Running and Breathing
By Justin O'Brien, Ph.D. (Swami Jaidev Bharati)
Midwest Book Awards:
1 and 2 Color Cover (1st place),
Run, walk, or even bicycle without fatigue! That
seems the impossible dream for athletes, but Dr. Justin O'Brien, a runner and a
yogi, reveals in this book a unique style of sport training that does just that.
Inspired by the yogis of the Himalayas, who run fifty miles a day up and down
mountainous terrain, O'Brien was intrigued to find out how they could sustain
arduous endeavors while remaining tireless. So, he experimented with the
breathing and yoga techniques he learned from Swami Rama, an extraordinary
Himalayan master, applied them to his conventional running training and
gradually assimilated them into an exciting new method.
"This book is an important landmark! My personal
and professional experience of Dr. O'Brien's method can attest to the accuracy
of his observations and the significance of his findings. Many of the
difficulties and dangers encountered by runners of all ages could be diminished
if the approach described in this book were more widely utilized." —Patrick C.
Pietroni, M.D., British Holistic Medical Association
"Dr. O'Brien offers a unique approach to running and living. His book fills a
genuine need by integrating running without stress and approaching life through
wellness." —Lynn Fitzgerald, Ph.D.; World Record Holder for 100 km., 100 miles,