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Don'T Hold Your Breath: A Guide to Good Breathing
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Don'T Hold Your Breath: A Guide to Good Breathing (Paperback)

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The equation is simple - good breathing and good health go together. Because we breathe naturally, we rarely think about our breath and, yet better understanding of how we breathe could reduce stress and enable us to remain in control throughout every crisis. This little book can help every reader make that simple step forward. In "Don't Hold Your Breath", Jenny Beeken models good ways of breathing. Some of the ways she offers are specific exercises, like alternate nostril breathing, but, underlying them all, is the perception that, with only a small amount of practice, we could be infinitely more content. Although she is schooled in the lyengar tradition, Jenny's approach is as light-hearted as the title suggests. The theme of the book is release. At the same time, breathing is pranayama - the intake of spiritual food - and there is a deep spirituality to be found therein. Guidance on relaxation is part of the book and so is meditation, in a form easily understood by the beginner. Jenny's own life, with a lively daughter and a busy schedule, gives her every opportunity to understand how difficult it may be for all of us to take time and catch our breath.

She trained in physics, but took up yoga on realising how well it brought together all that she needed for her own self-healing.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFitness & dietExercise & workout booksMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: Polair Publishing Publication Date: 09/11/2004 ISBN-13: 9780954538996  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jenny Beeken is the founder and principal of Heart Yoga, which trains yoga students in the awareness they need to be able to teach. It is based in Petersfield, Hampshire, UK, where Jenny lives with her daughter, Beth. She has trained with Shri B. K. S. Iyengar in India, with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, and in the White Eagle Lodge. She is the author of YOGA OF THE HEART and YOUR YOGA BODYMAP FOR VITALITY, which is also available from Polair Publishing.

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