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Hollywood celebrities try ‘Transformational Breathing’ to banish anxiety

“So, what’s it all about? Well, it’s a bit like the breathing used in meditation that calms your body down and reduces blood pressure.

The technique centres around inhaling and exhaling at certain rates (roughly each inhalation should be three times longer than exhalation). You’ll need to breathe in for three seconds and out for one.

This allows more oxygen and ‘energy’ to enter your body and allows you to exhale any ’emotional energy’ that’s stored up in your body, according to Alan Dolan, aka ‘the breath guru’…

Kate Hudson and James Bond star Naomie Harris are said to be fans of the technique, which has worked it’s way across the pond to North London.”

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Psychologies

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Ready, steady… breathe

“…The biggest breathing breakthrough for me was experiencing conscious breathing with Alan Dolan. I found myself taking huge, deep, belly breaths for nearly an hour to a peculiar rhythm, eyes closed, propped up with a stack of cushions. I slid into a meditative, almost ecstatic state. ‘When you breathe like this, you get high,’ he says. ‘I explain it as connecting to the less tangible aspects of our being.’ It certainly proved to me that breath is the connection between the external and internal, bringing that inner peace we all crave…”

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Metro

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Goldie Hawn does it, but is conscious breathing any good?

“I’m not a spiritual person but I’ve just seen a vision of a bat. Not only that but my body is shaking with a force I don’t quite understand, my fingers are tingling and an old operation scar is aching like crazy. And I have just had a huge outpouring of ‘emotional trauma’ – basically, I cried like a baby and have no idea why.”

“But I am not losing my marbles. I’m at a three-day retreat learning to harness the power of breath for better health and wellbeing.”

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W Magazine

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Air supply – the key to a smaller waist and a sharper mind might be learning to inhale

“…Breathing exercises, on the other hand, have been shown in recent studies to lower blood pressure and improve hand-eye co-ordination… Alan Dolan believes they can also save your career – and even your marriage. Dolan conducts retreats on the Canary Islands, where, in addition to yoga, he uses stretches, breath work, and music to help clients reset respiration. ‘I’ve ‘breathed’ athletes, actresses who need help steadying nerves, and couples working on a relationship,’ Dolan says…”

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June 2013 Newsletter

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Hi everyone, saludos from the Magic Island

I’m very happy to be heading your way for workshops in Cambridge at Camyoga on Saturday June 8th 2-5pm and London at Indaba Yoga Sunday June 9th 1.30-4.30pm. If they are anything like last month’s we are going to have a ball…

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May 2013 Newsletter

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Hi everyone, saludos from the Magic Island

I’m heading to London next week for 1-1 sessions and a workshop. There are still a few 1-1s available. If you would like availability just let us know.

The retreat as always is where the really deep work happens…

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Natural Health

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Take a breath

“‘You might feel like an emotion is coming up here and immediately get a sense of what it related to in your past, or perhaps no information at all. It doesn’t matter…’ he reassures me. ‘It’s there, therefore it’s leaving, and all you’ve got to do is breathe.’ It sounds comforting, and it is. Turns out that ‘just breathing’ through discomfort, anxiety, and even the strange, unexpected tears that are tickling the back of my eyelids now, does help difficult feelings to pass through.”

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The Jewish Chronicle

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Lanzarote: Learning to breathe

“…By my third day I had grown fond of the quiet, the luxury of the villa and eating veggie cuisine. Dennis gave me an impromptu shoulder and neck massage by the pool and it hurt. I heard Alan saying: “Breathe into the discomfort”. I did, and when it was over I opened my eyes and that was the tipping point. All at once, I had become dismantled and I simply fell in love. But with what? Alan? Dennis? The view? Or was it with life itself? I inhaled deeply as if to breathe in the moment hoping, as Alan promised, that it would never fade….”

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March 2013 Newsletter

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How are your construction skills?

It strikes me that breathing is kinda like building a house. We have the foundations in the abdomen, the walls are in the mid-section and the upper chest equates to the roof. Most of us are going about our business most of the time with only the ‘roof’ in place…

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Top Santé

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“A younger, stress-free mind? It’s just a breath away”

“…I book a place on a Lanzarote retreat run by breathing expert Alan Dolan, which takes place at a beautiful hillside villa, just minutes from the sea. He starts by explaining that hesitant or shallow ‘anxiety’ breathing keeps stress trapped in the body… I leave the two-hour session feeling unbelievably relaxed.”

“As the days go by, and as we combine sessions with hillside walks and trips to the nearby beach, we all feel lighter and less stressed. And I’m still feeling the benefits.”

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