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This Online School Represents
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of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

Asthma Testimonials

Miracle of Buteyko Breathing Measurably Improves My Life *

Freddy helped by Breathing Normalization

I first learned about Sasha’s work as a Certified Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist from some friends of mine who are from Amsterdam, Holland. It came up in a conversation about how their daughter had been able to stop using an inhaler (a common recommendation for treating asthma) by focusing on the kind of therapy that Sasha offers.

My experience in learning about Breathing Normalization has been life changing in many ways. It began by being conscious about my breath and how it impacts every area of my life. I have had some challenges such as sleep apnea and carrying excessive body weight. As Sasha pointed out that over-eaters are over-breathers, it has awakened me to be effortlessly conscious of my breath throughout the day and even as I doze off to sleep at night. I have learned how excessive breathing through my open mouth is, and has been, harmful to my wellbeing.

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I Admire The Strength Of Ludmila And Dr. Buteyko *

Monica helped by Breathing Normalization

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!

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Breathlessness Is Gone *

Breathlessness was stopped naturallyI have always been very health conscious, exercising regularly and eating carefully and was deeply frustrated when I developed asthma during a virus two years ago. I couldn’t walk up even small hills and to the top of our house without gasping for breath; small everyday stresses left me breathless. I eventually saw a specialist who told me my peak flow was very low and he put me on a steroid inhaler.

It helped at first, but quickly I noticed that I experienced awful rushes of heat and my eyes went red with strange perceptual difficulties. Throughout all this, I felt my body was running too fast, but no one could help me with this feeling. I decide to come off the inhaler and find some natural alternative.

It was then that I found the Breathing Center website and was struck by the complete sense of the Breathing Normalization method. I was hyperventilating… that’s why I felt my body was running too fast.

In December I took Level One Full Training with Sasha. She is a sensitive, deeply caring and very wonderful teacher and I would not have wanted to undertake the process without her incredible guidance.

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Pranayama, Buteyko, Breathing, Asthma *

Breathing, Pranayama, Buteyko, and AsthmaI always had about six inhalers, one near my bed, one in the car, one in my pocketbook, an extra in my closet and one in my gym bag. It’s not that I needed them all the time, but if I felt my breathing was tight, or I was exposed to any trigger, I wanted to be prepared, to ward off a potential asthma attack. And I was tired of it. Getting a cold quickly turned into bronchitis, which meant weeks on steroids and tripling of my rescue inhaler. Many times I wasn’t even sure if I would have an attack, but the whole point was I needed them close by “just in case.”

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Athlete Turns Breathing Difficulties Into Breathing Benefits*

Lawrence and Sasha Yakovleva are in conversation about breathing problems and physical activities.

This is a story of an asthmatic man who was not able to exercise without having coughing fits, mucus and taking several types of medication. Eight years ago, after reading The New York Times article about Breathing Center, he took our Level 1 Full Training and was able to stop taking his medication. Most importantly, since then he has never again suffered from asthma or any breathing difficulties. Now, being in his 60s, he enjoys his active lifestyle, strong health and asthma-free life.

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Breathing Normalization Frees Me From Asthma Control Medication *

JulieKaye

I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard work and dedication of Sasha Yakovleva at The Breathing Center for the help she has given me to improve my breathing. I know longer consider myself an asthmatic.  I was on inhaled steroids and albuterol and now I am free from any asthma control medication. Sasha is intuitive, patient and unbelievably knowledgeable and through her guidance I have learned how to manage and improve my breathing, how to relax and understand what I need to do to keep healthy, physically and emotionally.

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When I Was Born I Was Not Able To Breathe*


Monique DLI am Monique De Leng, and I live in the Netherlands. I’m a Naturopath, and I want to tell you about my journey on the path of Breathing Normalization.

Let me tell you first how it all started. When I was born, I was not able to breathe well and was immediately taken to the hospital. I spent a lot of my childhood in hospitals. I often had bronchitis, strep throat, tonsillitis, adenoiditis, and I had pneumonia several times. Over the years, the ENT surgeon performed three tonsillectomies and two adenoidectomies. As I had been seriously ill several times, the pediatrician told my mother that he thought I would die before the age of seven. Yet, if I was able to reach that age, he predicted that things would get better for me. My mother made sure to follow his advice to keep me warm at all times: she dressed me with woolen clothes, gave me warm milk and hot porridge.

Just before turning seven years old, I got severe double pneumonia and spent several weeks in the hospital. I was lucky to survive. We then moved from a big city with air pollution to a small country village because my parents thought that it would be better for my breathing. Things did improve a little bit, but I still was ill often. I missed a great deal of school; I couldn’t even play outside and missed many other activities healthy children could do.

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Health Better Than Ever After Breathing Normalization Training*

Paul Hixson sm

I am a 70 year old man, and I’m happy to report that due to learning and applying the principles of the Buteyko breathing method as taught to me by the great staff of the Breathing Center, I am currently enjoying excellent health. But that definitely was not always the case.

In fact, I had lived with significant breathing problems pretty much my whole life, up until about 2 years ago. As a child, I had lots of allergy related “summer colds” that seemed to always end in endless coughing bouts and a burning feeling in my chest. I was never able to run as far or fast as other kids my age and when I tried, I would end up gasping for breath. I seemed to catch more colds that most of my classmates and they definitely lasted longer. In hindsight, I now realize that I breathed through my mouth a lot, but I had no idea at the time that that was bad for me.

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Free Of Asthma Symptoms And Free Of Medication After BN Training*

ladan

I am a 44 year old female who suddenly developed asthma symptoms at 42 years of age. Suddenly I had to take deep breath and I felt I was suffocating especially at night. For one year I saw 5 different specialists who each gave me different medications. They included Symbicort, Breo Ellipta, Flixotide, Spriva, Ventolin…

Symbicort worked ok but I didn’t like the idea to be on medication for ever. My MD, who is open minded, told me about the Breathing Normalization method. I did some research and found Sasha.

Within the first session I felt results. Within the three sessions I stopped all my medications! Now it has been 8 months and I am Asthma free. :) It takes some exercise and practice but it’s very easy to do. The program works and I really recommend it to anyone who has breathing issues.

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Buteyko Breathing Method Helps COPD And Emphysema*

Chris Thomas TestimonialI'm a 68 year old male Tai Chi instructor living in the UK.

For the last 10 years I have been suffering with COPD, emphysema, and I have been put on a lot of medication and using oxygen. I always knew that this didn't feel right for me.

One day while browsing the internet I came across The Breathing Center, and after having a consultation with Thomas, I decide to take the level one course early in December. Since doing this course my medication has halved, and I very rarely have to use my oxygen.

I have been so impressed with the professionalism of The Breathing Center, that I have decided to continue on with the level two course. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas and Sasha for all of their continued support.

Chris Thomas

Teacher: Thomas Fredricksen

A Little Miracle For Me - The Buteyko Breathing Method*

Chantal testimonialI have ashma since the age of 3. It began after a cold, my mother told me. I have suffered from this for 57 years now. I have tried many different approaches to try to cure or improve my condition.  I can truly say that nothing has worked till I seriously gave the Buteyko technique a go.

Within a short time perhaps 2 weeks, my sleep was better and my am energy slowly rose. I am now able to get through the full night with no Ventolin inhaler at all. This was impossible all my life since asthma was getting worst in the early am as it is for many asthmatics. It is such a good feeling to wake up and feel like the rescue is not needed. A little miracle in itself for me.

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This Breathing Treatment Saved My Life*

susan Video testimonial

I began experienceing shortness of breath when I was 17. I could never get a Doctor to give me a reason why this was happening. So I just learned to live with it until I ended up in the ER. Every test they did came back normal. I did not know what to do. Then I found the Breathing Center's 5 DVD set on Amazon.com. With Sasha's help I put into practice the exercises on the DVD's. It has changed my life. It is the only thing that has helped me to breathe.

 

Susan Miller

Teacher: Sasha Yakovleva 

 

 

Natural Asthma Cure Gives A Much Improved Life Experience*

william hawaiiThomas Fredrickson and Sasha have made an indelible imprint on our quality of life.  The information and techniques from the Breathing Center allow us to sleep better, breath better, have more energy, and a much improved life experience.

I came to the Breathing Center through our naturopath.  He mentioned Dr. Buteyko’s work as we were in his office to receive treatment for hypertension (me), and asthma (her), and overall health guidance.  We spent several weeks following his recommendations with diet and nutritional supplements for overall wellness, but we were not experiencing the type of results we were hoping for - especially with the asthma (early morning wheezing, lack of energy, etc).

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Breathing Technique Helped; Asthma Wheezing Subsided*

elizabeth georgeI was introduced to Buteyko Breathing Normalization in November of 2014 by my naturopath doctor.  At that time my white blood cells were abnormally high and my internist doctor wanted to prescribe steroids.

My heart was working hard because my bronchial tubes were inflamed.  My wheezing was no longer once at night but occurring more and more throughout the day, and I was relying on rescue inhaler for relief.  It took me another 6 weeks to remember the word Buteyko and I watched it on YouTube.

I practiced the method on my own following the suggestion of different Buteyko teachers on YouTube.  My white blood cells went from abnormal to normal high.  I was inspired to continue but the wheezing and the frequent use of the inhaler had not subsided.

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My Polyps Had Shrunk; Breathing Through The Nose Now*

judy soundDear Friends at "Breathing Center" and potential students:

This is one of the greatest educations I have ever learned and it is greatly changing my life!

Just two months ago, when I started working with Thomas at the Breathing Center I was feeling very desperate.  I have had nasal polyps for as long as I can remember (I was diagnosed officially in 1997) and have used prednisone on and off for short courses, but was told that surgery was the only cure.  I couldn’t remember the last time that I could breathe through my nose.

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Breathing Normalization Sessions Changed My Life*

David Dormeus TestimonialThomas, hope all is well, I never had the chance to thank you for our Breathing Normalization sessions. It changed my life. Now I can run without using an inhaler. I am so grateful. It used to affect me mentally thinking that I will never be free from those medicines. Even when I have a bad cold and I feel that my lungs are tight, I know how to control my breathing. Again thank you. God Bless.

David Dormeus
Professional Musician (Piano Player)
David's Teacher: Thomas Fredricksen

Natural Asthma Treatment Controls Wheezing, Chronic Cough*

Kimberley and BellaOur seven-year-old daughter had her first asthma attack when she was three.  After trying every supplement I could find to help her breathing difficulties (instigated by allergy, over exertion and viruses), I turned to modern medicine.  The allergy and asthma specialist proscribed Singulair which worked beautifully for a month; when it lost its efficacy they gave us another drug, then another drug and finally prescribed a steroid.

A month later, our daughter became sick with a cold, followed by another, and another, and another.  Every month she was getting ill; but the last time she was sick - taking Albuterol every 2-4 hours and Budesinide (a steroid inhalant); she said “Mommy, I’m losing my breadth walking to the bathroom or even drinking a glass of water”.  That’s when I contacted the Breathing Center - desperate for a solution.

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Natural Asthma Treatment To Seize Control Of My Health*

Paul-Hixson-video-Testimonial

30 years ago a physician said you have asthma. And with that I began treatment as an asthmatic. From that day till just a few weeks ago I was using bronchodilators.

Finally I looked on the internet trying to see if there was anything else that had been discovered recently that I could explore, and I came across the article about the Buteyko Method in the New York Times. And this science writer said; "I think more people should look into this." I went to the Breathing Center Web Site and downloaded the E-book. I read it twice that night, and it made a lot of sense. I started applying the techniques in the book, and after a few days saw significant improvement.

 

 

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*Disclaimer: 

This is a true testimonial of a Breathing Center’s client; however, the results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone who contacts the Breathing Center. Also, please keep in mind that our services are educational, not medical. Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors.

Breathing Center’s Staff