Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.L. Frank Baum
We all feel better when we take in a nice slow deep breath. We know it helps us to feel relaxed. But then we get distracted by the multitude of items competing for our attention each day. And we forget. These titles help to remind us how to continue to breathe. They review different techniques and traditions and show us ways to incorporate them into our daily lives.
Breathwork: Use the Power of breath to energize your body and focus your mind by Nathalia Westmacott-Brown is divided up into useful sections to help get you started, including: Breathwork Beginnings, Breath Practices, Psychological Self, Spiritual Self, and Breathwork Interventions.
Power of Breathwork: Simple practices to promote well-being by Jennifer Patterson is divided up into chapters, focusing on 25 specific breathing exercises from different healing and spiritual traditions. Illustrations, page designs, and step by step guidance make the Power of Breathwork easy to follow and to apply the suggested techniques.
Breathwork: How to use your breath to change your life by Andrew Smart combines breathing exercises with mindfulness practices. Perfect for all levels, learn methods for releasing stress, improving energy, and healing. You will also find plenty of descriptions with illustrations to guide you through using the various techniques.
Breathing for Warriors by Dr. Belisa Vranich will help you to learn the secrets of Navy SEALs, weight-lifters, free-divers, and executives to find out everything that connects breathing, muscles, and performance.
The Little Book of Breathing by Una Tudor offers a lot of advice packed into 95 pages. It is divided up by time and the different kinds of stress we face during different parts of the day.
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, follows journalist James Nestor as he travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices and teams up with others to scientifically test how we breathe.
Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Dr. Belisa Vranich gives a more detailed look at how to improve the way you breathe. It offers basic illustrations on exercises along with explanations on why the technique are important.