Author: Luis S R VasPublisher: New Age BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 112ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178221640
Life force is contained in the breath that we breathe. Altered states of awareness and profound healing are possible with just using the breath. Scientists have found that just 15 minutes of deep breathing can give us all the energy we need for the day. The Healing Breath describes the numerous benefits that simple breathing techniques can bring us, e.g., proper breathing, pranayama, yoga breathing, colour breathing, etc.For thousands of years spiritual seekers, mystics and yogis have realized the innate spiritual quality of the breath. If we stop breathing for just a few minutes we are dead. Life force is therefore contained in the breath that we breathe. Yogis for ages have used the powers of breath to transform consciousness; indeed a psychospiritual reaction takes place with the use of these breathing techniques.Altered states of awareness and profound healing are possible with just using the breath. Today we are privileged to have teachers to instruct us on the proper use of the breath for these purposes.Scientists have done research on things that give us lots of energy to do all we need to do to go from rags to riches physically, mentally and spiritually. Of all these things, from coffee to ginseng to artificial stimulants to working out, they found that just 15 minutes of deep breathing can give us all the energy we need for the day. This book covers the numerous benefits that simple breathing techniques, which are described here, can bring us.
PREFACECHAPTERSBenefits of Proper BreathingPranayama: The Breathing Exercises of YogaYoga Breathing ResearchColour BreathingBreathwork TherapyImportance of BreathingLearning to Breathe CorrectlyYour First Deep BreathThe Four Stages of BreathingSafety of Breathing ExercisesCorrective Breathing TherapyMeditative BreathingResearch from Harvard’s Mind / Body Clinic GlossaryIndex