Category: Warm-ups

Squat Breath

Encouraging breath in the lower part of body is something that I like to do in all of my classes. The best way to get started with this is with the squat. Squatting is one of the exercises that many

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Habit vs. Natural

In one of the early posts on this site, Breath Basics, I suggest that you just use the breath that comes naturally, or habitually, to you. Are those the same thing? Well, I guess that depends on how aware of

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Bathtub Breathing

Here’s something for you to try out next time you take a bath. I am generally a shower kind of guy, but the other day I opted for a bath. Our family tub is, compared to others we’ve had in

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Orality vs. Nasality

I think that most of us have heard of nasality before. Did you know that it’s opposite is something called orality? It makes sense, I suppose. As we have discussed in other blog posts, this nasal quality comes from dropping

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The Pause that Releases

Coca-Cola used the phrase “The Pause that Refreshes” as a slogan starting in 1929. This post is about a pause that can happen in the breath cycle, between the inhalation and the exhalation. In my post about Sustaining Breath, I

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