The Miracle of the Breath: Mastering Fear, Healing Illness, and Experiencing the Divine by Andy Caponigro
Paperback 352 pages
"Take a deep breath." "Just breathe." Common calming mantras, but what do they really mean? Though every second of life is governed by breath, few people pay heed to this important facet of good health. The Miracle of the Breath explores the importance of breath not only to physical well being but as a main conduit of divine energy. Replete with stories and case studies of people healed from asthma, arthritis, anxiety attacks, and other physical and mental traumas through proper breath work, the book also examines the concept of breath as a spiritual life force. Drawing on methods of breath control developed by ancient masters in India, China, and Tibet, readers learn how to use meditations and practice techniques to improve emotional and spiritual health.
The Breath Holds the Key to All Healing
Thousands of years ago, great Hindu yogis and Chinese sages developed powerful systems of breath control which they used for mastering fear, healing illness and attaining the state of enlightenment. These ancient systems of breath control possess such remarkable powers, because they access the spiritual life-force that gives our breath its life-sustaining powers. The Hindus call this life-force Prana; the Chinese call it Chi. Hebrews called it The Breath of Life; Christians call it The Holy Spirit.
Andy Caponigro, internationally known as “a master of breath," is a former concert guitarist who has been healing people with the powers of the breath since the mid-1970's. In this book he reveals the innermost secrets of breath control. He describes the major systems of breathwork developed throughout the ages and how to use this ancient knowledge for healing your mind and body and for entering into communion with God as the spiritual life-force that dwells in your breath.
Some Praise For Caponigro’s Work:
"It is no accident that the world's greatest wisdom traditions focus on the breath, and that our word "spirit" is related to breathing. Attending to the breath is a gateway not only to greater wisdom, but also to better health. The Miracle of the Breath is an admirable guide that will aid anyone wishing to explore the intersection of consciousness, spirituality, healing and breathwork.
— Larry Dossey MD, Author of Reinventing Medicine