Tao Of Natural Breathing: For Health And Inner Growth Summary

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Tao of Natural Breathing: For Health, Well-Being, and Inner Growth: A Book Review The Tao of Natural Breathing: For Health, Well-Being, and Inner Growth, by Chia and Lewis, begins on the topic of breathing with a statement regarding people and their “bad breathing habits” (Chia & Lewis, 2006). These authors then explain that these bad breathing habits relate to poor health, psychologically and physiologically. It is with natural breathing that we can attain the antithesis of bad breathing habits. Specially, this includes better functioning of organs, better emotional health, and the ability to grow and heal independently. Eliminating stress and transforming it into positive energy is also mentioned in this book. This book is an all-encompassing guide to breathing as it outlines the positives and negatives of correct breathing, how to breathe, and what it means to breathe. As the book’s title indicates, breathing in the way of Taoism, the Chinese way of breathing…show more content…
The physiology and anatomy is addressed here. Breathing correctly means being aware, so along with being aware, in order to transform something like stress into positive, useful energy, one must become aware, try not to get rid of the stress, and practice natural breathing. A step by step practice of breathing correctly is outlined among several pages regarding the three types of natural breathing, whole-body, spacious, and smiling breath. This is coupled with diagrams and explanations of the breathing techniques, the benefits and the effects. Additional practices for breathing that affects specific areas of the body, head and digestion, are outlined in the appendix. This book explains Tao natural breathing in great detail. (Chia & Lewis,
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