At BreatheAbility we are committed to giving people the knowledge and skills to live a healthier life. The best place to start is to know how to breathe correctly.This website provides information and resources to help you do that.
We are also committed to providing training to health professionals to make breathing education (breathing retraining) more widely available.
What is poor breathing costing you?
- Nights disturbed by snoring and sleep apnoea?
- Waking tired, low energy, brain fog?
- Shortness of breath?
- Struggle to exercise?
- Persistent anxiety, panic attacks?
- Medication, medical and hospital expenses?
- Getting breathless, dizzy or panicky when doing breathing exercises – e.g. yoga, Pilates or gym?
Your breathing matters
Breathing is the first thing we do in life and the last. It affects the function of all body systems. Yet many people get it wrong around 20,000 times a day. In fact less than 30% of people have physiologically normal breathing. They rarely know this because checking a person’s baseline (awake) breathing pattern is not part of standard medical diagnosis. Therefore a core cause of many symptoms and illnesses is overlooked and remains untreated.
Change your breathing … Change your life
NOTE: Better Breathing is NOT Deep Breathing!
Physiotherapist ¦ Buteyko Breathing Educator ¦ Researcher ¦ Speaker ¦ Author
Tess Graham is an experienced clinician, internationally recognised expert and one of the world’s most prominent speakers on breathing health.
Through breathing retraining you CAN change the way you breathe
Benefits are often felt immediately
Do you have faulty breathing?
The answer is yes if you:
- breathe through your mouth – day or night
- breathe fast
- breathe with your upper-chest
- have audible breathing – day or night
- snore, gasp, wake with a dry mouth
- have chronic nasal/sinus congestion or irritable cough
- get puffed easily
- sigh or yawn a lot
- have panic attacks.
Research shows a faulty breathing pattern is characteristic in people with:
Asthma | Snoring | Sleep Apnea / Apnoea | Nasal Problems | COPD | Chronic Cough | Anxiety and Panic Attacks | Breathlessness
People with asthma for example, breathe on average 14 litres of air per minute when they are well. The ‘physiologic norm’ is 4-6 litres per minute. READ MORE ABOUT ASTHMA
“People simply don’t understand that the way they breathe throughout the day, between attacks, can be what sets them up for chronic anxiety, a heightened stress response or panic attack.” Dr Antoinette Harmer, Clinical Psychologist, Canberra
Breathing retraining is a 100% science-based health practice that helps you get back to breathing as nature intended: silently, slowly, smoothly, with the diaphragm, and in and out the nose – all day, all night, even when running a marathon. This ensures maximum oxygenation. Breathing retraining
- can be learnt without the use of any breathing-exercise devices
- doesn’t involve large ‘deep’ breaths, or audible, full or forced exhales
- is different to breathing exercises taught in hospital, Pilates, yoga, martial arts, fitness classes.
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BreatheAway Online Course Affordable, accessible online breathing course for busy people
Books and Audio Self-taught breathing retraining
Seminars, keynotes, conferences | Corporate wellness programs
About us – BreatheAbility®
At BreatheAbility International we specialise in breathing education and breathing retraining – for individuals, groups, audiences, workplaces, sporting teams and health professionals. Our mission is to help people to breathe better, thereby relieving symptoms of asthma, anxiety, snoring and sleep apnoea, and improving their exercise capacity and sleep, and reducing their reliance on medications, surgery and appliances.
BreatheAbility was founded by Tess Graham. Tess has spent over two decades studying how people breathe, uncovering the essential principles of good breathing and applying them in the simplest way to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Her unique style of breathing training is easy, comfortable, doable for busy people and requires no equipment. Tess has a Diploma in Buteyko Breathing Method and has delivered breathing retraining to over 6500 people, including achieving within a clinical trial, the outcome of 96% reduction in the need for bronchodilators in chronic asthmatics.