Breathing Matters

Description

A revolutionary book from top Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon, Dr Jim Bartley, and highly-regarded breathing expert,Tania Clifton-Smith, who believe that good breathing patterns can dramatically improve the lives of people with major diseases such as heart disease, asthma and depression. Breathing well helps us relax, normalises body biochemistry, reduces muscle pain and allows the re-establishment of normal posture and movement. Part I discusses the role of smell and the "nose brain" in our everyday lives. These chapters provide a physiological, scientific basis to the book. Part II discusses basic breathing techniques, posture, self-massage and muscle stretching techniques. These are the self-help techniques that you can adopt to help yourself. Part III discusses common disease conditions that can be improved by attention to breathing techniques. These include asthma, heart disease, migraine, tension headache, jaw-joint pain, anxiety and depression.

Details

Author(s)
Jim Bartley, Tania Clifton-Smith
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
157 x 233 x 15mm | 263g
Publication date
03 Mar 2006
Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publication City/Country
Auckland, New Zealand
ISBN10
1869417798
ISBN13
9781869417796
Bestsellers rank
40,597