For a month or so, you can go without food and water. You can’t go more than 5 minutes without breath, though.
When it comes to breath work, no matter how long you’ve been practicing or how new you are to it, this list is for you!
The breath is the link between what is seen and what isn’t. It has been a part of my own healing process to study the breath and make it a part of every day life. I train myself to control the breath through intentional practice.
Stress hormones or relaxant hormones are released in the body based on how you are breathing at the time. When you breathe, you have more power over it than you think.
This is a list of books that will help you start your journey and learn more about the power of your breath.
Breathe to Heal: Break free from Asthma by Sasha Yakovleva
I love Dr. Buteyko’s work very much. This book talks about theButeyko Method, which is a set of breathing exercises that can lessen or even get rid of asthma symptoms.
I was one of the people who had to have an inhaler with them at all times. As long as I didn’t know how I was breathing for other people and I needed to get my breathing rhythms back to normal, I haven’t needed an inhaler in more than five years.
This alternative self help therapy doesn’t have any side effects, and the benefits are easier sleep, less asthma symptoms, and less breathing problems. It doesn’t have any side effects.
Buteyko, MD-PHD, the person who came up with the Buteyko technique, wrote this book with the help of two doctors in Moscow and one in Moscow.
The Way of the Iceman: How the Wim Hof Method Creates Radiant, Long term Health by Wim Hof
Wim Hof, better known as the “Ice Man,” worked with science to show that breath control and cold training can boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and stop many diseases from developing, among other things.
His teacher is the cold and his guide is his breath. The science is solid and the results can be seen. The method looks easy, but it’s actually very powerful.
The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter by Patrick Mckeown
Do more with less effort by improving your body’s use of oxygen. This will make you healthier, better at sports, and more efficient at work. How you breathe is one of the most important but undervalued parts of your body.
There are many things that stand in the way of better health and well-being, Patrick says. Over-breathing is one of the most common ones.
Without realizing it, we will take in more breaths than we need, gasp, and take in a lot of food through our open mouth without realizing it. This can lead to poor health, including symptoms of panic and anxiety, as well as a bad body.
Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork by Dan Brulé and Tony Robbins
If you want to reduce stress and anxiety, detox your body, balance your health, and be more productive, Dan Brulé is the world’s best breath-master.
What if you could control your breath just by controlling your actions?
This new book shows what athletes, Navy SEALs, and spiritual yogis have always known.
When you can control your breathing, you can control how well you feel and how well you can do things, like work. You’ll also have better health, a clear and calm mind, and your own natural source of power is right in front of your face. It all comes from there!
Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice by Giten Tonkov and Kristin Donnan
A new way to get rid of trauma with breath work. In this book, people who need help can get it. It can be done at home. In order for the body’s natural healing processes to work, they need to be turned on.
If you’re an average person, this book will show you how to break the trauma cycle, improve your relationships, and live a more healthy and fulfilling life.
In this method, you breathe and move your body while paying attention to your body’s needs. You also move your body with conscious touch, sound, expression, and meditation. Using the breath, this process helps people understand and let go of their past traumas.
The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi
How to breathe properly will improve your physical health as well as your mental health. This book has a lot of pictures and illustrations.
Donna Farhi is a well-known yoga instructor who teaches these safe and simple breathing exercises to help people with asthma, depression, insomnia, and many other health problems. They can also help people relax.
Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy (SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology) by Stanislav Grof, Christina Grof, et al.
Holotropic means “moving toward completeness.” This work has a unique healing power that can help you get rid of trauma from childhood memories, infancy, birth, and even before you were born.
This simple combination of rapid breathing, evocative music, and bodywork helps people heal in a safe and supportive way.
The work includes modern consciousness research, psychology, Eastern spiritual practice, and mystical traditions from all over the world.
This book sums up the amazing ideas in a clear, easy-to-understand way. This is not a how-to book. It’s best to work with someone who has been trained. If you want to learn more about this healing method, you should start with this book.
Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Personal Mastery by Gay Hendricks
This easy-to-read book lays out a simple but comprehensive plan that you can use every day to improve your energy and mental clarity.
How we breathe has an effect on how we feel.
Gay Hendricks has streamlined the most important parts of the practice and created a healing tool that can be used for as little as ten minutes a day. This includes lower blood pressure, less pain, less depression, and less anxiety.
The book shows you how to do eight important breathing exercises with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Pranayama & Breathwork: A Workbook For Yogis, A journey with breath, Everyday tools for a better life, Experience the difference by James Beard
Some of the people who were listening to James in 2003 didn’t know what breath-work was. In the past, when he talked about breath work, 95% of people raised their hands when asked what it was. Most people say that they learned about breath work by taking a yoga class, but not everyone agrees.
In the beginning, the book was just a 45-page guide for yoga teachers who were learning how to teach. It now has 13 pranayamas and several different types of breathwork in it.
Pranayama: The Vedic Science of Breath by Advait
We are told to think of a windmill and how it uses the wind to make energy. Our chakras are energy points or windmills that produce the energy we need to live.
There is a good chance you do breath work if you do yoga. Vital systems in the body depend on thisprana that we allow, or that we don’t even know about. Prana gives our lungs a lot of oxygen through the breath.
A strong immune system and a peaceful mind are two things that happen when our bodies get what they need. Memory is better, as well as one’s general sense of well-being. People who do pranayam, which are breathing exercises, are able to calm their minds and make space for their bodies to heal.
Homo Arcticus Method: How Power Breathing Technique, Extreme Cold Therapy and Strong Commitment Can Make You Strong, Healthy, Happy and Change Your Life Forever (Personal Growth Book) by Lee Strong
This book is about what Lee learned while taking part in theWim Hof Method program, which he calls theHomo Arcticus Method. It has three pillars.
You can try it for yourself and start to see positive changes in your mental and physical health by practicing 15-20 minutes a day for a week or two.
This list isn’t even close to complete. It’s just a start on your journey to connect with the healing power of your breath, and it’s not even all of it. If you follow some of these ideas, you’ll get a lot of benefits in the long run.