Patrick McKeown walked alongside the beautiful Irish coast with Julia discussing the importance of breathwork for her series Irish Journeys. During this encounter, Julia surmised that training his breath actually saved his life. Patrick replied “I wouldn’t go that far” but after thinking about it later that evening, he realised that actually yes, it did.
As a boy, Patrick struggled with severe asthma, sleep apnea and bad concentration. He was taking ever-increasing quantities of medication in attempt to control his breathing but there was no significant improvement. By chance, he stumbled across an article in an Irish newspaper about Dr Buteyko. Within a few days of practicing Dr Buteyko’s method, breathing was easier and now Patrick no longer suffers from asthma, sleep apnea or bad concentration.