breathing center logo

breathing center logo

breathing center logo

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
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

My Dermatitis Vanished After Breathing Normalization Training *

Breathing Center's Student Testimonial: Buteyko Breathing Improvement with Skin Problems For years I dealt with dermatitis (used to be called eczema) on my hands. The only relief was steroids, both topical and injected. I had a very high-stress job, a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I had a little voice in my head was saying that maybe this line of work was the cause for my skin problems.

I removed myself from trading and start working an outdoor adventure camp outside of Colorado Springs. Here I saw an alternative therapist and learned about McCombs Diet. I did it for the recommended time frame of 4 months, and my dermatitis vanished. Naturally, I went off the diet, and my skin trouble returned.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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!

Read more ...

Buteyko Breathing Normalization Made Me Healthy Again *

Breathing Normalization helped by Breathing Normalization

I feel so blessed and honored having just completed my course with Sasha in the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method. I feel healthy again after years of decline and I have my life back..

My health issue is perhaps very common because I did not have any particular devastating symptoms such as asthma. Rather, at 75 years old I was losing energy, strength and the desire to live, while my usual activities were becoming so difficult to perform I was spending most of my time "resting" or "taking the day off." I was falling into depression and mental dullness.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.”

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Removing Adenoids and Tonsils? I Said, "No!"*

Adenoids treated with Breathing Normalization

Our son M. started the Breathing Normalization Full Training (Level 1) with Sasha at age 6. We always thought that it was due to his allergies that he had excess mucus and a constant blocked nose and was therefore mouth breathing. We put a lot of time and energy into treating his allergies, but didn’t see much improvement regarding his ability to breath through his nose, which was still blocked all the time.

Doctors recommended removing his enlarged adenoids and most likely tonsils. We got very concerned though when his dentist showed us that his jaws and palate started to not grow correctly due to his mouth breathing. Despite the fact, we were still not sold on the idea to have him go through surgery, especially knowing that adenoids and tonsils can regrow, so we searched the Internet.

Read more ...

Off Oral & Inhaled Steroids After Breathing Normalization*

AlphiaI first discovered the Buteyko method in a book. I was desperate and prayed for help to rid myself of asthma. At the time I had just left the ER again recovering from an attack, I was on oral steroids, inhaled steroids, and albuterol. I also was suffering from yet another viral infection. The book referenced the Breathing Center and gave me the information to contact them. I was filled with hope and a lot of disbelief.

How could something so simple have such a profound effect on my body?

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Taming Stress With Breathing Less!*

Christopher

My problem started with an exposure to a herbicide called Roundup, after which I developed shortness of breath.  The problem persisted and continued to get worst over time.  Sometimes I had the need to gasp or suck air.  I would try to do this with only my nose but eventually I was doing this through my mouth.   It was very uncomfortable and confusing for a guy who never had a breathing issue in his life. I was athletic as a kid and even as an adult I am active. I have done yoga and meditation for decades and I worked as an actor for a long time, so feel I was pretty aware of breathing.  So for this labored breathing and shortness of breath to happen so quickly was a surprise.  I had this issue for about 9 years.

Read more ...

 

*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

 

More Testimonials