I really enjoyed ’s great book (see Notes) where he introduces us to the healing power of optimal breathing. So, when I was preparing for our class on Conquering Anxiety 101 I decided to pick up this little book as well.
I’m glad I did. It’s a quick-reading, simple, practical guide to, as the sub-title suggests, “Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind—Featuring the Buteyko Breathing Method and Mindfulness.”
If you’re looking for a general introduction to the power of Oxygen, I’d recommend you go with Patrick’s more recent and more all-purpose Oxygen Advantage. If you suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks, this might be a great place to start. (Get the book .)
(As I briefly glanced at the reviews on Amazon, I was touched by the most recent review which perfectly captures the potential value of this book if you suffer from anxiety: “I have been suffering with air hunger, anxiety, and panic for 4 years. Just applying the breathing exercises this afternoon I already notice a difference. I can’t wait to feel the long-term effects of the breathing and mindfulness practices.”)
The book is part introduction to the Buteyko Breathing Method and how it can be applied to address anxiety and part essays on mindfulness. It’s packed with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share a some of my favorites on both breathing and mindfulness so let’s jump straight in!
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