October 3, 2018

How a Mindful Buteyko Breathing Course can help your sleep apnoea

Do you wake feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep? If you do not it is very likely you are the victim of poor sleep. If you or someone else suspects that your poor sleep may be due to sleep apnoea you should first see your doctor to arrange a polysomnography […]
June 26, 2018

How does a tongue tie affect your breathing?

For the best part of 50 years, I breathed through my mouth almost exclusively. I had a deviated septum which, with hindsight, may have contributed to my mouth breathing. I unconsciously believed my nose was only useful for smelling. According to Dr Raymond Silkman: A deviated septum blocks proper nasal […]
January 6, 2018

How to Control Anxiety and How to Fall Asleep

Have you ever found yourself suddenly feeling sweaty, mind racing, heart jack hammering away and your chest heaving far too quickly? Some examples where this experience may occur are: just before boarding a plane or before the plane takes off sitting in the waiting room of a dentist or doctor […]
October 22, 2017

Navigating the Bridge of Sighs

What came first? The feeling of anxiety or the Sigh? Let us first look at why we Sigh. The Advanced English Dictionary (Version 10.0 2016) defines the Sigh as “an expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration or the like”. It is an outward expression of our inner emotional state. […]
February 19, 2017

When Less is More When it Comes to Breathing

Buteyko breathing teaches us how to achieve proper oxygenation of our tissues and organs by breathing less. This appears counter intuitive (or seemingly contrary to commonsense). Why? Well, we are taught and encouraged from an early age to relax and take a deep breath. Pregnant mothers are taught deep breathing exercises during […]
June 14, 2016

Is Nitric Oxide Our Internal Wonder Drug Against Poor Health?

In 1992 nitric oxide (“NO”) was named “Molecule of the Year” by the  journal Science and in 1998 three US scientists were awarded a Nobel Prize for their discovery of NO as a key messenger in signalling problems in our cardiovascular system. Dr Luis Ignarro, one of the Nobel laureates, considers […]
December 20, 2015

Sleep is Sexy: But when is the best time?

It is perhaps not widely known that sleep should occur before sex and not only sometimes after sex. Of course I am not referrering to the need to sleep immediately before sex. I am referring to the need to have a healthy regular sleep diet of 7 to 8 hours. There […]
November 9, 2015
Calm, gentle nasal breathing

How Can We Breathe Better by Only Breathing Through our Nose?

The answer to this question is critical to understanding and later experiencing the health benefits of nasal breathing. Our nose is a complex organ. It serves to do the following when we breathe: The air is filtered by our nose hairs as we inhale The air is warmed by the […]