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, and our bodies and cells hold on to tension and stress. And Breathe is a practical guide to help listeners focus on their breath to learn deep breathing, which holds the key to combating all sorts of issues, from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem. By correcting 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.