The best books on breathwork

1 authors have picked their favorite books about breathwork and why they recommend each book.

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Draw Breath

By Tom Granger,

Book cover of Draw Breath: The Art of Breathing

Tom is a creative artist and has managed to write one of the best books I know of to awaken and unlock your natural creative abilities along with the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of Breathwork. Simply grab a pen or pencil and breathe. Make your pen or pencil an extension of your breath. Use your pen to track each breath, for example moving your pen up with the inhale and down with the exhale. And that’s just the beginning. His book is filled with illustrations you can copy and trace, to reset your nervous system, and create ease and calmness. You’ll find his guided breathing exercises and “free breathing” exercises to be simple yet powerful ways to creatively connect to your mind and body, and especially to attune more deeply to your breath and spirit!


Who am I?

I am one of the earliest pioneers of the Modern Breathwork Movement and recognized as a leading expert and authority in the field. I have been studying and practicing the Art and Science of Breathwork since 1970, and I have published a Breath and Breathing Report every month since 1976. I have traveled to over 65 countries and trained more than 250,000 people, including navy SEALs, first responders, Olympic athletes, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, hospice workers, spiritual counselors, corporate executives, yogis, meditation teachers, and celebrities such as Tony Robbins. I am the Founder and Director of The International Center for Breathwork, and The Breathing Festival. 


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Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

By Dan Brulé,

Book cover of Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

What is my book about?

What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped people from every walk of life all over the world.

Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance—the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose.

Break Through with Breathwork

By Jim Morningstar,

Book cover of Break Through with Breathwork: Jump-Starting Personal Growth in Counseling and the Healing Arts

Jim is the creator of Therapeutic Breathwork. He was the first clinical psychologist in America to fully integrate breathwork into his practice, and he has been a leading voice in the breathing world for nearly fifty years. He brings a wealth of experience in the healing of trauma, and he teaches people to use breathwork to meet everyday challenges, for life-long personal growth, and for spiritual awakening. He introduces a brilliant model of “Six Body Themes” and “Six Major Breathing Patterns” with specific coaching tips and goals related to each. This book addresses breathwork ethics and standards. It contains game-changing advice and techniques for professional practitioners, bodyworkers, counselors, therapists, and anyone interested in self-actualization and liberation.


Who am I?

I am one of the earliest pioneers of the Modern Breathwork Movement and recognized as a leading expert and authority in the field. I have been studying and practicing the Art and Science of Breathwork since 1970, and I have published a Breath and Breathing Report every month since 1976. I have traveled to over 65 countries and trained more than 250,000 people, including navy SEALs, first responders, Olympic athletes, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, hospice workers, spiritual counselors, corporate executives, yogis, meditation teachers, and celebrities such as Tony Robbins. I am the Founder and Director of The International Center for Breathwork, and The Breathing Festival. 


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Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

By Dan Brulé,

Book cover of Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

What is my book about?

What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped people from every walk of life all over the world.

Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance—the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose.

Exhale

By Richie Bostock,

Book cover of Exhale: 40 Breathwork Exercises to Help You Find Your Calm, Supercharge Your Health, and Perform at Your Best

The “Breath Guy” has studied with some of the world’s most well know breathing experts and authorities, and he has become one of the world’s leading practitioners of breathwork. He incorporates movement and posture and stretching into breathing practices. He has put together a collection of powerful breathwork exercises that will help you awaken your energy and your body and will also help you up-level your emotional and psychological health. He offers some simple breathing tests to check your skills, and he gives us several morning rituals, afternoon boosters, stress busters, and evening calmers. And he has included a great 21-day program to optimize your day-to-day breathing so that you feel great and perform at your best.


Who am I?

I am one of the earliest pioneers of the Modern Breathwork Movement and recognized as a leading expert and authority in the field. I have been studying and practicing the Art and Science of Breathwork since 1970, and I have published a Breath and Breathing Report every month since 1976. I have traveled to over 65 countries and trained more than 250,000 people, including navy SEALs, first responders, Olympic athletes, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, hospice workers, spiritual counselors, corporate executives, yogis, meditation teachers, and celebrities such as Tony Robbins. I am the Founder and Director of The International Center for Breathwork, and The Breathing Festival. 


I wrote...

Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

By Dan Brulé,

Book cover of Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

What is my book about?

What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped people from every walk of life all over the world.

Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance—the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose.

The Art and Science of AcroYoga

By Jason Nemer,

Book cover of The Art and Science of AcroYoga: Move Connect Play by Jason Nemer

Even if Yoga isn’t a regular practice for you, I still highly recommend picking up this book as the potent wisdom it holds inside will definitely invigorate your perspectives and has the potential to awaken you further. I’ve had the honor of doing AcroYoga with Jason, the co-founder of AcroYoga, and the spiritual transmissions and activations that happen are indescribable! If you are ready to expand, ready to invite more play, joy, and laughter into your life, ready to connect more deeply with yourself, your body, and others – this book is a must-have. You will learn not only how to do AcroYoga but also how this practice can take your life in entirely new directions.

Who am I?

I am a shaman, seer, and spiritual teacher who lives in Austin, Texas with my husband Luke Storey, black cat Jelly Bean and dog Cookie. I’m devoted to being of service by living by the calls of inner wisdom, mysticism, energy medicine, and shamanic practices I’ve mastered through studies with spiritual teachers, both of and beyond this world. I lead global courses, events, and talks to reconnect people to their fullest power and confidence through sacred practices. My book was named “a top meditation to try” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and I’ve been called "a leading shaman for expanding others into their full gifts and power" by Forbes.


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Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

By Alyson Charles, Willian Santiago (illustrator),

Book cover of Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

What is my book about?

Brimming with 100 different vibrant animal illustrations, transformative practices, and captivating stories from around the world, Animal Power is an enlightening guide to the power of the animal realm and how they bring peace, healing, and empowerment to your life.

Learn how to connect with the animal power of the bear for comfort and protection, the leopard for confidence, the seal for healthy relationships, and the peacock for creative inspiration, and many others. The practices are paired with illuminating stories from spiritual teachers around the world, plus sidebars with fascinating details on ancient traditions, global mythology, and scientific trivia. Delivered in an enchanting package overflowing with insight and magic, Animal Power is a celebration of the natural world and an inspiring companion for modern mystics, nature and animal lovers, and the spiritually curious.

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