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Optimal Breathing Development Work integrates ancient teachings and modern science and technology and is compatible with all forms of religious, spiritual and stream of consciousness expressions. Breathing mechanics are essentially the same for almost everyone but many of us lose good breathing or never had it. That distorts our reality and nervous system function.
We teach rock solid breathing fundamentals for a variety of goals and purposes .

Michael Grant White. Executive Director
The Optimal Breathing Association

Staying healthy is a mandatory  aspect of meaningful wealth. Health has many aspects but there simply is no alternative to optimal breathing. For some, breathing development is of the utmost importance, right now. For others better breathing is an indispensable aid to superior health, peak performance, and life extension.

Consider this:

  • 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 oxygen.
  • Studies have shown that there is a high correlation between high blood pressure and poor breathing.
  • Most emotional issues, including anxiety and depression, result from the nervous system being out of balance.  Breathing drives the nervous system.
  • Optimal Breathing helps to promote weight loss.  Oxygen burns fat and calories.
  • Breathing well is the key to sleeping well and waking up feeling rested.
  • Breathing provides 99% of your energy.  Without energy, nothing works.
  • Breath is life. Virtually every health condition and human activity is improved with Optimal Breathing.

Clinical studies prove that oxygen, wellness, and life-span are totally dependent on proper breathing. Lung volume is a primary marker for how long you will live. Lung tests are critical to staying healthy.

Breathing supplies over 99% of your entire oxygen and energy supply. Poor breathing causes or worsens chronic maladies such as asthma, allergies, anxiety, fatigue, depression, headaches, heart conditions, high blood pressure, sleep loss, obesity, harmful stress, poor mental clarity plus hundreds of other lesser known but equally harmful conditions. ALL diseases are caused or worsened by poor 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. 

Optimal breathing gets you more vitality and better quality of life. We also address food, exercise, internal cleansing, attitude, and environment but breathing is for many the most important part of getting and staying healthy. Begin with breathing. Better breathing is possible for anyone. Develop your breathing now.

Breathing fundamentals are critical.
Just because one particular breathing exercise or development technique feels good does not mean it is the best choice. Many feel good at the outset of a certain exercise but that is largely because so many breathe so poorly that any progress feels significant, and it may well be. But each technique or exercise must be based in solid breathing fundamentals otherwise they can work against each other and cause future breathing development problems. 
Like a rocket ship even slightly off course, as the days and weeks pass, you will travel further and further away from your goal of a long, healthy, vibrant life.  Knowing the fundamentals helps you stay on course. Here is an example of being way off course - Superman SyndromeHere is another.

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Popular Programs
. Fundamentals of Breathing Development Video. The Breathing Kit  

Training, techniques, exercises, and ergonomics.
2. Secrets of Optimal Breathing Manual
3. Advanced Breathing Kit  Full scale, long term study combining our primary Breathing Development video, 4 audios, Secrets of Optimal Breathing Manual including over 175 holistic programs, PLUS 6 FREE gifts.
4. Optimal Breathing School -
Certification as an Optimal Breathing Development Specialist.

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Most address a specific condition or goal, while #814 helps promote overall health and wellness. All programs in this box include the 814 Optimal Breathing Kit.


Breathing Development Fundamentals For General Health and Well Being
#814. Optimal Breathing Kit (included in all programs)

Health Problems:
The program options are different depending on the health challenge. ALL programs include the #814 Breathing Kit

#713.  Asthma

 #715. Bronchitis
 #813. Chest Pains

 #721. COPD
 #721. Emphysema
 #200. Hyperventilation or Overbreathing, Blood Pressure Lowering, Stress Management, Meditation, Headaches, Migraine, Relaxation-Calming
 #816. Shortness of Breath,
          Shallow or Unsteady Breathing

 Emotional Issues:
 #200. Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Anger, Phobias, Addiction
 #177. Depression
 #200. Emotional Balance

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Performance and Life Skills:
 #177. Energy
 #891. Memory, Mental Focus, Concentration,
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 #999. Singing, Speaking and Personal Power
 #208. Sports Performance

 General Health:
 #813. Heartbeat Irregularity
 #179P Sleeping and Snoring
 #700. Smoking Cessation
 #310. Weight Loss

 #250. Comprehensive Breathing Kit

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New. One of the top five sources of human energy and vitality (not oxygen or food) that has been almost totally overlooked by science, until now. It really works. I predict this will soon be a household word.

I regard it is as the greatest health breakthrough in all my years in medical practice. It restores the bodys natural electrical state, calms the nervous system, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation. No pill on Earth can do what this does!
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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 the better.  

We have helped thousands of people from around the world in with good results. All have benefited greatly from our programs, products and free web site services. When you expand your breathing, you'll expand your life! 

What others are saying:

Learning to breathe under the guidance of Mike White has not only saved my life but profoundly altered its quality.  - M.D., California

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 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.  - 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 even voice quality.  - Raymond Francis, Director, Beyond Health Corporation

While working with Mike in 2000 I was introduced to a 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 Leiter, Philadelphia

"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 working with Mike for only 5 hours."  - Jerry Harmon, Appalachian Singer Songwriter

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.  - Esther Joy, Natural Vision Trainer

Schedule an hour or two with Mike White!  Hell share some terrific information and techniques to help yourself breathe better, Improve your diet and gain a new outlook on life!  - Jan J., health professional

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

Hi Mike,

Ive 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.  Ive gotten your program and have been going through it recently and it is the best Ive ever seen.  I was feeling exhausted this morning and no amount of rest helped.  I did some of your breathing exercises and felt energized. 

Ive been a chronic poor breather my whole life.  One item that contributed was allergies, I was always so stuffed up that I couldnt breathe.  Doing liver and gallbladder cleanses cleared this up remarkably and I am now able to breathe normally.

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. 

Id like to learn more about Optimal Breathing.  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, Dave
What inspired you to recommend this site?
From Mano: The information is very informative that strikes a caution regarding bad breathing. It reminds one of the basic rule, "prevention is better than cure".

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.

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The breathing improvement techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
to your overall physical and psychological health. If you have any serious medical or psychological problem, however, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your health professional before undertaking these practices.