The Principles of The Buteyko Breathing Programme.
- Breathing through the nose is essential for good health.
- The volume of air we breathe has a direct relationship with our health.
- Carbon dioxide is not just a waste gas.
- Reducing your breathing allows increased oxygenation of bodily tissues.
- Professor Buteyko believed that genetic predisposition determines which illness people develop from over-breathing. The response of each individual to hyperventilation depends on inherited factors.
Founder: Martha Downey de Buitleir. Accredited Buteyko Practitioner.
In 2010 I read an article in a magazine about The Benefits of the Buteyko breathing programme and it resonated with me. I had a tendency to mouth breathe all my life. I was waking two or three times a night and my mouth would be so dry.I had a young family and the tiredness was so frustrating. I thought Buteyko might help so I followed up on the article and contacted Patrick Mc Keown. I did his course in Dublin. The exercises absolutely changed the way I breathe and this has had such a positive impact on my life. I now sleep soundly and have much more energy. Small changes. Big difference. I am convinced that if I had not read that article I would be well on the road to having sleep apnea now.
What People Are Saying.
My asthma was giving me a lot of trouble during exercise. I also had trouble sleeping at night for over two years due to increased stress following an asthma attack.
I had been a mouth breather for years with constant rhinitis and a blocked nose. I had become resigned to it until my discomfort increased. An acquaintance mentioned The Buteyko Method to me and I found Martha on their website.
Lucky find! My sessions with Martha, the breathing exercises and the encouragement and affirmation I received, have made a huge difference to my quality of life.
I have made the switch to nasal breathing, which I thought previously to be impossible for me, I have a much improved and more restful sleep and have increased energy. Most of my fears around asthma have decreased and I have learned tools to handle any shortness of breath or stressful situations.
Martha also shared useful tips around relaxation and nutrition which I needed to hear. I am delighted with my progress.Margaret - Dublin
Re-learning how we breathe from Martha has been an eye-opening and very positive experience for me. I continue to do the exercises that Martha prescribed for me 18 months ago not because I feel I have to do them, but because I want to do them - they are so relaxing!
Just recently I had a big project to complete and with the deadline approaching, I noticed my breathing starting to revert to old ways. I got out my Buteyko book and began doing the exercises more frequently and immediately I could feel my chest and breathing relax again.
This is technique is so simple and enjoyable to practice. If you have the opportunity to learn more about the Buteyko method, then go for it!Caitriona - Dublin
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The Contec Finger Pulse Oximeter offers a simple, easy way to test your own SPO2 and pulse rate, so you can take control of your respiratory health.
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- Courses available via Zoom -
Due to Coronavirus
Duration: The first session is an hour and a half. The following sessions are an hour.
During the course you will receive:
- An individualised breathing assessment.
- Exercises tailored to your needs.(People come to the programme with many different complaints)
- You will be taught how to achieve good breathing habits, by day and by night.
Duration: All the sessions are one hour
During the course children will learn:
- The importance of breathing for health and Cranio-facial development.
- How to improve their concentration and energy.
- Improve management of Asthma,
- Improve sports ability
Special thanks to Patrick for his help and guidance. The information in this website is available in books written by Patrick. Visit Website