Optimal Breathing © is the most advanced and versatile natural breathing development program in the world. It is a complete guide to help you ease your problems through breathing right. It includes CDs, DVDs, and tools for self-mastery training, techniques, exercises, ergonomics, statistics, holistic health, and wellness.
Our Optimal Breathing Kit answers these questions and so much more.
ALL themes starting with General Breathing Development plus chronic health issues including weight control, low energy, shortness of breath, anxiety, smoke or smoking recovery, poor meditation, attention, sleep, speaking or singing, anti-aging
General Breathing Development – Correct breathing is essential for continued health and wellness. We start with breathing, then include everything else
"He who half breathes half lives" Ancient Proverb
“Breathing is unquestionably the single most important thing you do in your life.
And breathing right is the single most important thing you can do to improve your life.”
Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD, PhD
The Optimal Breathing Kit has been integrated into the Doctorate program for Advanced Athletic Training (DAT) at the University of Idaho.
"As the nation's first Advanced Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT), this program is designed to improve your clinical practice through advanced manual therapy techniques and analysis of patient outcomes in an applied research focus."
I hope that the medical community begins to embrace the particularization of breathing as a formal subject valued just for itself and not as an appendage of some other paradigm or modality.
Optimal Breathing® Mastery kit combines teachings from India, China, Tibet, Native America, classical voice, and those Michael Grant White combined/created from over 35 years of studying the breath and breathing. The techniques and exercises develop breathing while establishing a soothing connection between your mind, body, and spirit.
You cannot just read about breathing to learn to do it right. Like chocolate or salt must be tasted, breathing must be experienced directly. There is a certain feeling of improved breathing that most breathing exercises fail to create. We include special tools that accelerate one's breathing so much so that most feel the improvement within a few minutes. If done regularly, they will change your subconscious breathing so you get the benefits all the time, even during sleep.
We are so confident that you will feel a positive difference, we GUARANTEE that if you follow the simple program of Optimal Breathing Mastery, you will experience breathing improvement.
Comments from Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP
"I just watched the introductory video and quite insightful information. Explicit and enough. I can tell The Optimal Breathing Self Mastery Kit is robust and a one-stop shop for breathing and living needs." Patrick O.
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We have used 85,000 Optimal Breathing test takers scores to glean the 5 most important skills in breathing and how to develop them in the shortest possible time.
We have recently included SUBTITLING in DVD1 (disk only not online) for those with hearing problems and/or want to learn English better.
We start with breathing, then include everything else. Self-mastery training, techniques, exercises, ergonomics, statistics, holistic health that include:
Each Optimal Breathing Mastery Kit includes ALL of the themes. Choose the theme you prefer now and change it over time if and when your goals change.
All themes in one comprehensive money saving package including the 5 skills of optimal breathing.
We have used 85,000 Optimal Breathing test takers scores to glean the 5 most important skills in breathing and how to develop them in the shortest possible time.
ALERT: The resistive number counting exercises widely touted by many health professionals are NOT optimal in any way.
2 samples of the 40 techniques and exercises contained in the Optimal Breathing Kit
Disks AND instant downloads included for PCs, Macs, Tablets, iPads, and smartphones
UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE (minus shipping) within a one year period if not satisfied. You do this program and you WILL benefit.
$200,000 worth of videos, animations and proprietary information.
|1||DVD 1||Fundamentals of Breathing- Teaches you everything you need to know the basics of breathing, from A-Z.|
|2||DVD 2||Techniques and Exercises - Contains over 35 detailed techniques and exercises to help you improve your health and your breathing, demonstrated by Michael White.|
|3||Supplemental CD||2 booklets and 2 books, and multiple articles on breathing.|
|4||The Way You Breathe Can Make You Sick (CD)||
|5||Breath of Life (CD)||Discussion between Michael G. White and Rusell J. Martino, radio talk show host, on several key breath-related factors that you must know to lead a long and healthy life.|
|6||Better Breathing Exercise 1 #120 (CD)||Teaches you how to have longer natural breathing pauses, deeper, easier breathing and better relaxation.|
|7||Better Breathing Exercise 2 #130 (CD)||Exercises for deeper, focused relaxation, energy, vitality, stamina, and quicker recovery. Also contains a special breathing exercise aid.|
|8||Breathing Self-Esteem Exercise (CD)||Contains breathing exercises to help you feel better about yourself and give you an increased sense of confidence and positivity. This CD contains music from Tibetan singing bowls, which helps in self-understanding and helping you become more comfortable with personal expression.|
|9||The Watching Breath #150 (CD)||These exercises help with mental focus and deepened awareness and concentration. It contains a special mind development practice handed down for 4,000 years from Himalayan monks and spiritual teachers.|
|10||Peace Within #160 (CD)||It contains the sacred sounds of Tibetan "singing" bowls. These help in self- healing, meditation, and deep relaxation. Also assists in detaching from tensions and worry and to access your deep inner self.|
|11||Optimal Breathing Pattern Stabilizer (The Blue Velcro Strap) #910||The strap helps to offset the tendency of breathing too high into the upper chest. It also rebalances the nervous system and gently guides the breathing to be more where it is supposed to be.|
|12||Diaphragm Strengthener||An important breathing resistance/ training tool to help you enhance your primary breathing muscles and increase its excursion (rise) to allow for deeper yet stronger and more balanced breathing.|
|13||Special Breathing Tools||
Just wanted to let you know that I've started on the breathing program. I've had it for several weeks and have been taking my time to learn the exercises and to feel the breath and breathing. I am really amazed at the reflex breath. It really works and is much better than just taking a deep breath. I have been able to incorporate this into my daily activities, and it really helps. I do the other exercises also but have not set up a daily routine to do everything. The diaphragm exerciser with the strapping techniques has been an immediate help to my breathing. I did a set of reflex breaths and one set with the diaphragm exerciser/strapping this morning before attending church and I could observe much easier breathing all morning. You were right - breath is something you have to experience. Thank you very much for a great service to me.
I can practice the Optimal Strapping Techniques with ease, the tension around the upper chest area has diminished!
I also practice C5,10,12 regularly during the day. I aim for about one hour of practice 6 days a week.
The anxiety and panic attacks have diminished. My breathing seems much slower at rest - around 9 breaths per minute, I make sure I breathe through the nose 24/hours a day.
I'm all around more calm and relaxed.
It was very difficult for me to wake up in the morning, it seems like I need less sleep lately and my mood and stamina have improved.
Some days my energy levels are better and I'm much more active! Alon B.
In the fall of 2011, I was very concerned about my breathing. Interaction with Mike White was very helpful to me. Quite possibly I would be using a CPAP now in the absence of communication with Mike White. Now, more than 3 years later I am doing very well and no longer worry about my breathing.
"Like many people, I thought breathing was just something we did naturally....until I took some voice lessons, and learned a little about breathing correctly. Your Breathing Kit DVD2 is teaching me even more."
I do not know if you remember me as it has been a while since I have emailed you. I have been using your video for many years and have gained tremendously for doing so.
I am 60 yrs. old and have been on oxygen for 8 yrs. 24/7. My lungs according to my doctor have remained stable, thanks to you. Patricia D. age 60
Dear Mike: I received your package this past week and I started with "Begin Here", and have worked my way through all the material at least once. I am learning the DVD 2, and have only tried the straw, squeeze and breathe, and belly/chest breathing before going to sleep. I need some help with the strapping, and I will continue to practice from the DVD. I just wanted to share with you some big changes in the week I have started with your program. My heart no longer pounds when at rest. I stopped using Ativan to sleep, I no longer feel helpless and full of anxiety because I just squeeze and breathe and I am okay again. My cloudiness/brain fog has lifted, and I know many other good things will follow. Gratefully
"Even though I have been practicing in the healthcare field for over 28 years, I was stunned by the data Michael Grant White presented in his Optimal Breathing Manual and DVDs. His work is so well researched and presented that it should be a 'must-read' for anyone who breathes.
I have to say that the breathing kit saved my life. I think GOD for people like you. The breathing techniques have changed my life. After suffering from panic attacks for years, I now feel calm and so happy with the breathing techniques you have taught me. I have been a respiratory therapist for 15 years and now teach my patients these techniques. These COPD pts call me weeks later and tell me how their lives have changed. They thank me because now they can breathe correctly and live their life.
You have touched so many people in ways you don't know about. Please keep up your great work and may Yehovah bless you and keep you! Thank you again.
Dear Mike: Optimal Breathing has allowed me after 12 years of chronic awful pain to face the other levels. I don't believe I could have done that without your guidance and knowledge. Usually, the lockup after any type of activity would make me fear more movement. I hope you know how grateful I am.
I would like to thank you very much. I am a changed person. I watched the video and did the first exercise it was just what I needed. I sleep better, look better, and think better, all because of the video#2 and exercise #1. I will try the others later, You are really doing some wonderful work. I need to read more of the manual. God bless you for the help, it's just wonderful. Thanks again
Aloha Mike! I am ordering your tapes because my Dad has had great improvement in his health with them. He was having chest pains (after two bypass surgeries) and high blood pressure, both of which subsided/went down, after practicing the Strapping Technique and Better Breathing Exercises #2 for a month. He is 73yrs. and sounded very pleased and enthusiastic - the best I've heard him in years! Recommended program
This is Doru Anghel, 48 yr old male, I came across your website 4 months ago when I first took the free breath test and started following your programs and advice. The problems that brought me to you are excess gas, bloating and pain in my abdomen (IBS), waking up tired most of the time and general lack of energy. The initial breath test opened my eyes to just how dysfunctional my breathing was and the one I took 3 days ago showed great improvement. Besides the test, I'm happy to report feeling better overall, more energy and better coping with everyday life. When I exercise, I have better endurance (by breathing more correctly) so it's not the pain and suffering it use to be. And it feels good afterward. For the last few years, my vision has become somewhat blurred and I thought "well, it's time for glasses". But now I believe my vision has improved. I still have some way to go in my recovery which is why I intend to continue with your program. I feel much more optimistic about my life now. Thanks a lot!
Greetings from London, England. I thought some positive feedback might be of help.
I have been practicing TM since October of last year. I have also been practicing your Breathing Exercise #1 for the past few weeks since ordering the kit.
I enjoy TM but find its effects variable and occasionally quite negative (although this was pointed out as being natural by the excellent tutor).
Your DVD2, on the other hand, has been a total revelation from the word go. I have been an asthmatic for 38 years and in just a few weeks of assiduously practicing this one exercise, I have received more benefit than in twenty years of practicing all manner of other breathing techniques. Now here's the really good bit. I decided I would try using the "Waking Breath, - Breathing Exercise #1 - whilst doing my TM even though in basic TM practice there is no conscious breath control (the mantra itself is supposed to encourage shallow almost imperceptible breathing).
The result is a totally positive quality of experience both in the meditation session and afterward. I can't speak for other TM practitioners but the moral seems to be that whatever practice you are engaged in getting your breathing right first and it will help and support everything else. It really is the place to start.
I can't thank you enough. (And yes, I am now going through the manual. Recommended Product
Later in the week.
It is early days for me in studying optimal breathing but here is a significant fact. After practicing Exercise #1 I can hit 650 on my peak flow instrument every time (I've just tried it four times in a row without so much as a wheeze). Now that's what I call progress.
I bought the "Better Breathing Exercise #1" CD and have been listening to it for about a week and a half now. First of all, it is a very soothing, calming sound and is neither too overwhelming nor too vague. The background music is not complicated at all and doesn't force you to listen to it (as opposed to listening to a classical music CD, where the music can be so complex that you can't listen to your inner world -- you're too busy listening to the music!). The bells sound soft and clean, yet not bothersome or annoying. On the contrary, when I breathe with the bowls and bells and your voice, I find myself slipping into a tranquil, relaxed state within one or two minutes. I just concentrate on the bowls and am not only relaxed, I am truly meditating, because I am AWARE of my breathing. This is a very unique and absolutely thrilling thing about this CD. Most meditation CDs are great and relaxing, but they all put me to sleep within 15 minutes, no more. The "Better Breathing Exercise #1" CD keeps me aware of my breathing, which is essential to truly meditating and not simply relaxing or falling asleep (although, like I'd already mentioned, it does relax me quite deeply)
I’ve 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. I’ve gotten your program and have been going through it recently and it is the best I’ve ever seen. I was feeling exhausted this morning and no amount of rest helped. I did some of your breathing exercises and felt energized.
I’ve been a chronic poor breather my whole life. 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.
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
My wife and I have both found even the three basic exercises at the beginning of the video make a big difference. I felt more clear-headed and relaxed, I had more energy and could breathe easier. We're looking forward to continuing to work with the exercises. I tried a lot of different things EFT, TAT, Healing Codes. I have had the aha moment more than once with these techniques. When I tried the first 3 exercises, it was an aha moment. I have a heart mummer caused by a missing flap in the aortic valve. I believe your breathing program along with exercise, proper nutrition, vitamins & energy work will greatly help the murmur. I have a heart Doctor appointment in 6 months. I will work on your breathing program & I bet it is the missing part of my recovery. Thank you again
I've had your DVD1 and 2 and Optimal Diaphragm Strengthener and a Voldyne for about 4 months. For about 20 years I have been very aware of my breathing and have read so many books and got a few things from each but no one can see the overall picture as you can. I've always gone for safety and flow and smoothness and quick recovery rather than radical techniques. I've met a few yoga teachers who were attracted to more radical practices and each time you see them they look more and more high strung and nervous. One of the first books I read had a warning that some practices are using the lungs as a jackhammer and if you don't know what you are doing, you can damage the tool and the user. ********** I am doing quite well, but I have the feeling I can do way better. I can count to 180, exhale for about 65 sec, inhale about 3400 on the voldyne (at 53 yrs & 5'8") and have a good pause after in/exhale and do 6-7 secs on the diaphragm strengthener. One thing I don't do too well holds a steady tone while moving my stomach in and out. I have only improved in subtle ways but I get excited about any improvement. I'm working on recovering after exertion and becoming more consistent. One former world champ said that surfing is karmic and if he had a shitty surf it meant there was shit in his life that needed attending to. I think that your breathing shows this up even more. ********* Can you tell me what computer equipment I need to do an online consultation with you? Skype is what you want for that. Videocam and Skype. I'll just write down all my questions the next 6 months or so and keep working on the basics till then. THANKS, finding your work has cut many years and dead ends off my own search. *********** Chris Shute Australia
I wanted to feedback to you how helpful I have the found the DS (and strapping technique,) that I ordered from you over a year ago. I have been doing the DS exercise virtually daily for just over a year now and have gradually built up to ten seconds on each inhalation and ten on the exhalations too. It has really helped me become more relaxed, breathe deeper, easier and more from my diaphragm, just as you said it would. Many thanks for this great product!" Dom Hooper
I just want to give you a "good report"!!!
Around 10 years ago, a Pulmonary Function Test concluded that I "probably" had mild Emphysema. Around 6-8 years ago, with some shortness of breath, I asked my doctor to order another test. This time, I was diagnosed with Asthma and the MD gave me an Advair inhaler, which came with instructions to immediately rinse my mouth after using it. My question was, "What about my lungs? If it will harm my mouth, why do I want it in my lungs?"
I threw it away and learned about your breathing exercises. I ordered the full set because I was also diagnosed with Central Apnea and the doctor wanted me to wear one of those terrible face masks when I slept. That is another goofy story. The important thing is that last week I finally went to an Asthma specialist because a bout with sinusitis and bronchitis left me with a worrisome cough.
The good news: My breathing is so powerful and good and my lungs so absolutely clear that the technician questioned whether I had Asthma at all!!!!!!!!! I told her about your breathing exercises and how my good sleep and daily activities without shortness of breath began 6 months or so after I began the breathing routine!!!! I am 76 years old, a singer, and living an active, enjoyable, and productive life.
THANK YOU! The DVD and CD were worth every dollar I paid for them.
"I do think your breathing techniques are better than all the other breathing methods I've run across. Thanks for sharing all that you've learned!"
Regards, Mike Pelletier, Colorado
One fine day last October it finally dawned on me, I do not know really HOW to breathe! With all of the Yoga, meditation, bodywork, no one has been able to really teach me "HOW TO BREATHE". So I got on the WWW and said help!!! Punched in "breathing" and Wa La came to "breathing.com" and Michael. Got Michael's Disks in his Breathing Kit.
Breathing Exercise Tape #1 was such a shock for me, what I mean has I had no idea there was a reflex action at the bottom of the exhale breath that actually "breathed your body". The shallow breathing that I was in the habit of doing had never allowed the development of that reflex action. So naturally, I'm waking up at night breath holding, panic-stricken and clueless why this is happening. My body has been oxygen starved and getting worse as I get older. EVEN THOUGH ALL OF THE CHILDHOOD ISSUES ARE WORKED OUT, GONE, DONE WITH, the old breathing habits had remained, I was not aware of something better.
Breathing Exercise #2 was even more fantastic! The exercise uses what you have learned in tape #1 and gives you the tremendous tools and power over the physical disablement of being oxygen starved and emotionally stressed.
Very soon after starting the tapes, I visited Michael for 6 days in North Carolina to get private instruction. I can only tell you all that it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. 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.
Again Michael, thank you a million times over for actually dedicating your life to helping people understand the importance of the breath and actually in detail showing how to really practice it.
Of all the essential nutrients needed by the human, oxygen is the one we must have on a moment to moment basis; we can’t live without it even for a few minutes. yet, this is the one nutrient most people don’t associate with deficiency problems. Nothing could be further from the truth... One problem is that oxygen concentrations in and around major cities have been measured as much as 30% below normal. That means that each breath brings in less oxygen. As if this weren’t bad enough, most people have developed poor breathing habits, thus further restricting oxygen intake. The resulting oxygen deficiency is having a negative effect on our health and our overall performance. Oxygen deprivation can be associated with all kinds of chronic diseases, including cancer. 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
I am a 69-year-old MD Ear Nose Throat specialist who developed adult-onset asthma and "non-reversible airway disease". I could not get any real help except inhalers. I came across breathing.com from Stephen Sinatra's Newsletter. I ordered the kit and have had a tremendous improvement. I do not get winded doing simple tasks. My wife and I do Tai Chi at 5 AM every day. I also agree with Mike regarding the raw food diet and drinking a lot of water. I believe that chronic dehydration is another key to aging and in my case lung disease. I plan to take the breathing school this year and become involved in helping people help themselves. That proper breathing is the first step in wellness seems so logical but is most frequently overlooked. Keep up the good work Mike Randall Langston MD More about the Optimal Breathing School.