author: Fabio Andrico
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Availability date: 06/12/2019
Harmonious Breathing is a simple and eﬀective method that teaches us how to rediscover ﬂuid, complete respiration and integrate it in our lives. As research consistently shows, breathing well is vitally important to all of us. It is the key to a positive, relaxed state of mind, sound sleep, good digestion, stabilized blood pressure, and countless other health beneﬁts.
Breathe As You Are is a comprehensive, full-color guide to Harmonious Breathing, with easy-to-follow exercises for anyone. Developed by seasoned yoga teacher and breath expert Fabio Andrico, Harmonious Breathing is taught internationally and online at www.harmoniousbreathing.com.
“During our round-the-world ﬂight with Solar Impulse, on one of our extended stopovers the energy in the team was slipping into a negative mode. I called Patrizia, one of the Harmonious Breathing instructors, and thanks to a few breathing sessions, we found the impulse we needed to recenter and were able to continue our adventure.”
Anne-Christine Perren – Solar Impulse, Executive Assistant to the CEO
“It was an honor for me to participate in the project of making the Breathe video with Fabio Andrico. I truly believe that these breathing exercises can bring positive changes in everyone’s life and that Harmonious Breathing can help us face challenges in a calmer, more peaceful way. It’s a simple practice that anyone can do, with immediate results. Thank you for making this possible and accessible to all.”
Yamila Diaz-Rahi – supermodel, mother, and actress
Preface xi Introduction 1 Quick Start: A Simple Exercise 8 Part 1 | Complete Breathing in Theory 14 Part 2 | Complete Breathing in practice 24 Explanation and Pointers 33 Developing the Abdominal Phase 38 Developing the Intercostal Phase 53 Experiencing Your Dorsal Breathing Capacity 58 Developing the Thoracic Phase 61 Relax, Open, and Discover 68 The Four Keys to Complete Breathing 72 Coordinating the Four Phases 83 Exhaling from Top to Bottom 96 Alternative Sequence 104 Rhythmic Breathing 106 The Practice 107 Breathing Method 108 Unifying the Flow 110 Natural Breathing 115 Complete Relaxation 120 Appendix 1 | Warm-ups 124 Appendix 2 | Routines 172 Appendix 3 | Health Benefits of Harmonious Breathing 184 Current and Future Research 192 Glossary 193 Bibliography 199 Index of Exercises by Level 203 About the Author 207