Download or read The Art of Breathing PDF, written by Nancy Zi and published by Frog Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: According to the ancient Chinese discipline of chi kung (pronounced chee gung), the body's energy is released by the air breathed into it. Zi, a classically trained American singer raised in China, has adapted that idea in an intriguing method she calls chi yi. (Chi means breath, breathing or air.) Her premise is that controlled breathing can create new sources of life-enhancing energy. In six concise, uncomplicated lessons she shows how to tap into that energy through a range of exercises (accompanied by line drawings), imagery and situational applications. Her techniques for using the body's inner dynamics (the Chinese "core") will be especially valuable in relieving stress, building stamina and engaging in sports.
Download or read Breath PDF, written by James Nestor and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. 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, allergies, 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 ancient wisdom and 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.
Download or read The Illuminated Breath PDF, written by Dylan Werner and published by Victory Belt Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read The Healing Breath PDF, written by Jack Angelo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Healing Breath is an inspiring and practical guide to improving and maintaining your spiritual and physical health. Leading UK healer and teacher Jack Angelo unlocks the mysteries of self-healing and shows how the breath is the medium for all healing energies. With over 50 easy-to-follow exercises, meditations, affirmations and visualisations, using the power of breath you can: · Relieve stress and anxiety to attain emotional and mental calm · Increase your energy levels, creativity and mental focus · Improve your meditation skills · Ensure sound sleep, relaxation and healing in all aspects of your life This is essential reading for everyone who wishes to develop spiritual wellbeing, including professional and student healers, complementary therapists and devotees of yoga and t'ai chi.
Download or read The Little Book of Yoga Breathing PDF, written by Scott Shaw and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Little Book of Yoga Breathing is a great little package that offers a lot. Pranayama, the practice of breath control, is detailed here in an easy-to-understand and even easier-to-practice format. Professional yoga instructor, Scott Shaw introduces 16 breathing exercises and how to get the best benefit from each of the forms by training, refining, and witnessing your breath. This book is for yoga practitioners and those who only consider themselves yoga admirers. Having trouble falling asleep? Try one of the calming breaths, Nadi Sudi, or the Nerve Purifying Breath. Have a long day ahead with no breaks until after dinner? Allow Ujjayi or the Hissing Breath to work its miracles. Also learn the Pranayama term in Sanskrit, how to pronounce it, what it means in English, and how to properly execute the breath to get the best results. And learn how to breathe while moving, standing, and leaning, and how each of these variations can affect your breathing practice.
Download or read Vital Breath of the Dao PDF, written by Zhongxian Wu and published by Singing Dragon. This book was released on 2021-08-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immersing the reader in Daoist philosophy and its impact on life, this new edition of Vital Breath of the Dao by Master Zhongxian Wu is a fully illustrated guide to qigong, a way of physical and spiritual cultivation, and a way of life. The book includes the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Daoist cultivation practices to bolster health and intensify spiritual connection to universal energy. Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses storytelling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce powerful qigong and internal alchemy methods and offers previously unseen personal stories to deepen his explanation of Daoist philosophy.
Download or read Breath of Proximity Intersubjectivity Ethics and Peace PDF, written by Lenart Škof and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-02-06 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an original contribution towards a new theory of intersubjectivity which places ethics of breath, hospitality and non-violence in the forefront. Emphasizing Indian philosophy and religion (Vedas and Upanishads) and related cross-cultural interpretations, it provides new intercultural interpretations of key Western concepts which traditionally were developed and followed in the vein of re-conceptualizations or revitalizations of Greek thought, as in Nietzsche and Heidegger, for example. The significance of the book lies in its establishment of a new platform for thinking philosophically about intersubjectivity, so as to nudge contemporary philosophy towards a more sensitive approach, which is needed in our times. Its originality lies in its innovative approach, which searches for the origin of ethical gestures (represented in respecting the breath/breathing) through the newly introduced concept of “mesocosm” as a space of a ritual, or a new ethical space of intersubjective encounters. The book also introduces the possibility of an original ethics based on breath. Intended for philosophers, feminists and others concerned with intercultural philosophy and comparative religion, the book will appeal to readers interested in contemporary ethical and political theories of peaceful conflict resolution and concepts of hospitality. A Breath of Hospitality will benefit all who seek a more sensitive approach in philosophy, including philosophy of religion, and often-neglected practical and educational layers of our everyday intersubjective relations.
Download or read Reading Breath in Literature PDF, written by Arthur Rose and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-29 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval Romance, Early Modern Drama, Fin de Siècle Aesthetics, American Poetics and the Postcolonial Novel, this book offers the first transhistorical study of breath in literature. At the same time, it shows how the study of breath in literature can contribute to recent developments in the Medical Humanities.
Download or read The Ancient Science of Breathing PDF, written by Sri Krishna Das and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Book Is About The Secret Ancient Science Of Breathing Which Had It Origin In The Dialogues Between Lord Siva And His Consort Parvati (Sakti) In Ancient Sanskrit Text Siva-Svarodaya.
Download or read Breath Analysis for Medical Applications PDF, written by David Zhang and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-06-23 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book describes breath signal processing technologies and their applications in medical sample classification and diagnosis. First, it provides a comprehensive introduction to breath signal acquisition methods, based on different kinds of chemical sensors, together with the optimized selection and fusion acquisition scheme. It then presents preprocessing techniques, such as drift removing and feature extraction methods, and uses case studies to explore the classification methods. Lastly it discusses promising research directions and potential medical applications of computerized breath diagnosis. It is a valuable interdisciplinary resource for researchers, professionals and postgraduate students working in various fields, including breath diagnosis, signal processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics.
Download or read Atmospheres of Breathing PDF, written by Lenart Škof and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2018-04-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing. As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundamentally and comprehensively intertwined with human life and experience. Various dimensions of the respiratory world are referred to as atmospheres that encircle and connect human existence, coexistence, and the world. Drawing from a number of traditions of breathing, including from Indian and East Asian religion and philosophy, the book considers breath in relation to ontological, hermeneutical, phenomenological, ethical, and aesthetic concerns in philosophy. The wide-ranging topics include poetry, theater, environmental issues and health, feminism, and media studies. Atmospheres of Breathing, the first collection of its kind, explores an emerging respiratory philosophy of great consequence for philosophy and other fields. Its rich and diverse essays, many written by the pioneers of this radically new direction, show the deep historical and intercultural roots of such a philosophy, ranging from treatments of forerunners like Zhuangzi and Heraclitus to contemporary theorists of breathing such as Abram and Kleinberg-Levin. Presented here is the vision of innovative ways in which philosophy, on its own or inspired by spiritual practices, can bring breathing into the center of its concern. This is a landmark book that scintillates with brilliant and original insights. If taken as seriously as it deserves, this book has the potential to revolutionize contemporary and future thought. Edward S. Casey, author of The World at a Glance and The World on Edge Air, the misunderstood element, finds ways and means of advancing to places where no one reckons with its presence; and, more significantly, it makes space on its own strength for strange places where there were previously none. Peter Sloterdijk
Download or read The Life of Breath in Literature Culture and Medicine PDF, written by David Fuller and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-10-01 with total page 555 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read The Miracle of the Breath PDF, written by Andy Caponigro and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2010-10-06 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Take a Deep Breath." "Just breathe." These are common calming mantras, but what do they really mean? Though every second of life is governed by breath, few people pay heed to this important facet of good health. The Miracle of the Breath explores the importance of breath not only to physical well-being but also as a powerful conduit of divine energy. Replete with stories and case studies of people healed from asthma, arthritis, anxiety attacks, and other physical and mental traumas through proper breath work, the book also examines the concept of breath as a spiritual life force. Drawing on methods of observing and controlling the breath developed by ancient masters in India, China, and Tibet, it includes meditations and practice techniques to help readers improve their emotional and spiritual health.
Download or read Breathing Mudras and Meridians PDF, written by Bill Harvey and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This book was released on 2021-07-22 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The word "embodied" is one of those terms, such as "grounded" or "centered" that can be discussed forever without being experienced. Defining embodiment, though, can be quite tricky, because much of what is taught in western societies about the body devalues the felt experience. The categories of formal learning, particularly anatomy and physiology, are taught with the fundamental source being cadavers (dead bodies), and conceptualizations that do not include our own vitality, or life force. Without the felt experience, embodiment is just another concept that can be discussed ad nauseum. The felt experience (or "phenomenology" in academic-speak) is the path away from these endless discussions and conceptual befuddlement. This book provides a basic training on how to become aware of our physiological functioning and our sense of vitality. A part of this training comes from becoming hyper-aware of how we breathe. This awareness makes it possible to feel our own organs and how they function and interrelate. To help us refine our awarenesses of our own organs we are entirely fortunate to learn and practice methods, developed over thousands of years by Indian and Chinese cultures. With these fundamentals this book leads us through a series of connected experiences using mudras to feel our organs, the flows of our life force (Qi) and the flow of that life force through our meridians. From that we learn to feel our own chakras and sushumna (central channel), and our ability to perceive our connections with our environment and ecosystem. This then provides the basis for a body sense of our spiritual existence and development. Thus the definition of embodiment evolves into deeper awareness within our bodies and deeper connection to the world.
Download or read Bone Breath and Gesture PDF, written by Don Hanlon Johnson and published by North Atlantic Books. This book was released on 1995-07-19 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a collection of writings on principles and techniques by the pioneers of bodywork and body awareness disciplines. Together, they represent a historical record of the field of somatics. Ranging from hands-on workers like Ida Rolf to phenomenologist Elizabeth Behnke, their lives span this century. In these lectures, writings, and interviews, editor Don Hanlon Johnson has sought to revel the unbroken lineage, theoretical differences, and major similarities of these originators.
Download or read Our Daily Breath paperback PDF, written by Gaye Abbott and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A road-map to living an in-spired life and a step-by-step manual that invites us to align ourselves with the rhythms of the natural world - and then shows us how. Open to the beauty and substance of the breath as a vehicle for awareness and as a tool for a vibrant life. Use the focus for each week of the year to more fully inhabit each inhale, pause and exhale!
Download or read The Revelation of the Breath PDF, written by Sharon G. Mijares and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2015-05-11 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.