When Breath Is Right, Life is Right! Thank you, Dr. Buteyko! *

Last fall I experienced a sudden onset, scary, weeks-long episode with hyperventilation.  After much online research, I chose the Buteyko Breathing Center over other Buteyko programs being offered.  I wanted teachings from as close to the source as possible, and I felt that Sasha and Thomas‘ direct study with Ludmila Buteyko and Dr. Andrey Novozhilov in Moscow would connect me with that.  When I began working with Thomas about 3 months ago, I had no idea of the kind of transformations I would soon be experiencing.

I made room in my life to apply the 3X/day practice as Thomas prescribed.  I also began paying attention to my breath as often as possible.

Within the first month, something started shifting in my psyche; the softer breath opened a door.

I was spontaneously becoming aware of a unity with life, a light sense of joy and buoyancy, a knowing that when the breath is right, Life is right.  I could step into the Zone by returning to the original breath, which I was coming to know through the practice.

There have been physical changes as well.  I think the most important one to me is an inner sense of secureness in my body.  I have confidence in my health, now and for the future.  That is such a huge thing!  Even though I’m sleeping less I am more rested, and I sleep through the night more consistently.  My daily energy level has evened out and I have more stamina.  My elimination is excellent.

These changes have occurred despite what I consider turtle slow increases in my CP. Thomas’ guidance helped me accept my own pace.  A colorful and astute teacher, he has been a rock for me.  I needed that kind of consistent support to get me past my concerns and up on my own two feet.  I also appreciate his fluid, artistic facility with the Buteyko Breathing Method that comes from his years of practice.

I feel very lucky to have been forced into Buteyko – thrown into the vat, I like to say – through the rough circumstances of my breathing crisis.  I’m really glad I made the investment in the Buteyko  Breathing Normalization training.  In addition to the benefits I mentioned above, being accountable for my daily sessions has created a solid practice habit and I like having an advisor close by.  Highly recommended.

Deborah Boye


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