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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Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has issued its annual report: Diving Fatalities, Injuries and Accidents, a compilation of data for the years 2010-2013. Worldwide between 2010 and 2013, DAN received notification of 561 deaths involving recreational scuba diving. The report reveals that the majority of recreational diving fatalities were  men over 40 years of age, and...
A Breath to Remember

A Breath to Remember

This year on September 11, 2015, Natalia Malchanova, who died while freediving in August, will be remembered with a worldwide one minute breath hold. The memorial will take place during the opening ceremonies for the 2015 AIDA Individual World Championships. AIDA, the Worldwide Federation for breath-hold diving, is one of two rule and record-keeping bodies...
A Very Deep and Heartfelt Goodbye

A Very Deep and Heartfelt Goodbye

It seems to many fans (including myself) and practitioners of freediving that the sport of freediving existed in two separate states – before Natalia Molchanova and after.  Accomplished and extraordinary, making and breaking record after record, Natalia showed the world what is possible in mind, body and spirit when it came to going deep and then...
Underwater What?! Rugby!

Underwater What?! Rugby!

With the participation of a deeply committed following of players and fans, the World Confederation of Underwater Activities (whose logo is very reminiscent of a famous coffee company) hosts its 10th annual Underwater Rugby Championship this week in Cali, Colombia. Andy Dunkinson, who plays for the New Jersey Hammerheads, explains some of the required breath holding...
Teens Breathing in Injury Prevention

Teens Breathing in Injury Prevention

A yoga instructor who works with professional baseball and basketball teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Braves and Orlando Magic, says that among teen baseball players the elbow injury, which is common, can be linked to how these young athletes breathe and prevented with breath control. Read more here.