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Buteyko Classes in Bantry

I will be teaching Buteyko Breathing Technique courses for children and adults in New You Studio Bantry on the evenings of the 19th,26th of July and 2nd of August.
Do you or your children suffer from hayfever, asthma, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety or low energy levels?
The Buteyko Breathing technique helps maximise health and vitality. Limited places available.

Buteyko Breathing Technique – The emotional element

The first time I reduced my breathing as instructed by my Buteyko teacher a feeling of fear dissipated. It was an instantaneous feeling that everything was going to be O.K. How could a change take place within me so quickly and seemingly so simply? For years I had been searching for relief through yoga, intense exercise, and many forms of distraction. None of these had such a profound effect on my life as following the instructions of my Buteyko teacher.

I experienced a paradigm shift. My world-view had been turned upside down and inside out. Less breathing was better than more. A feeling of internal power was induced by the most gentle and subtle changes to my breath. More oxygen was released to my cells by doing less. I felt the far reaching benefits of this. I asked myself how it was that more people did not know this.

The science of how it worked made absolute sense to me. I wanted to tell as many people as`possible about this. I could barely contain my excitement. Then came the learning curve. I found out quickly that many people do not like to be told that how they breathe is at the root of many of their problems. It is as close to home as it gets.

Analysing our breath is to analyse the foundations of who and what we are. It is a daunting task for many. This is why Buteyko practitioners have to be patient and understand the emotional challenges for many of paying attention to their breath and reducing the amount that they breathe.

I knew after a few weeks of practising the Buteyko breathing technique that I would teach it to others in the future. Too many people are suffering from the affects of over-breathing. Learning to breathe less and feel better is a gift that we can pass on to countless numbers of people throughout the world. Buteyko practitioners have the opportunity to improve quality of life for many.

I wish you all the best in this challenge.

(From an article I had published in BPI Magazine)

Medical & Growth Issues Related to Mouth Breathing

Watch “The Case Against Mouth Breathing – William M Hang, DDS, MSD” on YouTube

In this video Dr Hang describes the facial changes for a boy that changed from breathing through his nose to breathing through his mouth

The Negative Impact of Mouth Breathing with Dr. Madan Kandula

Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Dr. Madan Kandula discusses the negative impact of nasal obstruction and mouth breathing. Dr. Kandula focuses on the impact on children and their dental and facial growth.

Public Talk

I will be giving a public talk on Butayko breathing at Organico Health Food Shop & Café on  Saturday May 21st  2016 at 3.30 in Organico , 2 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, County Cork.

Admission Free

Brian Murphy Buteyko Talk

Buteyko Breathing Technique

The Buteyko Breathing Technique in Practice

I n the Buteyko Breathing Technique the primary focus is on reducing the breath to a point where there is a tolerable need for air on the part of the person carrying out the exercise. Many courses in mindfulness, yoga and various other relaxation classes focus on the breath and the importance of the breath. Not many of these classes or courses put the same emphasis on reducing the breath as the Buteyko Breathing Technique does.

Reducing one’s breathing can be an emotional endeavour. It takes mental focus and patience to achieve first of all a reduction in one’s breathing and then the ability to tolerate a slight need for air without feeling stressed. The science of why the feeling of a need for air is required is in simple terms similar to a thermostat operating the heating in a house. Thermostats are set to a particular setting. When the room temperature drops below this point the heating turns on in the room. In the case of our breathing we have a set point in our brains (in the medulla oblongata) that is sensitive to the level of carbon dioxide in our blood. When the carbon dioxide reaches a certain level our impulse to breathe is triggered. By practising to reduce our breathing we can re-set the set point in our brain to tolerate more carbon dioxide in our blood.

This is good news as the more carbon dioxide in our blood the more oxygen that is released from the red blood cells, the more our blood vessels dilate, plus many other vital benefits for health and well being. This breaks the cycle of a physiological feedback loop where we constantly over breathe. Over breathing activates the stress cycle of the body. The “fight or flight” response. By breaking this cycle we can take our bodies from a stressed state into a state of relaxation. Many thousands of people have benefited from the learning the Buteyko Breathing Technique. It can have far reaching positive affects on people’s health.

The Buteyko Breathing Technique can help young and old alike. It has helped people with asthma, fatigue, snoring, rhinitis, sleep apnoea, anxiety, ADHD, sports performance and many other areas.

If you would like to know more about The Buteyko Breathing Technique feel free to contact me on +353 87 7738616 or use the Contact form

*I would also like to acknowledge Charlie Maguire of The Buteyko Centre in Coomhola, Bantry for first teaching me the Buteyko Breathing Technique and its far reaching benefits.*

BBC Radio Ulster

I appeared live on BBC Radio Ulster, on Wednesday 4th May 2016, discussing the Buteyko Breathing Method.

The interview was conducted entirely in Gaelic and you can listen to it at this address:-

http://bbc.in/1Y8Nlak

My interview starts just on the 8 minute mark.