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Science of Breath A Practical Guide 7th Printing

by  Alan Hymes, Rudolph Ballentine, Swami Rama
Science of Breath A Practical Guide 7th Printing,0893891517,9780893891510


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Publisher:Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy
Published In:2005
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.58 lbs
Pages:pp. xiv + 120 + [vi], Figures, Index

The Title "Science of Breath A Practical Guide 7th Printing" is written by Swami Rama. This book was published in the year 2005. The ISBN number 0893891517|9780893891510 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 7th Printing edition. This book has total of pp. xiv + 120 + [vi] (Pages). The publisher of this title is Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy. We have about 146 other great books from this publisher. Science of Breath A Practical Guide 7th Printing is currently Available with us.

About the Book

People laughed at the image of pretzel-legged yogis focusing on the tip of their noses-until Swami Rama walked into a laboratory and showed scientists what a yogi with control over his respiration can actually do. Before astonished researchers, he demonstrated perfect control over his heart rate and brain waves-control physiologists hadn't believed humans could possibly achieve.

For thousands of years, yogic adepts, masters of inner science, have claimed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a "subtle body" which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this landmark book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore' India's "Science of Breath" from both Eastern and Western perspectives, revealing how this neglected subject may be the missing key to both physical Health and the exploration of higher states of consciousness. Swami Rama also shares some of the basic breathing techniques practiced by the Himalayan yogis so that we can begin immediately working with this powerful ancient science.

About the Author

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in northern India, he was raised from early childhood by a Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who lived in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received Higher Education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitliam in south India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and in 1969 came to the United States where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this exceptional adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., is a respected leader in the field of alternative and complementary medicine. A graduate of Duke University Medical School, he was appointed to the faculty of the department of psychiatry at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He was a post graduate fellow in Ayurvedic medicine in India, and has also studied 3 homeopathy in India and Psychology in the U.S. and France.

Dr. Ballentine directed the Himalayan Institute's Combined Therapy Department for more than fifteen years under the guidance of the founder of the Institute, Sri Swami Rama. He is the co-author of Toga and Psychotherapy and has written and edited a number of related works, such as The Theory and Practice of Meditation and Joints and Glands Exercises. Dr. Ballentine is The Author of Radical Healing, Transition to Vegetarianism, and Diet and Nutrition: A Holistic Approach, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

Alan Hymes, M.D., is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. A pioneer in the field of breath research, he has studied the interrelationship between breathing patterns and cardiovascular disease. Cover Design : Robort Aulicino


Foreword/Linda Johnsen
Introduction/John Clarke, M.D

1. Why Bother with Breath? : Yoga and the Body of Energy
2. Respiration and the Chest : The Mechanics of Breathing/Alan Hymes, M.D
3. Following your Nose : Nasal Function and Energy/Rudolph Balientine, M.D
4. Portal to Higher Awareness : The Science of Breath/Swami Rama

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