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How to Breathe

Improve your breathing for health, happiness and well-being

Breath is essential for life, but did you know that the way you breathe can be detrimental to your well-being?

Poor posture, stress, muscular tension ... all can make the effortless act of breathing very hard work without us realising it. Breathing is not just physical activity; it influences our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being too.

How to Breathe shows you how to relearn your natural rhythm of breathing to beneficially alter the way you think, feel and act. It is packed with practical breathing techniques to use at home and features effective methods developed by the founder of the Alexander Technique. This book will help you to rediscover how to breathe naturally to improve every aspect of your life. By applying consciousness to the action of breathing you can become aware of harmful habits - and alleviate common breathing problems in the process.

You breathe more than 20,000 times a day - so why not make sure you do this as efficiently and effectively as possible? Simply put, this is a book you cannot afford to be without.


Edison Books Limited (September 2017)


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 the importance of breathing
  • Chapter 2 how breathing works
  • Chapter 3 the breathing man
  • Chapter 4 habits and misconceptions
  • Chapter 5 breathing problems
  • Chapter 6 understanding the principles of natural breathing
  • Chapter 7 first steps to improve breathing
  • Chapter 8 the voice and breathing
  • Chapter 9 breathing in action
  • Chapter 10 improving posture health and happiness
  • Resources
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements

144 pages. Colour illustrations.

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