Draw Breath

The Art of Breathing

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • Price: £14.99
  • Publication date: 12 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787830332

About the book

Gold Award Winner (Meditation/Relaxation/Anxiety Relief), 2020 Living Now Book Awards

Winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Award for Creativity & Imagination (silver award)

If yoga and doodling had a baby, this book would be it

Explore your breath mindfully through a series of simple, relaxing and creative drawing exercises in this meditative and gorgeously illustrated award-winning book. You don’t need to be good at drawing; you don’t need to be a yogi, or an expert at meditation; you don’t need anything but a pencil, and your breath. Combining the hot-trend topics of health, mindfulness and yoga along with adult creativity and colouring books, this is the perfect book to help you make breathtaking art.

About the author

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.


Draw Breath is hands down the most creative approach to helping people sensitise themselves to the subtle experience of breathing. I especially love the way the book offers itself to limitless entry points: open it at any page and simply dive into the fun yet effective drawing experiments that link the kinesthesia of drawing, imagery and breath in the most unique way.”

Donna Farhi, author of The Breathing Book

“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 love Draw Breath because it encourages you to simply be with your experience and the process of mark-making. Draw Breath is a practice you can come back to time and time again.”

Anna Black, author of Mindfulness on the Go

“The multi-sensory act of drawing with breath awareness – brilliant!”

Dr Richard P. Brown, co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath