I’ve found little time to blog recently. Life always presents demands.   Personal time. Studies. Work. Creative writing. Playing the piano.

And the Christmas period, of course.

Recently, I read The Healing Power of the Breath by Dr Richard Brown, a psychiatrist. The book explores the power of the correct breathing and how certain exercises can help people suffering with severe conditions, such as PTSD. The key to the exercises seems to like in Coherent Breathing – a technique intended to bring breathing and heart rate into sync, thereby improving the Heart Rate Variability (quite heady stuff). The book also comes with a CD – crucial, in my opinion.

Normally sceptical of self-help books, I found this one interesting and uplifting. The author, along with his co-author, writes sensitively, explaining the basic scientific principles when necessary. The authors supply the keys for improved health, mentally and physically – without the need to buy anything further.

Well worth a read.

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the Coherent Breathing exercise, along with a special humming breath technique I’ve adapted.  Hopefully, these will keep me relaxed during the stresses of the coming week.

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