~ Based on Buteyko Breathing Method ~
Vida Breathworks training is based on the fundamentals of Buteyko Breathing Method - a scientific method developed to restore healthy breathing pattern, to alleviate and resolve many common symptoms, and to enhance general health and wellbeing.
Dysfunctional breathing patterns include mouth breathing during the day and/or during sleep, upper chest breathing, absence or restriction of diaphragmatic breathing, hyperventilation (chronic over-breathing), erratic or irregular breathing, and poor posture.
Vida Breathworks Group Course Details
What to expect:
A reduction in symptoms within the first sessions. Benefits include improved sleep quality, increased energy levels, enhanced fitness/sports performance and improved immune function. To achieve optimal results it is recommended the breathing exercises be practised daily for six weeks. Everyone is different and personalized advice will be provided, however, generally after that time it is usually possible to stop the daily practice. By this time you will have created new habits into your daily life, for example how you breathe during physical activity.
The Buteyko Breathing method was developed by Russian medical scientist, Professor Konstantin Buteyko in the 1950s, and was endorsed by the Soviet Health Ministry in the mid 1980s.
The method quickly achieved significant anecdotal success for its ability to provide asthma sufferers with quick and sustained relief from symptoms, and a decrease in the need for both reliever and preventative medication. Various clinical trials have been conducted over the years, showing the effectiveness of the Buteyko Method for reducing symptoms, and the need for both reliever and preventative medication. Participants always must work with their doctor to ensure medications are reduced in the most appropriate way.
It is not well understood that snoring and sleep apnoea may be the result of a dysfunctional breathing pattern. Learning a breathing technique like Buteyko Breathing Method, may therefore effectively alleviate or even resolve the problem.The Buteyko Breathing Method restores healthy, functional breathing, and can therefore help relieve your snoring without the need for anti-snoring devices or surgery.
Many of our course attendees achieve improvement in their snoring, a reduction in sleep apnea episodes, and an improvement in their sleep quality within the first week of the course. As functional breathing is restored over time, snoring and sleep apneas can reduce and enhanced sleep quality is achieved. This of course has a multitude of benefits for health and wellbeing.
Anxiety and panic attacks are becoming increasingly common in our lives over the past decade.
The feeling of anxiety is linked to a whole range of unpleasant symptoms, muscle tension, increased perspiration, increased heart rate and blood pressure. Additionally our breathing is effected, as our respiratory rate increases, and we are more likely to switch from nasal to mouth breathing. This is a normal response to acute stress as we enter a "fight or flight" (sympathetic nervous system) state.
We all experiences anxiety at times but if it is very severe, long lasting and gets to a point where it negatively affects our quality of life, then it is likely to be an anxiety disorder rather than normal anxiety in response to acute stress.
Anxiety is strongly linked to dysfunctional breathing. If a chronic state of hyperventilation exists (that is, if you breathe more than physiologically required all or much of the time) then this will trigger changes in the nervous systems, producing a chronic state of anxiety. Buteyko Breathing Method can effectively alleviate symptoms of anxiety, and over time by restoring healthy function breathing patterns, chronic anxiety can be easily managed or resolved. Tools are also taught to prevent or stop panic attacks when the first signs are felt.
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