19th September 2015

image of lake and mountains - buteyko breathing method from Body Mind Coaching

‘Tunes help you breathe more easily’ so went the advertising slogan back in the day. 

Well, should you need it, you now have Julie Nicholls of Body-Mind coaching to help you breathe more easily – and more effectively than resorting to menthol-laden confectionary.

Series of talks

The aim of this post is to highlight the second in a series of free talks that Julie is running over the autumn. The subject of this second talk is breathing and it’s on: 12th Oct at 8pm at Julies’s practice in Swindon.

Here’s the link to book a place on this FREE talk – though donations are welcome: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breathing-tickets-18324444908

To breathe or not to breathe

If, like me, (I’m a chronic asthmatic) you often have breathing difficulties you might be surprised to know that breathing deeply may not be the best thing for you at all.

Attend this talk and learn how to ‘ Ease shortness of breath and help many issues like asthma, headaches, shoulder tension with three simple techniques which will be demonstrated on the night.

You will increase ease of breath and lung capacity if you practice these regularly. If you are on medication, in time you will also find you rely on it less. You will also become more relaxed generally.’

It doesn’t have to be this way

Julie’s objective in running the talks is to give you an understanding of what she can offer, how she can help, and what you might gain from her methods.

She wants to educate on what she believes is possible to achieve in terms of our health. It’s her belief that we don’t have to keep suffering as we may be. It’s her conviction that we shouldn’t have to undergo lifelong treatments and medications—merely an occasional top-up to keep the tank of health full as it were.

Julie is a qualified RGN and definitely knows her stuff but she offers possibilities beyond conventional methods that you probably won’t find from other practitioners. It’s almost impossible to convey in a blog post. The best way is to attend – as I have – her talks and sessions.

The Buteyko Method

Julie’s approach to helping you breath more easily is based in part on methods devised in the 1950s by a Ukranian doctor Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko.

The premise of the Butyeko method is that many medical conditions, including asthma, are caused by a chronically increased respiratory rate – hyperventilation in simple words.

When our stress levels increase we breathe more quickly and more shallowly which leads to all manner of symptoms such as headaches. Yes – been there and done that!

Julie’s approach is to help your feel in control of your breathing – something like meditation practice.

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” 
― Amit RayOm Chanting and Meditation

She uses hands on work on your chest and lungs. I’m intrigued. And probably in need as I listen to my rasping, wheezy chest…


Finally,  just for fun, poor Claude being overpowered because Michelle didn’t have any Tunes: https://youtu.be/wU1TD08BmYg



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