By Dr. Mercola
It is my intention to share the simplest, most inexpensive yet effective natural strategies to help you optimize your health, and it doesn't get any simpler or more affordable than learning to breathe properly.
The Buteyko Breathing Method—named after the Russian physician who developed the technique—is a powerful approach for reversing health problems associated with improper breathing, the most common of which are over breathing and mouth breathing.
When you stop mouth breathing and learn to bring your breathing volume toward normal, you have better oxygenation of your tissues and organs, including your brain.
Factors of modern life, including stress, processed foods, the belief that it is good to take big breaths, and lack of exercise, all increase your everyday breathing.
Typical characteristics of over breathing include...