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Free Your Breath, Free Your Life: How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully

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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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Penny
Dec 18, 2015 Penny rated it liked it
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
Anne
Oct 15, 2013 Anne added it
I think this would work better if owned. That way there's more time to practice the techniques instead of only having 3 weeks to get the hang of it before returning it to the library. It'd be a reference book more than something to push through.
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Aug 28, 2012 Robert B rated it really liked it
“How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully.” A very good, practical guide to breathing practice. Bears re-reading and doing the exercises.
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