The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health
Macmillan Audio, 9781427279910
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
This program is read by the author. It includes a bonus PDF visual guide, breathing exercise, meditation and 14-day inspirational pep talk.
Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Believe it.
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. Dr. Vranich tells listeners how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives listeners a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. BREATHE is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make listeners feel calmer and happier.
About the Author
As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, DR. BELISA VRANICH has spent the last decade dedicating herself to the study of breathing. She is the founder of The Breathing Class and has appeared in dozens of national media outlets, including Anderson Cooper, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Fitness and Huffington Post. She is the former sports psychologist for Gold's Gym.
Praise For Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health…
Praise for BREATHE:
"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 bestselling 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
"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, fitness model, personal trainer, and body coach on NBC's The Biggest Loser
"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
"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
"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
Testimonials for Dr. Vranich's Breathing Class:
"With her remarkable talent for making important health information poignant and practical, Dr. Belisa is a wealth of information like no other." —Lisa Oz, Radio and television personality, six-time New York Times Bestselling Author including You: The Owner’s Manual series
"Innovative and effective stress relief. Amazing experience. It made such a difference in my clarity and energy. Just spectacular!"—Dr. Mathew Reid, Capt., US Army Medical Corps, Emergency Dept., Atlanta GA
"I left Dr. Belisa’s feeling like I was walking on air."—Drew Grant, New York Observer
"A lightheaded, blissed-out state that, for some, borders on hallucinogenic. Even Xanax can’t compare."—Katie Becker, W Magazine
"Successful, long-term weight loss needs you to address your stress/cortisol levels as cortisol causes your body to hold on to fat. Breathwork and meditation is the most successful way to do this, and Dr. Belisa teaches this in an easy, fast way. Many of my clients have worked directly with Dr. Belisa and see immediate results in not just their waistline but in their overall happiness! Bravo, Belisa, for showing us how!"—Lyn-Genet, author of New York Times bestseller The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising “Healthy” Foods That Are Making You Fat – and Lose Weight Fast
"This was the most effective class I’ve ever taken. It changed the way I felt instantaneously."—Julia Edelstein, Real Simple, Staff Health Editor
"Dr. Belisa’s class helped alleviate my sciatica like no other treatment, so I was able to perform at Carnegie Hall once again! It is extraordinary."—Ieva Siuksta, The Manhattan Symphony Orchestra violinist, New York City
Dr. Belisa is an incredibly open and gifted healer of others and her book is full of her amazing wisdom!—David Elliot, healer and author of Reluctant Healer and Healing