Non Fiction Review: The Breathwork Companion

The Breathwork Companion by Margaret Townsend

The Breathwork Companion: Unlock the Healing Power of Breathing
by Margaret Townsend

5 out of 5 stars

Your breath is a powerful tool to nourish your body and mind. Simple breathing exercises can unlock the healing instincts of your nervous system, and relieve stress and anxiety. You’ll sleep better, find more energy, and be able to stay calm in difficult situations. Conscious breathing can build up your immune system and help reduce inflammation in the body.

This book guides you through different breathing exercises and mindfulness meditations. It explains how the breath controls so much of how your body responds and functions in daily situations when you are sleeping, driving, working, laughing, or walking.

I really liked that there are inspirational stories of people who turned to breathwork to manage their anxiety and health issues. There are moms, athletes, invalids, and people with high-pressure jobs that learned to tap into the power of their breath. Their stories of healing are full of hope and joy!

There are whole sections describing exactly what goes on in your lungs when you breathe. The science in this book is very well researched! There is a big section all about the parasympathetic nervous system, and how our nerves and brain chemistry respond to our breathing patterns.

I picked up this book at a time when I was having some difficult health issues and that was causing me a lot of anxiety which in turn worsened my health issues. I was stuck in this bad pattern of stress. This book really helped to pull me out of that pattern and find some relaxation and healing!

I love the writing style of this author. Every page is full of compassion. The whole atmosphere of this book is one of peace and gentleness. The author encourages the reader to explore some difficult emotions and meet yourself with kindness; then take a deep breath and relax into those tough feelings, allowing yourself to nurture your soul and accept healing.

This book is exactly what I needed! It covers so many aspects of emotions, physical health, mental attitudes, and spiritual growth as well.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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