The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions Author Richard P. Brown
ISBN-10 1590309022
ISBN-13 9781590309025
Year 2012-06-12
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Shambhala
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2013 Nautilus Award Winner Silver Heres a drug free side effect free solution to common stress and mood problemsdeveloped 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 The enclosed audio program guides readers through the techniques and helps make these breathing practices an ongoing part of daily life This book and CD set includes breathing techniques to relieve anxiety and depression trauma related emotions and behaviors post traumatic stress disorder insomnia addiction related behaviors It also offers breathing techniques to enhance concentration peak performance and personal relationships

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