For anyone feeling that exercise of any sort with your mouth closed is too difficult. Difficult perhaps, but possible for anyone.
This man is 105 and runs the 100m in 42 secs, without being out of breath at the end. That is the efficiency of good breathing.
Watch here and be inspired.
As therapists, we usually find ourselves repeating the instruction to move more. We know it makes sense, we know it works. It works biomechanically, it produces endorphins, it enables and empowers and that is hugely healing in itself.
We sometimes struggle to carry ‘weight’ in our conviction (in the absence of medical ‘evidence’). Our clients are often given pain killers and told to rest, by their GPs. How can we get past this ‘clinical’ advice and get our message across?
I was asked by a Personal Trainer after speaking at this year’s CamExpo, whether Buteyko exercises could do the same as HIIT to improve V02 max output.
Q: Will Buteyko exercises improve V02 Max results?
A: The answer is yes, but not directly.
Solve back pain; eat less, move more and stretch properly – revolutionary cure discovered and ignored.
Reading some recent press about back pain, I was really pleased to hear two senior medics of the opinion that our zest for quick-fix medicine is not only unhelpful, but ignores the problem and distracts us from addressing the causes. I had growing misgivings about the numbers of my clients receiving pain-killing injections.
Declan Clark has been a therapist for 29 years. With understanding of the body, an interest in fascia, and as a Buteyko Breathing Educator, Declan brings things together to help people live better lives.