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Books on Breathing

Discover how the way you breathe can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health.

March 3, 2021

Breathing: sure, you’ve been doing it your whole life—but are you doing it right?

Check out one of these books (or audiobooks!) to discover how the way you breathe can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health.

 

Books in Print

Breath

Breath
The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Breathe

Breathe
The Simple, Revolutionary 14-day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Belisa Vranich

A guide to the health benefits of anatomically correct breathing draws on scientific findings to outline a daily breathing workout that can augment and reduce dependency on treatments for cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity and digestive disorders.

The Gut Wellness Guide

The Gut Wellness Guide
The Power of Breath, Touch, and Awareness to Reduce Stress

Allison Post, Stephen Cavaliere

A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with hard-to-pin-down causes of chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut, as well as those wanting to improve their overall health.

The Healing Power of the Breath

The Healing Power of the Breath
Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

Richard Brown

Presents breathing techniques and exercises that can be used to alleviate mood and stress-related issues, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia, all without taking medication.

The Oxygen Advantage

The Oxygen Advantage
The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You

Patrick Mckeown

Argues that many maladies, including anxiety, asthma, and insomnia, are caused by over-breathing and explains how reduced breathing exercises can be used to achieve weight loss, fitness, and wellness.

 

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks

The Art Of Breathing

The Art Of Breathing
The Secret to Living Mindfully

Danny Penman

Provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises, he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity.

Breath Energy Awareness

Breath Energy Awareness

Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz

Features a seven-minute meditation in which you’ll use your breath to awaken your vital energy to help align your body, mind and spirit – an exercise that you’ll want to hear and practice again and again!

Breath Perception

Breath Perception
A Daily Guide to Stress Relief, Mindfulness, and Inner Peace

Barbara Ann Kipfer

Your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not “work” with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy.

Breathe, Empower, Achieve

Breathe, Empower, Achieve
5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Women

Shonda Moralis

Psychotherapist Shonda Moralis coaches readers through her five-minute “mindful breaks”-each prompted by an everyday situation-and shares how to: Breathe to promote calm and awareness with meditation, Empower yourself with assertiveness and self-confidence, Achieve your dreams by setting-and conquering-goals.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe

Breathe, Mama, Breathe
5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms

Shonda Moralis

Psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it-in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 “mindful breaks” that will help moms tune into their own well-being (along with everyone else’s).

Breathing

Breathing
The Master Key to Self Healing

Andrew Weil

From increasing energy to lowering blood pressure, to improving circulation to beating anxiety disorders without drugs, Breathing is a practical introduction to the benefits of breathwork, presented by the bestselling author and physician who has taken the miracle out of self-healing, and made it available to all.

Breathing Techniques

Breathing Techniques

Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz

Nothing is more fundamental to living than breathing. But just because you’ve been doing it all your life doesn’t mean you can’t do it better. Breathing well is also central to meditation, relaxation and other practices that slow down the aging process and feel great while you’re doing it.

Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take
Exploring the Science of Our Changing Atmosphere

Mark Broomfield

With seven million early deaths each year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But even though we breathe in and out every few seconds, few of us really know what’s in the air all around us. In Every Breath You Take, air quality specialist, Dr. Mark Broomfield, connects the dots from the atmosphere on distant planets to the holes in the ozone layer to the particles in our lungs.

Freeing The Breath

Freeing The Breath
Health, Relaxation, and Clarity Through Better Breathing

Leslie Kaminoff

On Freeing the Breath, Leslie Kaminoff shares the wisdom of 30 years of teaching in order to liberate us from dysfunctional breathing patterns and open us to new levels of health and well-being.

The Little Book Of Yoga Breathing

The Little Book Of Yoga Breathing
Pranayama Made Easy

Scott Shaw

Pranayama, the practice of breath control, is detailed here in an easy-to-understand and even easier-to-practice format. Professional yoga instructor, Scott Shaw introduces 16 breathing exercises and how to get the best benefit from each of the forms by training, refining, and witnessing your breath.

The Miracle Of The Breath

The Miracle Of The Breath
Mastering Fear, Healing Illness, and Experiencing the Divine

Andy Caponigro

Though every second of life is governed by breath, few people pay heed to this important facet of good health. The Miracle of the Breath explores the importance of breath not only to physical wellbeing but also as a powerful conduit of divine energy. Replete with stories and case studies of people healed from asthma, arthritis, anxiety attacks, and other physical and mental traumas.

Natural Breathing

Natural Breathing
Teachings and Exercises for Health and Self-Transformation

Dennis Lewis

From dispelling myths about your diaphragm (the spiritual muscle), to exploring the intimate relationship between breathing and your emotions, to guiding a meditation on unconditioned breath, Natural Breathing will teach you, not only how to breathe fully, but how to embody your deepest connection with the energy of all life beginning with your next breath.

Perfect Breathing

Perfect Breathing
Transform Your Life One Breath at a Time

Al Lee

Can help lead you to this remarkable source of energy, awareness and health. Grounded in cutting edge science and research as well as fascinating interviews with renowned experts and peak-performers, Perfect Breathing shows you how you can easily take advantage of this powerful source of energy, awareness, and healing in your personal and professional life in just minutes a day.

Purposeful Breathing

Purposeful Breathing
Reset Your Mind, Improve Your Energy, Enhance Your Health

Greg Smith

A practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two.

Yoga Breathing

Yoga Breathing
Guided Instructions on the Art of Pranayama

Richard Freeman

When practiced correctly, this powerful form of yogic breathwork has the ability to reveal the intricate web of your thoughts, physiology, and energetic patterns, to quiet your mind and heighten receptivity, and to open you to the intrinsic radiance of Being.