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.
BREATHE AS YOU ARE – HARMONIOUS BREATHING
Breathing is life. Harmony in breathing is harmony in life.
Harmonious Breathing is a key element in coordinating the functions of the mind and body. It calms the mind, reduces tension in the body, and improves both physiological and cerebral functions.
If you eliminate the irregularities in your breathing, it has a beneficial effect on your mind. When breathing is smooth, continuous, slow and quiet,the body relaxes and the mind becomes calmer and more peaceful.
Controlled breathing is used in many relaxation methods, and is central to the ideals and goals of yoga. Its contribution to health and harmony has been known in Eastern cultures for many centuries, and is now widely recognised.
Harmonious Breathing takes its source in Yantra Yoga (one of the oldest methods of Yoga taught in the world, transcribed in the 8th century AD) and differs from other Yoga by the integration of movement and breathing.
A calmer, healthier, more productive life.
The benefits of complete breathing have been understood for centuries, particularly in Eastern cultures.
More recently, the fubdamental role of correct breathing techniques has been the subject of further study, and its many physical and emotional benefits are more widely appreciated than ever.
Correct breathing techniques replicate the breathing rhythms found when people are relaxed and contented, and the mind recognises these cues and becomes calmer and more grounded as a result.
Harmonious breathing fully engages all the parts of the body involved in the breathing process, from the diaphragm to the back muscles. It gently exercises these muscles, flushes out the lymphatic system, and improves the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide taken in by the lungs.
With body and mind in better balance, you sleep more deeply, are better rested and have more energy. The general feeling of wellbeing is complemented by the ability to work harder, and live better.
“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