com/index-buteyko-table-of-health-zones.php .
One previous point in the lecture was that breathing less provides people with more oxygen. Another important point to consider is, “Do you realize that you breathe more than the medical norm?”. Hyperventilating goes unnoticed for most people. Volker directs the conversation to how people breathed less historically and that not many doctors are discussing this. According to Dr. Artour Rakhimov, this change occurred as a natural process in theBuetyko method. Additionally, in medical schools where they train doctors, they are not provided at all with the info on how to change breathing patterns. Fortunately, it is possible to change breathing patterns. Also, the most important point is to find out what direction to go in.
The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDadQX6kxPk /.
The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Toronto, Canada) and Volker Schmitz (Hamburg, Germany). Dr. Artour is an Amazon, writer, breathing trainer, and the author of the website http://www.NormalBreathing.com. Volker is a Buteyko breathing teacher and yoga trainer.