Draw Breath - The Art of Breathing, Mindfulness and Meditation (Book by Tom Granger)
Make meditation easy, fun & instant with the relaxing, creative exercises inside Draw Breath.
Draw Breath invites you to mindfully explore your own breath through a series of simple, rejuvenating, and unique drawing exercises; literally drawing your breath on the page!
As well as being inherently meditative, each page has a deeper meaning related to your breathing experience. Each exercise will help you to explore something new about the physiology, psychology or philosophy of your breath, while offering a focused, calming and rhythmic breathing experience. So you can make ‘breathtaking’ art. Literally.
The book combines the hot-topics of health and mindfulness with the spirit of adult-creativity and relaxing colouring books in a whole new way.
The philosophy behind Draw Breath takes inspiration from the ‘enso’ circle; the simple mark drawn by traditional Zen calligraphers in time with a natural exhalation during a state of enlightenment. It draws its influences from the ancient and the new – creatively exploring ideas from buddhism, yoga and qigong as well as the latest research in breath science, anatomy and mindfulness meditation.
You don’t need to be good at art or drawing to enjoy Draw Breath. You don’t need any prior experience with yoga or meditation and the book is particularly helpful for people who struggle to stay focused during traditional meditation.
Enjoy over 100 simple and intrinsically relaxing creative exercises inside Draw Breath.
Tom Granger is an illustrator and author, whose award-winning adult-creativity books have been printed in multiple languages around the world. He holds a degree in philosophy and has studied yoga for over 10 years. Tom works extensively as a creative consultant for Breathworks, the UK's leading mindfulness teacher-training company, helping to create new and engaging ways of communicating the benefits of meditation.
“It’s impossible to be unhappy and curious at the same time. So take this book, pick up a pencil, draw breath, and unleash your curiosity and creativity.”
Danny Penman, author of the award-winning Mindfulness for Creativity
“One of the most creative approaches to learning Breathwork that I have seen – a gift to anyone who breathes.”
Dan Brulé, author of Just Breathe
“This book is wonderful – a really lovely and original way to express the deepest aspects of what mindfulness is and can do. It shines with gently guided and accessible drawing practices that will allow you to feel the actual experience of the present moment rather than become entangled in thoughts about it.”
Professor Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
“Just pencil and breath… a new way to nourish the soul. Playful and wise, a visual delight.”
Patricia Gerbarg, MD, co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath
“I love this book. I love plunging beneath a sea of words to rest in something much deeper. I love the way Tom knows that this is what so many of us need, and he has the talent and ability to bring this experience (I hesitate to call it a book) into being. Savour it and enjoy it. Your nervous system and mind will be grateful. They will, quite simply, thank you for taking the time to breathe.”
Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of Breathworks
“I loveDraw Breathbecause it encourages you to simplybewith your experience and the process of mark-making.Draw Breathis a practice you can come back to time and time again.”
Anna Black, author of Mindfulness on the Go
“The multi-sensory act of drawingwithbreath awareness – brilliant!”
Dr Richard P. Brown, co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath