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Breathing Skills For People With Respiratory Conditions On Bad Air Days

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Monday, October 9, 2017, In : Art of Breathing 


Last night some massive wildfires started sweeping through nearby counties and I woke up with a tight chest and a burning throat. It smelled like a Bar-B-Que outside when I walked my dogs this morning. My daughter's taking the dogs for another walk now and just reported, "It's raining ash".

Luckily I've learned skills to breathe as optimally as possible, and I want to share them with you now. Breathing smoky air downwind from fires is a risk for people with respiratory conditions and even othe...

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Some random thoughts on my quest to find a comfortable pace

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : Art of Breathing 

One of the basic instructions for breathing well is to move no faster than you can comfortably breathe through your nose.  Sounds easy enough but I’ve been working with it for years.

I frequently walk briskly, and when I’m in my body and conscious, I will notice I’m straining. I’m not talking about an exercise walk.  I’m talking about moving across my living room to get a tissue.  Even if I have all the time in the world, it’s just my habit to go fast.   It’s internally driven,...


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10 Songs About Breathing

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Saturday, April 6, 2013, In : Art of Breathing 
Here's an interesting article by Danielle Hark, that was also published in Huffington Post. 
http://healthmedicinet.com/i/danielle-hark-the-top-10-songs-to-help-you-breathe/

It was recommended to her that she do controlled-breathing exercises for anxiety and to quiet her active mind, but she was finding it hard to even sit down and do it for 5 minutes at a time!  So she put together this playlist and created an enjoyable break rather than a chore.


Whatever it takes.  I felt similarly for a while...
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Breath is the key to good health

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Art of Breathing 
 

Some thoughts on the importance of the breath and breathing from my Buteyko instructor trainer Robert Litman of The Breathable Body in Tucon, AZ: I've always loved this preamble on his website:
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Breathing is steeped in more mythology than any other psycho-physiological process. We draw breath 20,000 times a day. Yet most of us do not know how to make the most of our breath to use it as a vehicle for richer physical and emotional health. The breath is one of the most potent tools we have. I...


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