A Beginner's Guide to Increased Health and Vitality
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Enhance Your Health with Every Breath 

The secret to better health is something you are doing right now: breathing. But are you breathing effectively? Centuries ago, the qigong masters of China discovered that how we breathe has a profound impact on our overall health and awareness.

On Breathing, qigong expert Ken Cohen teaches you how to use every breath to draw in energy and healing qi (life force). Here is a thorough entry-level course for transforming each breath into an opportunity to enter a state of calm, stimulate your body's vital organs, and infuse energy into every cell. Join Ken Cohen for:

  • An introduction to healthy breathing, including tips for assessing your own breathing habits
  • An accessible three-stage approach for transforming your breathing patterns to increase health, energy, and mental clarity
  • Four guidelines for healthy breathing in different circumstances, including calming yourself in stressful situations

Previously released as The Beginner's Guide to Healthy Breathing. Includes excerpts from Healthy Breathing.

Course objectives:

  • Describe correct body position and self-awareness during qigong breathing techniques
  • Distinguish "healthy breathing" from "unhealthy breathing"
  • List the four phases of healthy breath to promote relaxation, focus, and greater overall well-being
  • Analyze the symptoms of growing Chi (energy) in our own bodies
  • Practice reverse breathing exercises
  • Plan to focus breath in different areas of the body in order to attain optimum health
Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (1 hour)
Product Code AW01586W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-939-9

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Ken Cohen

About Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen, M.A. (, is a renowned qigong master, health educator, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement award in energy medicine. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, he is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Ballantine Books) and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. Ken has been practicing qigong and Tai Chi for more than 50 years and is the pioneer who first introduced qigong in western medical school education. A dynamic and inspiring teacher, Ken’s work has been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, and numerous universities.