These Breathing Techniques by Dr. Andrew Weil on his CD: Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing (The Self Healing Series) are an excellent learning tool for breath mastery. Each of these practices are easy to learn and once acquired can help you to meditate on your own just by focusing on your breathing. I lead just about every meditation moment with the relaxing breath I learned from Dr Weil on this CD. It really helps to be listening to him and practicing along with him. If you can only master this technique, it will become one of your master skills for a happier, healthier and more productive as well as beautiful life.
I recommend this CD for everyone. It will help you with relaxation, calmness and meditation. These exercises will change your life and your emotional set-point for the better and for the rest of your life. Each exercise is short and easy to do. Most can be done within 10 minutes.
Use these techniques when appropriate, whether for falling asleep, driving and need of staying awake and for relaxation when you’re feeling stressed and harried.
The simple breath exercise 4-7-8 will help anyone looking for anger management or anxiety-reducing techniques. This breath exercise brought me out of depression and panic attacks when I lost my start-up business.
There are many exercises to choose from. They take minutes to listen to and implement. If you are looking to learn how to mediate, then I suggest starting with this CD. It takes some time and practice to learn how to focus just on your breathing and learning how to let go of an overly active brain.
We tend to think that too many thoughts is the sign of genius but it is not. It’s a sign that we haven’t learn to filter out the rubbish from the quality thoughts that will keep us on the road to success and a life of joy and fulfillment. You can begin to sift out these lesser and energy-draining thoughts by taking some time to do some breath-work.
Breath-work is a fancy way of saying, learn to use your breathing as a form of exercise and relaxation. Dr. Weil is well-know for such communication of this knowledge, you should really take some time to listen to him on this CD.
If that doesn’t convince you to work with this CD, then I give you this last thought to ponder: the average American only uses something like 50% of their lung capacity. Like any other muscle, what we don’t use on a daily basis, we lose. Your breathing capacity is one of the first to go. What are you doing to maintain your ability to process the number one element you need to survive in life?