Discover how to heal both body and mind using only your breath and your hands.
In The Power of Breath and Hand Yoga, Christine Burke shows how you already have all you need to heal both physical and emotional conditions and improve your overall well-being. Breath awareness has been linked to calming the body and brain, regulating blood pressure, improving memory and immune function, preventing heart attacks, and easing chronic pain and asthma. Mudras are known as “yoga for the hands”: they are hand poses and positions that channel energy and offer a point of focus during meditation. First, Christine teaches you a range of breathing techniques and reveals the background behind mudras and how best to use them, and then she offers breath and mudra practices for 36 conditions, divided into body and mind. Each practice also includes a “jewel thought” meditation, which can accompany the breath technique and/or mudra.
Christine Burke stepped into yoga as an actress and a dancer in New York in 1994. In 2000 she received her first certification in Los Angeles as a 200-hour level teacher. She has been teaching full time ever since. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour + level and has taught thousands of students of all ages. Christine and her husband Gary McCleery opened Liberation Yoga in 2004. The studio has been named in the “Top 20 Yoga Studios In The World” by Travel + Leisure magazine and “Best Yoga Studio In LA” by LA Weekly and online city guide Citysearch on several occasions. Christine’s writing has been featured in LA Yoga and Yogi Times and her teaching has been featured in LA Times, LA Weekly, Yogi Times, LA Yoga, Westways, Great Yoga Teachers, and many online magazines. She lives happily sharing the gift of yoga in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter Clementine, and dog Mattie.