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The Breathwork Companion

Unlock the Healing Power of Breathing

The Breathwork Companion
Margaret Townsend By (author)
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6.6 X 8.0 in
272 pg

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation
HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies
SELF-HELP / Meditations



A tool to keep you calm; increase your energy; clarify your thinking; release muscle tightness; enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual health—even give you a youthful glow. It’s not some miracle app. It’s your breath. Now learn how to harness it.

In this rich guide to our body’s greatest wellness resource, Margaret Townsend draws on her three decades as a professional breathwork facilitator to offer a complete program of exercises, inspiring stories, prompts, and more to help readers unlock the innate wisdom of their breath.

Learn the best ways to wake the body up in the morning and wind it down at night. How to strengthen the mind-body connection to boost the immune system and decrease inflammation. How to manage specific emotions including anger, fear, anxiety, worry, sadness, grief, fatigue, and stress. How to increase self-compassion and find a calmer, more balanced state. Even how to breathe better while wearing a face mask.

Given that people inhale and exhale roughly 20,000 times a day, we have countless opportunities to make the most of our breath. Here’s how to start.


“A veritable encyclopedia of breath experiences that will form the basis of daily practices that renew and revitalize, inviting you to pick and choose what best fits your body and lifestyle. Let this book accompany you on a journey of self-discovery and change the way you experience life, every breath along the way.”—Jim Morningstar, PHD, Director of The Therapeutic Breathwork Training Program

“This book will change your life. It is thorough and artistic and comprehensively covers the many facets of breathing, which is the most important thing we do. I am excited to share it with all my students.”—Judith Kravitz, Founder and Developer of Transformational Breath

 “Conscious breathing is the ultimate chill pill—minus the pill. Margaret Townsend makes it available to all in this thoughtful, clear guide. I can’t think of anyone who would not benefit from this book.” —Frank Lipman, MD, Author of The New Rules of Aging Well

Author Bio

Margaret Townsend has been a practicing breathwork facilitator since 1993, teaching individual and group breathwork sessions. She is also a certified Hakomi mindful somatic psychotherapy practitioner, and is trained in mindful self-compassion, qigong, and nonviolent communication, with a background in dance, yoga, and fitness and a thirty-year meditation practice. Townsend is an affiliate member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance who received her breathwork certification from Judith Kravitz, founder of the Transformational Breath Foundation. She lives in Portland, Oregon.