By Sasha Yakovleva, Special for USDR
It is barely autumn but cold and flu season isn’t far off now that children are back in school and temperatures are getting cooler. What can you do to avoid illness in your family short of keeping away from sick people—which is not always possible, particularly at work—or getting a flu shot? Sasha Yakovleva, author of “Breathe to Heal,” a new book that came out in September, says the number one thing you can do is breathe less.
Yakovleva who wrote “Breathe to Heal,” with two physicians, using Russian Healing arts and research partially conducted during the Cold War, says people who breathe deeply come down with bad cases of the flu because they have weaker immune systems. However, she adds, even they could recover within a few short days if they learned how to do breathing exercises championed by her coauthor, K.P. Buteyko.
Invite this informative guest to offer more tips on avoiding cold-weather illnesses. She will discuss:
- How breathing through your nose sterilizes the air that enters your body, shielding you from disease.
- Why mouth breathing creates a microbe highway.
- Why vaccinating people with a weak immune system, such as asthmatics, may do more harm than good.
- The role drinking hot and sour beverages can play in symptom relief.
- Origins of the research she works including its original purpose of aiding the Russian space program.
CREDENTIALS: Sasha Yakovleva is an advanced breathing normalization specialist and co-founder of Breathing Center, a company that exclusively represents the work of K.P. Buteyko and his clinic in Moscow. Her work has been featured in The New York Timesand other publications, as well as on TV and radio programs. For the last nine years, she has been teaching Breathing Normalization internationally helping people to overcome various health problems by reducing air consumption. She was trained in Moscow and has lived in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Yakovleva has a master’s degree in journalism and is an expert in Russian healing arts.
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