breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

Monthly archive January, 2016

Opioids and Respiratory Depression

All of us breathe without thinking, that is except when we overdose on heroin. Processed from morphine, an opiate extracted from poppy plants, heroin and other opiates when injected turn on the opioid receptors in the brain and block the parts that feel pain. The user may first feel a great feeling of calm that then very...
Out with the Old and In with the Prana

Out with the Old and In with the Prana

It’s not as if you don’t know how to already, but instructions on how to breathe properly are everywhere. Long before you knew you weren’t doing it correctly, one man in particular was bringing the science and art of breathing, what is called pranayama, as a part of yoga, to the United States. B. K....