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Why things sometimes get worse before they get better: Cleansing Reactions

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Emotions and Breathing 

Sometimes just as you're making headway -- breathing better and feeling fewer health symptoms -- something suddenly happens that makes you question whether you're on the right path.

Here is a great explanation about what's going on, that I just came across reading a book called Movements That Heal by Dr. Harald Blomberg of Sweden. This is not a book about breathing, but it offers one of the best explanations of clearing reactions I've seen.

Here's what Dr. Blomberg says about reactions to the ...
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Breathing Well = Relaxation

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Emotions and Breathing 

Today I came upon a wonderful Albert Einstein quote on how things really work.

Then I thought how that relates to another quote by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko: 

    "The essence of my method is in decreasing the depth of breathing. You would ask me how. The best way is through relaxation of the muscles that potentiate the breathing action. What then occurs is a sensation of having sufficient air if the breathing is reduced. These are the instructions -- the whole of the method."

So the frequency of B...


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How Deeply Emotions Affect Breathing

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Emotions and Breathing 
Often when I sit down to do my breathing exercises, I can't do it for more than 10 minutes before I have a thought that gets me stirred up and upsets my calm.  My breathing rate and the volume of air I'm taking in each breath increases.  My pulse at the end of the session might be higher than when I first started, and I've just been sitting quietly and for the most part, doing the exercises correctly.

My Buteyko trainer Robert Litman first introduced me to the idea that thinking is a metabolic...
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Breathing Retraining Center LLC’s educational products, courses and coaching are designed to improve breathing skills for people whose issues may be related to habits that have the potential to be improved, as a self-care/wellness activity. Breathing difficulty may be a warning sign of a life-threatening heart or lung condition, infection or other illness. Always check with your doctor about your own situation.

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