Healing Power of the Breath


This book and CD set teaches the reader how to do many of the healing breath practices used by Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg in their BREATH-BODY-MIND™ workshops and in their work with individual pateints. The authors discuss how to apply breathing techniques in various aspects of life, including at home, at work, in relationships, and for performance in athletics, academics, and in the arts.

  • Richard P. Brown, MD, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in Kingston, New York.

  • Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. She lives in Kingston, New York.


  • Living Now Book Awards 2012 – Meditation/Relaxation - Gold (1st place)

  • Nautilus Awards (Better Books for a Better World) 2013 - Body Centered Therapy - Silver (2nd place)

ISBN 978-1590309025
5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches / 3240 pages

If you purchase this as an E-Book or Kindle, you will find the link to the audio tracks in the introduction of the book. If you still cannot find the link, please contact: customercare@shambhala.com

Dr. Craig Wax interviewed Dr. Gerbarg on how she and Dr. Richard Brown discovered the positive benefits of healing breathing practices. Dr. Gerbarg also discussed how breath practices can turn on the body's natural healing capacities in order to reduce dependence on medication. Finally, Dr. Gerbarg gave tips on how people can use their breath to calm emotions. Aired on Rowan Radio, WGLS-fm 8/30/12.

Michael Dresser Interviews Dr. Gerbarg about breathing practices in The Healing Power of the Breath.