"Breath is life, but for the flautist breath is also art. Working with Mike freed tensions that had built up through years of playing so I was able to recover my full capacity, control and ease of expression. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to maximize his or her breathing capability."
Leslie Newman, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
(Puppeteer of several Muppets, including their voices). The Count, Lou Zealand and many others. Video clip
A 14 year old Motocross boy with a contract for $300.000 and an $80,000 check in hand was suffering from bad breathing impaired focus. It required 3 sessions to regain a state of calm
Former president of Tony Robbins' company. Came for some fine tuning. Amazing man.
It's gone. Just gone.
Jim Brown. Trumpet player
Doubled her low tone sustain and recovered her highest highs.
Had trouble maintaining strong voice while delivering his workshops
Fear of Speaking in Public
It's gone. For the first time ever, it's GONE. Thank God.
Post lung reduction surgery. He was gasping and dying. I added three more years. Wonderful man.
Hi Mike, Thanks for the latest, most complete approaches, techniques for breathing for life and longevity that ward off all kinds of ailments and keeps us in best form for living to the fullest possible life. You did it Mike for all to take ...
I somehow knew that stress and breathing were related. Being in the medical field, there is a lot of stress and exam taking that you have to go through. I noticed that I had become a shallow breather a good part of the time probably as a compensation for stress.
I found out about Mike White from another doctor friend of mine. I got product number 176 and started doing the exercises and realized how out of shape I was and how I took breathing for granted.
After some experience on my own and some excellent conversations with Mike’s staff, I decided to fly down and for a 3 day stay to have Mike work on me and fine tune what I realized was very important work.
I made the right decision.
Mike helped me to understand and make use of other techniques on program #176 so that I could go home and help to strengthen my lungs over time specifically the techniques used to strengthen the diaphragm, lungs and the Diaphragm Strengthener itself
Lastly, Mike has state of the art computerized programs that deal with the rate and rhythm of breathing which documents breathing against the norm in real time.
I am very grateful that Mr. White has made breathing his specialty for over 3 decades. He has helped me to breathe better and more fully.
Sincerely, Robert Sklovsky Pharm. D., N.D. Milwaukie, Oregon
I reduced my resting heart rate from the low 90s per minute to the high 60s in 3 weeks.
Yes I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. As a singer, good breathing is simply a necessity. A good technique frequently becomes confused by "so called" knowledgeable teachers. Your site is great. Thank you for all the info you share. It is sure to be helpful to many. Judy Davis.
I have struggled most of my life with breathing and neurological problems. This winter my breathing became very problematic, so I decided to meet with you. Your multi focus approach was very helpful. It allowed me to experience in a kinesthetic way how my lungs, circulation, pain and energy could respond very differently. It restored my hope that change is possible.
When I left your office, I could move, breathe, and relax without such a hard effort. The flow was very enlivening. It will take me a while to sort out all the information I received, but for now I have an experience of optimal breathing work guiding me on a new path. Thank you for all of your time, effort, and teaching.
I don't know if you remember me, I came up from KY with my husband Richard. It has taken me long to write this email, but I have thought often how grateful I am to have found your help. I was very depressed and full of anxiety when we met, and I thought I would never be able to function without anti-depressants, but thanks to what you taught me, I feel normal again, I have faced many challenges, but I have done so with my own strength, I am totally free of meds, and it feels great! All those doctors didn't know at all how to help me with my breathing, they had no answers, what a waste of suffering and money! You understood so well my distress and knew how to fix it. Sure there is still room for improvement, I know that if I were more diligent with your training I could be so much better, but I guess I am a little lazy, and I have taken it a lot slower, still my life is so much better!
Mike you are a God sent, thank you so much, from my husband as well!
After forty years of stuttering I’m now stuttering much less
Roll model of the decade and one of my personal heroes. Charlie Boyle. Champion Race Walker. Age 91 and counting.
Newly diagnosed with Emphysema at age 85, Charlie (retired from NASA) paid me a visit for 3 days. He went home and the next day broke 3 state records. Now the doctors "aren't sure" about emphysema. LOL
"Just woke up.
Briefly, you made possible three first place medals.
At 10 today, I ran (not Race Walking) the 1500 meters.
At 1 pm, the 1500 meter racewalk.
At 3 pm, the 800 meter dash.
The gratifying part was having a lung reserve at the end of each race.
Your tests and exercises surely made that happen.
The leg muscles were giving out before gasping would have called a halt.
In addition, time in your lab changed my apprehension about having emphysema disease.
Also gratifying was lowering the Maryland records in my age group for these 3 events. My own time is the Maryland record in the 1500 Meter 85 age group, and I brought that down by 9 secs.
Normally, I don't do more than one all-out event per day in the Sr. Games.
For years, that event has been the RW only.
Also, the officials rate the events and will not allow more than two "hi-risk" events per day. Both of the runs were in that category.
Today, however, I felt sassy as hell, and just wanted to keep going.
I staggered home and sat in a tub of ice cubes for 20 minutes. That's the sure cure to avoid being sore for the next week.
Thence, to bed.
I'm still sleepy and am about to return to the sack.
Thanks for your contribution to a very productive today."
5 years later he and 3 other nonagenarians set a record for a 4 man RW relay.
"I have sang and played music for 35 years. I had no idea I was capable of singing with such strength, control, confidence and ease as I have been until after working with Mike for only 5 hours."
From Mike: In Berkeley I got to work with gospel, opera, jazz, blues and pop singers but over the past 6 years having until recently been so isolated near the Great Smokies as I was, it was not often I got to work with musicians. When I do it is always such a treat. It's like working with a very unique and special musical instrument all by itself. You can listen to his "old" voice here. The new stronger, more clear, naturally expressive voice is being recorded and will appear soon. (10 years ago 2006)
2016 GRAMMY NOMINATED GUITARIST , Greenville, South Caroina. Appalachian Singer Songwriter, Storyteller "Smokey Mountain Gypsy" and very interesting man. App Artist Agency Jerry Harmon A Place Called Lonely
A recent 49 year old male client presented with multiple breathing pattern disorders including one that was taught to him 20 years prior by a singing teacher. Oh, and no ability to sing.
Three days later he left singing and breathing free.
Another man told me "Michael, when I sing, plants die".
Funny but sad.
He left singing up a fun storm in full voice.
I would like to thank you so much Mike. When I came to you I felt like I was on a verge of having a heart attack or losing mind. I drove 4 torturing hours, it was well worth the 4 hours drive. On my way home I had no panic attacks, which is amazing, I cannot drive in a car for 30 minutes without a panic attack and I drove 4 hours with none. I feel like you have given me part of my life that I thought was gone forever. These panic attacks have been a journey for me, but for once in my life I feel I am on the road to recovery. Thank you again,I will definitely be back .
Learning to breathe under the guidance of Mike White has not only saved my life but profoundly altered its quality.
In the first training session, Mike address my restricted breathing, which was steadily becoming worse, despite the inhalers I was using three and four times a day. He taught me the Optimal Leg Lift, a deceptively simple and powerfully effective breath which stopped within days my chronic coughing, and began to clear and relieve lungs and bronchial tubes desperate for air.
He also used carefully controlled hand pressure and other techniques to "wring out and soften hard and atrophies lung tissue. This "re-birthing" of my lungs has affected my entire being. The relief from asthma turned out to be only an introduction into fuller and more vibrant participation in life. In the process of learning to breathe more deeply and easily, old fears and insecurities are beginning to dissolve. I am discovering the joyful calm that supports life at its base.
I believe Michael Grant White's work with the breath is a critically important contribution to an area of scientific research still in its infancy.
"I don't believe I was ever breathing correctly until now. I believe there are millions of people out there just like me. Being one of Mike's clients has inspired me to become a teacher of Optimal Breathing development."
Dr. Vijay Jain, former surgeon and incredible human being.
I (mike white) worked with a mom and her totally non compliant 4 year old brain damaged beautiful little girl. We used my Capno Trainer and by holding and moving and watching her breath rate and CO2 levels were able after 6 hours to get her breath rate from 52 BPM to 18. Mom learned how to hold and nurture for maximum state of calm for herself and the baby.
The voice was not intelligible so we did not record it at first. After 2.5 hours she shares her encouragement at the improvement.
She was in tears, her husband and church members were amazed. After 2 long years of suffering.
Felt great last night.. Found breathing much easier. Felt calm and peaceful at least a bit more than normal. Slept great.. woke up completely parched.. both nasal and mouth….very unusual. I wonder if my breathing was enhanced and my body hasn't caught up or my need for water may be increased??? I did another session this morning with the chest band and felt another significant change in ease of breathing.. my meditation following was AWESOME!!!! I am very impressed and excited!!!!
From mike. The desert air is probably the source of the dryness plus you are breathing deeper and more dry air is more dry breathing.
On numerous occasions I have thought of you, thinking I should do a better job of thanking you for your help. Seems like I have always had these thoughts at the wrong time. At any rate, now is the time.
First, I want you to know I really am grateful both for your initial help via email and the Skype sessions, and the face to face time we had in Charlotte.
t is quite possible that I would be using CPAP today had I not had your input/ help. As you may recall, I saw you at the very beginning of 2012. The prior four months had been probably the most challenging of my life due to the battle with acute insomnia. My breathing concern was certainly part of that battle.
I think of 2012 as one of the best, if not the best, year of my life. The sleep issues have pretty much become history. My breathing anxiety has dramatically receded.
Personal, family, and work life are going well and I exercise regularly.
As I look back on my ordeal, I believe it was primarily spiritual. God wanted to break through and penetrate and reveal more of Himself to me. It took something fairly dramatic for my mind to be open to this.
You were helpful to me and I do want to express my appreciation.
Hope you are doing well.
Mary Lu Coughlin, co-founder of Wellness Works in Glendale California summarizes her 6 day intensive with Mike that includes her talking an army veteran over the phone through a 3am panic attack using an approach she learned during the intensive. He had not slept in 48 hours
Respiratory Therapy: Michael: I just had to send you my heart felt thanks. This is a life changing experience. I can't believe that I have been teaching people to harm themselves for many years. You have got an evangelist in me. 25 years of Respiratory Therapy, expertise in breathing, and I don't know the basics. Thank God I found you and dug deep to get my hands on your information. I trust that I just wouldn't have been ready to receive it if I'd come to you any sooner. My goodness, what a humbling experience. I am honored to be your student.
Mike helped me via skype to understand how to connect breath with my body and emotions. I also learned how our emotions are tied directly to our breathing and by changing our breathing, we can change our state. I came into this session with the knowledge that I don’t breathe enough. Sitting at my desk I tend to hold my breath for long periods of time and breathe very shallowly. I can practice and grow with the simple exercises that Mike shared with me in our session for the rest of my life. During our session I felt moments of euphoria. I equate this to my body FINALLY receiving the nourishment of oxygen it needs to optimally function. I also found that even though before the session I meditated and was a little tired going in, I came out of the session alert and energized. The thought came to me - how many people sit at their computers holding their breath, breath shallow and as a consequence feel tense, tired, foggy and feel the need for stimulants like coffee to keep them going when being conscious about their breath has the power to keep them in a peak state?
I am a 74 year old MD Ear Nose Throat specialist who developed adult onset asthma and "non reversible" airway disease. I could not get any real help except inhalers. I came across Breathing.Com from Stephen Sinatra's Newsletter. I ordered the 176 program and have had tremendous improvement. I do not get winded doing simple tasks. I also agree with Mike regarding the raw food diet and drinking a lot of water. I believe that chronic dehydration is another key to aging and in my case lung disease. I plan to take the breathing school this year and become involved in helping people help themselves. Keep up the good work Mike. Randall Langston MD
From Mike: He arrived at our office with 1.5 liters of breathing volume as measured on the Voldyne 5000 and left with 2.5 liters. Proper breathing is the first step in wellness but is often overlooked.
with a severely worsening bronciectasis, a 25 year history compounded by bad breathing most of his life came to my office bent over and out of breath after walking the 50 feet to my door. He left 11 days later 2 pounds heavier and walked the streets of NYC for 90 minutes during a parade looking for a taxi.
I approached it as a dietary, nutritional supplements, sleep, postural and immune system issue as well as restoring his breathing mechanics including spinal flexibility and training him in what to do at home.