By Robin L. Rothenberg. Foreword by Richard Miller, illustrated by Kirsteen Wright
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A Therapeutic Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath for Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, and Healthcare Practitioners
Many yoga instructors and therapists are undertrained in respiratory physiology and the impact breathing has on individuals, and this guide makes this information accessible and easy-to-adapt to practice. This reference guide for instructors and therapists will ensure that the yoga community practices breathing techniques safely and effectively.
One of the most common issues clients face is lack of energy, vitality or prana and this book presents a simple yet revolutionary breathing approach to restore balance. Grounded in the yogic teachings, this text introduces the Buteyko breathing method as a more contemporary way of understanding the original intention of pranayama. Through extensive research, Robin Rothenberg establishes that as with Dr. Buteyko’s breath retraining technique, the ancient yogis prescribed breathing less not more. Vedic science and physiology are broken down and explained in accessible ways. The book presents a new understanding and application of breathing to address a wide range of ailments, including COPD, asthma, hay-fever, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, sleep apnoea and neurological conditions.
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