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The 6 Pillars of Vibrant Health: Breath

Pillars of Vibrant Health

How we breathe has an enormous impact on our stress levels and physical health. This makes good breathing an essential tool for health and healing. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how slowing and deepening the breath reduces stress and how we can use a technique called “biofeedback” to observe directly the effects of our breathing on our physiology.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 5 mins

About the Teacher

Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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