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The Breathing Book

The Breathing Book

Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work

Donna Farhi

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A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath.

Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breathing Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here.

These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions.

"Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal

Part One
Fundamentals
I
The Essential Breath

First of all the twinkling stars vibrated, but remained motionless in space, then all the celestial globes were united into one series of movements...

Praise for The Breathing Book

"Donna Farhi's book does more than simply animate the familiar act of moving air ... It brings breathing back to a central place of importance in daily life." -- Yoga International

"An excellent and exceptionally useful book on breathing ... The Breathing Book offers a refreshing absence of gimmicks. It is, itself, a breath of fresh air." -- Robert Fried, Ph.D., professor of biopsychology and head of the Respiratory Psychophysiology Laboratory, City University of New York

"Donna Farhi has written THE BOOK on breath. Through gentle breathing practices, we allow healing and integration to take place naturally without effort or force." -- Erik Peper, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, San Francisco State University

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Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a registered movement therapist and yoga teacher who is a much sought-after guest instructor and speaker throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. She is the author of The Breathing Book and has written for Yoga Journal for over a decade. She lives in New Zealand.

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