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
     
 

Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.

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

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Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…shows us what a profound tool for well-being, healing, and creativity our breath can be when used consciously … this book is highly concentrated—a lot comes through in each short chapter. It is not excessively complex or technical. It speaks to the professional and to the layperson.” — AHP Perspective

“Breathing is taken for granted in today’s busy world, yet it is vital to all sentient beings. The Revelation of the Breath approaches the topic from a variety of perspectives, all of them contributing toward an appreciation of one’s breath not only for survival but for transformation. I suspect that readers of this incredible book will never breathe in quite the same way again.” — Stanley Krippner, coeditor of Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Experience

National Science Teachers Association
Searching for a new way to help your chemistry and physics students understand quantum mechanics? This new book tackles the development of quantum mechanics in an easy-to-understand manner. Science teachers looking to give a new spin on their discussion of these physics principles can rely on this excellent resource.
The book covers every major accomplishment in quantum mechanics over the past 100 years. It starts with the early experiments that tried to determine the nature of light and moves forward, concluding with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which finally explained the dual nature of light. The author uses many illustrations to keep the tone of the material light-hearted and user-friendly. They are particularly valuable in helping readers with the mathematics that is essential in all of the major accomplishments discussed throughout the book. Additionally, the book provides interesting stories about the scientists behind these groundbreaking accomplishments; these stories show that science has a history and that all ideas and discoveries are works in progress. Finally, the book provides two detailed indexes that help readers find specific facts to help them review the material.
This could be wonderful resource for a teacher looking for a new way to help their students understand one of the more challenging, yet important, topics in physics and chemistry. The book is written for the individual who is new to ideas that were crucial to our understanding of the essential questions in physics during the past century. Students who were learning about quantum mechanics wrote the book with the guidance of experts in the field. As a result, they present the information in away that allows beginning chemistry and physics students to better understand these challenging concepts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438428765
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/05/2009
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon G. Mijares is a practicing psychologist and teaches at National University and Brandman University. She is the coeditor (with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa) of Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders; editor of Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions, and coauthor (with Aliaa Rafea, Rachel Falik, and Jenny Eda Schipper) of The Root of All Evil: An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism, and Gender Imbalance.

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