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Free Your Breath, Free Your Life: How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully
by Dennis Lewis
This book will show you how being aware of your breathing can have a profound impact on your physical and emotional health in a most positive way. Whether you are interested in stress reduction, easing a chronic breathing problem, or exploring the more spiritual aspects of breathing practice, this illustrated guide will provide you with practical, simple exercises to calm, ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published May 18th 2004 by Shambhala
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The claims sound overblown to me, but I do think I hold a lot of tension that affects breathing, and I got a few good tips out of this book. The most helpful was the exercise where you s-l-o-w-l-y exhale and let all the air out of your lungs. If you really get all the air out, taking a deep breath in will be automatic (usually after a pause of a second or two, which feels weird but is completely normal according to the author). I can't say this is a "great" book but I'm glad I read it just for ...more