Archives for May, 2018

Wim Hof’s Breathing Method vs. Dr. Buteyko’s Method

Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz discuss Wim Hof’s method and the method of Dr. Buteyko that transformed the health conditions of thousands of people worldwide. Does Wim Hof’s breathing have a relation to Buteyko breathing? It looks like a completely opposite idea as Wim Hof has people breathe a lot of air or hyperventilate. […]

Stretching and Breathing Mutual Benefits: Interview with Volker Schmitz

Volker Schmitz and Dr. Artour Rakhimov talk about how stretching exercises help breathing patterns and vice-versa. Volker has been teaching yoga, breathing exercises, kung fu and tai chi for over 15 years. Stretching can enhance breathing retraining and the other way around. The discussion on stretching for breathing begins first. In martial arts and yoga, […]

Clinical Trials of the Buteyko Breathing Method in USSR/Russia

A variety of Russian trials for Buteyko Method is discussed. The first studies to be discussed are from 1990 in Kiev the Shevchenko Central hospital. People effected by the Chernobyl disaster were tested. They had symptoms related to their nervous system, blood pressure and so forth. Out of 50 people with radiation disease, 82% had improvements. These […]

Awesome Mutual Benefits: Calisthenics, Acrobatics, Gymnastics and Breathing

Calisthenics, acrobatics, and gymnastics provide outstanding advantages compared to other activities by increasing body-oxygen levels. Volker Schmitz has been teaching Chinese calisthenics, acrobatics, and gymnastics for many years. Together with Dr. Artour Rakhimov, they discuss the questions, “How can breathing retraining help people practice these moving arts?” and “How these moving arts can improve their […]