Using the Optimal Breathing Pattern
Question from a previous customer. "It seems there is a
breathing strap that comes in the basic breathing kit, however, it is
recommended to as well use another strap. Can you comment on this? "
Mike's answer. The 12 foot one that comes with the 176
VIDEO is for making rapid change in breathing volume and
balance. The OBPS is gentle and you sleep with or wear it
during the day or both. It holds the volume and balance change
to better integrate that change during waking activities and
sleep. Make the change with the 12 footer and hold it in
let the "cement settle" or the body to reshape into homeostasis.
From a recent self help program client. A
I added in the relevant links.
"Mike: When I mentioned in my email that I am definitely
feeling a difference... I would like you to know that I think
that my breathing dysfunction has been more challenging
to change than for most people (I think). I should add that
I used the blue strap
quite a bit for about a month (slept with it for about 14
days, and wore it just about every day for several hours.
I think that using the blue strap combined with the 176
program was particularly effective for me.
As soon as I put the strap on I felt calmer and could focus
on my work more (I work from home and find it easy to
get distracted). For a few weeks, when I would take the
blue strap of, in the morning after having slept with it for
example, I could sense some 'confusion' in my chest and
abdomen about how to organize the next breath, then I
would go into high chest breathing again. I sensed that I
had to retrain my body somehow, and by working
persistently with your program I feel I have been
successful in shifting the breath into my lower abdominal
area. I feel my lower back, sides and front of my lower
abdomen expanding and relaxing with each breath. I
particularly notice the sensation with my lower back as
being entirely new for me. Chronic jaw tension that I
have had for years has completely disappeared (I had
suffered a lot from this!) and shoulder tension as well.
In general I have a much better sense of well being.
I don't really feel the need for the blue strap now. I
am going to continue working with program #176 and the
DS daily as well as
and BBE #2.
I am so pleased with the results I have had that I am
hoping to come and take a course with you at some point."
"Dear Mike: I think the biggest thing
to help keep my blood pressure at bay is the BVS -
thanks for recommending wearing it 24
I wanted to let you know what a difference the OBPS
has made in my sleeping. I am now sleeping from 9:30 PM-4:00 Am
without being awakened by panic or anxiety or whatever it was.
I also purchased you e-book on sleeping and going through that
as well. For some reason, I awaken every morning at 4:00 AM???
I wear the blue strap most of the time, to work and to bed at
night. Also I am sleeping on my back more. The strap is
amazing. Is it okay to wear it as much as I do? Absolutely.
I am wondering if you could send me 2 additional blue straps as
I want to use one when I rinse out the other. I love the
strapping too. I am practicing the breathing techniques to the
best of my ability. I have massage therapy friends that are
very interested in breathing and would like to add this to their
practice. They would like me as an RN to do what you do. Rita
my friend and I want to come down to your
business/clinic and receive training.
I am absolutely dumb struck how your program has already helped
Now I know why my Thyroid went wrong as well as fatiguing my
adrenals. I can't thank you enough for what I have learned.
An MD recommends Optimal Breathing®
6. Smoke or Smoking Recovery
7. Shortness of breath including
Asthma Bronchitis COPD Emphysema
8. Singing, Speaking,
9. Sleeping, Snoring
11. Most other
chronic challenges are Control-Find searchable in the Supplemental material
CD included in the Kit.
THEMES TO ENHANCE:
1. General breathing
2. Deepest Calm for: emotional
regulation, 12 Steps, anxiety-panic, headaches, high blood
pressure, pain reduction,
stress management, immune strength
stamina, recovery, sports, gentle yoga, breathwork, Pilates,
Qigong, Tai Chi
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"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