How to Breathe: 25 Simple Practices for Calm, Joy, and Resilience (Hardcover)
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A simple guide to breathwork by a lauded expert that takes you through 25 simple practices for everyday situations, such as de-stressing, managing anger, falling asleep, connecting with others, and more.
In How to Breathe, breathwork expert Ashley Neese gives practical guidance for channeling the power of your breath to help you tackle common challenges with mindfulness and serenity. The book first introduces you to the foundations of breathwork, outlining the research-supported benefits of the practice and explaining how the breath relates to emotions and resilience. Neese then offers 25 customized practices that she has created for clients over the last decade. Each practice features an introduction explaining the origin, benefits, and purpose of the breathwork, followed by step-by-step instructions and post-practice notes. With transporting photography and modern design, How to Breathe shows how small exercises can have a huge impact on daily health and happiness.
About the Author
Ashley Neese is a breathwork teacher and writer. She has studied with some of the world’s leading masters in yoga, meditation, medical intuition, and somatic therapy. Ashley draws from this deep well of resources to guide people back into their bodies where they learn how to cultivate resilience, develop relational intelligence, and trust the wisdom held within. Her passion lives in the belief that our deepest and most profound healing occurs when we learn to listen to the unique language of our bodies. Ashley has been featured in magazines such as Elle Japan and the Nourished Journal, and on websites such as goop, Vogue, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Jenni Kayne, and Byrdie, among others. She is in private practice in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
“I have been a terrible breather—a chronic hyperventilator when I get tired and stressed—for my entire life. And then I met Ashley: She taught me how to focus on the exhale, to fully empty my lungs—and in the process, she gave me back control over this issue that has plagued my adult life.”—Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer, goop
“Living in 'survival mode' in our 24/7 world has health consequences on our moods, weight, hormones, immune system—even our outlook on life. The breath is the most important tool we have for finding and sustaining inner calm. How to Breathe is a beautiful touchstone filled with simple practices that can help you to shift quickly from feeling overwhelmed, out of balance, and frazzled into a sense of well-being—something we all want more of in this day and time.”—Aviva Romm, MD, author, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution
“The modern world is moving ever-so-fast, and we are experiencing the effects within ourselves, and without. Not leaving us unaided or without answers, Ashley Neese graciously responds to our essential need to sustain our well-being in How To Breathe. This is a necessary text for our modern, steadily changing times.”—Lalah Delia, founder, Vibrate Higher Daily