Overcoming stress & anxiety

There are a variety of symptoms we specialize in helping people overcome through the Buteyko Breathing Method. We concentrate on four particular conditions with Anxiety a very common condition amongst our patients.

The speed and pace of modern life means that there are more and more demands on us than ever before. Our minds are constantly being stimulated from a multitude of sources. If we are perpetually stressed, our body will over breathe but our body will not automatically reset its breathing. So we easily get locked in a cycle of ‘fight or flight’ where our bodies are tense and our minds highly strung.

We see a lot of people who feel like they live life as though they are on a heightened sense of anticipation.

For some this leads to a constant sense of anxiety, excessive worry, poor concentration and in some cases, panic attacks. The direct link between how we breathe and our state of mind means the more our mind becomes agitated and frenetic, the quicker we breathe. Conversely, if our breathing is light, low volume and relaxed, our minds become calmer and we think with greater clarity.

Notice how we didn’t mention anything about taking deep breaths…don’t do that…that will only encourage more hyperventilation!

The Buteyko Breathing Method teaches the user to reset the respiratory centre in the brain by becoming slowly accustomed to breathing less and inhaling less air. It takes practice but watch how your anxiety disappears in the process.