The Effect of Buteyko Breathing on Asthma, Anxiety, And Hyperventilation

UPDATE…January, 2012

What attracted me to what Buteyko Breathing Center teaches was its approach to hyperventilationasthma, breathing difficulties, anxiety and more, which will allow you to heal your symptoms and therefore, reduce or remove the need for the use of drugs. This well-run organization provided much more than I imagined. The Buteyko Specialists kept in daily contact with me, encouraging me to apply what I had been taught in the Buteyko Breathing Normalization course. “Breathe like a little mouse” was the key, this was all new to me.

The skilled BREATHINGCENTER.COM staff who formally represent CLINICA BUTEYKO in Moscow and who properly teach the work of K.P. Buteyko , M.D., gave me the kind of one-on-one, personal attention unheard of these days. They also gave me access to other teachers who had benefitted from Buteyko method and breathing exercises while I was working with their staff. It was very helpful to talk with those who had become drug free from implementing the work of Dr. Buteyko. Also, something most helpful to me was the emphasis of getting back in the gym on a daily basis. The “Breathing in Motion” course has helped me tremendously. After completing the individual main course, which is a pre-requisite, I was able to enroll in this graduate level course in exercise and movement and I love it. I went from a couch potato (car” potato, I head a sales staff and drive all over the mid-Atlantic area each day) to what Thomas cutely calls “a gym rat”. I start each day in the gym now and do my other breathing exercises while on the road. I feel the best I have ever felt in my life and my life-hampering symptoms and need for drugs are gone. Everyone comments on how good I look -including my wife 🙂 This is a well-thought-out exercise regimen that helped so much to normalize my breathing.

The certified staff also provide online Skype sessions that are most valuable for learning and getting all your questions answered and your application “fine-tuned “. Furthermore, BREATHINGCENTER.COM, Sasha and Thomas’s, as well as Konstantin Buteyko’s, emphasis on one’s own personal and spiritual growth, regardless of the religion, provides a firm basis (for those of us who include personal faith) from which to work on. Yet, this is not some kind of a spiritual group, pushing a certain approach. You experience change very quickly IF you apply this work properly. Instruction and supervision by the only staff recognized by Dr. Buteyko’s own clinic is the key to success.

It would be impossible to find a more dedicated team than Thomas Freedricksen and Sasha Yakovleva and their staff. To add to your positive experience, AnnChris Warren, The Program Coordinator is a true pleasure to connect with. Start the process as soon as possible. You will be thrilled at the changes in your entire life. This is truly a holistic method that impacts every aspect of your life. Read all the Buteyko Breathing Center’s testimonials, not just mine.

Sasha (a recognized journalist and founder of the first Alternate health center in Moscow ” Inward Path”) and Thomas ( A Johns Hopkins trained Counseling Psychologist ) have met the goal requested by Dr. Buteyko’s wife, Ludmila Buteyko PhD and step- son, Andrey Novozhilov, MD. “Take this gift to the rest of world properly, as Dr. Buteyko wanted.

To be featured in The New York Times by Jane Brody was and remains a great honor, which Sasha and Thomas well deserve. I pray that you follow my lead and that of hundreds of other students who you can read about on the website and not only get your health back, but be healthier than you have ever been in your Life!

Bill Robbins

Haddonfield, NJ

Update, July, 2010

Buteyko has changed my life! What a blessing I saw the NY Times article on Buteyko and asthma online earlier this year. This method, entirely free of drugs, is so natural, and it works. I haven’t felt so good in a long time. The drugs were only making it worse. I was told by my Pulmonary Specialist that I would be on Advair the rest of my life. The concern and care of the is remarkable. They show lots of love and sincere interest in the client. They have an extremely dedicated staff overseeing each individual.

William Robbins

Haddonfield, NJ


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