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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143776413
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $30.00

How to Take a Breath

Reduce stress and improve performance by breathing well




Learn how to breathe well for reduction in stress and anxiety, better sleep, clearer thinking and improved performance in sports and at work, written by an experienced clinical expert in breathing function.

Breathing well can bring about improvements in a surprising number of areas of your life. This skill is usually taken for granted. Surely you just breathe in ... and then you breathe out...? But experienced physiotherapist and breathing dysfunction specialist Tania Clifton-Smith has been helping people correct their breathing patterns for over 30 years and has seen at first hand what a difference it makes.
Includes chapters on: * Why breathe well?
* Self-awareness and self-checks
* The stress connection
* Meditation, mindfulness and breathing
* Why does breathing change?
* Recipe for breathing well
* Breathing well at different ages and stages
* Sports Performance and recovery
* Voice production
* Cough, hoick, spit
* Pain management
* Beyond the body and mind - a Maori perspective

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143776413
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Tania Clifton-Smith

Tania Clifton-Smith co-wrote Breathe, Stretch, and Move: How to Beat Workplace Stress and Dynamic Breathing: How To Manage Your Asthma with Dinah Bradley. Both are co-founders of Breathing Works (www.breathingworks.com), the first independent Breathing Pattern Disorders clinic in Australasia, and the developers of the world-renowned BradCliff® Breathing method. Reviewing Dynamic Breathing in Healthy Options, the revieweridentified the authors’ ‘sound advice’ as making the book ‘a motivational gem’. Tania also co-authored Breathing Matters,with Dr Jim Bartley. She is a physiotherapist with postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and mind body medicine. She was a recognised treatment provider for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and sat on the medical board of Allergy New Zealand. She now writes for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand. There is a blog, via the BradCliff website https://www.bradcliff.com/media-articles-news , and a BradCliff Breathing account on Facebook and bradcliffbreathing on Twitter.

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