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Thorsons First Directions - Breathwork Hardcover – Illustrated, 17 Apr 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; illustrated edition edition (17 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007110332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007110339
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,137,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Explains how an understanding of breathing techniques can be applied to a number of therapeutic treatments for mind and body.

When we breathe freely and easily our respiratory and circulatory systems distribute life giving oxygen through the body. At times of stress, however, our bodies tense up – inhibiting circulation and reducing the size of each breath. As a result the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood is altered for the worse. Energy levels plummet and a cycle of stress/lethargy becomes the norm.

First Directions Breathwork looks at how complimentary therapies such as Yoga, Alexander Technique, Bioenergetics and ancient traditional medicines understand the importance of breath and breathing. Also included are explanations for:
• How breathing works
• Breathing and the mind
• How breathing techniques can heal pain and disease
• How simple breathing exercises can revitalise and energise.

About the Author

Swami Ambikanander is a Yoga teacher, acupuncturist and herbalist with a private practice in Reading. Many years ago she came to the realisation that without dealing with the breath and the breathing habits of each patient healing possibilities were reduced. She runs ‘Conscious Breathing’ workshops throughout the UK 4 times a year.

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Present for my daughter and she was very happy with it. It looked a very attractive book, with nice pictures
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c6a7c00) out of 5 stars 1 review
HASH(0x9caa4e70) out of 5 stars Amazing book!!! 4 Sept. 2013
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This book contains a lot of useful information in regards to the internal mechanics behind
the breathing process in a human body. Tell you how to optimally breathe which is extremely
important since it causes a lot of problems in one's body as well as one's mental state.
This book has has some meditation techniques which are quite useful.
I recommend this book to any one who is interested in their well being.
This book might also fix some of your chronic health related issues like anxiety and being depressed and
having panic attacks.
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