Like chocolate must be tasted to know what it is like, breathing must be felt, moment to moment.
I do what I do because changing the breathing is the most relevant thing I have seen in 40 years studying heath and well being that change people’s lives in almost everything they do 24/7/365. We have used over 85,000 Optimal Breathing test takers scores to determine that there are many health issues that is related you breathing or could be improve or prevented through some breathing techniques and skills which has be created over the cause of 40 years helping people stay healthy through better breathing.
Optimal Breathing Development Work integrates ancient teachings and modern science and technology and is compatible with all forms of religious or spiritual expression. Watch the founder of Optimal Breathing giving a short comment on chronic issues that is related to breathing.
Make a hard copy. Check off ones you want less of: Refer to the themes 1A through 6B following each issue. Choose the THEME most checked off.
__Altitude = hard to breathe 3A.
__Attention problems 5B.
__Back pain: low_mid_upper_ 1.
__Belch a lot 4A.
__Bowel or rectum disorder 4A.
__Bloated feelings in gut 4A.
__Blood sugar swings 5.
__Breath heaving 3A.
__Breathing feels stuck 3A.
events, instead of one smooth coordin- ated continuous flow 3A.
__Breathing Problems: COPD
__Breathing is shallow 3A.
__Can’t catch breath or deep
breathing curtailed 3A.
__Can’t feel breath in nostrils 1B.
__Can’t meditate 1B.
__Can’t relax 2B.
__Can’t sleep on back 2B.
__Can’t walk and easily talk at the
same time 3A.
__Chest is large and stiff 6A.
__Chest pain 3A.
__Chest sunken 6A.
__Chest tightness after surgery 3A
__Chronic cough 4A.
__Chronic pain 1A.
__Cold hands-feet-sweaty palms 1A.
__Cold temp bothers breathing 4A.
__Confrontations= voice pitch rise 1A.
|__Confused feelings or sense of
losing normal contact with
__Constipation, cramps in abdomen or below sternum, or side stitches 4A
__Constant fatigue 2A.
__Digestion poor 4A.
__Diaphragmatic impairment 3A.
__Dizzy spells 4A.
__Do you often PRESS your tongue
to the roof of your mouth? 1A.
__Dry mouth 4A.
__ Energy low 2A.
__Exercise induced asthma 3A.
__Fall asleep watching TV or at
theater when you would rather
watch the program 2A.
__Fear is excessive 1A.
__Feel a hitch, bump, or lump right
below your breastbone when you try to take a deep breath 3A.
__Feelings of suffocation 3A.
__Finish other’s sentences for them 1A.
__Furrows brow often 1A.
__Gasping a lot 3A.
__Get tired from reading out loud 5A.
__Get drowsy from driving a vehicle 2A.
__Gerd-acid stomach 4A.
__Grind or clench teeth 1A.
__Heart condition or attack 4A.
__Heavy breathing 3A.
__High blood pressure 4A.
__History of being choked 1A.
__History of abuse or trauma 1A.
__Hold breath a lot 3A.
__Hormonal fluctuations 4A.
__Hot flashes 4A.
__Hyperventilation, overbreathing 1A.
__Irregular heartbeats 4A.
__Irregularly formed rib cage (Can
you see it in a mirror?) 3A.
__Jaw tension 5A.
__Jet lag 1A.
__Look in a mirror and breathe as deeply as you can. Do your neck muscles bulge out? Do your shoulders, collarbones rise? 1A.
__Lump in throat 5A.
|__Mitral Valve Prolapse 4W.
__Mouth breather 5A.
__Nervous quiver in voice 5A.
__Often find yourself not breathing 1A
__Often shift weight from side to
side while standing 5A
__Orgasms: Time to achieve:
Easy (5 minutes); Hard (longer) 2A
__Panic attacks 1A.
__People have difficulty hearing You and they are not partly deaf. 5B.
__Phlegm often 4W.
__Poor boundaries 1A.
__Poor posture 6A.
__Public speaking fears 5A.
__Pulsing or stabbing feeling
around ribs 3A.
__Reduced pain tolerance 1A.
__Repetitive strain injury 1A.
__Ribs flair INWARD at bottom
during inhale 3A.
__Sallow complexion 4A.
__Scoliosis or abdominal curvature
of spine 3A.
__Self-esteem poor 5A.
__Shortness of breath 3A.
__Shortened stride 2A.
__Shoulders rounded downward 3A.
__Sigh or yawn often 2B.
__Singing poorly 5A.
__Sleep problems 2B.
__Soreness or pain in throat with
“prolonged” vocal use 6A.
__Sore deep pain that feels like a
band across your chest 3A.
__Sore deep pain that feels like a
band across your chest 3A.
__Speech problems 5A
__Stiff neck, fingers or arms 1A.
__Stomach tense and unable to
relax it 3A.
__Sunken chest 3A.
__Superman Syndrome 1A
__Sustaining low tone difficulty 5A.
__Swallowing difficulty 4W.
__Swim—Can’t as well as you used to,
or tried and get short breath 3A.
__Talking on the phone makes
you short of breath 5A.
__Tension around the eyes 1A.
__Tense overall feeling 1A.
__Thoughts run amuck 1A.
__Ticklish in your ribs or armpits 3A
__Tight feelings around mouth 5A.
__Tingling fingers 1A.
__Tightness, soreness or pressure
in chest or below breastbone 3A.
__Type “A” personality 1A.
__Unable to breathe deeply 3A
__Upper note singing problems 5A.
__Upset stomach or irritable
bowel syndrome 4A.
__Vision blurred, cataracts,
eyesight better in AM than PM 1A.
__Voice is: VCD (vocal cord
dysfunction) — clear, labored,
held back, strained, natural, thin,
strong, weak, dynamic, heavy,
smooth, clears throat often
whispery, stutters, quiver
squeaky, restricted, choppy,
choppy, laryngitis, hoarse,
disconnected, raspy, broken,
breathy, erratic, monotone,
tentative, nasal, throaty, slurred
speech, mumbles, nervous,
spasmodic dysphonia 5A.
__Wake from sleep suddenly not
__Use a mechanical breathing
device while sleeping 2B.
__Washboard abs 3A.
__Wake up tired a lot 2B.
__Worsened breathing following laughter 3A.
Breathing is mainly-
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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 Optimal Breathing Kit. and have had a tremendous improvement. I do not get winded doing simple tasks.That proper breathing is the first step in wellness seems so logical but is most frequently overlooked. Keep up the good work MikeRandall LangstonMD, ENT
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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.BettyVonn Snapp, Stephens City, VA
I somehow knew that stress and breathing were related. Being in the medical field, there is a lot of stress and exam taking that you have to go through. I noticed that I had become a shallow breather a good part of the time probably as a compensation for stress.
I found out about Mike White from another doctor friend of mine. I got product number 176 and started doing the exercises and realized how out of shape I was and how I took breathing for granted.
After some experience on my own and some excellent conversations with Mike’s staff, I decided to fly down and for a 3 day stay to have Mike work on me and fine tune what I realized was very important work.
I made the right decision.
Mike helped me to understand and make use of other techniques on program #176 so that I could go home and help to strengthen my lungs over time specifically the techniques used to strengthen the diaphragm, lungs and the Diaphragm Strengthener itself.
Lastly, Mike has state of the art computerized programs that deal with the rate and rhythm of breathing which documents breathing against the norm in real time.
I am very grateful that Mr. White has made breathing his specialty for over 3 decades. He has helped me to breathe better and more fully.
Sincerely,Robert Sklovsky Pharm. D., N.D. Milwaukie, Oregon
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 “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 is 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.Phyllis Ross
Puppeteer and voice of The Count, Lou Zealand, and many other Muppets.
3 weeks after our session around COPD, Jerry went into a Muppet recording session and did 10 perfect songs in 3 hours.Jerry Nelson, Muppeteer
Tom McCarthy. CEO of Tom McCarthy LLC. Former president of Tony Robbins’ company. Came for some fine tuning. Amazing man.Tom McCarthy. CEO of Tom McCarthy LLC
Linda Web Kakaba, singer songwriter doubled her low tone sustain and recovered her highest highs.Linda Web Kakaba
Michael Lee. First Asian member of the National Speakers Assn. Had trouble maintaining a strong voice while delivering his workshopsMichael Lee
I am a changed person
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, its just wonderful. Thanks again,Wanda Chafin
A Symphony Flautist
Breath is life, but for the flautist breath is also art. Working with Mike freed tensions that had built up through years of playing so I was able to recover my full capacity, control and ease of expression. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to maximize his or her breathing capability.Leslie Newman, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Spasmodic Dysphonia 3 day intensive (KM)
The voice was not intelligible so we did not record it at first. After 2.5 hours she shares her encouragement at the improvement.
Along the way.
Day 3 at 10th hour of 11 hour intensive She was in tears, her husband and church members were amazed. After 2 long years of suffering.
I have struggled most of my life with breathing and neurological problems. This winter my breathing became very problematic, so I decided to meet with you. Your multi focus approach was very helpful. It allowed me to experience in a kinesthetic way how my lungs, circulation, pain and energy could respond very differently. It restored my hope that change is possible.
When I left your office, I could move, breathe, and relax without such a hard effort. The flow was very enlivening. It will take me a while to sort out all the information I received, but for now I have an experience of optimal breathing work guiding me on a new path.
Thank you for all of your time, effort, and teaching.Merlina P. MFCC
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 ! Sincerely,Doru
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!
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 breath correctly and live their life.
You have touched so many people in ways you dont know about. Please keep up your great work and may Yehovah bless you and keep you ! Thank you again.G Ryan
Just wanted to let you know that I’ve started on the breathing program. I’ve had it 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.Michael D. Yates, Calhoun, Ga. 30701
It has been one month since my post.
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 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 breath 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.
Twenty years ago while living in LA at sea level a lung specialist told me ” you have the worst scarred lungs I have seen in my 17 years of practice . I since retired and moved up here to Jackson WY elevation 6,200 feet I experienced shortness of breath and your oxImeter reading of between 88 and 92 most of the time. Your exercises have raised that to about 92 to 94 most of the time and while doing the exercises i can bring the oxie meter easily to 98 …and no more shortness of breathPeter. 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.J. Richard Coe, CFP, CLU
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.Ann Hurt
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
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
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.Bonnie Weston ND, Strongsville, Ohio
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,Sandi S
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 againJade Bergum
I wanted to feed back 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 do what I do because changing the breathing is the most relevant thing I have seen in 40 years studying heath and well being that change people’s lives in almost everything they do 24/7. Breath is life.
My work is dedicated to: those wanting to live life the fullest and more on their own terms; those with chronic health challenges; those who have been excessively medicated; those accused of faking illness but just knew something was wrong with their breathing; to all health professionals who want to ensure we all get, and stay healthy. To all medical doctors and holistic health professionals frustrated with the excesses of the prescription drug industry and their misguided colleagues that support those excesses. To anyone wanting to breathe better, and live a longer, fuller, healthier life. We don’t compete with Eastern or conventional Western medicine, we complement it.
In 1978 I had spent years trying to regain a singing voice I knew I had as a child. It was not about my voice changing, it was about having been physically abused as a child to the point that I could not even scream, let alone sing.
This emotional and physical abuse while growing to full sized adulthood caused restrictions and distortions to my breathing mechanics and implanted body/cellular memories of pain, and anxiety. I believe it is similar to what many others have experienced. A form of PTSD.