Thousands of people have found that breathing training has helped them to control and even overcome their asthma. If you want to teach yourself this valuable technique I thoroughly recommend you read Patrick McKeown. -- Patrick Holford The Oxygen Advantage, which is an extension of Patrick McKeown's work as a Buteyko coach, is one strategy that I believe should be included in your health habit arsenal . . . I use it personally and would strongly encourage you to apply it to your life so you can reap the rewards. -- Dr Joseph Mercola An interesting book that proves the way we breathe has the potential to transform our bodies, health and sport performance. By combining successful Buteyko breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high altitude training and drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic, McKeown has created a highly successful, scientifically validated programme that can significantly improve anyone's health., Yoga Magazine. Patrick McKeown is a breathing specialist for respiratory problems, sleep-disordered breathing and sports performance. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and later studied under the founder of the Buteyko Method for optimal breathing, the late Dr Konstantin Buteyko. After receiving accreditation from Dr Buteyko, Patrick has spent the past 13 years training health professionals and athletes as well as helping thousands of child and adult sufferers of asthma. To date he has written several books, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind and Asthma-Free Naturally. In addition to running workshops in his native Ireland, each year he gives workshops in North America, Europe and Australia.. The secret to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing lies in the most basic and overlooked aspect of your workout: how you breathe. Developing body strength while ignoring breathing strength is counterproductive. In The Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance. These scientifically validated exercises have the potential to drastically improve your overall fitness, whether you are a habitual couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. These easy-to-use techniques can help to reduce your breathlessness, improve your sleep as well as reduce anxiety and stress. Drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic and the work he has done to help athletes and asthma sufferers alike to achieve greater fitness, Patrick shows you the key to a healthier, fitter you.
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Imprescindible Este libro es imprescindible para comrpender muchas cosas relacionadas con el ejercicio, y la fisiologia respiratoria, una gran incomprendida en el deporte. Aplicando sus principios se puede llegar a optimizar el ejercicio fisico, de manera que si antes correr una hora te dejaba cansado ahora una hora corriendo aplicando el metodo se siente uno mejor que sin correr. Para mi una maravilla.
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my story and way towards healing I wanted to wait couple weeks before commenting to see whether I'll notice any difference. I've been experiencing symptoms of asthma for several months ( wheeze, chest tightness, hyperventilation, anxiety and panicky feeling related to it). I've probably tried it all: Identifying mucous forming foods and eliminating them, cleaning my apartment like crazy ( I have dust mites allergy), trying all sorts of supplements, trying various herbs ( licorice, ashwaganda, bromine...etc) eating oranges, grapefruits, promenade like there was no tomorrow, avoiding dairy....no change ever. The only thing that helped was high intensity exercise but that caused asthma attack on its own from time to time. I heard about Patrick's book on a self development forum and decided to give it a go being very sceptical. I read through it slowly and have been implementing various breathing exercises during my lunch-breaks, walks or simply with timer at home. The results: I am definitely feeling improvements. My chest tightness is nearly gone. My wheezing has dropped to 10% of what it was (considering I've only been implementing it for few weeks). I am positive that by continuing the regime, I will overcome this nasty condition that medical industry labels as "incurable." Look no further, this is what you've been waiting for. The cost of this book is a cost of single freakin' inhaler. I cannot recommend this book enough.
It works I purchased this book because even though I have been exercising for about 26 years, I often struggled with breathlessness recently. Eventually, about 5.5 weeks ago, I found this book, and immediately I started doing the exercises in it. First of all, it seems that the light breathing technique only works for a short while, e.g. right before exercise (maybe with time this will change). Also, the exhale-and-hold exercise that is suggested in the book did not improve my BOLT score initially, even though I diligently did it (and the light-breathing exercise) for 5 weeks. Then, just a few days ago, I started mixing the exhale-and-hold technique with the inhale-and-hold one and then suddenly I saw my BOLT score improving (about 1.5-2x) within just a few days. I can also feel the improvement during exercise, so it is not just a meaningless number that is now higher. Other than the practical benefits, I have also learned a lot about why breathing correctly is important for my health, so this book was definitely a good investment.
If you have asthma, do the breathing exercises! I read this book in the summer of 2017, when I was really struggling with my asthma, and I can say that I have not used my inhaler since December 2017. During that summer, for reasons unknown to me at the time, my asthma was getting worse and this was scary for me as I was a fit and healthy individual who used to exercise regularly. I have to say though there is no silver bullet with asthma and you need to do the exercises daily. They are quick, simple and I do them straight after my breakfast. It quickly becomes part of your routine and is a small price to pay to remove your reliance on inhalers and other medication. You will quickly start to see improvements and feel better. Thank you Patrick (and of course the late, great Dr Buteyko!)
A revelatory read I decided to buy Patrick's book after having watched some of his videos on youtube. Whilst the material in the short videos excerpts from his workshops can be sometimes a bit overwhelming or confusing, the book achieves exactly what a book should do. It lays out very clearly and in a vey easy to read and remember manner all his interesting ideas which are a revisitation of the Buteyko tecnique. All in the form of a program aimed not only at athletes but also at the general well being of literally everyone including people suffering from Asthma or wanting to lose weight. Patrick has worked with thousands of clients and healthcare professionals and has developed the ability to convey often technically complex concepts in an easy to understand manner. The book is packed full of great insight into how to improve your health and performance through little changes in your breathing and life style. For many it will probably not be an easy task to re-program their body to do something like breathing in a different way. It will take some time and discipline but I am certain of the great potential in the long run because results can be easily observed already from the first days of following the book's advice and programme. I literally divoured the book in a couple of days and was also pleased to see more than 40 pages of reference material at the end. Higlhy recommended.
Breathing your way out of respiratory problems For all mouth breathers everywhere. This should be taught in schools as the basis of a healthy life. It opened up a new way of looking at what fitness means. Ive taken a lot of good advice from it Thank you Dr McKeown
Awesome I've been following the advise in this book for months now and yes it works, I always wondered wether nose breathing or mouth breathing were correct. It's been hardwork for me to make the change but its been worth it thank you Patrick, thank you for your positivity and your hardwork in spreading the message you have certainly helped me with my self improvement.
Excellent book and an easy read!l Packed full of advice, research, anecdotes and scientific information this book is easy to read and offers a great deal of helpful techniques to improve your breathing. Like so many other people I have been taught that a deep breath should be a big breath, among many other things this book turns that theory on its head. I have only been following the methods and exercises in this book for a few days but I am already experiencing many benefits including weight loss, feeling calmer and looking healthier. I highly recommend this book which in my opinion is absolutely excellent!
Cured my "chronic sinusitis" I've waited 5 months before writing this review. I wanted more than enough time to practice so I could accurately judge the exercises and their effects. Since as far back as I can remember, I could never really breath through my nose. I never really thought anything of it until my sleep really started to suffer. Then I found nasal sprays and felt what it's like to breath fully through my nose again. However after over ~9 months using the spray I knew it couldn't be good long term so I went to the doctor and showed her that I had a deviated septum (caused by breathing through the mouth as a child who has asthma) and that the only way I believed I was going to fix my nasal congestion was to get surgery. It was a year waiting list just to get a consultation with a specialist, I found this book in Aug 2019, I got a consultation date late in 2019. By end of September, I cancelled the appointment. It's hard to put into words how much of a relief it is to breath like i do now. My sleep has improved ten fold and I haven't once needed my inhalers since I have been doing the exercises in the book. I feel sorry for the people out there who don't even know this answer exists to the problem they are facing and go the route i nearly went by getting surgery, only to find it wouldn't have fixed anything. Thank You Patrick, your understanding of this has, without doubt, improved my quality of life.
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