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Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing | [Andrew Weil]

Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing

The health you enjoy today, and for the rest of your life, begins with your next breath. In fact, breathing is so crucial to your body's ability to heal and sustain itself that Dr. Andrew Weil says: "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly."
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The health you enjoy today, and for the rest of your life, begins with your next breath. In fact, breathing is so crucial to your body's ability to heal and sustain itself that Dr. Andrew Weil says: "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly."

On Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing, you will learn a complete course of eight breathing exercises that Dr. Weil uses in his own life, and has prescribed to hundreds of patients over the past two decades. Dr. Weil reports that these breathing exercises get more favorable responses from patients than anything else he teaches.

To learn the art of healthy breathing, Dr. Weil turned to Eastern traditions, including yoga, which view the breath as a vital link to prana, or the energy of the universe. In easy-to-follow language, he explains the secret of breathwork's power over your health, and its remarkable ability to influence - and even reprogram - the nervous system. From increasing energy to lowering blood pressure to improving circulation to beating anxiety disorders without drugs, here is your guide to the benefits of breathwork, presented by the best selling author and physician who has taken the miracle out of self healing, and made it available to us all.

©1999 Andrew Weil; (P)Sounds True

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    Robert Brooklyn, NY, USA 08-05-08
    Robert Brooklyn, NY, USA 08-05-08
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    "Very good one!!"

    This is one of those audiobooks that you actually WANT to listen to all in one sitting. Listen to the whole thing and do the exercises. You will not be disappointed.

    I found myself bursting with clear energy and peace of mind after practicing these techniques and listening to the music... yes there is some nice calming music.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 01-28-10
    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 01-28-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth checking out!!!"

    Definately worth checking out if interested in breathing practices. I've been using the practices and find very rewarding.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Scotch Plains, NJ, USA 02-06-09
    Mark Scotch Plains, NJ, USA 02-06-09
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    "Solid"

    Solid and balanced perspective, mainly drawing from Yoga. Great into, clear practice instructions.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    This book was very informative and helpful. Not a "read it once and put it down book". This is an everyday instruction manual. I loved it.

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    Frank Coral Gables, FL, USA 03-28-04
    Frank Coral Gables, FL, USA 03-28-04
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    "Excellent book"

    A must for everyone living in this fast paced world. Do yourself a favor and download this book. You will not regret it.

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    M. Cardoso new york city 09-08-12
    M. Cardoso new york city 09-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best breathwork exercises I've found"

    I usually resist anything that sounds too new age-y, and often times breathing meditation guides tend to veer in that direction. But Andrew Weil presents the material like a doctor would, highlighting how the breathwork relates to overall health and the nervous system. And through this, he gently opens doors to a deeper spiritual connection. His voice is soothing, and the tempo of the breathing exercises is excellent. Highly recommend it.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 03-09-11
    Susan 03-09-11
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    "For the beginner"

    This book is good and breathing exercises are very helpful. But if you have had some yoga training it is a bit basic. I was left wanting more for the price.

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    cuartor wynne w wareham, ma, US 07-30-15
    cuartor wynne w wareham, ma, US 07-30-15 Listener Since 2002
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    ""Inspiring""

    Andrew captures the essence of who we are and mirrors is back to us quite effectively. He is able to express his message, appealing to the oneness of our humanity rather than our cultural division. Bravo and thank you.

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    Ben Amsalam 06-09-15
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    Really helpful book and techniques just wish it was a tiny bit longer. The price is a little high for the length, however, it is still extremely helpful

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    "Useful breathing exercises"

    Easy to follow exercises. Good background info on exercises and suggestions on when to use them. Nice meditative music included.

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    "A breath of fresh air"

    I don't usually write reviews,
    But the fact that I am, illustrates to me, if not to anyone else; the positive effect it has had on my overall health, I am now beginning to overcome severe anxiety, this audio book has been a god send.

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