Asthma and Buteyko Method
There is no universally accepted definition of asthma. The Concise Oxford Dictionary describes it as “a disease of respiration characterised by difficult breathing, cough etc.”. Any good medical book will describe it in more technical terms but “difficult breathing” is the part with which any asthma sufferer is familiar, even if it varies from mildly unco...
What is Snoring? What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is a sound created from turbulent airflow. It is noisy breathing during sleep caused by the exchange of a large volume of air through a narrowed space, which in turn causes the tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate.
Healthy non-snorers breathe quietly through their nose. Their sleep is deep and undisturbed, and they wake up refreshed. People who breathe heavily during the night experience a wide array of sy...
Sleep Apnoea and Buteyko Breathing Method
What is Sleep Apnoea? What Causes Sleep Apnoea?
Apnoea is a Greek Word meaning “without breath”.
There ara three types of apnoea during sleep:
Central Sleep Apnea: Central sleep apnoea affects approximately 5% of sufferers and results from the brain not sending the right signals to breathe. Excessive breathing volume during sleep causes a reduction i...
Let Your Walking Be A Meditation
“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates
I like going for a walk to give my mind a rest. I don’t prefer walking with my mental noise. I want to be connected with the surroundings and my inner source. To get most benefit from walking, I walk with my mouth closed. Walking with nasal breathing is great for my body and mind.
Here are 5 tips to get most benefit from wal...
Breathing, Thoughts and Meditation
There is a link between thinking and breathing. If you can follow your breathing, you will be able to observe your thoughts. When you become an observer of your thoughts, you will be free of them.
Why do we need to be free of our thoughts? Is thinking bad? Thinking for practical situations is useful. Thinking which is repetitive and unnecessary is a hindrance. When you observe the activity of your mind, you will realise t...
5 Reasons to Stop Your Snoring
“Laugh and the World laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” Anthony Burgess
So many people struggle with snoring. Are you one of them? Are you really aware of the indications and harmful effects of snoring? Oh yes, if you don’t want to sleep alone, you need to stop snoring, but what else?
Here are 5 reasons to stop snoring:
1.Snoring indicates your heavy breat...
How is Your Breathing?
Taken from Asthma Free Naturally by Patrick McKeown, Asthma Care, Galway, 2003
"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." Nathaniel Emmons
For the vast majority of people, breathing is an everyday fact of life which occurs on a subconscious level. It is something that is all too often taken for granted &nb...
Mouth Breathing in Children Increases the Risk of Lifelong Sleep Apnoea
Taken from Sleep With Buteyko by Patrick McKeown, Buteyko Books, Galway, 2011
It is inevitable that a child with a blocked nose will breathe through his mouth. Mouth breathing children often develop poor facial structures such as undeveloped chins, narrow faces and nostrils, crooked teeth, sunken cheeks and eyes, and larger noses. When a growing child keeps ...