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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Eastland Press; 1 edition (Dec 20 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939616556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939616558
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, interesting and to the point Jan. 17 2008
By Erifili I. Nikolakopoulou - Published on
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This book is well written and interesting.
The anatomy of the breath is explained in layman's terms and illustrated so that even a child could understand its basic concept.

The book chapters are:
1. Initial observations about the act of breathing
2. The skeleton's role in breathing
3. Respiratory organs
4. Respiratory muscles
5. The principal forces involved in breathing
6. Forces affecting respiratory volumes
7. Relationships among anatomical structures involved in breathing
8. Analysis of the principal types of breathing
9. Practice pages

Practice pages include exercises for lamaze, costal, diaphragmatic and abdominal breathing amongst others.

Strongly recommend it to people involved in body work teaching. Even if you already know this stuff, the book may help you find ways to explain it to your classes more simply. At least this is what it helped me for.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough--It Touches All the Bases in Breathing June 17 2011
By Passionate Therapist - Published on
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Perhaps both the strength and the limitation of this book is that passion for the subject is avoided. This doubtless helps avoid mistaking ideas about breathing for actual breathing. On the other hand, someone stumbling upon this book may under-appreciate the benefits of better breathing. Some may consider the discussion of smaller muscles and the smaller movements unimportant and diluting the interesting parts. However, if one wants to really change breathing then it is beneficial to know every part because in effective breathing, everything works in harmony. Changing my breathing has helped change my life, and it was this book, not my first book on the subject, which gave me clues on how to change my tendency to paradoxical breathing. (I had to find a way to stop my lower ribs from pulling up and flaring out in disproportion when my diaphragm pulled on them, so that the center of my diaphragm could instead pull itself down.) Together with a book that covers the motivations and goals of better breathing, say by Dennis Lewis, this book is well worth it the cost and the study.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent illustrations, description of various functions presented in a ... July 1 2015
By Fluid10 - Published on
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excellent illustrations, description of various functions presented in a very easy to
understand way, finishing with series of exercises to facilitate better breathing and
perception of the process
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Understand the theory and practical way of breathing May 17 2011
By Iris - Published on
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I bought this book is because of I would like to learn the techniques of different types of breathing. In addition, understand more about the theory behind. Only the chapter 3 is difficult for me to understanding as I don't have medical background. I start to review the practice page, then, I find it is easier to understand the anatomy page.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 6 2016
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Clear explanations of each part of the body involved in breathing.