And Breathe: The Complete Guide to Conscious Breathing for Health and Happiness
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Date: September 2017
Duration: 6 hours 21 minutes
The next step beyond the yoga and mindfulness trends: a program dedicated to the art of conscious breathing with techniques to combat stress, boost energy, and improve overall health
If you've ever heard anyone tell you to "just breathe" when you are stressed or even just stub your toe, they're on to something. Ancient practices such as yoga and meditation focus on breathwork as a core part of their philosophies; and while large-scale clinical studies haven't been done, many smaller studies are showing that the simple act of focused breathing can help boost energy, combat stress, and improve heart health. That's where And Breathe comes in. We all think we know how to breathe, but in fact most of us lose the natural ability to breathe fully in early childhood; we learn and practice shallow breathing, our bodies and cells hold onto tension and stress. And Breathe is a practical guide to help readers focus on their breathe to learn deep breathing, which holds the key to combating all sorts of issues, from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem. By corrected unhealthy breathing patterns we can fully open and access our respiratory system, letting go of any unwanted emotional baggage or trauma. Full of inspirational stories and practical breathing exercises, this book is an empowering tool for anyone looking to overcome anxiety.