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

Posts tagged "breath control"
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...
Breathe More, Eat More

Breathe More, Eat More

For many years it’s been assumed that whales have eaten simply by opening wide and letting their food swim in. A new study in Science Magazine however has revealed that Blue Whales, who every day eat up to four tons of krill,  tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, conserve oxygen when diving. Whales opt to modulate their oxygen depending on...
Circular Breathing ...and All That Jazz

Circular Breathing …and All That Jazz

Is it possible to inhale and exhale at the same time? Both singers and musicians have long practiced something called circular breathing to complete a long note without the interruption that breathing requires. Hardly an easy technique to master, the  singer or musician must breathe air in through the nose at the same time as...
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...
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.