This program is read by the author. It includes a bonus PDF visual guide, breathing exercise, meditation and 14-day inspirational pep talk.
Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Believe it.
Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body’s natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance.
Yet most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically “right” way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. Dr. Vranich tells listeners how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives listeners a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. BREATHE is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make listeners feel calmer and happier.
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Clinical psychologist Belisa Vranich explores how proper breathing is the key to fitness, focus, and long-term health. Using techniques adapted from healing rituals around the world—and presenting solid scientific research to back them up—Breathe is a practical guide to understanding why proper breathing is so important and how we can start doing it again, using a 14-day breathing “workout.” Vranich’s soothing, matter-of-fact narration is enhanced by a downloadable guide that makes following along with the exercises a breeze. In a hurry-up culture of quick fixes, her two-week course feels like a bit of a commitment, but for anyone dealing with insomnia, digestive problems, mental fog, or any other offshoots of stress, Breathe is an approachable introduction to a practice that can help you enjoy life more, one breath at a time.