- Updated on August 13, 2020
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD
Learning the Buteyko method by modules
Whatever your initial health state, when you improve oxygenation of the brain, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs and tissues, you’ll experience profound positive effects: physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing will be yours. Interestingly, this change is frequently observed in people who discover the Buteyko method with very poor health.
Why is this so?
Russian doctors discovered that the severely sick, once they grasp fundamental notions about oxygenation and breathing, CO2 effects, and breathing patterns, are highly motivated to progress with an amazing rate. Patients who have used medication for years, and for whom dealing with symptoms has practically been their main life concern and goal, find their lives beginning to change. Now understanding the main cause of their poor health, they can improve their CPs 2, 3, or 5 times in less than 1 or 2 weeks — and with diligent practice, lots of physical exercise (while nose-breathing), and lifestyle modifications, up to CP 60 secs. or more in a few months. This is very fast progress. (Here again, we see the importance of good theoretical preparation before beginning the Buteyko techniques).
That said, hundreds of Russian “health nuts,” many without any serious health issues, have learned the Buteyko breathing method and achieved CPs of 1 to 3 mins., and along with that abundant physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Some people are content to learn only some elements of the Buteyko method. For example, they decide to breathe only through the nose during the day and tape their mouths to prevent mouth breathing at night. Just doing this often helps to reduce or eliminate symptoms and medications.
This online course helps students to gradually learn the Buteyko method one step at a time. You may try some of the more basic elements of the Buteyko protocol and see if they make a difference in your life. Then you can decide if you are to willing to devote more time to breathing practice and exercise, in order to move further up to the Buteyko golden standard (over 60 secs. CP 24/7).
The bottom line is this: Make a plan, set goals, create tasks, only then practice Buteyko breathing exercises.