Breath The New Science Of A Lost Art

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A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR “A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

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SUMMARY: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art: By James Nestor | The MW Summary Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Mindset Warrior
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Deep Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Nestor
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547985630
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New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 • Scientific American Recommended Read “Fascinating, informative, exhilarating.” —Wall Street Journal Deep is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving—in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath—James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potential—including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves. “A journey well worth taking.” —David Epstein, New York Times Book Review “Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.” —Dallas Morning News “This is popular science writing at its best.” —Christian Science Monitor

Just Breathe

Just Breathe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Brule
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501134396
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Hailed by Tony Robbins as the “definitive breathwork handbook,” Just Breathe will teach you how to harness your breath to reduce stress, increase productivity, balance your health, and find the path to spiritual awakening. Big meeting jitters? Anxiety over a test or taxes? Hard time focusing? What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by regulating your breath? In this simple and revolutionary guide, world-renowned pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares the Breath Mastery technique that has helped people in more than fifty countries reduce anxiety, improve their health, and tap infinite stores of energy. Just Breathe reveals the truth that elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, first responders, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you regulate your breathing, you can moderate your state of well-being. So if you want to clear and calm your mind and spark peak performance, the secret is just a breath away. Breathwork gives you the tools to achieve benefits in a wide range of issues including: managing acute/chronic pain; helping with insomnia, weight loss, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief; improving intuition, creativity, mindfulness, self-esteem, and leadership; and much more. Recommended “for those who wish to destress naturally” (Library Journal), Just Breathe will help you utilize your breath to benefit your body, mind, and spirit.

What Doesn't Kill Us

What Doesn't Kill Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Carney
Editor: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623366917
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What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our ancestors? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn’t Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.

Hungry for Happiness, Revised and Updated

Hungry for Happiness, Revised and Updated Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samantha Skelly
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401957749
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Break free of the binge eating cycle and heal your relationship with your body by tapping into your intuition through meditation, breathwork, and journaling. WITH A FOREWORD BY NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR, LISA NICHOLS YOU KNOW IT IN YOUR HEART: It's time to break free of the cycle of emotional eating-from calorie restriction and bingeing-to become who you were designed to be. It's time to stop using food numb your pain and begin listening inward to your body's wisdom, to your highest self. Reconnect with your intuition, embrace your body, and heal your relationship with food with this practical and heart-centered guide-now completely revised and updated. Inspired by her personal journey from struggling dieter to self-love activist, Samantha Skelly's Hungry for Happiness workshops have helped thousands of women end their battles with emotional eating. This book is filled with her relatable stories paired with journal exercises, mindset-shifts, meditations, and breathwork practices created to help you map your personal path toward feeling whole, healed, and happy.

The Floating Girls

The Floating Girls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lo Patrick
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1728248760
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For readers of Delia Owens's Where the Crawdads Sing and Louise Erdrich's The Round House, comes a fresh new voice in Southern fiction. A wonderfully atmospheric coming-of-age family drama told from the perspective of a feisty 12-year-old girl—reminiscent of a modern-day Scout Finch—as she unravels the secrets that threaten her entire family. The backwaters of Georgia hold many buried secrets. But they won't stay buried forever. One hot, sticky summer in Bledsoe, Georgia, twelve-year-old Kay Whitaker stumbles across a stilt house in a neighboring marsh and upon Andy Webber, a boy about her age. He and his father have recently moved back to Georgia from California, and rumors of the suspicious drowning death of Andy's mother years earlier have chased them there and back. Kay is fascinated and enamored with Andy, and she doesn't listen when her father tells her to stay away from the Webbers. But when Kay's sister goes missing, the mystery of Mrs. Webber's death—and Kay's parents' potential role in it—comes to light. Kay and her brothers must navigate the layers of secrets that emerge in the course of the investigation as their family, and the world as they knew it, unravels around them. At once wickedly funny and heartbreaking, it is an immersive coming-of-age story narrated by a feisty, smart, yet undeniably vulnerable girl reminiscent of a modern-day Scout Finch—a character who will live in readers' hearts for a long time to come. Praise for The Floating Girls: "A powerhouse of a Southern novel. At once a poignant coming-of-age tale, a murder mystery, and an evocative tribute to the marshlands of Georgia. Lo Patrick is a standout new Southern voice." —Andrea Bobotis, author of The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt "Kay is the smartest, funniest, most curious young narrator I have come across in some time. Her voice stuck with me long after I finished reading. If I met Kay on the street, I'd beg her to be my best friend." —Tiffany Quay Tyson, award-winning author of The Past is Never "A cracking story that unfolds in gorgeous prose in the stultifying heat of the American South." —Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Creek "Fans of Where the Crawdads Sing will love this immersive mystery set against the salty air of Georgia's marshes. In Patrick's atmospheric prose, the water and its characters come to life." —Lindsey Rogers Cook, author of Learning to Speak Southern

American Chinatown

American Chinatown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bonnie Tsui
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416558365
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CHINATOWN, U.S.A.: a state of mind, a world within a world, a neighborhood that exists in more cities than you might imagine. Every day, Americans find "something different" in Chinatown's narrow lanes and overflowing markets, tasting exotic delicacies from a world apart or bartering for a trinket on the street -- all without ever leaving the country. It's a place that's foreign yet familiar, by now quite well known on the Western cultural radar, but splitting the difference still gives many visitors to Chinatown the sense, above all, that things are not what they seem -- something everyone in popular culture, from Charlie Chan to Jack Nicholson, has been telling us for decades. And it's true that few visitors realize just how much goes on beneath the surface of this vibrant microcosm, a place with its own deeply felt history and stories of national cultural significance. But Chinatown is not a place that needs solving; it's a place that needs a more specific telling. In American Chinatown, acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui takes an affectionate and attentive look at the neighborhood that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather's return from the fortune-cookie factory. Tsui visits the country's four most famous Chinatowns -- San Francisco (the oldest), New York (the biggest), Los Angeles (the film icon), Honolulu (the crossroads) -- and makes her final, fascinating stop in Las Vegas (the newest; this Chinatown began as a mall); in her explorations, she focuses on the remarkable experiences of ordinary people, everyone from first-to fifth-generation Chinese Americans. American Chinatown breaks down the enigma of Chinatown by offering narrative glimpses: intriguing characters who reveal the realities and the unexpected details of Chinatown life that American audiences haven't heard. There are beauty queens, celebrity chefs, immigrant garment workers; there are high school kids who are changing inner-city life in San Francisco, Chinese extras who played key roles in 1940s Hollywood, new arrivals who go straight to dealer school in Las Vegas hoping to find their fortunes in their own vision of "gold mountain." Tsui's investigations run everywhere, from mom-and-pop fortune-cookie factories to the mall, leaving no stone unturned. By interweaving her personal impressions with the experiences of those living in these unique communities, Tsui beautifully captures their vivid stories, giving readers a deeper look into what "Chinatown" means to its inhabitants, what each community takes on from its American home, and what their experience means to America at large. For anyone who has ever wandered through Chinatown and wondered what it was all about, and for Americans wanting to understand the changing face of their own country, American Chinatown is an all-access pass.


Exhale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richie Bostock
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525506993
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More than forty simple breathing exercises to help you transform your physical and mental health and improve performance and emotional well-being We take between seventeen to twenty-nine thousand breaths per day. Yet most of us aren't aware we're breathing incorrectly, and in the process are increasing our chances of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, sleep disorders, chronic stress, and anxiety. However, having more energy, sleeping better, and performing at your best can be as simple as taking some breaths in certain ways. Breathing is the secret weapon you never knew you had! In Exhale, Breathwork coach Richie Bostock shares more than forty exercises to use your breath to feel and perform at your best. With strategies researched in the lab, along with practices employed by ancient cultures as well as Navy SEALs, Exhale will show you how to find a solution to many of life's everyday challenges. Whether you're hoping to reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy levels, improve sleep, rejuvenate creativity, tackle a hangover, or boost athletic performance, the easy-to-master conscious breathing techniques you'll learn in Exhale are the ultimate tools to transform your well-being. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE

How to Take a Breath

How to Take a Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tania Clifton-Smith
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 0143776428
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Breathing well can bring about improvements in a surprising number of areas of your life. This skill is usually taken for granted. Surely you just breathe in ... and then you breathe out...? But experienced physiotherapist and breathing dysfunction specialist Tania Clifton-Smith has been helping people correct their breathing patterns for over 30 years and has seen at first hand what a difference it makes. Includes chapters on: Why breathe well? Self-awareness and self-checks The stress connection Meditation, mindfulness and breathing Why does breathing change? Recipe for breathing well Breathing well at all ages and stages Sports performance and recovery Voice production Cough, hoick, spit Pain management Beyond the body and mind - a Maori perspective

Illuminated Breath

Illuminated Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dylan Werner
Editor: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 1628601892
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From our first breath to our last, we spend our entire lives in a perpetual cycle of inhalations and exhalations. Yet few of us are taught how to breathe, why we breathe, or the ways in which the breath influences us emotionally, energetically, physically, and spiritually. The Illuminated Breath is a revolutionary manual on unlocking the power of the breath. With humor, clarity, and an appreciation for the art of storytelling, revered yoga practitioner Dylan Werner delves into the rich histories of breathing techniques and breath work, while validating these practices with a strong lean toward physiology and science. Using enlightening, practical examples from everyday life, Werner explains how energy flows through the body and how the breath can be used to regulate and control that flow. He walks readers through pranayama, the ancient yogic practice of breath control, and explains the four components of the breath cycle. He then introduces pranayama practices, which can be used on their own or combined into sequences to achieve specific goals. The final part of this book leads readers through a series of targeted breath sequences that are designed to boost athletic performance and recovery, improve sleep, enhance cognitive function, relieve anxiety, promote deep relaxation, and more. Each sequence is customizable and can be modified or used in combination with other sequences to create a personalized breath plan. Embark on a life-changing journey as you learn how to breathe optimally and bring balance to your life, one inhalation and exhalation at a time.

The Healing Power of the Breath

The Healing Power of the Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Brown,Patricia Gerbarg
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827913
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Here’s a drug-free, side effect–free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative that works through a range of simple breathing techniques drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese practice of qigong, Orthodox Christian monks, and other sources. These methods have been scientifically shown to be effective in alleviating specific stress and mood challenges such as anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many others. The authors explain how breathing practices activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, positively impacting the brain and calming the stress response.

Out of Touch

Out of Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Drouin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262368889
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A behavioral scientist explores love, belongingness, and fulfillment, focusing on how modern technology can both help and hinder our need to connect. Millions of people around the world are not getting the physical, emotional, and intellectual intimacy they crave. Through the wonders of modern technology, we are connecting with more people more often than ever before, but are these connections what we long for? Pandemic isolation has made us even more alone. In Out of Touch, Professor of Psychology Michelle Drouin investigates what she calls our intimacy famine, exploring love, belongingness, and fulfillment and considering why relationships carried out on technological platforms may leave us starving for physical connection. Drouin puts it this way: when most of our interactions are through social media, we are taking tiny hits of dopamine rather than the huge shots of oxytocin that an intimate in-person relationship would provide. Drouin explains that intimacy is not just sex—although of course sex is an important part of intimacy. But how important? Drouin reports on surveys that millennials (perhaps distracted by constant Tinder-swiping) have less sex than previous generations. She discusses pandemic puppies, professional cuddlers, the importance of touch, “desire discrepancy” in marriage, and the value of friendships. Online dating, she suggests, might give users too many options; and the internet facilitates “infidelity-related behaviors.” Some technological advances will help us develop and maintain intimate relationships—our phones, for example, can be bridges to emotional support. Some, on the other hand, might leave us out of touch. Drouin explores both of these possibilities.

The Genius Life

The Genius Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lugavere
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062892827
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods offers a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to their “factory settings”—to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. The human body was honed under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright. In The Genius Life, Lugavere expands the Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains—including our cognitive function and emotional wellness—depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among Max’s groundbreaking findings, you will discover: · A trick that gives you the equivalent of a “marathon” workout, in 10 minutes · How to get the benefits of an extra 1-2 servings of veggies daily without eating them · The hidden chemicals in your home that could be making you fat and sick · How to boost melatonin levels by up to 58% for deeper sleep without supplements The book features an achievable prescriptive 21-day plan for Genius Living that includes daily workouts, meal plans, and meal prep tips, and accompanied with helpful suggestions for healthy swaps and snacks

Growing Young

Growing Young Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marta Zaraska
Editor: Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 0525610197
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A smart, research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will help us live to 100. From the day her daughter was born, science journalist Marta Zaraska fretted about what she and her family were eating. She fasted, considered adopting the keto diet, and ran a half-marathon. She bought goji berries and chia seeds and ate organic food. But then her research brought her to read countless scientific papers and to interview dozens of experts in various fields of study, including molecular biochemistry, epidemiology and neuroscience. What Marta discovered shattered her long-held beliefs about aging and longevity. A strong support network of family and friends, she learned, lowers mortality risk by about 45 percent, while exercise only lowers it by about 23 percent. Volunteering your free time lowers it by 22 percent or so, while certain health fads like turmeric haven't been shown to help at all. These revelations led Marta Zaraska to a simple conclusion: In addition to healthy nutrition and physical activity, deepening friendships, practicing empathy and contemplating your purpose in life can improve your lifespan. Through eleven chapters that take her around the world, from catching wild mice in the woods of central England to flower arranging with octogenarians in Japan, from laboratories to "hugging centres," Marta embarks on an absorbing, entertaining and insightful journey to determine the habits that will have the greatest impact on our longevity. Deeply researched and expertly reported, Growing Young will dramatically change the way you seek a longer, happier life.


Lifespan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A. Sinclair,Matthew D. LaPlante
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501191993
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Brilliant and enthralling.”​ —The Wall Street Journal A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.


Move Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Williams
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488078386
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An eye-opening journey into the power of human movement and how we can harness it to optimize our brain health, boost our mood and improve every aspect our lives For our earliest ancestors who hunted and gathered, movement meant survival. Our brains evolved to reward physical activity. Moving, thinking and feeling have always been inextricably linked. Yet what happens when we stop moving? Today, on average, we spend around 70% of our lives sitting or lying completely still. Our sedentary lifestyle—desk jobs, long commutes and lots of screen time—is not only bad for our bodies. It can also result in anxiety, depression and a lower overall IQ. But there’s good news. Even the simplest movements can reactivate our bodies and open up a hotline to our minds, improving our overall well-being and longevity. And we don’t have to spend countless hours in the gym. In fact, exercise as we understand it misses the point. Veteran science journalist Caroline Williams explores the cutting-edge research behind brain health and physical activity, interviewing scientists from around the world to completely reframe our relationship to movement. Along the way she reveals easy tricks that we could all use to improve our memory, maximize our creativity, strengthen our emotional literacy and more. A welcome counterpoint to the current mindfulness craze, Move offers a more stimulating and productive way of freeing our caged minds to live our best life.


Breathe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Belisa Vranich
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1250106435
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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 shows readers 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 readers 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 readers feel calmer and happier.


Breathe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Magoon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481405330
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“Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Perfectly suitable as a read-aloud.” —School Library Journal Take a deep breath and dive into a day in the life of a baby whale, told with luminous illustrations and spare text, with a fresh twist on a timeless message. Swim! Play all day. Breathe. This simply told story follows a young whale on a journey of discovery as he experiences his first day at sea on his own! He swims, explores, and makes friends in his marine habitat. After a day of independence, this little whale delights in returning home to his mother. Young readers will be drawn to Scott Magoon’s reassuring story of adventure.

The Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wim Hof
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683644107
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential. “This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” —Wim Hof Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness. Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives. In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including: • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.” If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.

The 6 Keys

The 6 Keys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jillian Michaels
Editor: Little, Brown Spark
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Reverse the effects of aging and maintain optimal health for life through the revolutionary 6 Keys program by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Michaels. With Master Your Metabolism, Jillian Michaels showed us how to take control of the metabolic machinery underneath our weight and health struggles. Now she's ahead of the curve again -- conquering the mayhem, myths, and misunderstandings associated with aging. After all, if you can decide your weight, why not your age? Scientists and doctors have identified six major age inciters: metabolism, damaged macromolecules, epigenetics, inflammation, stress adaptation, telomeres. The 6 Keys presents an ageless health, fitness, and beauty plan that addresses all six of them -- and gets them working for you instead of against you. Empowering and rigorously researched, The 6 Keys outlines powerful lifestyle interventions, dietary guidelines, exercise plans, and vanguard strategies for cultivating mindfulness that restore and protect human performance, keeping you fit, healthy, and beautiful for life.


THE BREATHING CURE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick McKeown
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NOSES ARE FOR BREATHING, MOUTHS ARE FOR EATING “Many people believe that taking a deep breath increases body oxygenation. The opposite is the case.” — Patrick McKeown, bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage Imagine a breathing technique that can increase oxygen uptake and delivery to the cells, improve blood circulation, and unblock the nose. Perhaps it can help open the airways of the lungs, enhance blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain, improve sleep and bring calmness to the mind. It might even restore bodily functions disturbed by stress, build greater resilience and help you to live longer. You might think this description sounds farfetched. But it isn’t. The Breathing Cure will guide you through techniques that embody the key to healthy breathing and healthy living. McKeown’s goal is to enable you to take responsibility for your own health, to prevent and significantly reduce a number of common ailments, to help you realize your potential and to offer simple, scientifically-based ways to change your breathing habits. On a day-to-day basis, you will experience an increase in energy and concentration, an enhanced ability to deal with stress and a better quality of life. The essential guide to functional breathing, learn techniques tried and tested by Olympic athletes and elite military. Clear your blocked nose, stress and relax your nervous system, improve lung function, prepare for competition and more. For use at home, in professional/amateur sports, by breathing instructors, dentists, doctors, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, Pilates and yoga teachers, and anyone interested in health and fitness – from everyday wellbeing through to sporting excellence. Breathe Light: experience optimal blood circulation, peak oxygenation, maximal exercise performance, relief from respiratory symptoms and the best sleep you ever had. Breathe Slow: stress is a risk factor in 75 to 90 percent of all human diseases. Discover and apply the breathing rate scientifically proven to stimulate relaxation, reduce high blood pressure, boost your immune system, maximize HRV and improve blood glucose control. Breathe Deep: physical and emotional balance comes from within. Learn how to strengthen your diaphragm muscle to achieve greater endurance and resilience, calmness of mind, focused concentration and ease of movement. From the bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage, The Breathing Cure: Exercises to Develop New Breathing Habits for a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life covers new, ground-breaking topics such as how breathing techniques can support functional movement of the muscles and joints; improve debilitating conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, lower back pain, PMS and high blood pressure; how the nasal breathing technique can be a weapon against influenza and related infections especially Covid-19; and last but not least, help you to enjoy deeper sleep and improved intimacy. Tap into your innate resilience. Fire up your potential. Enhance your health. BREATHE BETTER NOW!

The Stress Solution

The Stress Solution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rangan Chatterjee
Editor: Penguin UK
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The very existence of stress generates more stress. The more of it that piles up, the less we're able to cope. It's time to take back control. For Dr Chatterjee, the key to solving the problem of stress is about addressing the underlying causes of our anxieties in four main areas: Body, Mind, Relationships, and Life. Pairing the science of what happens in our brains and our bodies when we become stressed, with personal accounts and patient cases, Dr Chatterjee provides easy to implement solutions for the whole spectrum of stressors we face on a daily basis. From identifying our 'Micro Stress Doses' - those individual portions of stress we encounter moment to moment, and our 'Macro Stress Doses' - those big adverse life events that can have long-lasting impact; Dr Chatterjee will take you on a journey to regain control over your stress, rather than it having control over you. Introducing a new way of thinking about health, The Stress Solution will help you to live a happier, more fulfilling and stress-free life.

Big Magic

Big Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

The Power of Breathing Techniques

The Power of Breathing Techniques Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lutz Schneider
Editor: Expertengruppe Verlag
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The Power of Breathing Techniques - Breathing Exercises for more Fitness, Health and Relaxation We can survive for weeks without food and days without water, but only a few minutes without air. Would it not be justified to presume that the air, which is more important for human survival than food or water, should live up to basic standards? How much air do we need for ideal breathing? And how should we breathe? The amount of air that you breathe has the potential to change everything you believe about your body, your health and your performance. In this book, you will discover the fundamental relationship between Oxygen and your body. Increasing your Oxygen supply is not only healthy, it enables an increase in the intensity of your training and also reduces breathlessness. In short, you will notice an improvement in your health and more relaxation in your everyday life. About the author, Lutz Schneider: Ever since he studied the biology of evolution, over 20 years ago, he has been interested in marginal health subjects, which are often hidden from the main stream, but which are scientifically well accepted. He teaches this knowledge, not only to his students, but also reaches a wider audience in Germany with his various publications. In his books, he speaks about subjects which are very close to his heart and on which he can pass on his own experiences. All of his publications, therefore, are based on indisputable scientific facts, but also encompass his own very personal experiences and knowledge. Look forward to reading a lot of background information, experience reports, step-by-step instructions and secret tips which are tailor-made to your breathing technique and help you to become fitter, healthier and more relaxed. Make sure to order this guidebook today to experience… ... why the correct breathing technique has a great influence on our body ... how you can improve your performance using the correct breathing technique ... which exercises will help you to remove bad breathing habits quickly Content of this book: About the author Preface The Secret of Oxygen Carbon Dioxide as the metronome of your Respiration Breathing through the nose is the key to success Light breathing as the key to success Reduce Injuries and Fatigue Breathing exercises during sport to improve physical performance Breathing Exercise for Relaxation Concluding Remarks

A Flicker in the Dark

A Flicker in the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacy Willingham
Editor: Minotaur Books
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A New York Times Bestseller “A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.” —Karin Slaughter When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath. Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren't actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer? From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory Lang,Susanna Leonard Hill
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Based on Gregory Lang's New York Times bestselling series! The perfect Father's Day gift, birthday present for dad, or sweet treasure for a daughter of any age! A sweet picture book showcasing all the ways a father will help his daughter grow, this is the gift for every girl dad and little girl to celebrate their special bond. Featuring charming animal illustrations and heartwarming rhymes about the moments fathers and daughters share, Why a Daughter Needs a Dad is the perfect story to connect father and daughter together. From the first time I held you, so perfect and new, I promised to do everything that I could do To help you become your most wonderful YOU, My darling, my daughter, my girl. For new dads, fathers-to-be, or for that perfect father-daughter moment, this sweet storybook celebrates how a father helps his little girl grow.

The Polytunnel Book

The Polytunnel Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joyce Russell
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‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine

The Next Great Migration

The Next Great Migration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sonia Shah
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1526646307
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'A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species' NAOMI KLEIN 'Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years' OBSERVER 'A dazzling tour through 300 years of scientific history' PROSPECT 'A hugely entertaining, life-affirming and hopeful hymn to the glorious adaptability of life on earth' SCOTSMAN We are surrounded by stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and spreading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis – it is the solution. Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

Anatomy 101

Anatomy 101 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Langford
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440584273
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An all-in-one guide to the human body! Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a compelling lesson in anatomy. Covering every aspect of anatomical development and physiology, each chapter details the different parts of the human body, how systems are formed, and disorders that could disrupt bodily functions. You'll unravel the mysteries of anatomy with unique, accessible elements like: Detailed charts of each system in the body Illustrations of cross sections Unique profiles of the most influential figures in medical history From cell chemistry to the respiratory system, Anatomy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining facts that you can't get anywhere else!

The Longevity Paradox

The Longevity Paradox Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life. From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age—but enjoy the benefits of youth? This groundbreaking book holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well—one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. Our gut bugs—the bacteria that make up the microbiome—largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver’s seat, controlling our quality of life as we age. The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them—and you—thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.

Summary of BREATH: The New Science of a Lost Art By James Nestor

Summary of BREATH: The New Science of a Lost Art By James Nestor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Cuomo
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A chapter by chapter high-quality summary of James Nestor´s book Breath, including chapter details and analysis of the main themes of the original book. About the original book: Nothing is more important to our health and well-being than breathing: take in air, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Humans, on the other hand, have lost the capacity to breathe properly as a species, with disastrous repercussions.

SUMMARY - Breath: The New Science Of A Lost Art By James Nestor

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that breathing is an art to be practiced more consciously in order to be healthier. You will also discover : that breathing has an impact on all the functions of the body; why you have probably breathed the wrong way all your life; that breathing too fast and taking in too much air can be the cause of your ailments; that carbon dioxide has little-known virtues; that there are several breathing techniques to soothe your body and mind. More than 2000 years ago, the oldest Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu cultures assimilated the phenomenon of breathing to the secret of a healthy life. However, this science of breathing was quickly lost. Today's medicine does not consider breathing to be a fundamental skill: as long as you breathe, the way you breathe is not so important. For example, about 90% of the world's population does not breathe properly. Discover the lost art of breathing! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

All Is Well: The Art (and Science) of Personal Well-Being: The Covid Edition

All Is Well: The Art (and Science) of Personal Well-Being: The Covid Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilynn Preston
Editor: Creators Publishing
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2020 and 2021 were humbling and horrifying years, and there’s still so much COVID-related grief and heartache, uncertainty and fear. Of course there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It’s helping you find the light inside the tunnel that motivated prize-winning journalist Marilynn Preston to write this second edition of her Amazon best-selling book, All Is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being. It’s named the COVID edition because as we emerge from years of loss, lockdowns, and loneliness, what could be more important?


3.3秒的呼吸奧祕 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 詹姆士•內斯特(James Nestor)
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3.3秒的呼吸奧祕 by 詹姆士•內斯特(James Nestor) Summary

為什麼史前時代的人類祖先不會打呼? 生命就在一呼一吸之間,但我們的呼吸能力一直在退化。 深入古老與現代的呼吸法,體驗奇妙的科學實驗,重啟脫胎換骨的呼吸本能。 無論你吃得多好、多常運動、多年輕、多聰明、身材多苗條, 只要呼吸方法錯誤,一切都是白費。 我們吸氣、吐氣,每天重複兩萬五千次,沒有什麼比呼吸對我們的身心健康更加重要。然而,人類這個物種漸漸失去了正確呼吸的能力,也因此付出慘重的代價。 新聞記者詹姆斯‧奈斯特走訪世界各地,探索究竟是哪裡出了錯,又該如何補救。沒想到答案不在胸腔醫學實驗室裡,而是在古代墳場的遺址、蘇聯的神祕研究機構、紐澤西的合唱團教室,以及霧霾瀰漫的聖保羅街道上。奈斯特找到了埋頭研究瑜伽調息法、淨化呼吸法和拙火呼吸法等古老呼吸法背後科學原理的男男女女,還跟著迷於呼吸機制的狂人一起合作,用科學方法檢驗有關呼吸的各種古老信念。 現代研究證明,只要稍微改變我們呼吸的方式,就能大幅提高運動表現,活化內臟,預防打呼、氣喘和自體免疫疾病,甚至矯正脊椎側彎。這樣的結果照理說並不可能,卻都有實例為證。 書中旁徵博引了數千年歷史的醫學文獻,以及胸腔醫學、心理學、生物化學及生理學的最新研究,徹底翻轉我們對人體最基本功能的一般認知。讀過之後,你將從此改變自己的呼吸方式。 呼吸是修護,是調和,是鍛鍊。呼吸的核心,就是交換互惠。 ◆人類是唯一咬合不正的哺乳動物? ◆從工業時代開始,人類的呼吸方式嚴重惡化? ◆長期鼻塞、用嘴巴呼吸,讓呼吸道空間變小,就更容易用嘴呼吸? ◆太常吃軟質食物,咀嚼肌群缺乏訓練,也會影響呼吸? ◆罹患「空鼻症」,鼻子太過通暢,反而讓人痛不欲生? ◆過度呼吸,身體系統可能過於勞累,變得衰弱不振? 【只要你會呼吸,就需要讀這本書。】 ◢當你呼吸1千次時,你會瞭解現代人類為什麼是長期以來唯一齒列不正的一種動物,以及這跟呼吸之間的關係。 ◢當你呼吸3千次時,你會學到修復式呼吸的基本原理。 ◢當你呼吸6千次時,你會走進「有意識地認真呼吸」的天地。 ◢當你呼吸8千次時,你會更深入身體,善用其他生理機能,尤其是神經系統。 ◢當你呼吸1萬次並闔上這本書時,你會明白,進入肺臟的空氣影響著生命的每一刻。 本書特色 ●人類呼吸一口氣所花的時間是3.3秒。本書從科學、文化、精神等層面介紹人類呼吸的歷史,詳細解說現代人為什麼往往呼吸方式錯誤。 ●藉由不同的呼吸方式,可以排出身體毒素,讓心平靜下來,保持清醒或沉入睡眠,影響情緒等。本書已賣出20國版權,榮登紐時暢銷榜,入選華盛頓郵報2020年必讀書單、全國公共廣播電台2020年最佳書籍。 名人推薦 吳家碩 好夢心理治療所執行長、臨床心理師 吳義芳 舞蹈家、臺師大表演藝術研究所教授 沈邑穎 《經絡解密》作者 周適偉 台灣復健醫學會副理事長、國家代表隊隊醫 施崇鴻 北醫大醫學院名譽教授 陳彥博 極地超級馬拉松運動員 曾鴻鉦 台中世鴻耳鼻喉科診所院長、菩提格呼吸訓練講師 裘凱宇 啟點文化創辦人、一天聽一點主持人 潘信宏 Yoga Piece創辦人、瑜伽推廣者 蘇冠賓 安南醫院副院長暨憂鬱症中心主持人 (按姓氏筆畫排列)

Summary & Analysis of Breath

Summary & Analysis of Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: SNAP Summaries
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: In Breath, James Nestor investigates the deterioration of human breathing, explains what it means for our health and wellbeing, and offers the adjustments we can make to get the most out of life. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - How incorrect breathing alters our bodies and health - How we can open up our airways, increase our lung capacity, and live longer lives - Editorial Review - Background on James Nestor About the Original Book: The way we breathe, Nestor observes, has got markedly worse since our ancestors invented fire. So much so that nearly everyone alive today is breathing incorrectly. We breathe too shallow, too fast, and too much, often through our mouths instead of our noses, and sometimes not at all. These failures are behind many of the medical conditions endemic to modern life, including asthma, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and heart disease. Drawing from ancient tradition, scientific research, and his own experiences, Nestor explains the breathing habits and techniques that can halt or reverse many of these chronic illnesses, boost athletic performance, and extend our lifespans. Breath is proof that every inhale and every exhale, depending on how it is performed, can impact our bodies and health in positive or negative ways. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Breath. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at] with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book.

The Life of Breath in Literature, Culture and Medicine

The Life of Breath in Literature, Culture and Medicine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Fuller,Corinne Saunders,Jane Macnaughton
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030744434
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The Life of Breath in Literature, Culture and Medicine by David Fuller,Corinne Saunders,Jane Macnaughton Summary

This open access book studies breath and breathing in literature and culture and provides crucial insights into the history of medicine, health and the emotions, the foundations of beliefs concerning body, spirit and world, the connections between breath and creativity and the phenomenology of breath and breathlessness. Contributions span the classical, medieval, early modern, Romantic, Victorian, modern and contemporary periods, drawing on medical writings, philosophy, theology and the visual arts as well as on literary, historical and cultural studies. The collection illustrates the complex significance and symbolic power of breath and breathlessness across time: breath is written deeply into ideas of nature, spirituality, emotion, creativity and being, and is inextricable from notions of consciousness, spirit, inspiration, voice, feeling, freedom and movement. The volume also demonstrates the long-standing connections between breath and place, politics and aesthetics, illuminating both contrasts and continuities.

A Piece of Peace

A Piece of Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Editor: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615995978
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A Piece of Peace is an autobiographical account of one woman's unique struggle with a near-fatal disease. In 2018, Sweta had already earned acclaim from having written a dozen successful books and for her work toward amplifying women's voices. Suddenly overtaken with a massive health crisis, she entered a fight for her life that lasted more than six months. Her journey back to wellness through mindfulness and Ayurvedic healing show us both the true resilience of the human spirit as well as laying out a practical day-by-day plan that anyone can build on to restore health and recover from chronic health losses. Sweta shares her vulnerabilities, makes recommendations, interviews experts, and reminds us all that how we respond to a situation determines our path in life. Additionally, you'll learn about: • The power of mindful living. • The impact of finding and owning your voice on your well-being. • A reminder about the role of wellness in the lives of writers & creative professionals. • Essays and stories on coping with the pandemic, mindfulness, Ayurveda, meditation, resilience, productivity, and more. • Tips, tricks, wisdom all packed neatly with compassion to help you navigate life no matter what's thrown at you. "A Piece of Peace is a great combination of personal experience and street-smart advice including some very potent lifestyle changes. It then segues into very practical tips to stay healthy, physically and mentally, during the pandemic and culminates in sage advice to authors." --Nitin P, Ron, MD, Speaker, Expedition Leader, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics "A Piece of Peace is a wonderful collection of Sweta's reflections on her journey to healing from chronic illness. Sweta's bravery and determination to heal is reflected in her words of wisdom, which I am sure many will find empowering. I loved reading this easy-to-follow guide, it is beautifully honest and packed with tips for every day. -- Mita Mistry Columnist, mindfulness-based cognitive therapist and acupuncturist "What did Sweta Vikram do after a miraculous recovery from near death? She wrote this healing guide to long term health for your creative mind, body and soul. Linger a while with her book and let your body unwind and find peace of mind - the keys to setting your creative soul free." ---Cauvery Madhavan, Author of The Tainted "A Piece of Peace by Sweta Vikram is the book every woman needs to have by her bedside. Each chapter is a little piece of magic that is easy to digest after a long day. When times are hard, we just need to know that other women feel the same, as a form of self-empathy." -- Amy Wheeler, Director of Training at Optimal State Yoga Therapy School and Former President of the Board of Directors at International Association of Yoga Therapists Learn more at

The Art of Contemplation

The Art of Contemplation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Angelon Young
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1942493657
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The Art of Contemplation by Mary Angelon Young Summary

This book was written during the global pandemic of 2020, when the gravity of our situation called us, as individuals, to sanity and inner strength. “Sheltering in place,” or “in confinement” as some prefer, we entered into a fierce and strange new world. If we had not actively developed our contemplative side before this, the insistent, benevolent voice of that inner world, so famously avoided in today’s society, now sounded a clarion call. The Art of Contemplation is intended to inspire your own reflections, as I explore the timeless treasure house of contemplation, the reasons we actually need it, and how to work with the blocks that most of us encounter on the way. For contemplation is a journey within, with no beginning and no end, taken from anywhere and everywhere that we find ourselves in life. For the theists among us, our contemplations will organically lead to prayer, just as bud goes to flower and flower goes to seed, which drops to the ground to begin another round of creation. For the nontheists, the inner state of contemplative prayer might be called inner stillness, meditation on truth, or the practice of pure awareness―or even “inner yoga,” as yoga is anything that links us to the Divine. It does not matter what we call it. What does matter is that we, as human beings, evolve in a mutual love affair with the Universe from which we are created. What matters is praise. There is a time to beg for grace to intervene in the sufferings we endure as human beings. As we contemplate our own awareness within the mystery of life, we begin to expand our generosity as vessels of awareness, of awakened consciousness, for our own personal transformation and for the benefit of all beings. Then our inner yoga takes flight. Resting in receptive inner space enables us to rejuvenate and restore, to tap intrinsic healing, intuitive and creative energies, at the level of source water where the river of life flows pristine and we touch the ineffable. The Taoists have a beautiful way of expressing it. Lao Tzu said, “Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.” Clarity is one of the many gifts of contemplation, and as we build a capacity for the inner journey, a sacred world is revealed in the mirror of the soul.

The Art of Stopping

The Art of Stopping Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Kundtz
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1642504408
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Life Is A Race and With So Many Responsibilities It Can Feel Overwhelming “An elegant, powerful, and simple tool for finding serenity. Just what the world needs right now.” ―Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff We are always on the go. Balancing work, family, friends, and everything in between is a routine of running and never stopping─a cycle that can be tiring. We forget the beauty of the smaller moments and sometimes we forget ourselves. Stopping is a gift to yourself. Knowing when to breathe and regain a clearer vision of yourself and your surroundings helps give you a fresh perspective and an inner balance meant to help you feel in control of the bigger things. Who are you? What are your true priorities? Your responsibilities may have taken over and are preventing you from living to your fullest potential. Dr. Kundtz gives you insight into key questions you should be asking. Stop whatever you’re doing and enjoy the sunrise. Big things can grab your attention but don’t forget to turn around and find the serenity in stillness─the peace in a deep breath, and the happiness in remembering who you are. With this valuable guide learn to: • Connect with the spiritual aspects of your life • Practice mindfulness and reduce stress • Acknowledge when it becomes too much and take a step back • Use proper coping tactics to create healthier habits If you enjoyed books like A New Earth, The Untethered Soul, or The Road Less Traveled, then you’ll love How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going: The Art of Stopping.