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.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Robin Rothenberg served for six years on the IAYT Accreditation Committee in addition to running a busy yoga therapy practice. Her yoga therapist training programme was one of the first to be accredited by IAYT in 2014 and she has been a yoga therapist for over 20 years.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Bhavana: Busting Myths; 1. Origins of Praṇayama; 2. Praṇa, the Subtle Body, and the Energy Bank Account; 3. The Bio-Chemistry of Respiration; 4. Hyperventilation: The Saṃskāra of Breathing Too Much; 5. The Nose vs. The Mouth; 6. Center Stage: The Diaphragm; 7. The Core, The Bandhas and the Breath; 8. The Emotional Brain and the Breath; 9. The Mind of the Subtle Body - Citta, Chakras, and the Breath; 10. Praṇayama as Kumbhaka; 11. Therapeutic Applications: Healing Through the Breath; Appendix 1: Asana Practices to Restore Praṇa; Appendix II - A guide to teaching functional breathing; Appendix III- Praṇayama Curriculum for Program Directors: Key Concepts and Practices; Sanskrit Glossary; Physiology glossary