Sun, 29 Jan|
Breatheolution Workshop with Kevin O'Neill
Time & Location
29 Jan 2023, 12:00 – 14:45
Penwortham, 44a Liverpool Rd., Penwortham, Preston PR1 0DA, UK
About The Event
Kevin O'Neill is a fully qualified Buteyko instructor and trained with Patrick Mckeown and his team at the Buteyko Clinic in Ireland. He has used the Buteyko Method to improve my own respiratory health and the health of thousands of others since being introduced to the power of this knowledge. Kevin has natural talented ability of sharing his knowledge in an easy to understand format, leaving his students feeling not only inspired, but safe to drop deep into the teachings, gain the maximum effects from his teachings.
Buteyko Breathing Exercises are a compilation of exercises that have been designed in order to improve an individual’s health. By practicing breathing exercises from the Buteyko Method you can experience more open airways and improved blood circulation in a matter of minutes. This alone is enough to demonstrate the relationship between your everyday breathing and state of health.
There is a common belief that the more air we breathe, the healthier we are. Few people realize that in order to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery to the tissues, breathing should be slowed down so that less air enters the body. You know that you are taking less air into the lungs than normal when you experience a tolerable feeling of air hunger. Within a few minutes of continued slowing of the breath to experience air hunger, body temperature increases to indicate an improvement to blood circulation. At the same time, there is an increase to watery saliva in the mouth – traditionally observed in Yoga as activation of the body’s relaxation response.
In 1957 Ukrainian Dr. Konstantin Buteyko observed that unhealthy people have noticeable breathing during rest. Their breathing is often through the mouth, using the upper chest with a respiratory rate and volume greater than normal.
On the other hand, healthy people have regular, effortless and quiet breathing during rest. Their breathing is through the nose, driven by the diaphragm and with a normal respiratory rate and volume.
Over the span of four decades, Dr. Buteyko developed a program designed to normalize breathing volume. Using slow breathing and breath holds following an exhalation, the objective is to take less air into the lungs. With regular practice over a few weeks, breathing is brought towards normal with resultant improvements to a number of common complaints such as asthma, rhinitis, anxiety, panic attacks, and sleep disorders.
Central to the method is a measurement called the Control Pause. This involves timing how long you can comfortably hold your breath following an exhalation. Having a control pause of less than 25 seconds is poor and 25 seconds to 35 seconds means there is room for improvement. The goal is to reach a comfortable breath hold time of 40 seconds. The average control pause of students attending our clinics is around 15 seconds. Students attend to help improve their asthma, anxiety and sleep problems. With each 5 second improvement to their control pause, breathing becomes lighter and the student feels better.
This workshop is suitable for all levels, we have all experienced the breath, this workshop will teach you how to use the breath properly to gain optimal health benefits.