I found the Buteyko Method after discovering that I needed to learn to breathe better (whatever that meant) due to having a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a nerve impingement issue in the neck, under the collarbone and pectoral minor. It can be a disabling condition but, luckily that was not my case. In my research for the impingement, I read that The Buteyko Method could tame asthma, so that piqued my interest.
Years ago, I had severe asthma but it did subside. During the past winter though, I was starting to wheeze again. I suppose due to my past experience I was tolerating symptoms more than I realized. I now had two health reasons to continue on. Then I became curious about what Dr. Buteyko had learned on his spiritual journey through the method he discovered. So I signed up for the Level 1 Breathing Normalization Course. How very fortunate!