For the past three years I have struggled with a surprising onset of respiratory challenges.
As with all challenges, there comes as well a plethora of opportunities for reactions, responses, and, if we have an open mind, new discoveries.
Sometimes these discoveries are as close as the skin we live in – it is the weaving. Of beliefs, expectations, fears, hopes and wishes, along with our judgments, perceptions, expectations etc.
It is in the face of adversity that we get to exercise our greatest gift – the ability to grow…to grow beyond our labels, and self-limiting beliefs. This is as crucial as any other growth exhibited as we go along the path of life from childhood and dependency to adult and interdependency, taking care to not get stuck in grown up and independency 🙂
So, encountering respiratory challenges took me past something we all may take for granted – how to breathe.
It took me into an awareness of what is proper, life-giving breathing practices, and with this awareness, into the discovery of Buteyko.
I am now a ‘practioner’ of Buteyko and on my way to becoming a certified educator – just another journey!
In the meantime, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Buteyko with this video.
When in history have we spent so much time thinking, talking, reading, writing about food and still have so much confusion and health challenges related to nutrition AND, more importantly, why is this? This trailer may provide some clues.
There is nothing new that wasn’t new already in the time of Hippocrates who said “Let food be thy medicine..”. It is said that 1/4 of the food we eat keeps us alive and 3/4’s of what we eat keeps our doctors alive…
Forks Over Knives
There is a crisis in America – diseases costing over $120 Billion each year (as quoted by former First Lady Michelle Obama).