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 "exhalation"
Waiting for Your Exhale

Waiting for Your Exhale

When a fan recently asked Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling via twitter if her new show ”Cursed Child” would make him cry, Rowling responded that if it didn’t, “we’ll be checking your vital signs.” While Rowling most likely didn’t mean this literally, the ability to check your vital signs as a way to gauge your reaction to a...
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....
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...
Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Get atmospheric with Physics Girl. Inhale, click, pressurize and blow!