Anatomy of breathing / text and illustrations by Blandine Calais-Germain ; [translated by Regine MacKenzie].Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: French Publication details: Seattle, WA : Eastland Press, ©2006.Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cmContent type:
- Respiration. English
- 612.2 22
- QP121 .C2513 2006
- 2007 M-146
- WF 102
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.
Initial observations about the act of breathing -- Anatomical pages -- The skeleton's role in breathing -- Respiratory organs -- Respiratory muscles -- The principal forces involved in breathing -- Forces affecting respiratory volumes -- Relationships among anatomical structures involved in breathing -- Analysis of the principal types of breathing -- Practice pages.
"Everyone breathes, yet few of us understand how to consciously control breathing to improve our well-being and the quality of many daily activities. 'Anatomy of Breathing' is a clear and helpful guide to both the theory and practice of breathing in its many variations. Hundreds of expert drawings along with easy-to-understand text help you explore just how breathing works. Once you're acquainted with the principal organs, structures, and forces that affect breathing, you will learn how to control them to enhance the quality and variety of breathing in your own life. Along the way, you will also correct many common misconceptions about breathing. 'Anatomy of Breathing' is filled with helpful practice pages. Here you will learn simple exercises to prepare your body for the benefits of different types of breathing. You will then be shown, step by step, how to practice some of the most common and useful breathing techniques on your own."--Publisher description.