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Book List

Conscious breathwork is a vast area and many useful books and articles have been written on the subject. I have spent hours on the Internet researching conscious breathwork practices and it is apparent that there are few sites representing breathwork in general. As a result I have focused on presenting resources for breathworkers and those interested in finding out more about conscious breathwork practices.

If you have written articles or conducted research into any of the broad range of breathwork practices such as: Kriya Yoga, Pranayama, Stan Grof's Holotropic breathwork, Leonard Orr's Rebirthing, Vivation, Transformational Breathwork, Continuum, Buteyko or any other breathwork practice not named here, please feel free to submit a copy to this site and I shall endeavour to include it in the articles section. Copyright is maintained by the named author of the article.

Also, I have compiled a book list with topics in alphabetical order which serves as a useful introduction to the various breathwork practices. If you have further suggestions for this list, send me an e-mail.


Babaji Mahavatar
Reprinted by the Holland Ashram; great photos with scriptural quotes on each page.

Fire of Transformation
Gaura Devi
Description: Gaura Devi’s story of "Life with Babaji" Gaura was one of the first westerners to meet Haidakhan Babaji in 1972, and she was the first Italian devotee. Her story of transformation is inspiring and powerful.

Only Love
Description: Picture book with poetry, 55 stunning photographs of Shri Babaji set to poetry. 26 pages of Stories and Experiences. Written in Italian and English


Breathe Well, Be Well: A Program to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Asthma, Hypertension, Migraine and Other Disorders for Better Health
Robert Fried
Paperback 224 pages (April 1999)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0471324361

Conscious Breathing
Gay Hendricks
Paperback 189 pages (April 1, 1995)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553374435


Freedom from Asthma: Buteyko’s Revolutionary Treatment (Hale Clinic Health Library)
Konstantin Buteyko (Foreword), Alexander Stalmatski
Paperback 176 pages (April 15, 1999)
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Ltd
ISBN: 1856263355

The Buteyko Method for the Reversal of Asthma
Dr A Novozhilov
Available from: The Buteyko Shop

Just Breathe 21 day breathing exercise plan for asthma
Janet Brindley
Available from: The Buteyko Shop


Life on Land - The Story of Continuum
Emilie Conrad
Paperback 200 pages (December 2002)
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556434030


Exploring Holotropic Breathwork, Selected Articles from a Decade of The Inner Door (2003)
Kylea Taylor
Hardcover 605 pages (March 1, 2003)
Publisher: Hanford Mead Pub
ISBN: 0964315866

Description: The Inner Door is the publication of the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International and from it; Kylea Taylor has selected articles from 85 authors and professionals in the Holotropic Breathwork field. They cover a wide range from an introduction to Holotropic Breathwork and related theories, to a practical overview of the technique, as well as a previously unpublished article by Stanislav Grof.

The Holotropic Breathwork Workshop: A Manual for Trained Facilitators
Kylea Taylor
Paperback (December 1, 1991)
Publisher: Hanford Mead Pub
ISBN: 0964315823


The Art of Relaxation - Learn how to relax both mind and body through breathing, physical and relaxation exercises.
The Lotus and The Rose Publishers
Telephone: UK (44) 0121 455 9323


Rebirthing in the New Age
Leonard Orr / Sondra Ray
Paperback 284 pages (December 1977)
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0890871345

Breath Awareness
Leonard Orr
Paperback (June 1, 1988)
Publisher: Inspiration Univ
ISBN: 0945793022

Breaking the Death Habit: The Science of Everlasting Life
Leonard Orr
Paperback 120 pages (August 1, 1998)
Publisher: Frog Ltd
ISBN: 1883319684

Rebirthing Made Easy
Colin Sisson
Paperback 196 pages (February 1, 1987)
Publisher: Total Press
ISBN: 0959001409

Celebration of Breath
Sondra Ray
Paperback 204 pages (June 1984)
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0890873550

Rebirthing: Freedom From Your Past
Deike Begg, Thorsons, UK, 1999
Paperback 288 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0722537042

Rebirthing and Breathwork: A powerful technique for personal transformation
Catherine Dowling
Published by Piatkus, 2000
ISBN 0-7499-2092-0
Review by Vivienne Silver-Leigh

Breath and Spirit: Rebirthing as a Healing Technique
Gunnel Minett
Paperback 208 pages (January 24, 1994)
Publisher: Aquarian Press
ISBN: 1855383535

Exhale: An Overview of Breathwork
Gunnel Minett
Paperback 242 pages (October 28, 2004)
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 0863154646

Soul Therapy
Joy Manne
Northern Atlantic Books, CA, 1997.
Paperback 178 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556432550

Breathing in Light and Love
Jim Morningstar, Transformations Inc, USA, 1994
Paperback 244 pages
Publisher: Transformations Inc
ISBN: 0960485627

The Spirit of Breathwork
ed. Gunnel Minett, International Breathwork Foundation, 2001.
Publishing house IBF
ISBN 0-9540384-0-1
Order from: InBreath Institute
Phone number +44 (0)1424 443 742

Description: Lectures from Global Inspiration Conferences 1994 - 1999 A fascinating and diverse selection of lectures from the first six Global Inspiration Conferences representing the research, contemplation, and inspiration of some of the leading breathworkers around the globe.


Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly - The Joy of Transformational Breathing
Judith Kravitz
Paperback 224 pages (December 1, 1999)
Publisher: Ini Freepress
ISBN: 1929271018

Description: This book provides the history and an understanding of this profound self healing process.


Vivation - The Skill of Happiness
Jim Leonard
ISBN: 0970787405
Trade paper: 202 pages
Published by Vivation, Inc.
Available from:
Description: This book is the definitive word on the subject of Vivation. As Jim Leonard’s most recent work, it is an all-inclusive and thorough guide, everything you need to know about the magical process of Vivation.

Your Fondest Dream - How To Master The Power Of Creativity
Jim Leonard
ISBN: 0-9610132-1-4
Trade paper: 256 pages
Cover art: Copyright (c) 1989 by Robert Ray Baker
Published by Vivation Publishing Company

Vivation - The Science Of Enjoying All Of Your Life
Jim Leonard and Phil Laut
Published by Vivation Publishing Company
ISBN: 0-9610132-4-9
Trade paper: 360 pages
Cover art: Copyright (c) 1989 by Robert Ray Baker
Description: This is the book that introduced Vivation to the world, the classic text that revolutionized the fields of self-improvement, emotional release work and breath-related technologies.