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Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) is breathing retraining method that is designed to restore the individual’s normal breathing rate and depth. When the breathing is back to normal, then the individual has better oxygenation of tissues and organs, including the brain. It was developed by medical scientist Konstantin Buteyko in the 1950s which aims to resolve a number of bodily dysfunctions by normalizing breathing.
It is said that excessive breathing can result to a wide range of chronic illnesses which include:
To correctly perform the exercises, you will need a comfortable chair and a quiet room. As much as possible, there should be few distractions, and the temperature in the room should neither be too hot or too cold.
BBT is best performed either at least two hours after eating or before eating. The exercise can be broken down into the following steps:
The following are some benefits that can be gained from BBT:
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