Patrick McKeown is a breathing specialist for respiratory problems, sleep-disordered breathing and sports performance. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and later studied under the founder of the Buteyko Method for optimal breathing, the late Dr Konstantin Buteyko. After receiving accreditation from Dr Buteyko, Patrick has spent the past 13 years training health professionals and athletes as well as helping thousands of child and adult sufferers of asthma. To date he has written several books, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind and Asthma-Free Naturally. In addition to running workshops in his native Ireland, each year he gives workshops in North America, Europe and Australia.
An interesting book that proves the way we breathe has the potential to transform our bodies, health and sport performance. By combining successful Buteyko breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high altitude training and drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic, McKeown has created a highly successful, scientifically validated programme that can significantly improve anyone's health. * Yoga Magazine * The Oxygen Advantage, which is an extension of Patrick McKeown's work as a Buteyko coach, is one strategy that I believe should be included in your health habit arsenal . . . I use it personally and would strongly encourage you to apply it to your life so you can reap the rewards. -- Dr Joseph Mercola Thousands of people have found that breathing training has helped them to control and even overcome their asthma. If you want to teach yourself this valuable technique I thoroughly recommend you read Patrick McKeown. -- Patrick Holford