Science of Breath – A Practical Guide, Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, Alan Hymes

I’ve just finished above and found it a great small book. I wished I’d come to this earlier in my breathing journey as the chapter on how we breathe / cellular respiration was exactly the background I was after when trying to understand why breath-work had an impact – or the processes that underpinned breathing. … Continue reading Science of Breath – A Practical Guide, Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, Alan Hymes

The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath by William Atkinson

I’ve just finished this short book – 53 pages and what a fascinating little book it is. Originally written in 1903 by William Atkinson (who I discovered wrote under several Eastern sounding pseudonyms which in itself must have some great stories behind it, more here: it was a very interesting text around how we … Continue reading The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath by William Atkinson

A New Year

It’s that time of year when I reflect on what has happened and plan forward for what is to come. I’ve started doing this in a more structured fashion over the last couple of years and found it helpful in terms of where I want to be from a zoomed out perspective. This then informs … Continue reading A New Year

Books page

I’ve created a new reference page for any books I read on the breath, which hopefully will evolve over time to keep as updated as possible. My intention is to help guide others to books where they may be unsure to look: Continue reading Books page

Subtract & add

I’ve nearly finished this book – a really enjoyable (and thoughtful) read. It centres around the idea that we all too often add as opposed to subtract – or as the book progresses subtract and add, as opposed to one or the other. Reading this before going on holiday, a couple of weeks ago was … Continue reading Subtract & add

Breathing for Warriors

I finished reading this last week – I’d bought after reading / being reminded about the book elsewhere and was curious as to what I’d find useful in it, how it was structured and what it could teach me. It was an easy read, well structured and helpful in understanding how we breathe and how … Continue reading Breathing for Warriors

The Inner Game of Tennis

I’ve just finished above and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written in 1974 – with some updates over the intervening years (made obvious by references to tennis players that hadn’t been successful in 1974). As a guide to life it’s wonderful – I imagine that I enjoyed it so much as it precedes Daniel Kahnemann’s … Continue reading The Inner Game of Tennis