How does Buteyko breathing work?

The science behind the Buteyko breathing technique.

Relaxes smooth muscle

Smooth muscle lines the airways, blood vessels and digestive system. Contracted or constricted smooth muscle may result in Asthma, Reflux,
high Blood Pressure, Headaches and IBS. Changing your breathing style with Breathe Well techniques relaxes smooth muscle.

Calms the nervous system

This breathing technique helps to switch on the relaxing or parasympathetic nervous system. Reducing the negative effects of stress hormones,
adrenaline and cortisol. Enjoy an immediate reduction in anxiety as well as decreasing the long-term negative effects of stress.

Increases oxygen

Via the Bohr effect, this breathing technique increases oxygen delivery throughout the body, including the brain. Improving memory, concentration
and energy levels. Circulation also improves, helpful for people suffering from chilblains, Raynaud’s syndrome and preventing complications
of diabetes.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Belly or diaphragmatic breathing is the way we were born to breathe. However, many people lose this ability in childhood and adopt
shallow, chest breathing. This puts extra stress on upper body muscles and may contribute to headaches, neck & shoulder tension
as well as TMJ pain.

Permanent results

The retraining of your breathing which happens in the Buteyko Breathing course, results in immediate results, but more importantly,
via neuro-plasticity, this technique provides significant improvement if not a permanent solution to many health problems.