• Breathing

  • The Master Key to Self Healing
  • By: Andrew Weil MD
  • Narrated by: Andrew Weil MD
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (658 ratings)

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Breathing

By: Andrew Weil MD
Narrated by: Andrew Weil MD
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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)1999 Sounds True

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Solid

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

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Excellent

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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Breathe

If you're already practicing Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation this book won't really benefit you although it does provide several things. One, begin your breath by breathing out first rather than breathing in. By doing this you'll breathe in more oxygen and can ascertain the place where the air is exiting your nose. Two, you'll learn a body stimulative breathing technique. And, three, you'll learn a body relaxing breathing technique, the 4/7/8 Breath. Happy breathing. :-)

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Better read

I should have got the print not the audio for this one. You really need to practice what the Doctor is talking about and that's not such a good thing to do while driving.

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Not for diabetics...

who are restricted from intake of New Age fudge. Lots of the typical semantic illogic: "breath and spirit have the same root in Chinese; therefore, dealing with the breath is dealing with the spirit." Please. Never done Weil before, but put him right up there with quacks like Chopra and Dyer... But now I must make some wordplay myself. This selection is "a waste of breath." It's "all blow and no go..." O, but Weil does point out that brandy is also a "spirit," so instead of trying to get through this very long hour and a half, enjoy a nice glass of the amber stuff; by his logic, drinking brandy should also be healing to the mind and soul.

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Dr Weil is so calming

So simple yet so powerful. Great techniques to calm and soothe. Do not recommend listening to this while driving!! lol

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  • ish
  • 06-28-17

Simple and straight to the point.

Easy to listen to. loved the fact that it's short and split in to 2 parts. The excerises are full and not just samples, so are great to participate in.

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  • tisha
  • 04-29-15

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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  • 10-04-20

Greatly informative book..

Fascinating book, easy to understand, well narrated and 2 weeks in ,I'm already breathing better. Many thanks 😊

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  • kake1
  • 01-21-18

Love it

I love this audiobook. Andrew Weil has a lovely soothing voice and the breathing exercises really relax me. I would fully recommend this book.

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  • Karen McHale
  • 09-19-21

Very knowledgeable and a delight to follow

The breathing methods are very well explained.
Easy to understand and follow. Relaxing and calming. I know that it will help me in my physical well-being. Thank you Andrew Weil for writing and narrating such a wonderful book.

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  • Simmy
  • 09-06-21

a peaceful listen

I enjoyed the background leading up to the breathing exercises which took me to a much calmer dimension. I shall be listening to this again and some of his other works

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  • Sheils
  • 10-03-23

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A wonderful yet easily understood and simple introduction to breath work and meditation for health and well-being. ✨✨

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  • The Jackal
  • 10-03-22

Life changing

I wasn’t expecting the content of this book to change my life. Beautifully written and narrated. No waffle. Idiot proof instructions on how to improve your overall health and the quality of your life.

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  • Trevor Dale
  • 11-11-23

Just Brilliant!

I have now listened to the book twice and no doubt I will be listening many more times not only is it incredibly informative but just a joy to listen to., a heart warm thanks to the author

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  • Simone Murphy
  • 06-24-23

Worth every minute

This is great, would recommend this to all. Great information and teaching of breath work. Very helpful.

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