Welcome to True Breathing, serving the triangle of NC area
Michael offers coaching and resources to help bring about physical homeostasis, mental clarity and awareness, and spiritual development through the power of Breath and Meditation.
Individual appointments are offered in the comfort of your own home in the Cary, Raleigh and surrounding area, virtually on Zoom, or in the Cary Studio.
Small group workshops are also available for your own yoga studio, fitness groups or gyms, mental health leaders, etc. for instructors and/or your clients.
"Of the essentials of preserving life, nourishing the breath has no peer."
- Zen Master Hakuin
“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.”
- James Nestor, author of New York Times Bestseller, "Breathe"
Michael first began studying and practicing the Buteyko method in 2018, when he discovered the method as part of his practice of Taoism. He noticed that the Buteyko method was a modern scientific approach to the ancient healing art of reduced breathing.
Michael later became certified as an Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Coach, through the Patrick Mckeown coaching program in 2022. The Oxygen Advantage is a series of unique breathing exercises for optimum physical and mental health, and sports performance.
Learn how to:
breathe with more ease
boost oxygen delivery
open your airways
strengthen your core
get deep, restful sleep
calm your mind
and feel happier, healthier and stronger.
Buteyko (pronounced Bu-tay-ko) is a breathing technique that promotes nose-breathing and reducing the amount of air taken in while inhaling.
For example, many people with breathing problems tend to respond to everyday situations such as walking uphill or talking on the telephone by automatically breathing more than is necessary. This is called over-breathing or hyper-ventilating.
The Buteyko exercises provide you with the skills to be able to breathe correctly in these situations, and this prevents the development of a vicious cycle of over-breathing which can result in breathlessness, wheezing or coughing.
The technique originates from Russia and was named after the Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko, who first developed the techniques during the 1950s.
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Short and sweet booklet explaining Buteyko Breathing Method, science of breath, and breathing exercises to get you started.
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True Breathing is a Taoist term for a kind of subtle breathing. It was known in ancient China to still the mind and heal the body.
Modern science has revealed some of the mechanisms for how quieting our breathing can calm the mind and heal the body through improved circulation and increased oxygenation of our body at the cellular level.
I enjoy teaching this ancient healing practice, and explaining how it works in modern, scientific language.
True Breathing is very helpful for quieting the noisy minds of people experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. Many people with chronic health conditions find relief with True Breathing.
And in its original application, True Breathing can be very helpful for entering advanced meditative states much more easily and quickly than is possible with mainstream meditative techniques.
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