Breathing, when done slowly and quietly and deliberately, sets a steady rhythmic tone in your body. Repetition is the key to calming your mind. These articles touch on key concepts of using the breath to connect the mind and body.
One Mind & One Breath
Deep breathing is like a rescue worker who comes to you and helps you relax in panic. When you panic, your body is stuck here in reality but the mind runs away. Breathing brings your consciousness back to your body. Read more:
Watch – Breathe – Understand
Mindful breathing, mindful watching, mindful understanding promote connection between mind and body.
Interpreting the Chinese Characters for Mind and Breath
Explore the traditional connection between mind and breath in this analysis of the Chinese characters for Mind, Heart and Breath.
Power Breathing Series: Part 1 Basics
Power breathing is a controlled method of inhalation, breath-holding and exhalation by conscious regulation of the abdominal and diaphragmatic muscles.
Power Breathing Series: Part 2 Gentle Breathing
Gentle breathing is the foundation for all Power Breathing methods. It consists of 3 steps: inhalation, condensing, and exhalation.
Power Breathing Series: Part 3 Staccato Breathing
Staccato means short, abrupt, and disconnected. Therefore Staccato Breathing consists of a long inhalation and short forceful consecutive exhalations.
Power Breathing Series: Part 4 Explosive Breathing
Explosive Breathing is a process of condensing the inhaled air downward to the lower abdomen. The goal of Explosive Breathing is to create concentrated force for inner tension and relaxation.