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

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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....
The Force of Darth Vader's Breath

The Force of Darth Vader’s Breath

  If you are getting overly excited in anticipation of the new Star Wars film, maybe you need to take a deep breath–right along with Darth Vader. Ten full hours of Darth Vader breathing is available on YouTube for your listening pleasure. That deep, daunting, menacing respiration–sounding simultaneously like a dying yet still deadly Darth Vader coming...
Beauty is in the Ear of the Breather

Beauty is in the Ear of the Breather

The New York Times ran an article recently, exploring new strange and beautiful sounds made by various artists using the breath. Several musicians were featured, as well as singers who are extending the limits of sound and art to create a different and often distorted or “extended” listening experience. A basson player, Brad Balliett, who in...