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Breathing.com: Developing healthy, holistic mind-body-spirit natural breathing without drugs or surgery; breathing fundamentals, breathing techniques, breathing exercises and everything else related to breathing including diet-nutrition, emotions, internal cleansing, speaking, singing, performance and sleep. All integral aspects of state of the art functional medicine.
 

     Michael Grant White

Welcome to breathing.com. What ever condition or challenge--be it positive or negative--that caused you to be here, you can bet that the way you breathe is profoundly influencing it in many more ways than you could ever imagine AND you can change it rapidly and accurately. Breath IS life in many wonderful ways you may never have imagined. Breath is life.

About health.
"Breathing is the first place not the last place one should investigate when any disordered energy presents itself. " Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD, PhD.   The Oxygen Breakthrough

About life in general.
Breathing is not only a marker for health and longevity, it is a major aspect for personal and spiritual growth and our ability to create and adapt to life's challenges and opportunities as we progress at our own speed. 

Our goal is to help our readers, clients and customers wake up in the morning full of energy and vitality, looking forward to the challenges of the day and opportunities for living a life of optimal health, passion and purpose. For living life and loving it. 


We begin there.
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Develop your breathing properly and change your life.

  

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Optimal Breathing Development Work

integrates ancient teachings, modern science and technology, touch, non touch and self help approaches. It is compatible with ALL forms of therapeutic, religious, spiritual and stream of consciousness expressions. Breathing mechanics are essentially the same for every normal human body but many of us lose good breathing or never had it.  Breath is life. Many wish to improve on what they already have. I am 72 years old. The Voldyne 5000 shows my breathing volume to be that of a 6 foot 6 inch 20 year old male. At age 13 I was 6 foot 2 inches tall. I am still that tall.  There are specific and measurable factors that comprise our teachings.

 


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For some, breathing development is of the utmost importance, right now. For others better breathing is an indispensable aid to everything related to life and living.

Consider this:

  • Science has proven that cancer is anaerobic - it does not survive in high levels of oxygen.
  • Shortness of breath and heart disease are directly linked - the heart goes into spasm when it is deprived of oxygen.
  • Studies have shown that there is a high correlation between high blood pressure and poor breathing.

  • Most emotional issues, including breathing related anxiety and depression, result from the nervous system being out of balance.  Breathing drives the nervous system.

  • Optimal Breathing helps to promote weight loss.  Oxygen burns fat and calories.
  • Breathing well is the key to sleeping well and waking up feeling rested.
  • Breathing provides 99% of your energy.  Without energy, nothing works.
  • Yoga breathing may or may not aid proper breathing
  • Breath is life. Virtually every health condition and human activity is improved with Optimal Breathing.

Clinical studies prove that oxygen, wellness, and life-span are totally dependent on proper breathing.

Lung volume is a primary marker for how long you will live. Lung tests are critical to staying healthy.
 

Breathing supplies over 99% of your entire oxygen and energy supply. Poor breathing causes or worsens chronic maladies such as asthma, allergies, anxiety, fatigue, depression, headaches, heart conditions, high blood pressure, sleep loss, obesity, harmful stress, poor mental clarity plus hundreds of other lesser known but equally harmful conditions. ALL diseases are caused or worsened by poor breathing.

The average person reaches peak respiratory function and lung capacity in their mid 20's. Then they begin to lose respiratory capacity: between 10% and 27% for every decade of life!  So, unless you are doing something to maintain or improve your breathing capacity, it will decline, and with it, your general health, your life expectancy, and for that matter, your spirit as well. 

Optimal breathing gets you more vitality and better quality of life. We also address food, exercise, internal cleansing, attitude, and environment but breathing is for many the most important part of getting and staying healthy. Begin with breathing. Better breathing is possible for anyone. Develop your breathing now.

Breathing fundamentals are critical.
Just because one particular breathing exercise or development technique feels good does not mean it is the best choice. Many feel good at the outset of a certain exercise but that is largely because so many breathe so poorly that any progress feels significant, and it may well be. But each technique or exercise must be based in solid breathing fundamentals otherwise they can work against each other and cause future breathing development problems. 
Like a rocket ship even slightly off course, as the days and weeks pass, you will travel further and further away from your goal of a long, healthy, vibrant life.  Knowing the fundamentals helps you stay on course. Here is an example of being way off course - Superman SyndromeHere is another.

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Most Popular Programs
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. Fundamentals of Breathing Development Video. The Breathing Kit  

    Self Help Training, Techniques, Exercises, Ergonomics and Holistic Health.
2. Secrets of Optimal Breathing Manual
3. The Breathing Store
4. Optimal Breathing School - Certification as an Optimal Breathing Development Specialist.
5. Office Visits

Self Help Program Sets/Themes/Seminars
Most address a specific condition or goal, while #814 helps develop fundamemntals of  breathing development.
 All programs in the box directly below include the 814 Optimal Breathing Kit with one noted exception.


Breathing Development Fundamentals For General Health and Well Being

# 814 Optimal Breathing Kit
(included in all programs)  General Breathing Development, Shortness of Breath, Chest wall restriction Shallow or Unsteady Breathing

The Optimal Breathing Kit is Included but the program options are different depending on following themes

#816 Shortness of breath including asthma, bronchitis, COPD and emphysema


#200.  Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Anger, Phobias, Addiction Hyperventilation or Overbreathing, Blood Pressure Lowering, Stress Management, Meditation, Headaches, Migraine, Relaxation-Calming

#210 Meditation Enhancement

 

WATER  CLICK HERE for all about water:

Performance and Life Skills:


#177
 Energy OR depression

#891 Memory, Mental Focus, Concentration
 
#999 Singing, Speaking and Personal Power

#179P  Sleeping and Snoring
 
#310
Weight Loss

#700 Smoke or smoking recovery

Oxygen Enhanced Exercise and Rest
#597.
 O2E2 Oxygen Concentrators/Generators/Bars 
Accessory O2E2 Initial orders and reorders are to be made in the cart.

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Our optimal natural state should be steady energy throughout the day; great positive mood; freedom to breathe deeply and easily; waking up clear headed and refreshed; a clear mind and good memory and a strong vocal expression. All of these are dependent upon the way we breathe.  

If you are willing to take action to improve your breathing or achieve optimal health, please read on. This website is here for you to learn how stronger, deeper, easier balanced, healthy breathing will give your life a new meaning. If you have any breathing problems, your health isn't all you'd like it to be or just want to speak, or sing or play a wind instrument better, I am here to help you make a dramatic change for the better.  

We have helped thousands of people from around the world in with good results. All have benefited greatly from our programs, products and free web site services. When you expand your breathing, you'll expand your life! 

What others are saying:

Learning to breathe under the guidance of Mike White has not only saved my life but profoundly altered its quality.  - M.D., California

I am a changed person....I sleep better, look better, and think better, all because of the video and exercise #1.  - Wanda Chafin

I am now of course still practicing proper breathing (50 years of bad habits), off meds, and have not awaked at night even once since starting the tapes and getting private instruction from Michael.  - Phyllis Ross

Michael White is an extraordinary breathing coach who teaches people new patterns of breathing, helping them to bring in more oxygen. These techniques help to improve health, stamina and even voice quality.  - Raymond Francis, Director, Beyond Health Corporation

While working with Mike in 2000 I was introduced to a strapping exercise which really allows an opening and expanding of lung capacity.  - Phillip Madeley

Coming to The Optimal Breathing School has been a life altering event for me. I learned how critical free flowing, coordinated, and balanced breathing is to our human existence.  - Sam Leiter, Philadelphia

"I have sang and played music for 35 years. I had no idea I was capable of singing with such strength, control, confidence and ease as I have been until after working with Mike for only 5 hours."  - Jerry Harmon, Appalachian Singer Songwriter

From personal experience I can highly recommend Mike White, the expert on optimal breathing.  If there is anyone who can really help you breathe better, it's Mike.  - Esther Joy, Natural Vision Trainer

Schedule an hour or two with Mike White!  Heíll share some terrific information and techniques to help yourself breathe better, Improve your diet and gain a new outlook on life!  - Jan J., health professional

I felt taller, my posture improved, I could take fuller, deeper breaths, I felt energized and focused while in class, and now I am motivated to do what it takes to continue to improve my breathing and posture.  - Margaret A., massage therapist

Hi Mike,

Iíve been searching for information on better breathing for a long-time including taking yoga classes for many years, reading books on pranayama and breathing workshops.  Iíve gotten your program and have been going through it recently and it is the best Iíve ever seen.  I was feeling exhausted this morning and no amount of rest helped.  I did some of your breathing exercises and felt energized. 

Iíve been a chronic poor breather my whole life.  One item that contributed was allergies, I was always so stuffed up that I couldnít breathe.  Doing liver and gallbladder cleanses cleared this up remarkably and I am now able to breathe normally.

I believe that breathing is a real key for me and that you have put together a very effective program.  For example, now when I do yoga classes, breathing in the postures is not such a mystery as before.  I was doing some Qi Gong exercises this morning and it felt like it was really working.  I believe that what you teach are the fundamentals of breathing that are both powerful in themselves and can make other breathing practices more effective. 

Iíd like to learn more about Optimal Breathing.  I live in the L.A. area and was wondering if you are ever going to be in the area, or have some breathing coaches here?  Am also interested in attending some of your training sessions.  I would be appreciative if you could send me some information. Thx, Dave
  
What inspired you to recommend this site?
From Mano: The information is very informative that strikes a caution regarding bad breathing. It reminds one of the basic rule, "prevention is better than cure".

From Justin S: I am inspired by new ideas and new concepts - I believe that breathing right is one of the most important things in staying healthy - your web site is filled with important and logical information...... it makes perfect sense on what your saying about breathing properly-a lot of people (including myself) are starting to look for answers in a non traditional way. I always believe that the best way is the simplest, straightforward approach, the way that makes the most sense - just breathing right.

Persons of influence
My breathing coaches.
There is an ancient adage that says "Breath is iife". By spending a good deal of their time on earth teaching and/or demonstrating the importance of certain ways to better breathing, sensing and awaremess, they quite appropriately lived or are still living very long and active lives.
As of 2012. Carolla Speads (to age 99), Ilsa Middendorf (to age 99), Charlotte Selver (to age 102), Paul Bragg (to age 96 - An accident shortened his life), Alexander Lowen MD (to age 93), George Burns (to age 100), Marion Rosen (to age 96), George Beverly Shea (102+).
 

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"Breathing is the FIRST place not the LAST place one should investigate when any disordered energy presents itself."

Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD Ph.D., The Oxygen Breakthrough


"He who breathes most air lives most life."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 


"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."

Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP
 

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Optimal Breathing  Program Themes

The below THEMES all include the Optimal Breathing Kit but have options grouped that are to us relevant to that particular theme. Because breathing influences almost everything in life there is considerable overlap from theme to theme so please choose the theme MOST important you NOW and realize it will help in many other areas of life. Breath is life.
Better breathing in general:
#814  The Optimal Breathing Kit

#816  Shortness of breath including:
Asthma   Bronchitis   COPD 
Emphysema 
#200  Calming Relaxation: anger-anxiety-headaches-high blood pressure-pain reduction,  emotional balance, stress management #999  Singing, Speaking and Personal Power

#177  Energy, Vitality, Depression
 
#179P  Sleeping and Snoring
#891  Memory Mental Focus, Concentration #319  Weight Loss

#210  Meditation Enhancement

#700 Smoke or Smoking Recovery

Private one on one training with Mike

Practitioner group training

The Breathing Store

Oxygen Enhanced Exercise and Rest
 


 


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The breathing improvement techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
to your overall physical and psychological health. If you have any serious medical or psychological problem, however, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your health professional before undertaking these practices.

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