Buteyko Breathing has been a great experience. It has not only relieved me from my asthma symptoms but also enabled me to do many other things including playing field hockey this past fall. And, in the spring, I plan to play lacrosse. I first heard about the Buteyko method when both my uncle and grandma sent us the article about this breathing treatment from the New York Times. We bought the CD and tried doing at least one exercise once a day. We weren’t able to make real progress however and when my asthma became very bad over the summer we finally decided to fully apply ourselves to it by taking a course at the Buteyko Breathing Center with Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Buteyko Specialist.
When I went to my first session I had a Control Pause of 7 seconds and was having asthma regularly. I had been taking albuterol for my asthma since sixth grade. Since finishing the course with Sasha , I very rarely have any breathing problems, and the two times I have I was able to relieve them without my inhaler, and have not taken any medication for four months. My control pause is now 25 seconds. This year I joined my school’s field hockey team and I had no trouble with my asthma for the entire season. Buteyko has been extremely beneficial and enlightening for me.
Franzi R. , age 15.
New Paltz, NY