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
Developing healthy, holistic
mind-body-spirit natural breathing without drugs or surgery.
Integral aspects of state of the
art functional natural medicine
Optimal Breathing Development Work™
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 73 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.
simple, measurable factors that comprise our
- 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
Studies have shown that
there is a high
pressure and poor breathing.
Most emotional issues,
including breathing related anxiety and
result from the
nervous system being out of balance. Breathing drives
- Optimal Breathing helps
to promote weight loss.
Oxygen burns fat and calories.
- Breathing well is the
sleeping well and waking up
- Breathing provides 99%
energy. Without energy,
- Yoga breathing may or may not aid
- Breath is life.
Virtually every health condition and human activity is
improved with better breathing.
fundamentals helps you stay on course. Here is an example of
being way off course -
prove that oxygen, wellness, and life-span are totally
dependent on proper 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.
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recent client age 63 , 6'1' 119 pounds with a severely
worsening bronciectasis and a 25 year history compounded by
bad breathing most of his life came to my office bent over
and out of breath after walking the 50 feet to my door. He
left 11 days later 2 pounds heavier and walked the streets
of NYC for 90 minutes. I approached it as a dietary,
nutritional supplements, sleep, postural and immune system
issue as well as restoring his breathing mechanics including
spinal flexibility and training him in what to do at home.
|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.
|Learning to breathe under the guidance of Mike White
has not only saved my life but profoundly altered its quality- Marie D.,
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
breathing (50 years of bad habits), off meds, and have not awaked at night even
once since starting the program 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
quality. - Raymond Francis, Director, Beyond Health Corporation
|While working with Mike in 2000 I was
introduced to the 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
|"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
with Mike for only 5 hours." - Jerry Harmon, Appalachian
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. -
Natural Vision Trainer
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He’ll share some terrific information and techniques to help yourself breathe
better, Improve your diet and gain a new outlook on life! - Jan J.,
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
Removing the blocks to self
realization and peak performance: breathing as a metaphor
"I spent four days in private sessions with Michael White. My breathing
was fast (23 to 28 breaths per minute) and I was having a very hard time
catching my breath without using muscles in my core and shoulders to
consciously draw in the inhale. My girlfriend tended to feel anxious
around me and wanted to break up. Decades of breathwork and other
somatic processes helped improve my confidence and joy in my life, but
the mechanics of my breathing had not improved. I went to North Carolina
with the following goals:
1. Improve breathing mechanism to catch my breath
and breath naturally and automatically.
2. Relieve "body armoring" from emotional traumas.
3. Have a deeper inner peacefulness.
4. Improve my relationship with my girlfriend.
5. Hike and run without inflammation in the lungs (chest) area.
6. Learn to sing in a way that sounds good and is enjoyable.
Mike made me feel very welcome and comfortable. We got right into some
baseline testing followed by a
wide variety of exercises and bodywork techniques. After four days, my
normal breath rate was down to 10 to 14 breaths per minute (from 23-28).
could take a full, satisfying breath most of the time. My inhale started
to occur automatically, without
using my core and shoulder muscles.
More important to me, is that my girlfriend is excited about the new me!
I backed off on my running a bit with the intention of adding it back
gradually being careful to avoid lung inflammation.
I bought a karaoke machine and have
been using it and enjoying it. I had considered
myself "tone deaf" and only sang (traumatized
myself) once in public as a child 40
I have to admit that it took me several days after returning home to
gradually add some of the Optimal Breathing exercises back into my
routine. I realize that it will be a process to fully transform my life
and breathing and heal my lungs. But thanks to Mike White, all of my six
goals have started to come to
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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
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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
“Until one is committed, there is
hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always
ineffectiveness... the moment one definitely commits
oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things
occur to help one that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the