The Art of Breathing

The Secret to Living Mindfully

Author: Danny Penman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1573247359

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 7656

International best-selling author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity. You will start to smile more, worry less, and with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing. All you need is a chair, a body, some air, and your mind. That's it! Praise for The Art of Breathing: "The book does not disappoint. In fact there is a lighthearted joyfulness to it which is sometimes missing in meditation and mindfulness books. . . . If you have family or friends who may have expressed an interest in mindfulness, this little book would make a great introduction and a beautiful gift." - The Velvet Soapbox "This book is inspiring. Against a backdrop of beautiful art, Danny Penman's gentle words explain clearly how breathing, known since ancient times as the foundation for living mindfully, can become, for any of us, a way to reclaim our lives." - Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

The Art of Breathing

The Secret to Living Mindfully

Author: Danny Penman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1633410897

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 8922

International bestselling author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity. You will start to smile more, worry less, and with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing. All you need is a chair, a body, some air, and your mind. That’s it!

The Art of Breathing

6 Simple Lessons to Improve Performance, Health, and Well-being

Author: Nancy Zi

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583940341

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 3351

In this acclaimed classic--updated with a new Preface--an opera singer, voice teacher, and chi kung expert proposes a simple program of abdominal deep breathing exercises to improve performance and well-being. 25 illustrations.

The Art of Breathing

Author: Janie DeVos

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 160183683X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3832

From author Janie DeVos comes a poignant and richly detailed novel set in 1950s North Carolina, where one young woman struggles to save her own life—and finds the strength to truly live it. When Kathryn Cavanaugh steps over the threshold of the Pelham Sanatorium in 1954, she has no idea when, or if, she will ever leave it again. Despite the rise of promising new treatments, Tuberculosis is still feared and often fatal. But twenty-four-year-old Kate has proven her resilience before, leaving her Blue Ridge Mountain home for a very different life in the city with her ambitious attorney husband, Geoffrey. For the sake of her family, especially her young son, she’s determined to get healthy again. The sanatorium is a strange battlefield, with every patient fighting for survival amidst a numbing routine of tests, treatment, and enforced rest. Kate quickly finds camaraderie among the women on her ward—and a growing kinship with fellow patient Philip McAllister. As weeks pass, the hospital’s confines come to offer more independence than Geoffrey’s preoccupation with status ever allowed. And with this surprising new discovery comes the courage to contemplate the choices she has made—and, perhaps, the chance to breathe freely at last…

Power of Breath

The Art of Breathing Well for Harmony, Happiness and Health

Author: Swami Saradanandra

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786780518

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7583

Breathing is the most fundamental of our body's physical processes, yet most of us give it little or no thought in our daily lives. However, once fully acknowledged and harnessed, the power of the breath is unlimited - enhancing self-confidence, sharpening the ability to focus, easing stress and anxiety, strengthening the quality of the voice and even helping to relieve pain. A Sanskrit proverb claims, 'If you breathe well, you will live long on earth'. Renowned yoga teacher Swami Saradananda aims with "The Power of Breath" to give gentle guidance on the art of breathing. The introduction explains the basics of breathing and the complex connection between the breath and the subtle body, as well as offering advice on rediscovering natural breathing and preparing for breathing exercises.The sections that follow then lead the reader through five types of breath - vitalizing, nourishing, expansive, cleansing and expressive. Over 30 life-enriching breathing exercises are explained within these sections, each one beautifully illustrated for clarity and maximum visual appeal. There is a final section of mini breathing programs that helps you to specifically target common ailments and issues such as asthma, skin disorders, depression, lethargy and phobias as well as harnessing your breath to enhance vocal, dramatic or sports performance.

Breath in Action

The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice

Author: Rena Cook,Jane Boston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429484

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 5854

Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Written by experts in vocal and holistic practice, the book is divided into four sections: Breath and the Body; Breath and the Mind; Breath and Holistic Practice; Breath and Performance. It offers the latest theories from a variety of disciplines on how we can be taught to breathe better so as to communicate better, act or sing better, feel better, live better. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques. Interdisciplinary in its focus, Breath in Action adds to specialist knowledge in the performance field, whilst also offering enlightening information for those interested in therapeutic and healing processes, movement, and voice and speech sciences.

The Art of Not Breathing

Author: Sarah Alexander

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544634586

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8680

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

The Art of Breathing

Author: Gina Roes

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609575717

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 493

Making a living or really living? Really living is an art form. After a few years on this planet, really living seems a bit idealistic. We are more likely to settle for making a living. So what happened? How did our stories end up here? How did we become so disconnected from the life for which we were made? Is there any hope of really living the abundant life Jesus promised? Life on this side of Eden is not what we hoped for. It is not what we were made for. Something is missing. As we abide in Christ, we offer Him our hearts. He, in turn, offers His heart. We point to Him. He points to us. We give Him our pain. He heals and restores us to wholeness. We give our sin. He gives His forgiveness. We give our lives. He gives His life. We breathe out ourselves and inhale His presence, a fluid motion of abiding. This is the abundant life. This is the art of breathing. Gina Roes is a professional counselor, writer, and national speaker. She has led conferences, retreats and workshops on such topics as depression, boundaries, recovery from trauma, and spiritual formation. Gina lives in Savannah, Georgia with her dog, Ellie.

The Art of Breathing Underwater

Author: Cathy Ford

Publisher: Mother Tongue Pub

ISBN: 9781896949093

Category: Poetry

Page: 114

View: 3818

Long-listed for the 2011 ReLit Poetry Award In this long-awaited book by a major Canadian poet, Ford celebrates the beauty of nature and love, acknowledges the tragedy of living, and listens visually with the ear to the heart, using the rope of her long lines and attention to sound, to map the metaphor and rhythm of a woman's consciousness.


A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

Author: Brian MacKenzie,Glen Cordoza

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 9781936608614

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 3736

Power, Speed, ENDURANCE is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE unveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury. Through thousands of step-by-step color photographs and detailed narrative, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE breaks down proper running, cycling, and swimming mechanics like never before. MacKenzie's unique system of building strength, speed, and power is aimed at reaping continual results, without injury. In fact, he devotes an entire chapter to the "broken down" athlete, equipping you with the knowledge to prevent, repair, and treat injuries brought on by poor mechanics and tight overworked muscles. In addition, MacKenzie outlines a straightforward approach to nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance that will increase your energy, boost your performance, and accelerate your recovery. Whether you're a self-trained athlete looking to compete in your first endurance event, a seasoned competitor looking to reach your highest potential, or a CrossFit athlete looking to increase stamina, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE will help you reach your goal. In this book, you will learn how to: il develop proper running technique using the Pose Method il properly fit yourself on a bike il improve cycling mechanics on a road, time-trial, and mountain bike il swim effortlessly and improve freestyle-stroke mechanics through skill-based drills and exercises il accelerate work capacity and minimize fatigue by building muscle, speed, and power il incorporate a CrossFit Endurance strength-and-conditioning program into your training routine il maximize nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance to improve performance and body composition il prevent, repair, and treat nagging injuries associated with endurance sports and improve range of motion using Starrett's Movement and Mobility Method

The Subtle Art of Breathing

New Poems: 1997-2005

Author: Asha Bandele,Tony Medina,Haki R. Madhubuti

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 65

View: 8652

Offers poems on difficult topics, including rape, relationships, and the depths of sorrow.

The Art of Breathing

Author: Leo Kofler

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787313050


Page: 294

View: 1688

1887-1897 If you are interested in breathing, health, voice, music - this book is for you! Some of the contents: Physiology or Imitation; the Theory of Breathing; the Act of Expiration During Singing; the Method of Taking and Controlling the Breath.

The Art of Breathing

Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1627989269

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8075

Old wounds reopen and new secrets are revealed when Tyson crosses paths with his childhood friend and first love, Dominic.

The Art Of Breathing

Author: R. Venugopalan

Publisher: B. Jain Publishers

ISBN: 9788170219637

Category: Medical

Page: 362

View: 1546

Working on the metaphysical level is a fascinating experience. It is a unique approach that allows individuals to tap their inner potential and power without any external aids.

Soul Breathing

Spiritual Light and the Art of Self-Mastery

Author: Carrie L'Esperance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432502

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 8935

An exploration of the multidimensional interplay between body, mind, and spirit • Identifies the frequencies that support life and the dissonant frequencies incompatible with life, such as the imbalances of EMFs • Explains how to cultivate higher consciousness by building a strong light body • Includes techniques and exercises for psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming Civilization has reached a critical threshold in time unlike any other. Whether life continues to evolve or devolve depends upon our ability to reach higher states of consciousness en masse. This requires calling upon the transformative power of the soul--a power not handed to us, but earned. We are living proof that the physical and spiritual realms of existence work together in unity. Yet for many of us our natural soul light and inner spiritual intuition are suppressed due to the distractions of day-to-day living and the electromagnetic pollution of our screen-filled technological world. In this exploration of the multidimensional interplay between the body, mind, and spirit, Carrie L’Esperance reveals how we can restore the flow of spiritual light in everyday living through the art of self-mastery. She explains how technology has severely reduced humanity’s natural abilities and spiritual power. She shows how EMFs and wi-fi toast our energetic bodily systems and suppress our immune systems, blocking the ethereal frequencies of light and suppressing our creative intuition and higher powers. Detailing the spiritual bio-geometry of light and the holographic principle, she explores how the cells of our bodies receive light’s deeper vibratory frequencies to support conscious evolution and soul development as well as explaining near-death and out-of-body experiences. She identifies the dissonant energies that endanger mind/body health and reveals new advances in brain science that allow us to transcend the malign influences that hamper human evolution. She provides exercises and techniques for spiritual alignment and receptivity, including psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming. Preparing us for the new cosmology and the greater community of worlds that is being revealed, L’Esperance shows that when we are properly connected with our soul’s intelligence and cultivate the reception of higher frequencies of consciousness, then we are able to soul breathe, to absorb more pranic energy, the electromagnetic force and cosmic radiation that is the sustaining element of all life and consciousness.


An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609611993

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 8404

The Life-Changing International Bestseller Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence—in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MBCT was developed by the book's author, Oxford professor Mark Williams, and his colleagues at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio meditations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.

The Breathing Book

Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work

Author: Donna Farhi

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429997904

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 3938

A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal

Anatomy of Breathing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Eastland Pr-International Rebate Code


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 337

"Everyone breathes, yet few of us understand how to consciously control breathing to improve our well-being and the quality of many daily activities. 'Anatomy of Breathing' is a clear and helpful guide to both the theory and practice of breathing in its many variations. Hundreds of expert drawings along with easy-to-understand text help you explore just how breathing works. Once you re acquainted with the principal organs, structures, and forces that affect breathing, you will learn how to control them to enhance the quality and variety of breathing in your own life. Along the way, you will also correct many common misconceptions about breathing. 'Anatomy of Breathing' is filled with helpful practice pages. Here you will learn simple exercises to prepare your body for the benefits of different types of breathing. You will then be shown, step by step, how to practice some of the most common and useful breathing techniques on your own."--From publisher description.