Breathing Exercises for Better Physical & Mental Health

Talk Healthy Today with Lisa Davis

Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: breath awareness can turn on the body’s natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. 

The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance.

Yet, most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically “right” way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. 

In her book, Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health, Dr. Belisa Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. 

By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich provides a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out.

Listen as Dr. Vranich joins host Lisa Davis to share insights from the book and how you can use breathing to increase energy, lose weight, and feel calmer and happier.