Buteyko Toronto Courses - By Dr. Artour Rakhimov
The Buteyko breathing courses are now taught in GTA (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada by the Buteyko Toronto Courses offered by Dr. Artour Rakhimov who is a qualified Buteyko practitioner.
Dr. Artour Rakhimov started his Buteyko teaching career in 2001 and has been teaching the Buteyko method to groups of people since 2003. Dr. Rakhimov graduated from the Moscow State University (Honors) and teaching Buteyko, as a Buteyko practitioner, has been his main occupation since 2005. He was trained by Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov, MD (Buteyko Medical Clinic in Moscow, Russia), world's most experienced Buteyko practitioners. Dr. Rakhimov is the author of the most comprehensive book in English about the Buteyko breathing retraining medical technique, as well as 3 other books.
The Buteyko Toronto Courses are offered to those qualified students who are committed to practice since breathing retraining requires self-discipline, will power and persistence. Indeed, since the student ought to change their automatic or unconscious breathing pattern, it is necessary to take care about lifestyle risk factors, such as sleeping on one's back, mouth breathing, physical exercise, posture, nutritional deficiencies and many others.
The main Buteyko Toronto course which is taught in groups is Level 2 course.
Level 2 course "Existence" of Buteyko Toronto Courses
Numerous chronic health problems can be completely resolved by students
who adhere to guidelines and treatment programs offered by Buteyko Toronto
Courses, which can grant a money-back guarantee for up to 90% of committed students
with the following "simple or low CP diseases":
● Chronic fatigue syndrome
● Hypertension (primary)
● Angina pectoris
● Allergic rhinitis
● Hay fever
● Panic attacks/anxiety
● Sleeping problems
● Sleep apnea
The goal of this course is to achieve up to about 20-30 s morning CP test results, so that there is no need for medication and no symptoms of the main health problem. Further breathing normalization is required in order to achieve complete clinical remission, including elimination of inflammation; allergies; GI, hormonal problems, and musculo-skeletal problems.
It takes somewhere from 1-2 weeks up to 1-2 months to achieve this level. The main Buteyko Toronto course includes 5 group sessions (lessons), each about 2 hours long and 2 private meetings. (Most sessions are done in a small group, but each student also has individual lessons.) During the course the students learn various breathing exercises (up to 1/3 of the course), get educated in lifestyle management, and get homework. Apart from breathing exercises, the Buteyko method includes teaching of healthy lifestyle factors by the Buteyko practitioner and detailed explanation of how and why these factors influence breathing. These factors include sleep, exercise, diet, posture, thermoregulation, and other lifestyle parameters.
Note that one's health can be found using the CP test and the Buteyko Table of Health Zones.
Requirements for Level 2 course of the Buteyko Toronto Courses
Theoretical requirements: The student should have basic knowledge about
breathing, breathing patterns, CO2 effects and
effects of overbreathing (or deep breathing) on the human body. The student can get this knowledge by
a) attending the introductory lecture organized by the Buteyko Toronto Courses;
b) reading the small book "Oxygenate yourself: breathe less";
c) watching my video course on Google Video or YouTube.
Personal commitment: The student will need:
- at least 1 hour every day for breathing exercises;
- at least 1 hour for suitable physical activity;
- following healthy life style factors (only those that reduce your breathing!)
Fees for the course
The fee for the course in a group is 350$. Individual lessons and phone/internet fees are 60$ per hour.
* If a person is very-very interested in learning, but cannot afford it (e.g., you are homeless, unemployed, low-income, student, or retired), they may join the existing group with certain conditions (objective situational factors, proof reading work, etc.).
Buteyko Toronto Courses for children
The Buteyko Toronto Courses also teach courses to children as young as about 3-4 years old. There are also special techniques for younger students, including new-born, infants and toddlers. These techniques are learned by parents and/or caretakers. The main requirement here is learning the Buteyko method by parents and/or caretakers first from the Buteyko practitioner.
Related web pages:
- Dr. Artour Rakhimov with his teachers (Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov)
- Testimonials and comments of leading Buteyko educators about Dr. Rakhimov's book
- Description of all 3 Levels courses
- Diseases addressed by the Buteyko method
- Diseases Section of the website
Postal address: Dr. Artour Rakhimov, 6250 Bathurst St. #525, Toronto M2R 2A4 Ontario Canada
Email: "artour", then "@", and then "normalbreathing.com"
Skype ID: artour_rakhimov
Or you can leave your contact details in the comment box below and explain your situation and reasons of your interest in breathing retraining and the Buteyko method
Reference pages: Breathing norms and medical facts:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- 6 breathing myths: Myths and superstitions about breathing and body oxygenation (prevalence: over 90%)
- Hyperventilation: Definitions of hyperventilation: their advantages and weak points
- Hyperventilation syndrome: Western scientific evidence about prevalence of chronic hyperventilation in patients with chronic conditions (37 medical studies)
- Normal minute ventilation: Small and slow breathing at rest is enjoyed by healthy subjects (14 studies)
- Hyperventilation prevalence: Present in over 90% of normal people (24 medical studies)
- HV and hypoxia: How and why deep breathing reduces oxygenation of cells and tissues of all vital organs
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
- Body oxygen in healthy: Results for the body-oxygen test for healthy people (27 medical studies)
- Body oxygen in sick : Results for the body-oxygen test for sick people (14 medical studies)
- Buteyko Table of Health Zones: Clinical description and ranges for breathing zones: from the critically ill (severely sick) up to super healthy people with maximum possible body oxygenation
- Morning hyperventilation: Why people feel worse and critically ill people are most likely to die during early morning hours
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in tissues
- Cell oxygen levels: How alveolar CO2 influences oxygen transport
- Oxygen transport: O2 transport is controlled by vasoconstriction-vasodilation and the Bohr effects, both of which rely on CO2
- Free radical generation: Reactive oxygen species are produced within cells due to anaerobic cell respiration caused by cell hypoxia
- Inflammatory response: Chronic inflammation in fueled by the hypoxia-inducible factor 1, while normal breathing reduces and eliminates inflammation
- Nerve stabilization: People remain calm due to calmative or sedative effects of carbon dioxide in neurons or nerve cells
- Muscle relaxation: Relaxation of muscle cells is normal at high CO2, while hypocapnia causes muscular tension, poor posture and, sometimes, aggression and violence
- Bronchodilation: Dilation of airways (bronchi and bronchioles) is caused by carbon dioxide, and their constriction by hypocapnia (low CO2)
- Blood pH: Regulation of blood pH due to breathing and regulation of other bodily fluids
- CO2: lung damage: Elevated carbon dioxide prevents lung injury and promotes healing of lung tissues
- CO2: Topical carbon dioxide can heal skin and tissues
- Synthesis of glutamine in the brain, CO2 fixation, and other chemical reactions
- Deep breathing myth: Ignorant and naive people promote the idea that deep breathing and breathing more air at rest is beneficial for health
- Breathing control: How is our breathing regulated? Why hypocapnia makes breathing uneven, irregular and erratic.
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