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Ways to Better Breathingby Carola Speads
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Carola Speads, who studied and taught for many years with the pioneering movement teacher Elsa Gindler, shows us how the quality of our breathing determines the quality of our lives. Her flexible program of gentle exercises maximizes the benefits of breathing for people of all ages. Once learned, these exercises take only a few minutes each day. Their regular practice brings improved health, psychlogical well-being, energy, and creativity. Whether we use our breath consciously in professions such as the performing arts, teaching, or heavy physical labor, or whether we would simply like to learn basic techniques to alleviate the pressures of stressful living, Ways to Better Breathing offers, powerful methods for bringing more vitality and fulfillment into our lives.
Discusses the role of breathing technique in health, and recommends a series of simple exercises.
A life-long teacher of breathing practices offers a program of gentle exercises that relieve stress and benefit all who use breath consciously, including those in the performing arts and public speaking.
About the Author
Born in Germany, Carola Speads began her professional career at the Anna Herman School of Physical Training and Movement in Berlin, where she later opened up her own school. Since 1940, Ms. Speads has offered group and individual instruction in New York City and given workshops across the United States and Europe.
Table of Contents
andlt;bandgt;Ways to Better Breathingandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Foreword andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;Part 1:andnbsp; The Basics andlt;BRandgt;1.andnbsp; The Role of Habits and the Best Way of Breathing andlt;BRandgt;2.andnbsp; Method of Working andlt;BRandgt;3.andnbsp; Sensations Related to Breathing andlt;BRandgt;4.andnbsp; The Breathing Pause andlt;BRandgt;5.andnbsp; Speed of Recovery of Breathing andlt;BRandgt;6.andnbsp; A Decisive Moment andlt;BRandgt;7.andnbsp; Emergency Measures andlt;BRandgt;8.andnbsp; Stumbling Blocks andlt;BRandgt;9.andnbsp; Technicalities andlt;BRandgt;Part 2:andnbsp; The Experiments andlt;BRandgt;10.andnbsp; The Checkup andlt;BRandgt;11.andnbsp; The Straw Experiment andlt;BRandgt;12.andnbsp; The Tapping Experiments andlt;BRandgt;13.andnbsp; The Open Mouth Experiment andlt;BRandgt;14.andnbsp; The Sibilant "S" Experiment andlt;BRandgt;15.andnbsp; The Exhalation on the Palm Experiment andlt;BRandgt;16.andnbsp; The Skinfold Experiment andlt;BRandgt;17.andnbsp; The Pressure Experiments andlt;BRandgt;18.andnbsp; The Position Experiments andlt;BRandgt;19.andnbsp; The Humming Experiment andlt;BRandgt;20.andnbsp; The Movement Experiments andlt;BRandgt;21.andnbsp; The Awareness Experiment andlt;BRandgt;22.andnbsp; Specifics For Emergencies andlt;BRandgt;Reference to specific chapters for use in emergencies andlt;BRandgt;Afterword andlt;BRandgt;Index
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