breath is life
“You and Dr. George took a subject that I thought was boring and made it                                           fascinating, relevant and life-transforming!”                                                                                                                                         —   Elizabeth Zielenski

A new book is in the works by authors Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis, Psy.D. 

Breath is Life: Great treasure lies within

Breath is Life  offers a medicine chest full of specific breathing techniques to aid what ails you, no matter your age, health or life circumstances.

This important book is an unusual blending of neuroscience research of breath with ancient and contemporary yoga practices that embody breath in action.

Co-authors Laurie Ellis-Young and Dr. George T. Ellis, PsyD, LP, bring their expertise and years of experience - Laurie as a 40+ year practitioner and teacher of yogic breathing and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dr. George as a clinical psychologist and global specialist in conflict resolution and trauma reduction - to their joint work of bringing Breath Literacy to the world.

Laurie and Dr. George are each authorities in their own fields and their joint contributions to this book deliver a highly useful and practical approach to powerful mind-shifts and behavior changes that increase physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

This book is easy to read and provides a fun entry into the increasingly mainstream acceptance of Mindful Breathing as a powerful path to reducing stress, improving sleep and improving mood.


Imagine exploring the chapters in this book! Here are just a few.

  • MAGIC IN THE AIR! Oxygen as Nourishment

  • YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR "INNERNET": Shallow Breathing and Safety

  • THE NOSE KNOWS: Foundational Breath Science

  • WHAT NERVE! Our Nervous System

  • WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN ON! Maximum Benefits for Minimum Effort

  • FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Breathing to Calm, Enjoy and Empower

  • NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP: When You Can't Sleep

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Laurie Ellis-Young and Dr. George Ellis are excited to share more about their book and how it will change your life. Add your name to reserve your copy today!

what early readers have said

“… an unusual blending of the neuroscience significance of breath (Breath Literacy) with ancient and contemporary practices that embody breath in action. …I love Laurie’s sense of humor.”  ­

           —  Muriel Ryden PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita School of Nursing & Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics

“Breath is Life” is a timely invitation to befriend breath. Excellent explanations, stories and wisdom about the power of breath inspired me to fully accept their invitation! Doing so has given me greater mental clarity, increased energy and deeper meditations. Thank you Laurie and George, for resuscitating humanity’s sacred relationship with breath. Ahhhhh.  — Dawn Morningstar, Founder of Venerable Women

“The more I read, the more I simply love this book. I see it as one to return to again and again…"

           —  Francene Hart, Visionary Artist & Author

 “ … your expertise comes through on every page / Passion … / Compassion …/ …Fun / You are a treasure trove of powerful information and ways to learn and practice!”    

        —  Debra Magnuson, MA., CPCC Executive & Career Coach

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!  What a terrific book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This book is so important and needed right now. It will be a classic.”

          —  Marly Cornell  MA, BFA, author of “The Able Life of Cody Jane”

“I'm loving your book. So good!”    

          —  Rosa M. Marroquin M.D.  Health Partners Park Nicollet / Bush Medical Fellow

                 Director of Family Medicine Community Preceptor Program, University of Minnesota Medical School


“I would highly recommend this book. Laurie’s techniques enhanced my running in 5 Pikes Peak Marathons, 50-mile marathon, a 100-mile Himalayan near Mt Kangchenjunga (K2) India etc.”     

          —  Ron Hagen, Father and Athlete

“FABULOUS! The book flows beautifully and I loved every page!  Read this book and enjoy a wonderful realization —Breath is Life!”

          —    Maddy Hewitt, Executive Director of NESA (Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools)


“I LOVE this book! It is a gift to the world! I want to give it to all my friends.”

         —    Susan L. Young, Retired Elementary School Principal ASL (American School, London)


“This book changed the way I’ll breathe forever.”

         —  Timothy Boyer, Retired High School Principal AES (American Embassy School, New Delhi)

“This book is f***ing fantastic!”

          —  Barry Weiss, Meditation Teacher 

breath is life

taking in and letting go

live well, love well, BE well

  • Increase your energy
  • Sleep soundly
  • Make better decisions
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Become stress-resilient
  • Create inner & outer peace