With a Buteyko Breathing Course
What is depression?
Depression is a mental disorder characterized by extreme gloom, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to concentrate.
Cause of depression
Considering Buteyko theory, depression occurs when:
When you breathe too much, blood vessels become narrow and less oxygen is released by the blood, leading to less available oxygen in the brain. When brain cells (neurons) receive less oxygen they start behaving more erratic, destabilizing the mind. The mind will have a more negative outlook and experience depressed thoughts and emotions.
“The brain, by regulating breathing, controls its own excitability” - Balestrino & Somjen (1988)
Revert Depression with a Buteyko Breathing course
Depression can be gradually reverted with a Buteyko Breathing course. Good results can be attained within 1 to 3 months, but as progress is gradual good signs of progress can show even after a few weeks. Results are dependent on:
Doing both modules of our Buteyko Breathing course, and keeping in touch with us over the course of several months of practice, students can experience good improvements in the first weeks and get optimal results after 1 to 3 months of advanced Buteyko practice. As students make progress, they will start feeling better and need less medications.