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Right Reads: Anatomy Of The Spirit

The mystical and practical converge in Anatomy of the Spirit by best selling author and healer, Caroline Myss. Myss has become internationally recognized as a healer, or medical intuitive, as she describes her work, which bridges the physical and the spiritual. She has been featured many times on Oprah, and even had her own show on Oxygen centered on the journey to wellness.

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Fair warning: this book may blow your mind wide open as you are introduced to Myss’s life and her work as a medical intuitive. Incredible stories and examples support one of her main themes: Emotional biography determines biology.


In other words, wellness and illness stem from deeper spiritual and emotional landscapes.

This inspiring and revolutionary book is a must-read for anyone who wants to deepen his or her understanding of the power of intuition, and the impact of emotion on physical health or disease.

The clear, concise writing style and grounded findings provide a strong foundation of authenticity. Thanks to Myss’s mainstream respect, this book is perfect for the reader who is ready to explore the mystical without diving too deep into the realm of new-agey spirituality. 


Right Reads: Breathe, by Dr. Belisa Vranich

Have you experienced fatigue, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, or insomnia? Do you fall ill every other week or deal with chronic indigestion? Or do simply want to improve upon the amazing life you already have by boosting your brain, enhancing your athletic performance, deepening your yoga and meditation practice, and finding more ways to bring rest and relaxation into your life?

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The new book Breathe, by Dr. Belisa Vranich, may address all these questions and more. Dr. Vranich explains the science of breathing, specifically related to oxygen in the body on the cellular level, in a clear and accessible voice — without too much medical jargon that can convolute the message. She addresses symptoms many of us struggle with (fatigue, anxiety, sleep issues, immune health) via a simple program of 10 minutes a day for 14 days. Her program calls forth the part of you that already knows how to breathe deeply, rather than teaching too many new tricks, so we already have everything we need to begin.


Breathe has definitely made the Five Pillars’ summer reading list!

Dr. Vranich’s approach really resonated with us here at the studio and our philosophy of Right Breathing: Breathe is about tapping into the innate wisdom that we already have by cultivating awareness of the breath. Plus, in just two weeks we can change our patterns of breathing, become more conscious, and change the biology of our physical body. We’re in! Are you?

To learn more about her approach and breathing techniques, check out this article from the folks over at Well & Good.