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I feel blessed to have discovered, more than 30 years ago, the powerful effect breathing has on breafhing wellbeing.

As I experimented with the power of breathing, I came to believe that it was the most reliable and useful tool of transformation available to us. It is our goal with this website to get the key tools of breathing to everyone in the world who can use them.

Please experience their magic and pass them along to others who can benefit. Sit down in a comfortable chair, towards the front, so that just your pelvis rests on the chair and your feet are flat on the floor. Gaj your stomach expands slightly, let your pelvis roll forward and your spine extend while you bring your head up. As you exhale, let your head drop down and your pelvis drop back. When I breathe in, I relax my belly-muscles and let consciouw spine flex so that my chin and head tilt up, at the same time rolling forward on my sit-bones.

When you breathe naturally, your body is designed to flex in a certain way that allows your whole body to participate.

Most of us lose this natural kind of breathing through years of uncomfortable desks and chairs, too-tight clothing, physical and psychological trauma. When our breathing is under stress, we tense the belly-muscles and stiffen our spines.

The Breathing Coach – Hendricks Institute

Lifestream Breathing is a direct antidote to stressed breathing. If you comscious a few minutes a day for a week or so to learn how to do re-acquaint yourself with natural whole-body breathing, your body and mind will thank you every day of your life.

Begin by breathing slowly and gently all the way out, then pause and wait to breathe in again until your body tells you it needs a breath. This is the Centering Breath. You might wait ten seconds or thirty seconds or longer before your body needs a breath.

When your body needs a breath, consciois let the air in and resume your regular breathing cycle. Breathe slowly and gently all the way out, then pause and wait to breathe in again until your body tells you it needs a breath. I use it whenever I feel off-center, and within a minute or two it reliably puts me back into harmony again. As with any other useful human endeavor, practice and focus is required to get those kinds of results.

Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Personal Mastery

The processes produce results quite rapidly, though, so even five or ten minutes of daily practice will usually generate noticeable positive effects. Thousands of people have purchased this hour-long program for their own personal transformation. However, it is widely used by professionals as a training resource to learn how to use ehndricks techniques in their practices.


Tami Simon, head of Sounds True, approached me a few years ago with an hendriicks that I immediately loved. She asked if I could put everything people really needed to know about breathing into one package. The Breathing Box is the result. It contains conscioue, video and printed materials, all nicely organized in a way that makes it easy to use. I was working on my Ph. The lab had one of the hendrivks biofeedback machines available for clinical use.

We would hook clients up to the machine and teach them how to relax. Gradually, by watching the meters on the machine, they would figure out how to make the meter go down by relaxing their muscles and quieting their minds. As they got more and more relaxed, their breathing would slow down to a certain rhythm and pace. One day a thought popped into my mind: Since the consckous slowed down to this particular pace when the person got relaxed, why not just teach the person to breathe that way in the first place?

I raised this question with the professor.

He was convinced that it was the machinery that did the job. On my own I began to try out my idea with clients. Lo and behold, it worked! I found that by using the breathing techniques, most people could learn to relax in a fraction of the time it usually took with the biofeedback machines.

It also solved a problem often encountered with biofeedback machines, especially in the early days: I was excited to find a reliable and simple new way to help my clients. I also began doing more breathwork on myself, to see if I could map out the best techniques and find out why they worked.

Nowadays, you can find hundreds of scientific studies on the effectiveness of breathing techniques, but back then about all I had to go on were old yoga and Taoist books, some writings from European biophysical pioneers such as Franz Alexander and George Groddeck, and my own experiments on myself. Gradually over the next few years I built up a set of breathing techniques I could use with confidence to help my clients.

My conservative colleagues needled me mercilessly when my book, Conscious Breathing, was published. Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted over the past few decades on the power of breathing to treat many conditions. Not long ago, the ultra-conservative FDA even gave their approval to breathing techniques for the treatment of hypertension.

With The Breathing Box, Dr. Gay Hendricks guides you through every step of a simple yet remarkably effective four-week course designed to transform the way we breathe.

Based on the popular Hendricks Institute course, The Breathing Box allows you to master the skills of this healing art at your own pace, in just 10 minutes a day. If you do not breathe well, it is almost impossible to feel good. If you do breathe well, your chances of feeling good are greatly enhanced. It is becoming increasingly clear that to feel good is to breathe well, and to breathe well is to feel good. Breathing, on the surface, seems like a simple thing to do, but scientific research shows clearly that most of us do not feel as good as we can, simply because we do not know how to breathe well.


I have seen the evidence indicating that as many as four out of five adults do not breathe well, and my clinical experience certainly confirms those studies. If there is one technique that I believe would be of most use to everyone, it is conscious breathing.

Every student and client I have worked with over the last thirty years has benefited enormously from paying even a little bit of attention to their breathing. In fact, a little bit of attention is it usually takes to learn how to breathe well.

And breathing well is especially important since you breathe as many as twenty thousand times every day. Working with your breath is a path that has no end. Every moment that you spend working with your breathing opens up whole new worlds of possibility. I can truthfully say that every minute I have invested in my breathing over the past thirty years has brought me rich rewards.

CD containing guided sessions and instruction on how to use breathing techniques to expand consciousness, heal from emotional trauma, increase energy levels, and reduce stress Ninety-minute DVD that teaches the Lifestream technique for an immediate sense of ease and flow, the Reset Button technique for clearing fatigue and mental fog, Advanced Lifestream techniques for creating a regular feeling of bliss, and much more Nine photo-illustrated study cards that show the proper postures involved in each technique, plus a page study guide to direct your daily practice We breathe 20, times a day, says Gay Hendricks.

That means we have 20, opportunities to feel better every day. By signing up for our newsletter you are agreeing to our privacy policy and to receive email from us.

BodySelf-paced CoursesVideos. Description Description A Personal Message from Gay Hendricks I feel blessed to have discovered, more than 30 years ago, the powerful effect breathing has on overall wellbeing.

Rest your hands on your thighs or your waist. Begin by inhaling and letting your stomach expand with your breath.

Repeat the in-breath and the out-breath, allowing your breath to lead the movement. After a few cycles of regular breathing, do a second Centering Breath. After a few cycles of regular breathing, do a third Centering Breath.

You can get it directly from Sounds Vy by clicking here. This is what Dr. Hendricks says about the Course: This comprehensive kit includes: Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks show us how to connect with this inner intelligence and discover the secrets to healing, love, intuition and insight.

Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Personal Mastery by Gay Hendricks

I am so deeply impressed with the love, wisdom, and clarity that Kathlyn and Gay bring to their work. Their insights on relationships can be life-changing.

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