The stress response

If you’ve ever been in your car when suddenly the person in front of you slams on the brakes, the typical reaction is to gasp—taking a quick in-breath. “It’s a natural response,” says Edward Bilanchone, a long-time instructor of breath and movement using the Alexander Technique. The quick inhale brings more oxygen in and sets […]

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About our integrated whole

Because how we think is how we move, it’s important to think of ourselves as an integrated whole. It’s impossible for an individual part of our body to work alone. When we attempt to separate or work a part independently, our system will respond by getting tight because it tries to do what we ask. […]

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Some of what happens when we breathe

The entire system interacts and integrates Examine the dimensions of a human being: a container within which you find: shape, space, volume and motion. Only about ten percent of the lung is occupied by solid tissue. The rest is filled with air and blood. Lung tissue must be sheer enough to allow gas to pass […]

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A safe place to practice

Laboratory A place for practice, observation, or testing. An academic period devoted to work or study…. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language The Breathing Lab is a safe place to question, to wonder, and to gather information about how we are designed to move and the mechanics of breathing. As a student in […]

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