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Title:
Breathwork : use the power of breath to energize your body and focus your mind
ISBN:
9781465485052
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents:
Foreword. Breathwork beginnings. -- The power of breath -- Breathwork traditions -- Breathwork preparation -- Breathwork practice -- Conscious connected breathing -- Breath practices. Physical self -- Observing your breathing -- Gauging breath capacity -- Increasing breath capacity -- Returning to self -- Releasing tension -- Combating fatigue -- Calming your nerves -- Boosting your resilience -- Cold-water system boost -- Reducing back pain -- Strengthen your core -- Accessing sexual energy -- psychological self -- Overcoming a busy mind -- Separating from distractions -- Clearing unhelpful thoughts -- Returning to feeling -- Cultivating self-care -- Breathing to activate your compassion -- Finding your roots -- Alleviating depressing -- Overcoming your fears -- Building self-esteem -- Speaking your truth -- Releasing anger -- Releasing judgment -- Surrendering to tears -- Overcoming cravings -- Cultivating intimacy -- Breathing for patience -- Relieving stress -- Spiritual self -- Integrating mind, body, and spirit -- Developing psychic skills -- Healing separation -- Attracting your tribe -- Marking rites of passage -- Meeting your spirit guides -- Creating your reality -- Breathing for peace -- Harmonizing your male and female energy -- Breathwork interventions -- Breathing through pain -- Countering dizziness -- Breathing beyond nausea -- Breathing through shock and trauma -- Preventing palpitations -- Relieving headaches -- Breathing for high blood pressure -- Breathing to relieve asthma -- Clearing congestion -- Breathing through anxiety -- Breathing for menstrual pain -- Breathing during pregnancy -- Breathing for birth -- Breathing to cool down -- Breathing for allergy relief.
Summary:
Use the power of breath to energize your body and focus your mind. New science now confirms what traditional practitioners have known for centuries - that breathing mindfully can be key to achieving spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Breathwork offers 50 simple, step-by-step breath practices and visualizations you can do at home to balance body and mind, access inner wisdom, overcome anxiety, anger or insomnia, alleviate pain and depression, nurture self-esteem and more. Internationally renowned author and teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown draws a range of simple, safe, and transformational routines from a wide variety of traditions and modalities, including conscious connected breathing, pranayama, holographic breathwork, and qigong. Follow her guidance on the benefits of each exercise, how to position your body, the speed and depth of breaths, how long to spend, and how often to practise. With Breathwork, you will discover how breathing with purpose and control can help you to heal - and become the healthiest and happiest you can be. --
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Use the power of breath to energize your body and focus your mind

New science now confirms what traditional practitioners have known for centuries - that breathing mindfully can be key to achieving spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Breathwork offers 50 simple, step-by-step breath practices and visualizations you can do at home to balance body and mind, access inner wisdom, overcome anxiety, anger or insomnia, alleviate pain and depression, nurture self-esteem and more.

Internationally renowned author and teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown draws a range of simple, safe, and transformational routines from a wide variety of traditions and modalities, including conscious connected breathing, pranayama, holographic breathwork, and qigong. Follow her guidance on the benefits of each exercise, how to position your body, the speed and depth of breaths, how long to spend, and how often to practise.

With Breathwork, you will discover how breathing with purpose and control can help you to heal - and become the healthiest and happiest you can be.


Author Notes

Nathalia Westmacott-Brown is the founder of First-Breath, which runs sessions, workshops, and training programs on all aspects of breathwork--with an integrative and multifaceted approach. She has served on the committee of the British Rebirth Society, the UK organization for professional standards, and has trained globally with key breathwork mentors, including in Russia and India. In 2005, she established the Breathwork Training Program, an intensive course for those wishing to qualify as breathwork practitioners in the UK. She is based in the Cotswolds, UK.