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How a Goodness Breath Flow Changed All from Good to Excellent

November 27, 2017

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotHEALING POWER OF BREATH: Everybody from yoga world knows the significance of breathing practice on a human body and its health benefits, as many controlled studies show. For example – Ujaji Breathing – Oceanic Breath: This classic pranayama practice, known for its soft, soothing sound similar to breaking ocean waves, can further enhance the relaxation response of slow breathing, says Patricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College and co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath. Her theory is that the vibrations in the larynx stimulate sensory receptors that signal the vagus nerve to induce a calming effect.

NYMC Faculty: Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Source: Living Harmony