Out of Breath, Buteyko Technique Stopped Her Asthma Symptoms *

I came to learn about the Buteyko Breathing Center a few years ago in the wintertime when I was very sick. I was at the point where I could not get up, I could not walk to the bathroom without hyperventilating and having an asthma attack. I had heard about the Breathing Center before and thought that I would take their program, but at that point, driving to the Buteyko Breathing Center was not even possible. So, I was very thankful for the fact that I could work online one-on-one in Skype sessions, which is what I chose to do. From the moment I started working with Thomas and Sasha, I was immediately set at ease and felt very hopeful that there would be some help for my asthmatic condition. I believe that, as Thomas said, I was born a hyperventilator; I was very sick as a child and had been on many different types of medication. I had tried many different types of medication and it got to the point where everything I was doing, all of the medication I was taking, was not helping me any longer. It was getting worse, and worse, and worse! So, I did the Buteyko Breathing Normalization program, I followed exactly what my Buteyko teachers told me to do, which was very helpful. I was looking for some answers to change my condition around and give me some results, and I found it. Within the first couple of weeks (it wasn’t really fast to begin with because my condition was severe) I noticed many changes – I was able to move around; I was able to sleep which was something I had not experienced for years.

Now, I continually see my health improving in many small and large ways. My Control Pause is growing all the time, and I noticed this past winter that for the first time I was able to go outside and walk around doing outdoor activities. While hiking, I don’t get out of breath, and therefore I don’t feel nervous about going out into the cold winter air which in the past I was not able to do. I am also bicycling and canoeing in the summertime. I feel really good, and my energy is increasing. Before, I was not able to work or even move around… (watch the video for more information)

Cathy Vogt
New York


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