We teach people to normalize their breathing so as to improve their sleep and their health.

Mindfulness – Quotes and Insights

Quotes and Insights

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice” – R D Laing

“We ask for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no-one can take for us or spare us” – Marcel Proust

“The connection between science and happiness is meditation” – The Dalai Lama

What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the moment and non-judgmentally” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Mindfulness is an aspect of Meditation. In mindfulness, we are choosing to let go of the illusion that we have control!” – Liana Taylor

“People using Mindfulness tools consequently develop greater self-acceptance, self-awareness and clarity of mind, leading to a sustained inner ability to counter depression, negative thought and behaviour patterns and stress. Mindfulness also creates neurobiological changes in the brain correlated with increased positive emotion and improved immune function. Mindfulness awareness practices also lead to an increased blood flow, also facilitate an increased capacity for the forming of intention and the control of attention” – Liana Taylor

What role does Mindfulness play in practising Buteyko Breathing?

“By being aware of our thoughts, not engaging with them and by focusing on our breath and on the sounds we hear while meditating  we can minimize intrusive thoughts that may trigger past experiences and past emotions – some of which may cause anxiety.

These triggers can manifest in shallow and quick breathing (hyperventilation). Some consequences of hyperventilation are the restriction or tightening of airways (bronchoconstriction) and the decrease in the diameter of blood vessels (vasoconstriction).

Conversely, reducing our nasal breathing while activating our diaphragm will result in elevated levels of CO2 and nitric oxide. Physiologically our pH blood level will be restored to the normal range of 7.35-7.45 (strengthening the immune system) and the dilating blood vessels will increase blood flow. The consequent relaxation of smooth muscle throughout the body (including the bronchial airways) will activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

By staying in the present, in this manner, instead of in the past or in the future we can avoid or limit the opportunities of anxiety triggers affecting our thoughts and emotions. And in doing so we can achieve clarity of mind and prevent over breathing manifesting in hyperventilation”. – Paul Rodriguez

My Tribute to a Magnificent Whale

What sheer mindful joy

Such a playful cheeky boy!

Without a worldly care

You frolic in a sea you share

Magnificence met with disdain

By those who slaughter for profit gain

Your ancient majestic presence

Butchered without conscience

Forgive us for we know not what we do