In my travels around the yoga world investigating the teaching of different traditions, the breath work taught by students of Krishnamacharya in his later life was the most subtle and profound I encountered. Breath for Health presents a program based on these principles that allows even raw beginners to learn the basics of healthy breathing, and then step-by-step safely build up to more advanced practices. The results for health and well-being following this deceptively simple program can be life-changing.
Dr Timothy McCall, author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, co-editor and contributor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

A reading of this book makes it clear that Michael has taken all precautions to present the lessons in a very simple but accurate way. Interspersed with a lot of technical points and references to medical science, the step-by-step method adds value for lay practitioners. I congratulate Michael on his attempt to make the complex science of Prāṇāyāma simple, in which he has succeeded.
Yogācārya S Sridharan, advisor, senior mentor, Yoga Therapist Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai and Member of the Governing Council of the MDNIY (India’s Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga)

Breathing is multi-dimensional, and when taught by the right teacher, it has the power to transform physical and mental health for the better. These tools should be accessible to everyone and Breath for Health offers the gateway to just that.
Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, Atomic Focus and The Breathing Cure

Michael Hutchinson has written the guide to breathing that every yoga practitioner, yoga teacher and yoga therapist needs to have on their bookshelf. This is a guide to learning and teaching breathwork that lays out simple practices for everybody, yet offers tremendous depth and subtlety. I will be using this book for all of my yoga and yoga therapy trainings going forward.
Dr Amy Wheeler, PhD & C-IAYT, former president of the Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (2018–2020)

Currently, most articles and books dealing with yoga are either oriented towards postures (āsana) or towards the philosophy of yoga. Few books deal with breathing. This is why Michael’s fills me with joy. This is a useful and quality work; I wish him great success and thank him for this contribution.
Frans Moors, co-author of The Viniyoga of Yoga, and personal student of TKV Desikachar

Breath is essential to life, and how we breathe affects the quality of our health and well-being. Michael’s book is a guide to harnessing these qualities. Yoga’s wisdom has inspired his approach and links us to the understanding that breath is life.
Gillian Lloyd, personal student of TKV Desikachar, former chair of Viniyoga Britain

As a former scientist, Michael offers a surprisingly simple and clear step-by-step guide for the novice or
seasoned yogi looking to attain optimal breathing. Unlike other books such as Restoring Prana by Robin
Rothenberg or Breathe by James Nestor, which delve into intricate scientific explanations or revelation,
Michael provides an authentic and sensitive narrative on harnessing the breath for optimum health, making
it less intimidating for beginners. (Read on in BWY Spectrum, page 35)
Natalie Lyndon, writing in the journal of the British Wheel of Yoga

 

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