The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty

The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty

by Sharon G. Mijares
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438428774

ISBN-13: 9781438428772

Pub. Date: 10/30/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Faced with unrelenting stresses from daily news, relationships, health, and financial conditions, and unsatisfied with the temporary and side-effect-riddled relief that pharmaceuticals provide, millions are finding measures of peace and positive energy through mindful breathing practices. In this book, Stanislav Grof, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sharon G. Mijares, Sonia

Overview

Faced with unrelenting stresses from daily news, relationships, health, and financial conditions, and unsatisfied with the temporary and side-effect-riddled relief that pharmaceuticals provide, millions are finding measures of peace and positive energy through mindful breathing practices. In this book, Stanislav Grof, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sharon G. Mijares, Sonia Gilbert, Sheldon Kramer, Ilse Middendorf, Michael Sky, Puran Bair, and other well-known experts and international workshop leaders take up a wide range of Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern breathing practices, describing the historical development of these techniques and philosophies, and providing examples of modern practices, stories of healing, and specific exercises for application.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438428772
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/30/2009
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword Shah Nazar Seyyed Ali Kianfar xiii

Introduction 1

Part I Eastern Breathing Practices

1 Ancient and Modern Yoga: A Science of Breath, Healing, and Enlightenment Sharon G. Mijares 11

2 Tibetan Buddhism and the Breath Michael Essex Timothy Laporte Drupon Samten Rinpoche 25

3 The Breath of the Tao and the Tao of Breathing Benjamin R. Tong 43

4 Breathing Respect: Breath and the Martial Way of Aikido Darrell Bluhm Shihan 53

Part II Western Breathing Practices

5 Character Armoring: A Wall Between Oneself and the World Vincentia Schroeter 71

6 Birth, Rebirthing, and Learning to Breathe Michael Sky 83

7 The Healing Potential of Holotropic Breathwork Stanislav Grof Kylea Taylor 95

8 Freediving: Learning Not to Breathe Orion Garland 107

9 Buteyko: A Method for Healing with the Breath Russell Jennifer Stark 119

10 Breathexperience: A Somatic Science and Art of Living Juerg Roffler Ilse Middendorf 133

Part III Middle Eastern Breathing Practices

11 Jewish Mysticism: Kabbalah and the Breath Sheldon Z. Kramer Maura Richmond 155

12 The Holy Breath: Breath in the Cosmology and Spiritual Practice of the Aramaic Jesus Neil Douglas-Klotz 167

13 The Divine Vibration in the Breath-A Song of Life Sonia Gilbert 181

Part IV Further Explorations of the Healing Power of the Breath

14 The Natural Breath: A Dialogue between Western Somatic and Eastern Spiritual Approaches to the Body Awareness of Breathing Neil Douglas-Klotz 195

15 Be Wary When You Breathe: Respecting Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty Sharon G. Mijares 211

16 Children Learning to Breathe: An Education for Our Future Ken Friedman 225

17Breathing for a Better World: Final Thoughts on the Healing Power of the Breath Puran Bair 239

Final Words Sharon G. Mijares 253

Contributors 255

Index 265

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