Training NormalBreathing Buteyko Practitioners: Courses for Breathing Teachers

For those who want to become a NormalBreathing Buteyko teacher: 

This site will host Buteyko breathing practitioners who are teaching the NormalBreathing method. Starting from 1990’s, there have been many Western groups, organizations, and forums that united Buteyko breathing teachers. This organization of NormalBreathing practitioners has the following differences and unique features:

  1. Among our main interests are advances, developments, and innovations in breathing retraining and the Buteyko method.
  2. NormalBreathing Buteyko practitioners are required to work towards experiencing normal physical health themselves:  learning up to the Buteyko’s norm of 60 s for the morning CP while getting help from other NormalBreathing practitioners, if necessary. In practical terms, this means doing the job related to physical and breathing exercises together with lifestyle changes.

If you are interested in differences between the Buteyko method and the NormalBreathing method, there is a series of videos in which Dr. Artour Rakhimov provides an overview of the main features of the main NormalBreathing course for students with common health conditions. You can find these videos on pages of the Buteyko Space website.

Many details of the NormalBreathing method can be found on pages of

To join this organization, send details of your current state and your request to “artour” followed by “at” and “”.

We are now at the earliest stages of creation (June 2018). More information will appear here later.


If you are new to breathing retraining and the Buteyko method, here are some:

Clinical facts about respiration and the respiratory system

Breathing is one of the most confusing and most misunderstood health areas. Here are some basic facts.

brain oxygen for normal and deep breathing1. Breathing more air than the medical norm, as well as most forms of deep breathing, leads to less CO2 in airways, and this reduces oxygen delivery to the cells of the human body, the brain and heart included.

2. Contemporary people breathe nearly 3 times more air than people living about 80-100 years ago and about 2 times more than the medical norm suggested in physiological textbooks. People with chronic diseases breathe even heavier or deeper 24/7.

How do you know that one’s breathing is not right? If you have normal breathing, this means that you can hardly feel it at all: the inhalations and exhalations at rest and during sleep are tiny. Normal breathing is regular, strictly nasal (only through the nose, during sleep and exercise too), and diaphragmatic. You can check the last parameter using the following instructions: place one of your arms on the abdomen and the other one on the upper chest; then, without any special efforts, relax and take a large slow inhalation and see which arm is moving more during your automatic respiration. If your upper arm is moving, you are a chest breather (as over 90% of modern adults). This means that you get less O2 in the blood and you are also a hyperventilator.

3. What are the effects of overbreathing? You get less oxygen and circulation (blood flow) to all vital organs of your body, including the brain and heart. This suppresses the immune system and causes many other negative effects.

Normal breathing is the fundamental quality required for the normal life of the human organism. This YouTube video provides an insight into problems with breathing in modern people.

There is one test that worth learning and practicing. It is called the Control Pause or the body oxygen test. There is a YouTube video that provides details of the Buteyko CP test. Clinical studies of this breathing technique were truly amazing. The results of the trials can be found online.

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