Unveiling the power of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Breathing and Buteyko Breathing-"A comparative analysis"

Published: 23 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/wtwf9gtsv6.1
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There has been a growing interest in using specific breathing techniques to enhance people's general wellness and health in recent years. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Buteyko Breathing are two of these methods that have attracted a lot of interest due to their potential benefits. DNS is based on the concepts of neuromuscular re-education and focuses on improving postural control, core muscle function, and diaphragm facilitation. These methods have shown promise in clinical settings, but it is yet unclear how they will affect well-being seekers who are actively seeking wellness and health optimization. The purpose of this study is to bridge the current gap in knowledge and offer a thorough insight into the potential cardiorespiratory benefits linked to Buteyko and DNS breathing techniques. In this 4-week pilot study, a total of 40 participants will be assigned randomly to two groups: Group A received Buteyko breathing and Group B practiced DNS breathing. The participants will be selected through a random sampling method, ensuring they met specific criteria, such as age, BMI, and the absence of ongoing medication, respiratory, or cardiovascular conditions. The primary objective is to evaluate how these breathing techniques influenced cardiovascular endurance, utilizing parameters like VO2 max and target heart rate, with assessments conducted before the study, and post 4-week intervention. Each group followed distinct breathing protocols during the 4-week training period, and a final assessment allowed for comparisons within and between the groups. There were substantial differences in post-assessment VO2 max between BBT and DNS participants. The mean VO2 max of BBT was found to be greater (16.05 ml/kg/min) than that of DNS (12.30 ml/kg/min), with p-values of 0.000 and 0.028, in that order. A closer clustering around the mean was shown by BBT's standard deviation (2.80), which was smaller than DNS's (2.04). Both BBT and DNS showed improvement in VO2 max. Although, BBT is more efficient as compared to DNS.



Endurance Training, Cardiorespiratory