Conscious breathing takes various forms. Dr. Weil believes each variety can be a useful tool for achieving a desired mental or physical state. As the Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh puts it, “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
The Stimulating Breath, also known as the bellows breath, is a vigorous exercise that can raise energy and alertness – perfect for pulling out of an energy slump.