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The Healing Breath: Breathing Techniques for Better Health

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  From the Jacket: For thousand of years spiritual seekers, mystics and yogis have realized the innate spiritual quality of the breath. If we stop breathing for just a few minutes we are dead. Life force is therefore contained in the breath that we breathe. Yogis for ages have used the powers of breath to transform consciousness; indeed a psychospiritual reaction takes place with the use of these breathing techniques. Altered states of awareness and profound...

 

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For thousand of years spiritual seekers, mystics and yogis have realized the innate spiritual quality of the breath. If we stop breathing for just a few minutes we are dead. Life force is therefore contained in the breath that we breathe. Yogis for ages have used the powers of breath to transform consciousness; indeed a psychospiritual reaction takes place with the use of these breathing techniques.

Altered states of awareness and profound healing are possible with just using the breath. Today we are privileged to have teachers to instruct us on the proper use for these purposes.

Scientists have done research on things that give us lots of energy to do all we need to do to go from 'rags to riches' physically, mentally and spiritually. Of all these things, from coffee to ginseng to artificial stimulants to working out, they found that just 15 minutes of deep breathing can give us all the energy we need for the day. This book covers the numerous benefits that simple breathing techniques, which are described here, can bring us.

 

About The Author:

 

Lus S. R. Vas has had a decades-long career in free lance feature writing, publishing and corporate communications. He is the author of over a dozen books, mostly on self-development, including alternative therapies. He has also authored Pranic Living and Healng

 

Preface

For thousands of years spiritual seekers, mystics and yogis have realized the innate spiritual quality of the breath. If we stop breathing for just a few minutes we are dead. Life force is therefore contained in the breath that we breathe. Yogis for ages have used the powers of breath to transform consciousness; indeed a psycho-spiritual reaction takes place with the use of these breathing techniques.

Altered states of awareness and profound healing are possible with just using the breath. Today we are privileged to have teachers to instruct us on the proper use of the breath for these purposes.

Scientists have done research on things that give us lots of energy to do all we need to do to go from "rags to riches" physically, mentally and spiritually. Of all these things, from coffee to ginseng to artificial stimulants to working out, they found that just 15 minutes of deep breathing can give us all the energy we need for the day.

In this book, we cover the numerous benefits that simple breathing techniques, which are described here, can bring us.

 

CONTENTS
Preface v
Chapters  
1. Benefit of Proper Breathing 1
2. Pranayama: The Breathing Exercises of Yoga 11
3. Yoga Breathing Research 23
4. Colour Breathing 25
5. Breathwork Therapy 27
6. Importance of Breathing 31
7. Learning to Breathe Correctly 41
8. Your First Deep Breath 45
9. The Four Stages of Breathing 49
10. Safety of Breathing Exercise 57
11. Corrective Breathing Therapy 83
12. Meditative Breathing 91
13. Research from Harvard's Mind/Body Clinic 97
Glossary 109
Index 111

 

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Item Code: IDE318 Author: Luis S.R. Vas Cover: Paperback Edition: 2004 Publisher: New Age Books ISBN: 8178221640 Language: English Size: 8.4" X 5.4" Pages: 117 (Figures: 10) Other Details: weight of book 181 gms
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