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

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The key to staying calm is your breathing. In this book, Dr. Belisa teaches us to breathe in a way that immediately calms us, and hence everyone around us. Simple, practical and extremely effective.
— Cesar Millan, Dog Behaviorist and Best-selling Author
Clear, simple, powerful - in her new book Dr. Belisa shows why everything starts with the breath, and how to improve your breathing for mental and physical health, energy and maximum performance. The ideas in this book — and Dr. Belisa’s techniques — are a revelation.
— Jason Fine, Managing Editor, Rolling Stone
Dr. Belisa Vranich is the real deal. Her book, Breathe, and breathing workshops are a must for everyone looking to optimize their health and life!
— Michael Galitzer M.D., Author of Outstanding Health
I was smiling - and breathing! - as I read Dr. Belisa’s wonderful book, Breathe. With a great sense of humor, and an even greater understanding of her craft, she reminds us how breathing is our birthright, despite its neglect by modern (wo)man. She further connects us to our breath with relevant hows and whys, and empowers us to reclaim respiration with practical exercises. A full, deep breath benefits us on so many levels; I frequently recommend breath work to patients and am delighted to now be able to recommend this book.
— Stephanie Marango, MD, RYT, founder of i.m.body, Author of Your Body and The Stars
Breathe was a game changer for me and after only a short time of doing the exercises I was considerably improved. Not only is Dr. Belisa extremely knowledgeable about her subject, but her intuitive sense and sincere care shine through on every page of her book. Healers like Belisa are hard to come by, so I feel very fortunate to have found her.
— Jen Widerstrom, Trainer, The Biggest Loser
Revitalize sleep, energy and mood with this easily accessible program that taps into our body’s most innate health function, the breath!
— Patrick McKeown, Author of The Oxygen Advantage
Breathe is basic training for the breath. Dr. Belisa Vranich’s book is a must read for anyone serious about taking control back of their health through the free medicine of breathing. I personally use these principles with my SEALFIT athletes and have seen profound results.
— Mark Divine, New York Times bestselling author of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT, The Way of the SEAL, and Unbeatable Mind, Founder of SEALFIT
Dr. Belisa Vranich draws on her years of clinical knowledge, skills, and insights to provide critical information in a direct way. Breathe equips us with essential and innovative tools that allow us to rejuvenate our physical and mental well-being.
— Dr. Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith, Senior Supervising Psychologist at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
BREATHE: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health, Belisa Vranich (Griffin): In this debut work, Vranich, a clinical psychologist and health commentator, asserts that changing one’s breathing can change one’s life, and to this end offers illustrated exercises for altering “dysfunctional” breathing patterns. Citing experience with her personal clients, she makes the case for breathing awareness and improvement, maintaining that better breathing can alleviate digestive problems, lower blood pressure, and help a person lose weight, heal faster, and control stress. The author asserts that most people have forgotten how to breathe fully, or are “underbreathing,” due to unhealthy lifestyles and environments. The concept of breathing awareness may strike some readers as far-fetched and unsubstantiated by scholarly research, but Vranich will win them over with her detailed descriptions of strenuous-sounding but practical exercises to expand lung capacity and improve diaphragm strength. For those suffering from shortness of breath or ailments related to breathing or core strength, this work and its accompanying exercises depict an appealing and methodical program for improvement.
— Publisher's Weekly