About the Author
Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, and director of Integrative Health & Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson. Dr. Weil’s bestselling books include Spontaneous Happiness, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, and Spontaneous Healing, and his popular audio programs with Sounds True include The Healthy Heart Kit and Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing.
In Dr. Andrew Weil’s self-healing series, proper breathing is considered the most important practice for healthy living. In this two-CD guide, Dr. Weil not only teaches eight fundamental breathing exercises, but also keeps listeners entertained with anecdotes from his own medical practice. There is an even stronger sense of informality in Dr. Weil’s performance than in previous audio presentations. The entire production has the warm quality of listening to an interview–only no one is asking the doctor questions. This serves the higher purpose of engaging listeners, helping them to be more receptive to the methods he shares. R.A.P. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
The health you enjoy today, and for the rest of your life, begins with your next breath. In fact, breathing is so crucial to your body’s ability to heal and sustain itself that Dr. Andrew Weil says, “If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.”On Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing, listeners will learn a complete course of eight breathing exercises that Dr. Weil uses in his own life, and has prescribed to hundreds of patients over the past two decades. Dr. Weil reports that these breathing exercises get more favorable response from patients than anything else he teaches.To learn the art of healthy breathing, Dr. Weil turned to Eastern traditions, including yoga, which view the breath as a vital link to the prana, or energy of the universe. In easy-to-follow language, he explains the secret of breathwork’s power over your health, and its remarkable ability to influence ― and even reprogram ― the nervous system.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.Course objectives:List the health benefits of breathwork.• Explain how overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system contributes to health issues.• Describe the relationship between breath and spirituality.• Apply breathwork techniques to increase alertness and relaxation.• Practice guided exercises for restored wellness over time.