Benno Max Leser-Lasario (1890-1920) was a medician that rediscovered the power of sounds and vibrations in the healing process.

He suffered of a weak and sick body when he was a child and one day, while lying in bed in sufference, he was struck by a little child, who sang simple sounds without any meaning, but seemed to feel joy and pleasure listening to his own voice, entertaining himself in the silent room. Benno tried to imitate the sounds produced by the child, starting a research that would lead him to deep and original discoveries about vibrations.

He studied with passion and dedication the pronunciation of vowels and their influence on the health of the human body, giving rise to what has been called Vocal Therapy.

Analyzing the specific sounds of the babies and using the oriental breath practices, Lazario developed a Sound Vocal Therapy based on vowels and mantras.


His therapeutic method combines breath techniques with the pronunciation of particular sounds, whose vibration and resonance generates beneficial effects on the organs of the body. Therefore, the patient modulates the expiration of the air in a slow and pleasant way, while pronouncing the vowel sounds; these sounds generate resonances in some parts of the body that mobilize blood flow and, therefore, improve physical health.

Books by Benno Max Leser-Lasario:

– The Ten Commandments of Breathing (Frankfurt 1920)

– Textbook of Original Vocal Gestures of Breathing (2nd edition, BĂĽdingen-Gettenbach, 1954 Weiser-Verlag)