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Old 01-21-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
C. David Henderson
Location: Santa Fe New Mexico
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 606
Re: Breathing Practices

I use conscious breathing techniques, FWIW in:

Yoga -- breathe "into" a joint, muscle or area of the body, use the rhythm of breath to deepen the posture/relax. Some Venassa.

Cardio -- vary breathing rate, depth, rhythm to maximize oxygen flow; vary the "shape" of the breath depending on the kind of sport and how it positions/contorts the body (e.g., cycling as opposed to swimming).

Meditation -- what I'd call "belly breathing," to calm and focus my mind.

Recently, in practice, what I think of as "reverse breathing" during certain techniques (e.g., suwari waza kokyu ho).

Parenting. Just breathe.

David Henderson
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